Join us for Two Special Series of Live Musical Events

Classical Dinner Series
Pops Dinner Series

Seating is limited. RSVP today.

email RSVP@SarasotaOrchestra.org or call (941) 487-2717

All proceeds from these special events support the musicians and programs of Sarasota Orchestra.

Classical Dinner Series

6:00 pm Concert in Ballroom
6:30 pm Dinner in Atrium

Michael’s On East
1212 S East Avenue, Sarasota, FL

TICKETS:
$250 per person / per dinner (Tax-deductible portion $125)

Enjoy 30-minute themed concerts of best-loved chamber music works in the ballroom at Michael’s on East. After the concert, you have the option to dine outdoors at socially distanced tables for two or small parties upon request. You may also pick up your meal and a bottle of wine for fine dining at home.

Seating is limited to 50 guests. This special event is subject to change based on evolving public health trends.

An Evening with SO at the Pops

7:30 pm at Holley Hall
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL

TICKETS:
$125 per person / per concert (Tax-deductible portion $95)

Join us for three special Holley Hall concerts, with Sarasota Orchestra musicians as your hosts for the evening. You'll enjoy your favorite Beatles songs, stirring movie soundtracks, and popular Broadway melodies all performed by string chamber orchestra.

Attendees will depart with an elegant dessert box complete with champagne to savor at home.

Seating is limited to 50 guests. This special event is subject to change based on evolving public health trends.

  • Classical Dinner 3
    Sarasota Winds

    Friday, March 19, 2021 | 6:00pm

    Featuring: Sarasota Wind Quintet: Betsy Hudson Traba, Jonathan Gentry, Bharat Chandra, Fernando Traba, Joshua Horne

    The Sarasota Wind Quintet brings their music and their senses of humor to this concert. Join the fun as this half-hour program of light classics and conversation, presented by the five Principal wind players of Sarasota Orchestra, allows us to reconnect with each other and with the joy of hearing live music. The Sarasota Wind Quintet looks forward to welcoming Spring with some of their favorite selections, performed live for their favorite audience!


    Hosts: Madolyn & Glenn Dallas and Hobart & Janis Swan

  • Classical Dinner 4
    Best of Beethoven

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:00pm

    Featuring: Sarasota String Quartet: Daniel Jordan, Christopher Takeda, Rachel Halvorson, Natalie Helm

    Join the Sarasota String Quartet as they take us through the journey of Beethoven’s musical life, from the very first quartets he ever published (excerpts from Opus 18), through his middle period as he lost his hearing and fought against the restraints of classical music (excerpts from Opus 59), and finally to the last works he composed, where he took the power of music further than it had ever gone before.


    Hosts: Tim & Caroline Ryan, David & Pamela Steves, and Ronald & Geri Yonover Foundation

  • Program 2
    Film & TV

    Friday, March 05, 2021
    Saturday, March 06, 2021

    Program commentary by Aaron Tindall, principal tuba

    Experience selections from legendary soundtracks featuring the best-loved music from:

    Cinema Paradiso
    Beauty and the Beast
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Coco

    And other timeless themes from the small and silver screens.

  • Program 3
    Broadway

    Friday, April 09, 2021
    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    Program commentary by Betsy Hudson Traba, principal flute

    The Best of Broadway celebrating the sounds from your favorite shows:

    Hamilton
    West Side Story
    Les Misérables
    Fiddler on the Roof

    And more beloved songs from the Broadway stage.

Thank you to our Classical Dinner Sponsors

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TITLE SPONSOR

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

CORPORATE TITLE SPONSOR

PNC Bank

Thank you to our Evening with SO at the Pops Sponsors

FAMILY FOUNDATION TITLE SPONSOR

Barancik Foundation

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TITLE SPONSOR

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

CORPORATE TITLE SPONSOR

BMO Wealth Management

CORPORATE TITLE SPONSOR

Fergeson Skipper, P.A. and the Gaston Dufresne Performing Arts Foundation
Fergeson Skipper, P.A. and the Gaston Dufresne Performing Arts Foundation

Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

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

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byHerald Tribune

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

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

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

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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Contact Us

 Address

709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Phone

Box Office: 941.953.3434
Administration: 941.953.4252

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Our staff is here to help by phone or email Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
The office is currently closed to the public.

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