Thrill of a Lifetime

Special Event
February 29, 2020Saturday | 7:30 pm | Riverview PAC


WEBER    Allegro from Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73

Lenora Galeziowski, clarinet

TCHAIKOVSKY    Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso from Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Marco Jimenez, piano

SUPPÉ    Poet and Peasant Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY    Marche Slave, Op. 31

Share in this “Thrill of a Lifetime” for the members of the Youth Philharmonic. The first half of the program showcases the student winners of the 2019 Edward and Ida Wilkof Young Artists Concerto Competition, performing their winning pieces with the professional Sarasota Orchestra. The second half of the concert features the professionals and students performing together.


Individual Sponsors:

Charlie Huisking & Jeff Sebeika

Sherry and Thomas Koski

Youth Orchestras Sponsors:


Lydia Landa

Skip and Gail Sack

Alex and Anne Scott

Carol B. Siegler in Loving Memory of Morton Siegler

Anne Virag

Youth Philharmonic Corporate Sponsor:

The Violin Shop Sarasota

Sarasota Orchestra Education programs made possible by the generous support of:

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation

Designing Women Boutique

The Vera & Imre Hecht Foundation

Lela D. Jackson Foundation for the Arts

Service Club of Manatee County

Sarasota Music Festival Tickets On Sale

Join us for our 2020 Festival where we celebrate Voices Unbound: Nine Centuries of Women in Music.


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.  

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