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    Discoveries Packages

  • 3-Pack

    Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm at Sarasota Opera House

    Included in 3-Pack

    • DISC1 | Sat, October 5, 7:30 pm
    • DISC2 | Sun, January 5, 4:00 pm
    • DISC3 | Sat, May 17, 7:30 pm


In 75 minutes without intermission, these programs at the Sarasota Opera House explore the artistic genius and influences of three great composers, delighting both devotees and newcomers with an engaging potpourri of shorter works.

Discoveries Concert Schedule

    • DISC1

      DISC1 | Gershwin’s American Dream


      • MICHAEL DAUGHERTY GOLD for Orchestra from The Adventures of Jesse Owens
      • GOULD Pavanne from American Symphonette No. 2
      • VIET CUONG Next Week’s Trees
      • BERNSTEIN "The Great Lover" from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
      • SUESSE Andante ("The Blues") from Concerto in Three Rhythms
      • GERSHWIN Concerto in F


      Celebrate the legendary George Gershwin and his extraordinary impact on American music. This thrilling evening will feature a dollop of jazz, blues, and dance rhythms. Hear how Gershwin's influence echoes through the years in this enticing program showcasing Kevin Cole, widely considered the finest Gershwin pianist in the country.
    • DISC2

      DISC2 | Mozart On the Road


      • MOZART Overture from Don Giovanni
      • HAYDN Finale from Symphony No. 86
      • BACH Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Art of the Fugue
      • MOZART Allegro from Piano Concerto No. 20
      • ISAAC THOMAS (new commission)
      • MOZART Symphony No. 38 (Prague)


      Much of Mozart’s young life was spent on the road, showing off his talents as a musical prodigy in the capitals of Europe. Hear 15-year-old prodigy Anwen Deng as she performs a movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, as well as the premiere of a Mozart-inspired work by brilliant 12-year-old composer Isaac Thomas. Enjoy music of two of Mozart's idols: Haydn and Bach.
    • DISC3

      DISC3 | Vivaldi Inspired


      • VIVALDI "Spring" from The Four Seasons
      • STRAVINSKY "Sinfonia" and "Gavotte" from Pulcinella Suite
      • HOLST Brook Green Suite
      • RESPIGHI "Italiana" and "Siciliana" from Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
      • VIVALDI "Summer" from The Four Seasons


      Everything old is new again. “Spring” and “Summer” from Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons bookend this program featuring violinist Amaryn Olmeda, a rising star. Stravinsky, Respighi, Coleridge-Taylor, and Holst all took a page from musical styles of the past.
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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.


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

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

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Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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