Discoveries

Our brand new series offers a refreshing classical music experience at the Sarasota Opera House. These fast paced, 75-minute programs feature works by Mozart and Beethoven and today’s most accessible living composers. Post-concert Talk Backs with the conductors and soloists finish off the evening.

The dates available for the Flex Pass are marked with a  star.

  • Renaissance

    Renaissance

    Discoveries 1

    September 23, 2017 | 7:30pm | Sarasota Opera House

    Discover the great epoch of rebirth with "Renaissance", a program infused with the era's sprightly dance rhythms, jaunty melodies, and sense of invention. Praised for his "uncommonly expressive and detailed" performances (Miami Herald), guest conductor Steven Jarvi leads the Sarasota Orchestra in a memorable night of time travel.

    Program

    Steven Jarvi, conductor
    Betsy Traba, flute


    RESPIGHI
    Ancient Airs and Dances


    FOSS
    Renaissance Concerto


    WALKER
    Lyric for Strings


    MOZART
    Symphony No. 25 in g minor

  • Musical Landscapes

    Musical Landscapes

    Discoveries 2

    January 6, 2018 | 7:30pm | Sarasota Opera House

    See the world from your seat in the Sarasota Opera House with an evening of musical panoramas. Whitacre's luminous reimagining of the River Cam, which flowed past his window at Cambridge University, features Sarasota Orchestra's own principal cellist Natalie Helm. Hailed for his "energy and enthusiasm" (Buffalo News), guest conductor Stefan Sanders is your dynamic guide on this matchless musical tour.

    Program

    Stefan Sanders, conductor
    Natalie Helm, cello
    Gary Reinstrom, bagpipes


    SMETANA
    The Moldau from Má vlast (My Fatherland)


    WHITACRE
    The River Carn

    Natalie Helm, cello


    COPLAND
    Suite from The Tender Land


    BARBER
    Souvenirs


    MAXWELL DAVIES
    An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise

    Gary Reinstrom, bagpipes

  • City Sounds

    City Sounds

    Discoveries 3

    May 5, 2018 | 7:30pm | Sarasota Opera House

    Athens, Madrid, Warsaw, New York City - some of the world's greatest cities provide the backdrop for this Discoveries program. Guest conductor Aram Demirijian brings his “boundless energy... [and] confident and expressive style” (Kansas City Star) to this highly accessible, toe-tapping program.

    Program

    Aram Demirjian, conductor
    Jonathan Spivey, piano
    Michael Austin, English horn


    BEETHOVEN
    Overture to The Ruins of Athens


    BOCCHERINI
    Quintet No. 2 in C Major (Night Music of the Streets of Madrid)


    ADDINSELL
    Warsaw Concerto

    Jonathan Spivey, piano


    BERNSTEIN
    Three Dances from Fancy Free


    COPLAND
    Quiet City

    Michael Austin, English horn


    GRUBER
    Manhattan Broadcasts

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