New World



New World

March 11

Friday8:00pm | Van Wezel

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March 12

Saturday8:00pm | Van Wezel

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March 13

Sunday2:30pm | Van Wezel

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This event qualifies for Flex Pass

Venue: Van Wezel / 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota
Duration: 2hrs / Includes Intermission
Cost: $35-$98


Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Simone Porter, violin
Simone Porter, violin


Maestro Thomas Wilkins conducts a captivating program of music born in and inspired by America. The concert opens with James Beckel's symphonic showpiece Toccata for Orchestra. American violinist Simone Porter returns to Sarasota for her solo debut with Barber's passionate Concerto for Violin. The Concerto combines lyricism with virtuosic technical demands. The program concludes with Dvořák's love letter to America, his "New World" Symphony.

Classical Conversations

Learn more about the concert at a Classical Conversation with Thomas Wilkins on Thursday, March 10 at 10:30 am in Holley Hall. $11 in advance, $16 at the door. More Information >

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Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

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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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 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byThe Observer

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

Written byThe Observer

 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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