Comedy Tonight

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Comedy Tonight

January 12

Wednesday5:30pm | Holley Hall

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January 13

Thursday7:30pm | Holley Hall

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January 14

Friday5:30pm | Holley Hall

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January 15

Saturday8:00pm | Holley Hall

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January 16

Sunday4:00pm | Holley Hall

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This event qualifies for Flex Pass

Venue: Holley Hall / 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota
Duration: THU / SAT: 1hr 45min / Includes Intermission
WED / FRI : 1hr / No Intermission
Cost: $42-$65


Christopher Confessore, conductor
Christopher Confessore, conductor


  • Sondheim Comedy Tonight*
  • Saint-Saens "The Elephant" from The Carnival of the Animals
  • Prokofiev Sneaky Pete and the Wolf*
    Narration by Peter Schickele
  • "Galop" from Suite from The Comedians
  • Suite from Curb Your Enthusiasm*
  • John Williams March from the Film 1941*
  • Shostakovich Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)*
  • Classical Jukebox*
  • Powerhouse*

* These works will be featured in the Wednesday, Friday and Sunday programs without intermission.

What better combination than music and comedy to lift your spirits! Christopher Confessore adds his trademark humor to a program including music by Stephen Sondheim, Leroy Anderson, and Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P. D. Q. Bach)!

With popular tunes, light classics and conductor comments, these themed concerts are among our audience's most beloved Holley Hall experiences.

Flex Pass

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Single ticket sales open September 7.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Herman and Sharon Frankel

In Loving Memory of Arn Hoffman

Anne Virag in memory of Nate Benderson

Carolynne C. Smith

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Herman and Sharon Frankel

Carolynne C. Smith

In Loving Memory of Arn Hoffman

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

Anne Virag in memory of Nate Benderson

Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Professional Benefits Inc


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 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

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Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

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 The Sarasota Orchestra returned to its strongest suit, the Masterworks Series, with a concert that allowed every facet of its jewel to sparkle.  

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