Masterworks 6

The Planets

March 15, 2018

Thursdsay | 8:00 pm | Neel PAC

March 16, 2018

Friday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel

March 17, 2018

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel

March 18, 2018

Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel


Join our discovery of thrilling and heavenly music. No piece of classical music may be better at taking our imagination on a breathtaking journey toward outer space than Holst's The Planets. Holst uses his expertise in brass to bring a rich palette to depicting the mythical personalities of the planets. Performances at the Van Wezel will include projections of NASA images that make this experience a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

Roger Zare's Lift-Off, a celebration of human space exploration, is an action-packed overture and will take you from Earth to Saturn in three minutes.

With a sound that some have described as out-of-this-world, soprano Pureum Jo will join Sarasota Orchestra to sing a variety of Mozart's best and most beautiful concert arias.

Video will not be shown at Neel PAC.


Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia

Vado ma dove

Bella mia fiamma – Resta o cara
The Planets


Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

Gerri Aaron

Music Director Title Sponsor

Jack Buhsmer

Zare Sponsor

Hugh H. Steele

Soloist Sponsor

Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation

Foundation Sponsor

General Propeller Co., Inc.

Corporate Sponsor Thursday Night

Inn at the Beach

Corporate Sponsor Friday, Saturday & Sunday Night

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