The Songs of Elton John and More starring Michael Cavanaugh

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The Sarasota Orchestra pays tribute to Sir Elton John in a Pops concert featuring Grammy and Tony Award nominated piano man Michael Cavanaugh.  Renowned for his starring role in the Broadway musical, Movin' Out, celebrating the work of Billy Joel, Cavanaugh returns to celebrate another titan of piano rock.   In addition to many of Elton John's most famous and popular works, Cavanaugh promises to include favorites by fellow Brit rockers Paul McCartney and Pete Townshend.


You'll hear these Elton John classics and more! 

Bennie and the Jets
Candle in the Wind
Crocodile Rock
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
I'm Still Standing
Philadelphia Freedom
Tiny Dancer


Andrew Lane, Principal Pops Conductor

Andrew Lane, Principal Pops Conductor


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Michael Cavanaugh

Michael Cavanaugh


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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.  

Written byThe Observer

 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.  

Written byThe Observer

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

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