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Home for the Holidays

December 20, 2017

Wednesday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

December 21, 2017

Thursday | 7:30 pm | Holley Hall

December 22, 2017

Friday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

December 23, 2017

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $39 | Holley Hall Seat Layout

We're all dreaming of a White Christmas, even in Florida. This concert provides a range of sentimental experiences, from a Miracle on 34th Street to March of the Toys to the music from Frozen. Join us for a musical Sleigh Ride, enjoy Klezmer King Wenceslas and Corelli’s special Christmas Concerto.


Wednesday & Friday Programs include ONLY the   starred pieces

 Overture from Miracle on 34th Street

Vivace – Grave and Allegro from Christmas Concerto

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland

 White Christmas

 A Visit from St. Nick

A Canadian Brass Christmas

 Klezmer King Wenceslas

 Around the World at Christmas Time

 Christmas Eve

 Music from Frozen

Sleigh Ride from Three German Dances

 Christmas a la Valse

 Sleigh Ride


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

Professional Benefits

Corporate Sponsor Friday Night

Hyatt Regency

Corporate Sponsor Thursday Night

Musical Musings

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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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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
Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm
and at the concert venue one hour prior to show time

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