Sounds of the Season

Great Escapes

Single tickets go on sale Tuesday September 3, 2019

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

Joyous short works fill this holiday themed concert, led by guest conductor Michelle Merrill. Selections include Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Respighi’s L’adorazione dei Magi, Rose’s Holiday for Strings, and many more. Sarasota Orchestra audiences will be dancing in their seats in our festive Holley Hall with these seasonal favorites.

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. Two first-time conductors Alexandra Arrieche and Chung Park, join audience favorites Andrew Lane and Christopher Confessore.

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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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