Masterworks 1

November 2, 2018Friday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
November 3, 2018Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
November 4, 2018Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Tickets from $34 | Van Wezel Seat Layout

One of the most important works for violin in the history of romantic music.


Sarasota Orchestra opens its Masterworks season with a program featuring the legendary Tchaikovsky violin concerto. Performed by Russian virtuoso Sergei Dogadin, top prize winner at the 2011 Tchaikovsky competition, the work is both fiendishly difficult and deeply touching. The Orchestra travels to the farthest reaches of Sibelius' musical landscape in the monumental Symphony No. 5, inspired by a flight of swans and unique with its distinctive "Amen" ending. New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie offers a luscious seasonal perspective in Yet Another Poem of Spring.


RITCHIE   Yet Another Poem of Spring

TCHAIKOVSKY   Violin Concerto

SIBELIUS   Symphony No. 5


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Ernie Kretzmer in loving memory of Alisa Kretzmer

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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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