Sounds of the Season

Great Escapes
December 11, 2019Wednesday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall
December 12, 2019Thursday | 7:30 pm | Holley Hall
December 13, 2019Friday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall
December 14, 2019Saturday | 8:00 pm | Holley Hall
December 15, 2019Sunday | 2:30 pm | Holley Hall

Program

Thursday and Saturday full programs include more selections

TCHAIKOVSKY    Overture from Nutcracker

ROSE    Holiday for Strings

Arr. BRUBAKER    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

RICHMAN    Hanukkah Festival Overture

KORNGOLD/ZEMLINSKY    Overture to Der Schneeman (The Snowman)

BACH/WALTON    Sheep May Safely Graze

PROKOFIEV    Troïka from Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

TCHAIKOVSKY    Selections from The Nutcracker

KALLMAN    Holiday Hoedown

Arr. STEPHENSON    A Holly and Jolly Sing-a-long

TORME/WELLS/LOWDEN    The Christmas Song
Festive short works fill this holiday themed, heart-warming concert. Making her Sarasota debut, conductor Michelle Merrill leads Sarasota Orchestra in selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze and Holiday Hoedown, as well as A Holly and Jolly Sing-a-long and the Hanukkah Festival 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.

Sponsors

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
Thursday Corporate Sponsor
Aprio
Saturday Tribute Sponsor

Stanley Kane in Memory of Janet Kane

Media Sponsor

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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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