Classical Conversations

Enjoy 75-minute concert previews prior to each Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks and Discover Beethoven concert. These are an informative and enjoyable opportunity for any classical music lover. See the guest conductor in a lively discussion with the moderator, and then the moderator will provide an preview of that week’s concert programs.

TIME: Conversations start at 10:30 am with coffee served at 10:00 am.

LOCATION: David Cohen Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Subscribe to All 9

Subscriptions for all nine events are offered for a series price of $74. Sarasota Orchestra Friends members may purchase a subscription of all nine events at a reduced price of $64. Friends membership will be verified by box office staff.

Single tickets can be purchased in advance for $11. Advance tickets must be purchased by 4:00 pm the day before the event. Tickets at the door are $16.

Classical Conversations 1

September 26, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Marcelo Lehninger

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 2

November 7, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Gerard Schwarz

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 3

December 5, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
JoAnn Falletta

Hosted by Edward Alley

Classical Conversations 4

January 16, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Steven Sloane

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 5

January 30, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Ludovic Morlot

Hosted by Phil Gainsley

Classical Conversations 6

February 20, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Bramwell Tovey

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 7

March 12, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Keith Lockhart

Hosted by Phil Gainsley

Classical Conversations 8

April 2, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Teddy Abrams

Hosted by Edward Alley

Classical Conversations 9

April 30, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
David Danzmayr

Hosted by Kerry Smith

Classical Conversations 1

September 26, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Marcelo Lehninger

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 2

November 7, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Gerard Schwarz

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 3

December 5, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
JoAnn Falletta

Hosted by Edward Alley

Classical Conversations 4

January 16, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Steven Sloane

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 5

January 30, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Ludovic Morlot

Hosted by Phil Gainsley

Classical Conversations 6

February 20, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Bramwell Tovey

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 7

March 12, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Keith Lockhart

Hosted by Phil Gainsley

Classical Conversations 8

April 2, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Teddy Abrams

Hosted by Edward Alley

Classical Conversations 9

April 30, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
David Danzmayr

Hosted by Kerry Smith

Classical Conversations 1

September 26, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Marcelo Lehninger

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 2

November 7, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Gerard Schwarz

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 3

December 5, 2019

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
JoAnn Falletta

Hosted by Edward Alley

Classical Conversations 4

January 16, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Steven Sloane

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 5

January 30, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Ludovic Morlot

Hosted by Phil Gainsley

Classical Conversations 6

February 20, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Bramwell Tovey

Hosted by Al Cohen

Classical Conversations 7

March 12, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Keith Lockhart

Hosted by Phil Gainsley

Classical Conversations 8

April 2, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
Teddy Abrams

Hosted by Edward Alley

Classical Conversations 9

April 30, 2020

Thursday | 10:30am | David Cohen Hall

Meet guest conductor
David Danzmayr

Hosted by Kerry Smith

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