Special Events

Special events throughout the year complement the vibrant concerts included in our standard series. From pre-concert talks to intimate dinners, there are a variety of events for all people.

  • Composing the Future Brunch

    Composing the Future Brunch

    Special Event Benefiting the Sarasota Youth Orchestras

    Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 10:30am | Selby Gardens Michael's on the Bay

    Join us for a morning of great music, exciting new food stations and getting together with friends to support the Sarasota Youth Orchestras. John Miller and his jazz ensemble will feature musical performances by Youth Orchestra students, and Sarasota Orchestra musicians.

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  • Black and White Gala

    Black and White Gala

    Special Event Benefiting the Sarasota Orchestra

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 6:00pm | Holley Hall & Sarasota Municipal Auditorium

    Please join us for what promises to be an evening of beautiful music to celebrate our new Steinway Piano.

    Enjoy a unique evening of special musical performances beginning with a private concert in Holley Hall by renowned pianist Andrew von Oeyen. Your evening will include dinner at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium with a Sarasota Orchestra Musician seated at your table and performances by the Sarasota String Quartet and the Sarasota Wind Quintet.

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(941) 953-3434
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709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
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*September - June: Monday through Friday from 10am - 4pm

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Musical Musings

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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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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


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