A Reimagined Season of Concerts at Holley Hall

Sarasota Orchestra announces a reimagined season that brings the joy and inspiration of classical and pops music to the community while maintaining health and safety for our patrons, musicians, staff, and volunteers.

In-person audiences will be limited to 20% capacity of Holley Hall. Concerts will be streamed for at-home viewing. 

A Reimagined Season of Concerts at Holley Hall

In-person audiences will be limited to 20% capacity of Holley Hall. Concerts will be streamed for at-home viewing. 

At a time when so many of us are yearning for community and hungry for the energy and inspiration that great music can bring, we consider it a privilege to connect through our artform.

Jeffrey Kahane, Artistic Advisor

Responsibility and flexibility guided the planning of our reimagined 2020-2021 season. The health and safety of our audience, musicians, staff, and volunteers was the focus of this pandemic-impacted season.

Joseph McKenna, President and CEO

About the Season

In our Classics ConcertsSarasota Orchestra will present programs recognizing diverse voices in classical music. The celebration of Beethoven’s 250th culminates in his birthday month with a concert featuring works performed by the Sarasota String Quartet. At our Pops Concerts in Holley Hall, the energizing experience transcends the times with the spirit and flair of popular music.

Planned by Artistic Advisor Jeffrey Kahane, all concerts will feature ensembles of no more than 15 musicians to permit social distancing on the Holley Hall stage. Kahane explained that he took the opportunity to make a virtue of the necessity for small ensembles, resulting in a season that brings a wide range of music spanning four centuries and an immensely rich array of musical styles and languages to the Holley Hall stage. Concert programs will be musician-led, without conductor, with the exception of two concerts featuring Kahane conducting from the piano.

Starting in November, in-person audiences will be limited to 20% capacity of Holley Hall. Concerts will be streamed for at-home viewing to maintain delivery of the Orchestra’s mission to the broadest constituency possible. More information about streaming Sarasota Orchestra concerts is coming soon. 

Safety Considerations

Each performance will be limited to an hour without intermission, with a socially distanced audience, required masks, contact-free ticket scanning, and temperatures taken upon arrival for attendance. A Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization air handling system was recently installed in Holley Hall, and the facility will undergo a deep cleaning between performances.

A Special Invitation
  • Bridges

    Bridges

    Classics

    Feb 25 - 28 2021
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    Mar 4 - 9 2021
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    MONTGOMERY Source Code

    MONTGOMERY Strum

    GOLIJOV Mariel

    TANIA LEÓN De Color

    This program features extraordinary compositions by three of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century Latin-American composers. A string trio by Cuban-American composer Tania León opens the program. Grammy Award-winning Argentinean composer Oswaldo Golijov offers a mesmerizing work for cello and marimba.

  • All in the Family

    All in the Family

    Classics

    Mar 11 - 14 2021
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    Mar 18 - 23 2021
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    W.F. BACH Sinfonia in F Major

    J.S. BACH Concerto for 2 Violins (Double)
    Soloists: Christopher Takeda, Associate Concertmaster; Jennifer Best Takeda, Assistant Concertmaster

    C.P.E BACH Cello Concerto in A Major
    Soloist: Natalie Helm, Principal Cello

    Savor the sounds of three branches of the Bach family tree in this tribute to a remarkable musical lineage. The famous "Double Concerto" by J.S. Bach stands proudly alongside the first symphonic work by his eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann.  Bach's fifth child, Carl Philipp Emanuel, provides the concert's lively conclusion with a highly-virtuosic concerto for cello.

  • Death and the Maiden

    Death and the Maiden

    Classics

    Mar 25 - 28 2021
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    Apr 1 - 6 2021
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    SCHUBERT Death and the Maiden (String Quartet No. 14)

    Schubert's monumental String Quartet No. 14 is at times heart-wrenching and emotional, and then action-packed and fiery. Considered one of the most important works in the repertoire, the towering masterpiece is a profound reflection on the circle of life that will leave you breathless. Mahler arranged the original for string orchestra.

  • Mozart & Mendelssohn

    Mozart & Mendelssohn

    Classics

    Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and pianist

    Apr 15 - 18 2021
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    Apr 22 - 27 2021
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    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major

    MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 9 in C Major

  • Latin Grooves

    Latin Grooves

    Pops

    Apr 29 - May 2 2021
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    May 6 - 11 2021
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    The sultry sounds and spicy rhythms of Spain and South America take center stage in this all-Latin pops program. Seductive Argentinian tangos, breezy Brazilian bossa novas and the unmistakable rhythms of the Habanera all set the mood for a "deliciosa" evening, with just the right amount of heat!

  • Moments in Time

    Moments in Time

    Classics

    Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and pianist

    May 6 - 9 2021
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    May 13 - 18 2021
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    BACH Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor

    SHAW Entr’acte

    GRIEG Holberg Suite, Op. 40

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