Sarasota Orchestra Music Center

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Sarasota Orchestra Identifies Site for New Home

Florida’s Longest-Standing Orchestra Will Bring the Region its First State-of-the-Art Concert Hall Designed Specifically for Acoustic Music

SARASOTA, FL – March 24, 2022 – Sarasota Orchestra has entered into a purchase agreement for the land where it plans to build its new home, reaching a milestone in an eight-year process to meet a significant need for expansion.

Located at 5701 Fruitville Road, between Honore Avenue and Cattlemen Road, the 32-acre site will be anchored by an artistic asset currently not available from Tampa to Naples: a state-of-the-art acoustical concert hall. The site will also house new and increased performance, education, event, and outdoor space for the community.

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The Importance of the Right Space

Listening to—and performing—music in purpose-built space matters. It’s an entirely different experience.

Many of Sarasota Orchestra’s musicians have performed in some of the world’s premier spaces for classical music. Samantha Bennett, principal second violinist, shares her experience of playing in Boston’s Symphony Hall.

Community Q&A

Where is Sarasota Orchestra’s new site?

We have entered into a purchase agreement for 32 acres of land at 5701 Fruitville Road between Honore Avenue and Cattlemen Road. It is an ideal site for our future home, which will house new and increased performance, education, event and outdoor space for the community. We expect seven of the site’s 32 acres will be used for Sarasota Orchestra’s facility needs, providing ample opportunity for a wide range of other possible artistic and cultural activities, natural spaces and walking trails or playgrounds.  

Sarasota Orchestra musicians share their thoughts on the impact of a great concert hall

Our Impact in the Community

Musicians in Sarasota Orchestra

Musicians in Sarasota Orchestra

(48 full-time core musicians living in our community)

Concerts annually

Concerts annually

People experience our live musical performances each year

People experience our live musical performances each year

Students in Sarasota Youth Orchestras

Students in Sarasota Youth Orchestras

representing over 50 schools

Students in Summer Music Camp

Students in Summer Music Camp

Awarded annually in tuition scholarships

Awarded annually in tuition scholarships

Percentage of students who receive financial aid

Percentage of students who receive financial aid

Special price to most concerts for students under 25

Special price to most concerts for students under 25

(with student ID) and adults accompanying minors

Annual Festival pre-professional fellows from all over the world

Annual Festival pre-professional fellows from all over the world

Festival alumni in every major orchestra in the United States

Festival alumni in every major orchestra in the United States

Students who attend the Young Person’s Concerts annually

Students who attend the Young Person’s Concerts annually

Teachers who receive our Young Person's Concerts curriculum

Teachers who receive our Young Person's Concerts curriculum

People who attended a FREE family concert for all ages in 2018

People who attended a FREE family concert for all ages in 2018

Educational and promotional outreach activities

Educational and promotional outreach activities

Musicians in Sarasota Orchestra

Musicians in Sarasota Orchestra

(48 full-time core musicians living in our community)

Concerts annually

Concerts annually

People experience our live musical performances each year

People experience our live musical performances each year

Students in Sarasota Youth Orchestras

Students in Sarasota Youth Orchestras

representing over 50 schools

Students in Summer Music Camp

Students in Summer Music Camp

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