Music Moves Us
Our vision is to share beauty and our personal wishes and thoughts with you until we can reunite in the concert hall.
Our Sarasota Orchestra family is committed to staying connected through music that uplifts and inspires.
This growing collection of video messages and music, concert recordings, and special items represents our passion for great music.
We hope you find some measure of joy and respite in the music and voices we share here.
Your Sarasota Orchestra presents a virtual performance of the second movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Its strong, steady pulse moves as we do--ever forward, inspired by the uplifting power of music.
Concert Perspectives on Chamber Soirées
Thank You from the Staff
Interview with James Ehnes
Rachel Halvorson, Principal Viola, introduces a new instrument to the joys of J. S. Bach
Jennifer Best Takeda and Chris Takeda
At home with Chris and Jennifer Best Takeda, Associate and Assistant Concertmasters
Sarasota Orchestra's horn section gets operatic with favorite orchestral excerpts
A brand-new take on a Bach partita with Samantha Bennett, Principal Second Violin
Trace Johnson makes Barber’s Cello Sonata sing
Sarasota Orchestra's cello section performs Klengel's "Hymnus"
Hearing double: violinist Carlann Evans' self-accompanied Canon in Jazz for Two
Getting to know the Baroque bow with Felicia Brunelle, violin
Carmen Bannon, flute, offers another view over the rainbow
Michael McClelland, viola, and the comforting Allemande from J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6
Flavia Zappa Medlin
A dreamy Fauré melody from violinist Flavia Zappa Medlin
Margot Zarzycka, violin, harnesses the power of Bacewicz's Polish Caprice
Meghan Jones, Assistant Principal Second Violin, vibrates heart-strings with the "Ashokan Farewell"
Feel the love from Mia Laity, violin, in Elgar's "Salut d'amour"
William Johnston, viola, performs an ode to our animal companions with "The Swan"
Daniel Kassteen, Co-Principal Trumpet, shares a lifelong love of Mozart
The bass clarinet demystified with Calvin Falwell
Laura Stephenson Petty
Laura Stephenson Petty, clarinet, serenades her houseplants with Rossini
An exuberant Grieg sonata from violinist Max Tan
Jonathan Spivey and Chris Schnell
A spiritual from Christopher Schnell, Assistant Principal Cello, and Jonathan Spivey, Principal Keyboard
Kelsey Ross, horn, imparts optimism with "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
Katherine Baloff, violin, forms a family trio for Dvořák’s Terzetto
Steven Osborne & Julia Coronelli
Musical Rarity: Trombone and Harp Duet by Steven Osborne and Julia Coronelli
Tomasz Kowalczyk & Ye Young Yoon
Percussionists Tomasz Kowalczyk and Ye Young Yoon Lead a Brazilian Dance
Joy and Cheer from Vivaldi with Principal Oboe Jonathan Gentry
Betsy & Fernando Traba
A Smile-Worthy Sonatina with Betsy Traba, Principal Flute, and Fernando Traba, Principal Bassoon
Nicholas Arbolino draws gentle lines from a Ferling oboe etude
Aaron Tindall, Principal Tuba, creates octet with birdsong on "All Is Well"
Principal Bassist John Miller arranges an electric "God Bless the Child"
Nathan Frantz, viola, shares Vieuxtemps' adaptation of "La nuit"
Jeffrey Kahane, Artistic Advisor, shares an improvisation of "America the Beautiful"
"What the World Needs Now Is Love" virtual duet by Principal Cellist Natalie Helm and sister Rebecca
Dan Jordan and CY Hong
A moving “Meditation” with Concertmaster Daniel Jordan and violinist CY Hong
Sing along to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with cellist Cheeko Matsusaka
Thank You from Sarasota Orchestra Staff
On behalf of all of us at Sarasota Orchestra, our staff members express symphony-sized thanks to the front-line heroes who keep our community moving.
Thank You from the Staff
There is so much we can do musically and to support our community, even when we cannot come together in the performance hall. Please join us here for our journey of exploration.