Parks & Partners

Outdoor Concert Series

This concert season, Sarasota Orchestra expands its community engagement tour known as “SO on the Road” to bring live music into local parks and cultural destinations.

While admission is free, attendees will berequired to register to hold a seat at performances. Registration will open on Eventbrite one month prior to concerts.

SO on the Road: Parks & Partners features four wind and brass ensembles of Sarasota Orchestra musicians who will give a total of 12 concerts at five outdoor venues November through April. In addition to our venue partners, Sarasota Orchestra is deeply grateful to the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation for their generous title sponsorship of the outdoor concert series.

Safety at Parks & Partners Concerts

In addition to increasing opportunities to connect with the community through music, the concert series allows Sarasota Orchestra’s winds and brass to safely shine in some of the Sarasota-Manatee area’s most beautiful outdoor settings.

Capacity at certain venues will be limited to permit proper physical distance between listeners and musicians, as well as among audience members. While admission is free, attendees will be required to register to hold a seat at performances. Registration will open on Eventbrite one month prior to concerts.

Sarasota Orchestra requests and encourages audience members to wear masks and follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing at Parks & Partners events to maximize safety for all present at these public events. Concerts may be cancelled without advance notice in the event pandemic conditions restrict public gatherings.

The Parks & Partners concert series opens at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, with the fantastic Sarasota Brass Quintet appearing at G. T. Bray Park in Bradenton. 

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021
    2:30PM at The Bay Park
    featuring Sarasota Wind Quintet

Thank You to our Sponsors

Corporate Title Sponsor

BMO Wealth Management

Community Foundation Sponsor

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Community Foundation Sponsor

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Corporate Sponsor

Anne Folsom Smith

Corporate Sponsor

Archbold Law Firm, P.A.

Corporate Sponsor

Zenith Insurance Company

Corporate Sponsor

Westminster Manor

Corporate Sponsor

Westminster Point Pleasant


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