Giving Tuesday

This #GivingTuesday, #ShareTheMusic

 

We are so excited to announce our first-time participation in the 24-hour global giving movement of #GivingTuesday. Your contribution helps us #ShareTheMusic with our community through outreach, music education, and concert programs.

#GivingTuesday is fueled by social media and collaboration, so please feel free to share your connection with SO on your social media accounts using the hashtag features - #SarasotaOrchestra #ShareTheMusic #GivingTuesday

A Day to #ShareTheMusic

For 71 years, it’s been Sarasota Orchestra’s mission to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences. By supporting Sarasota Orchestra on Giving Tuesday, you help us amplify music’s amazing power to transform lives.

The members of our professional orchestra perform more than 100 concerts each year. From chamber music ensembles in intimate settings to awesome full orchestra programs, our musicians reach the ears, minds, and hearts of more than 88,000 audience members. Throughout our history, Sarasota Orchestra has also worked to #ShareTheMusic with audiences who may not otherwise get to experience the inspiring beauty of a live orchestra performance.

Our Young Person’s Concerts have given thousands of schoolchildren early exposure to classical music for 66 years. More than 9,000 4th and 5th-grade students from Sarasota and Manatee County Schools attended this year’s concert, Vibe, which explored the science of sound using the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) approach to education.

In November, we expanded our “SO on the Road” chamber music outreach tour to perform for Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Easter Seals Southwest Florida, and residents of four local senior care facilities.

We are proud to #ShareTheMusic thanks to the generosity of supporters like you. Will you give this Giving Tuesday and help Sarasota Orchestra  keep the music playing?

Our Impact in the Community

Musicians in Sarasota Orchestra

Musicians in Sarasota Orchestra

(48 full-time core musicians living in our community)

Concerts annually

Concerts annually

People experience our live musical performances each year

People experience our live musical performances each year

Students in Sarasota Youth Orchestras

Students in Sarasota Youth Orchestras

representing over 50 schools

Students in Summer Music Camp

Students in Summer Music Camp

Awarded annually in tuition scholarships

Awarded annually in tuition scholarships

Percentage of students who receive financial aid

Percentage of students who receive financial aid

Special price to most concerts for students under 25

Special price to most concerts for students under 25

(with student ID) and adults accompanying minors

Pre-professional students from all over the world attend the Sarasota Music Festival each year

Pre-professional students from all over the world attend the Sarasota Music Festival each year

Average number of Festival alumni in every major orchestra in the United States

Average number of Festival alumni in every major orchestra in the United States

Number of students from 49 schools who attend the Young Person’s Concerts annually

Number of students from 49 schools who attend the Young Person’s Concerts annually

Number of teachers who receive our Young Person’s Concerts curriculum annually

Number of teachers who receive our Young Person’s Concerts curriculum annually

Number of people who attended a FREE family concert for all ages in September 2018

Number of people who attended a FREE family concert for all ages in September 2018

Educational and promotional outreach activities

Educational and promotional outreach activities

Musicians in Sarasota Orchestra

Musicians in Sarasota Orchestra

(48 full-time core musicians living in our community)

Concerts annually

Concerts annually

People experience our live musical performances each year

People experience our live musical performances each year

Students in Sarasota Youth Orchestras

Students in Sarasota Youth Orchestras

representing over 50 schools

Students in Summer Music Camp

Students in Summer Music Camp

Awarded annually in tuition scholarships

Awarded annually in tuition scholarships

Percentage of students who receive financial aid

Percentage of students who receive financial aid

Pre-professional students from all over the world attend the Sarasota Music Festival each year

Pre-professional students from all over the world attend the Sarasota Music Festival each year

Average number of Festival alumni in every major orchestra in the United States

Average number of Festival alumni in every major orchestra in the United States

Number of students from 49 schools who attend the Young Person’s Concerts annually

Number of students from 49 schools who attend the Young Person’s Concerts annually

Number of teachers who receive our Young Person’s Concerts curriculum annually

Number of teachers who receive our Young Person’s Concerts curriculum annually

Number of people who attended a FREE family concert for all ages in September 2018

Number of people who attended a FREE family concert for all ages in September 2018

Special price to most concerts for students under 25

Special price to most concerts for students under 25

(with student ID) and adults accompanying minors

Educational and promotional outreach activities

Educational and promotional outreach activities

Musical Musings

Read our blog about the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Music Festival.

Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

 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...  

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 byHerald Tribune

 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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About Us

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

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