For Your Health
Safety Guidelines and Protocols

Responsibility and flexibility guided the planning of our reimagined 2020-2021 season. The health and safety of our audience, musicians, staff, and volunteers was the focus of this pandemic-impacted season.

Joseph McKenna, President and CEO

In addition to these guidelines for patrons, Sarasota Orchestra has undertaken the following measures for safety at concerts:

  • The facility will be sanitized between performances.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available in the lobby.
  • The Orchestra Center's air handling system has been upgraded with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization technology that eliminates pathogens, including viruses, from the air.
Thank you for working with us to create the safest environment possible to enjoy the beauty of live music together.

We are overjoyed to welcome patrons back to Holley Hall this season. To help us make the in-person concert experience as safe and enjoyable as possible, we request all patrons follow these guidelines at performances.

  • If you feel unwell on the day of a concert, we urge you to stay home. Your tickets to Holley Hall concerts come with complimentary streaming access and are fully refundable.
  • Enter and exit the Orchestra Center only through the lobby doors on the southeast side of the building.
  • Face masks are mandatory and must cover your mouth and nose the entire time you’re inside the building. If you forget to bring your own, a complimentary mask will be provided at the door.
  • The Orchestra Center opens one hour prior to concerts and seating will begin 45 minutes before performances.
  • Orchestra staff will perform a contactless temperature check for all patrons entering the building.
  • Floor markings indicate a six-foot space between you and other parties in line.
  • Ushers will check you in with a touch-free ticket scan. This season there will be no printed programs.
  • Socially distancing seating is required. You will be seated by an usher and may not be reassigned.
  • Once in your seats, please remain seated until the performance has concluded.
  • At the end of a concert, remain seated until an usher can guide you to exit Holley Hall.
  • Restroom occupancy is limited and some stalls and sinks have been taken out of service to permit social distancing.
  • Concessions and water fountains are currently closed. With the exception of water, food and drink are not permitted at concerts.

Reviews

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 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.  

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.  

Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund help sustain Sarasota Orchestra and ensure that our musicians can continue to serve our community in the months ahead. Please join our Sarasota Orchestra family by making a gift today, and help us share the healing power of music.

About Us

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252

 web@sarasotaorchestra.org

 Box Office Hours:
Our staff is here to help by phone or email Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
The office is currently closed to the public.

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