European Grooves

Great Escapes
January 8, 2020Wednesday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall
January 9, 2020Thursday | 7:30 pm | Holley Hall
January 10, 2020Friday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall
January 11, 2020Saturday | 8:00 pm | Holley Hall
January 12, 2020Sunday | 2:30 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $42 | Holley Hall Seat Layout


Thursday and Saturday full programs include more selections

007: Bond through the Years

Beatles Medley

Beethoven Ninth Symphony (movement II)

Brahms Hungarian Dances,No. 4 and No. 5

Chariots of Fire (film score)

Dvorak Slavonic Dances,No. 7 and No. 8

Rossini William Tell Overture

Strauss Emperor Waltzes

Take a seat and keep the beat with great music from across the pond. On the classical side, enjoy rhapsodies and dances by Dvořák, Brahms and Liszt, as well as an excerpt from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and a waltz by Strauss. Popular standards include music by the Beatles, James Bond through the years, Chariots of Fire and William Tell Overture.

About the Series

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays are shorter programs, about one hour, and without intermission

Great Escapes series blend Pops music with light classics and feature different conductors in casual, themed concerts of popular favorites.

The six concert series include Pops and light classics with commentary by the conductor.


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.

Wednesday Individual Sponsors

Herman and Sharon Frankel

Thursday Individual Sponsors

Bette and Arn Hoffman

Thursday Tribute Sponsor

Anne Virag in memory of Nate Benderson

Friday Individual Sponsors

Carolynne C. Smith

Foundation Sponsor of Enchanted Evening
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Individual Sponsor of Enchanted Evening
Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Saturday Corporate Sponsor

Fergeson Skipperand the Gason Dufresne Performing Arts Foundation

Media Sponsor