Sarasota Orchestra Gala

February 22, 2019Friday | 6:30pm | The Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom

$300 per person 

Attire:  Black-Tie Optional

6:30 pm:  Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm:  Sarasota Orchestra Performance
7:30 pm:  Dinner

Purchase Tickets
To RSVP please call 941.487.2740 or email

Join us in celebration of our 70th anniversary and tribute to Music Director Anu Tali and her legacy.

Enjoy an elegant evening with a special performance by the Sarasota Orchestra.

All proceeds will benefit the programs of Sarasota Orchestra (all concerts, education programs and Sarasota Music Festival).

Leadership Committee:

Honorary Chairs:
Charles and Margery Barancik

Gerri Aaron
Anne Folsom Smith
Karol Foss

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Gala is sponsored in part by The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, but additional sponsorships are needed. 

Platinum Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $8,800)

8 Seats
Maestro Society Membership*

Gold Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $4,100)

6 Seats
Maestro Society Membership*

Silver Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $1,900)

4 Seats
Maestro Society Membership*

Bronze Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $1,200)

2 Seats

All Sponsorships include preferred seating and recognition in event program, on event signage and the Sarasota Orchestra website.

*Invitations to three complimentary Maestro Society events in 2018/19 (mailed separately)

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please call 941-487-2737 or  for more information.


Family Foundation Title Sponsor

Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation

Foundation Title Sponsor

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Individual Title Sponsor

Gerri Aaron

Platinum Sponsor

Karol Foss

Gold Sponsors

Robert and Beverly Bartner


Bette and Arn Hoffman

Sherry and Thomas Koski

Hugh Steele

Lois Stulberg

Susan and Zuheir Sofia

Silver Sponsors

Anne Folsom Smith

David and Linda Green

Larry and Debbie Haspel

Dr. Lawrence Laiks

Billy E. Robinson

David and Pamela Steves

Sunset Cadillac

Bronze Sponsors

George and Patricia Hope Edmonds

Valarie Gill

Maureen and Jack Higgins

Charlie Huisking and Jeff Sebeika

Ben and Gigi Huberman

Patty Sturtevant Kiegler and Richard Kiegler

Melvy Erman Lewis

Virginia and Stuart Peltz

Mary Lou Loughlin and Bob Ploussard

Martin D. Rich

Dick and Leslie Rivera

Toby and Noel Siegel

Skip and Janis Swan

Kim Morey Wheeler

Sheila and Merrill Wynne

Geri and Ronald Yonover

Professional Benefits

Serbin Printing

Zenith Insurance Co.

Musical Musings

Read our blog about the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Music Festival.

Read Blog


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.  

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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

 Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
and at the concert venue one hour prior to show time

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