Journey on the Orient Express

Great Escapes

Journey on the Orient Express

March 16

Wednesday5:30pm | Holley Hall

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March 17

Thursday7:30pm | Holley Hall

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March 18

Friday5:30pm | Holley Hall

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March 19

Saturday8:00pm | Holley Hall

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March 20

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


Steven Jarvi, conductor
Steven Jarvi, conductor


  • God Save the Queen*
  • Britten's "Frolicsome Finale" from Simple Symphony
  • My Fair Lady Selection for Orchestra*
  • Mouquet's "Pan et les bergers" from La Flûte de Pan*
    Betsy Traba, flute
  • Vergnügungszug Polka*
  • Cabaret Suite*
  • On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes
  • Pizzicato Polka*
  • Dvořák's Humoresque*, Op. 101 No. 7
  • Bartók's Rumanian Folk Dances*
  • Rodney Bennet's Murder on the Orient Express Suite*

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

Join an unfolding murder mystery as the orchestra, conducted by Steven Jarvi, travels the fabled route of Europe's most famous train, enjoying the music along the way.

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

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Carolynne C. Smith

In Loving Memory of Arn Hoffman

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

Anne Virag in memory of Nate Benderson

Gulf Coast Community Foundation
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 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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