For Your Health
Safety Guidelines and Protocols
Current Safety Measures
Updated for Sarasota Music Festival
Masks are recommended for all Festival concerts and activities in Holley Hall and the Sarasota Opera House. Masks are required for masterclasses held in Beatrice Symphony Center classrooms, with a maximum occupancy posted for each room. These guidelines are for the health and safety of the faculty and fellows coaching and performing in enclosed spaces.
If you are exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home. Sarasota Orchestra will provide patrons a full refund for any concerts that are missed due to COVID concerns, or should you determine our safety protocols are not appropriate for you.
Safety protocols are subject to change.
Performing arts organizations, like many businesses, have faced unprecedented challenges in this pandemic. The arts community is a major economic driver for the Suncoast, and our organizations are working collaboratively to ensure that our patrons can continue to safely experience the joy of live performances, and we can keep our artists and our staff employed. Our economic and creative vitality depends on providing the safest possible environment for everyone.
Sarasota Orchestra's Symphony Center and Sarasota Opera House have installed bi-polar ionization technology to eliminate viruses and germs.
Van Wezel Performing Hall has installed PURE+ AeraMax commercial grade air purifiers. These units have a multistage approach to air filtration using a Carbon Filter, True HEPA filter, Anti-Microbial treatment, and PlasmaTrue Bipolar Ionization.
Ticket sales are vital to sustain Sarasota Orchestra and preserve great music in our community. In the event Sarasota Orchestra needs to cancel a performance, we encourage ticket holders who are able to donate their tickets.
Refunds: Sarasota Orchestra provides full refunds of ticket purchases for the 2021-2022 season for current pandemic reasons. Requests must be received at least one full business day prior to the scheduled concert for the refund to be processed. Any request after this period may be considered for ticket exchanges to a later concert.