Justin Vibbard

Principal Librarian

Justin Vibbard

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Principal Librarian

Joined the Orchestra in 2004

As principal librarian, Justin manages the preparation of all music needed for orchestral and chamber performances, maintains the Orchestra's substantial collection of music, provides library services for orchestra members and staff, answers research and reference inquiries and acquires performance licensing rights for copyrighted works. Justin's performance - library experience and training can be traced back to high school. In college, he studied trombone performance while beginning a career pursuit as an orchestral librarian. As a library fellow of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Justin was an apprentice to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Librarians. Though one of Justin's favorite pieces is Schoenberg's Pelleas et Mellisande and he is a fan of composers Bartók and Shostakovich, he is more inclined toward contemporary composers Osvaldo Golijov, Philip Glass, and John Adams. “People are very surprised to learn that I also love Bluegrass Music.” Justin has worked as librarian for the YouTube Symphony and continues as librarian for the Mostly Mozart Music Festival - Lincoln Center.

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 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...  

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 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

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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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 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

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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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 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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