Sarasota Orchestra Delivers

Ever had a craving after you saw, smelled or tasted something for the first time? Like the ads with ooey, gooey cheese dripping off a slice of pizza that make your mouth begin to water. Well the Sarasota Orchestra recognizes that many of their "regulars" may not even be the ones sitting in their audiences, because they may have never even sampled a symphony.

Without the right taste in your mouth, why would one go out to eat? You're drawn to what you know, have experienced and loved. To cater to the vast majority of "boomers" and younger who have never tasted live, classical music for themselves, the Sarasota Orchestra has beefed up its menu to provide a delivery service of sorts.

In any given week, the Orchestra's musicians may be found throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties, entertaining, coaching and educating both children and adults. Building community connections is perhaps the most important component of the Orchestra's future.

Through its generous sponsors, the Sarasota Orchestra makes frequent, no-cost visits to schools to dish out ensemble concerts and music demonstrations. It also provides special performances in underserved special-needs classrooms and after-school programs. The Orchestra even makes field trips to local preschools. They serve up neighborhood Musical Mornings and Classical Conversations (concert previews) that coincide with Masterworks performances held at the Symphony Center. No one is too young or too old to savor a piece of music's "supreme" pie.

After visiting its neighbors, the Sarasota Orchestra invites friends over to its house for musical feasts with a little something for everyone. The Young Person’s Concert, exclusively presented to fourth- and fifth-graders each year, is one of the house favorites. There is also the Side-by-Side Concert, sprinkled with kids off the block and spotlighting the Youth Philharmonic and Young Artist Concerto Competition winners.

Now, who wouldn't want a slice of that?

For more information on supporting the Sarasota Orchestra's outreach efforts or to discuss an event arrangement, call the Education Office at (941) 487-2731 or use our contact form.

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 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

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

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 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.  

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 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

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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.  

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 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.

 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252


 Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
and at the concert venue one hour prior to show time

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