Great Escapes 3

Stefan Sanders

January 24, 2018

Wednesday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

January 25, 2018

Thursday | 7:30 pm | Holley Hall

January 26, 2018

Friday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

January 27, 2018

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $39 | Holley Hall Seat Layout

It is no mystery that musicians know how to have good time... sometimes a little too good! From Mozart to Bernstein, this program exposes the intriguing and outrageous stories behind some of the best known musicians and their music. Join the Sarasota Orchestra and guest conductor Stefan Sanders along with operatic tenor, Jason Collins and Principal Bass, John Miller for a program of captivating stories and music by Schubert, Botessini, Liszt, Berlioz, Puccini and more.


Wednesday & Friday Programs include ONLY the   starred pieces

 Overture to Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

 Allegretto scherzando from Symphony No. 8

 Ständchen (Sérénade)

 Allegro from Double Bass Concerto No. 2

 Preludio sinfonico

Times Square 1944 from On the Town

 Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre

Träume from Wesendonk Lieder

 Scene d'amour from Vertigo

 The Magnificent Seven

 Around the World in 80 Days Overture

 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C Minor


Herman and Sharon Frankel

Wednesday Twilites Individual Sponsors

Bette and Arn Hoffman

Thursday Casual Classics Individual Sponsors

Anne Virag, In Memory of Nate Benderson

Thursday Casual Classics Tribute Sponsor

Carolynne C. Smith

Friday Concert Lites Individual Sponsor

Saturday Enchanted Evenings Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Art to Walk On

Corporate Sponsor Saturday Night

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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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