September 28, 2019Saturday | 7:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House
September 29, 2019Sunday | 2:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House

Tickets from $27 | Opera House Seat Layout


ROSSINI    Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri

BEETHOVEN    Piano Concerto No. 3

BEETHOVEN    Symphony No. 5

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Marcelo Lehninger

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Conductor Dinner on Sep 27
Classical Conversations on Sep 26

He feels the music, he can make it come alive again, make you feel touched by it.

Lukas Foss, composer, conductor, pianist
Sarasota Orchestra starts the Beethoven anniversary celebration early with his Symphony No. 5. Don’t miss this iconic symphony that epitomizes Beethoven’s powerful musical style. Rossini’s delightful overture and a thrilling Beethoven piano concerto make this a not to be missed first orchestral concert of the season.


71st Season Title Sponsors

Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation

The Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation expresses appreciation to the Sarasota Orchestra for its enriching contribution to the cultural life of Sarasota and its neighboring communities.

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Sponsor

Cynthia Guiles in memory of Jeremy Guiles

Presenting Sponsors

Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold
Maxine and Elliott Schiffman
Susan and Zuheir Sofia

Co-Producing Sponsor

Edward Alley in honor and loving memory of June LeBell Alley

Saturday Corporate Sponsor

Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design

Sunday Corporate Sponsor

Hyatt Regency Sarasota

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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.  

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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