To Sarasota With Love

Masterworks 6

February 21, 2019Thursday | 8:00 pm | Neel PAC (Bradenton, FL)
February 23, 2019Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
February 24, 2019Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Anu Tali’s penultimate concert as Music Director is a musical love letter to our community. The concert features Ravel’s Boléro, with solos for all orchestra sections as its single, seductive theme builds into a compelling 13-minute crescendo.  The program includes an epic love story, a magical story of adventure and a duet based on the fairytale Beauty and the Beast.


GLINKA    Russlan & Ludmilla Overture


SIBELIUS Rakastava

R. STRAUSS    Duet Concertino

MASCAGNI  Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

GRIEG  Peer Gynt Suite No.1

DVOŘÁK  Romance


RAVEL  Boléro


Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

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Music Director Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors:

Jeremy and Cynthia Guiles
Toby and Noel Siegel
Lois Stulberg

Co-Producing Sponsors:

David and Linda Green
Hugh Steele
Kim Morey Wheeler
David and Pamela Steves
Len and Helen Glaser
Madolyn and Glenn Dallas
Edie Winston in loving memory of Herb Winston

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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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