Subscriptions Chamber Soirées

    Chamber Soirées Packages

  • Full Chamber

    6 concerts - Sundays at 4:00 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pm at Holley Hall

    Included in Full Chamber

    • CS1 | Sun, September 29, 4:00 pm
    • CS2 | Sun, October 13, 4:00 pm
    • CS3 | Sun, November 3, 4:00 pm
    • CS4 | Sun, December 22, 4:00 pm
    • CS5 | Thu, February 6, 5:30 pm
    • CS6 | Thu, March 20, 5:30 pm
  • Concert 4 Pack

    4 concerts - Sundays at 4:00 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pm at Holley Hall

    Included in Concert 4 Pack

    • CS3 | Sun, November 3, 4:00 pm
    • CS4 | Sun, December 22, 4:00 pm
    • CS5 | Thu, February 6, 5:30 pm
    • CS6 | Thu, March 20, 5:30 pm

    Not Included in Concert 4 Pack

    CS1, CS2

Chamber Soirées Concert Schedule

    • CS1

      Baroque Banquet

      Program

      • BYRD Earl of Oxford March
      • BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
      • PHILADOR March for Two Pairs of Timpani
      • STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite

      About

      A veritable feast of Baroque gems opens the Chamber Soirée season. Ceremonial brass set the stage for J.S. Bach’s festive Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 for strings. The percussion have their moment with Philador’s March for Two Pairs of Timpani, which was first performed for King Louis XIV in 1683. Igor Stravinsky's glorious Neo-Baroque Pulcinella Suite concludes this royal banquet.
    • CS2

      Mendelssohn and Maslanka

      Program

      • ERIC EWAZEN Frost Fire for Brass Quintet
      • MASLANKA Wind Quintet No. 4
      • MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 6

      About

      The music of 18th-century prodigy Felix Mendelssohn is paired with that of 20th-century master David Maslanka. Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 6 was his final completed work. Maslanka’s four wind quintets are landmarks of the repertoire, with his fourth composed for our very own Sarasota Wind Quintet. The program opens with celebratory music for brass quintet.
    • CS3

      Schubert Octet

      Program

      • SCHUBERT Octet

      About

      Franz Schubert was 27 years old when he was commissioned to write a large-scale work in the style of Beethoven’s Septet, Op. 20. Taking Beethoven’s instrumentation and adding an extra violin, Schubert created an Octet for string quartet, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, and horn that has become one of the most beloved masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire.
    • CS4

      Beethoven and Brass

      Program

      • FARKAS Early Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century
      • BEETHOVEN Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16
      • ARR. HENDERSON Selections from A Canadian Brass Christmas

      About

      Take a break from the holiday whirlwind with this enchanting program of timeless favorites. Farkas' sparkling folk dance adaptations for wind quintet evokes the village festivities of a bygone era. Beethoven’s E-flat major quartet for piano and strings features a highly virtuosic piano score that Beethoven wrote for himself. The brilliant sounds of holiday brass conclude this festive program.
    • CS5

      Poulenc and Dvořák

      Program

      • POULENC Sextet for Piano and Winds
      • DVOŘÁK String Quintet in G Major

      About

      Masterpieces for strings, winds, and piano are paired in this powerful program. Poulenc’s lighthearted sextet is an energetic romp, offering jazzy riffs and wistful melancholy. Dvořák composed his G-major string quintet just as he was beginning to gain international recognition. The addition of a double bass to the standard string quartet adds a powerful depth of sound.
    • CS6

      20th Century Masters

      Program

      • LIGETI Six Bagatelles
      • SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 7
      • BOZZA Sonatine
      • RAVEL Introduction and Allegro

      About

      Four 20th-century masterpieces close out the chamber season. Ligeti’s music has been utilized in film scores by Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Shostakovich dedicated his brief string quartet to his wife, Nina, who had died unexpectedy. Bozza’s brass quintet is a virtuosic showpiece. The program concludes with Ravel's Introduction and Allegro, a glorious work showcasing the harp.

Phone

Box Office: 941-953-3434
Administration: 941-953-4252

Hours

Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
And at the concert venue one hour prior to showtime.

Our Mission

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

Accessibility

Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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