Books that Move Us

Books of Note

This reading and conversational series centers on books that made a transformative impact in the lives of Sarasota Orchestra musicians. Cozy up with one of these books for a close and companionable encounter with the artistic soul.

  • Absolutely on Music

    Absolutely on Music Conversations with Seiji Ozawa

    Written by Harumi Murakami
    Synopsis

     Zoom Release
    December 7, 2020

    Picked by Image

    Picked by Mia Laity, violin
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  • Bel Canto

    Bel Canto

    Written by Ann Patchett
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Samantha Bennett, Principal Second Violin
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  • Cry to Heaven

    Cry to Heaven

    Written by Anne Rice
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Michael McClelland, viola
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  • Devil in the Grove

    Devil in the Grove

    Written by Gilbert King
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Laura Petty, clarinet
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  • Espedair Street

    Espedair Street

    Written by Iain Banks
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Nathan Frantz, viola
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  • Evenings with the Orchestra

    Evenings with the Orchestra

    Written by Hector Berlioz
    Synopsis

     Zoom Release
    April 5, 2021

    Picked by Image

    Picked by Roxane Solowey, violin
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  • Evicted

    Evicted

    Written by Mathew Desmond
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Laura Petty, clarinet
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  • Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Written by Viktor Frankl
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Tomasz Kowalczyk, Principal Percussion
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  • Musicophilia

    Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain

    Written by Oliver Sacks
    Synopsis

     Zoom Release
    March 1, 2021

    Picked by Image

    Picked by Cheeko Matsusaka, cello
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  • Nocturnes

    Nocturnes 5 Stories on Music and Nightfall

    Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Samantha Bennett, Principal Second Violin
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  • Palaces for the People

    Palaces for the People

    Written by Eric Klinenberg
    Synopsis

     Zoom Release
    February 1, 2021

    Picked by Image

    Picked by Christopher Schnell, Assistant Principal Cello
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  • Rough Ideas

    Rough Ideas Reflections on Music and More

    Written by Stephen Hough
    Synopsis

     Zoom Release
    May 3, 2021

    Picked by Image

    Picked by Samantha Bennett, Principal Second Violin
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  • Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    Written by Emily St. John Mandel
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Michael McClelland, viola
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  • The Agony and the Ecstasy

    The Agony and the Ecstasy

    Written by Irving Stone
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Roxane Solowey, violin
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  • The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    Written by Paulo Coelho
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Amanda Nix, violin
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  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Warmth of Other Suns

    Written by Isabel Wilkerson
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Laura Petty, clarinet
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  • This is Your Brain on Music

    This is Your Brain on Music The Science of Human Obsession

    Written by Daniel Levitin
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Cheeko Matsusaka, cello
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  • Word by Word

    Word by Word the Secret Life of Dictionaries

    Written by Kory Stamper
    Synopsis
    Picked by Image

    Picked by Christopher Schnell, Assistant Principal Cello
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