Laurence Solowey


Laurence Solowey

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First year with SO: 1991

Hometown: Dix Hills, NY

Instrument: Larry's father is a retired Music Educator and there were always a lot of instruments in the house. At age 10, when Larry saw and then heard the horn, he was hooked. There is nothing better than the soaring, rich, sonorous sound of the horn whether it be in a Brahms or Mahler symphony or a movie soundtrack by John Williams.

Bachelor of Music - University of Akron; Master of Music – Manhattan School of Music

Laurence Solowey has been the Co-Principal Horn of the Sarasota Orchestra since 1991. He received his BM from the University of Akron and MM from Manhattan School of Music.

He has performed with Artis-Naples, The Florida Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Filarmonica del Bajio in Guanajuato, Mexico as well as on several touring Broadway Shows including West Side Story and Into the Woods. Music runs in the family as his wife Roxane is a core violinist in the Sarasota Orchestra, his son Daniel is currently a freshman at DePaul University as a clarinet major and his elder son Michael is member of the Brandeis University Choir.

Laurence loves to play golf and is an avid New York Mets fan.

Career Highlights:
Some of Mr. Solowey's fondest musical moments include playing principal horn on Mahler's 5th Symphony with the then Florida West Coast Symphony and his time with the Sarasota Orchestra as co-principal horn, including many wonderful brass quintet recitals.


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 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.  

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 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.  

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 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

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 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

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 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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