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  • Friday 5

    5 Fridays at 8:00pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 5

    MW2

    December 10

    MW3

    January 7

    MW4

    February 4

    MW6

    March 11

    Friday 5 subscription does not include MW5 and MW7.

  • Saturday 7

    7 Saturdays at 8:00pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 6

    MW2

    December 11

    MW3

    January 8

    MW4

    February 5

    MW5

    February 26

    MW6

    March 12

    MW7

    April 2

  • Sunday 7

    7 Sundays at 2:30pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 7

    MW2

    December 12

    MW3

    January 9

    MW4

    February 6

    MW5

    February 27

    MW6

    March 13

    MW7

    April 3

  • Neel 3

    3 concerts at 8:00 pm at Neel Performing Arts Center

    MW4

    Thu

    FEBRUARY 3

    MW5

    Fri

    FEBRUARY 25

    MW6

    Thu

    MARCH 10

    Neel 3 subscription does not include MW1, MW2, MW3 and MW7.

Subscription Purchases are Risk Free

  • Purchase your subscription with confidence! If any concerts that you purchase are cancelled due to public health concerns, you have the option of a full refund, credit, or tax-deductible donation.

Benefitsof Subscribing

  • Substantial Savings Subscribers save up to 35% off of single ticket prices, depending upon the series.
  • The Best Seats Subscribers are given seat assignments before single tickets go on sale in September. Subscribers get the best available seats in their section of preference.
  • Free Ticket Exchange We understand you are busy. That’s why subscribers get free ticket exchanges. Subscribe now risk free.

Concert Schedule

  • Portraits in Sound MW1

    VAN WEZEL DATES

    November 5, 6, 7

    PROGRAM

    • GUARNIERI Festive Overture
    • TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    • MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
    Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
    Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
    Blake Pouliot, violin
    Blake Pouliot, violin

    Brazilian composer Mozart Camargo Guarnieri spices his Festive Overture with flavors of South America. Superstar violinist Blake Pouliot is featured in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The program concludes with Mussorgsky's orchestral showpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition, showcasing ten vivid, short musical interludes that were influenced by works of art. The final movement, "The Great Gate of Kiev," stands as one of the most majestic moments in orchestral music.

  • American Voices MW2

    VAN WEZEL DATES

    December 10, 11, 12

    PROGRAM

    • ABRAMS Overture in Sonata Form
    • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
    • ELLEN REID Petrichor
    • COPLAND Appalachian Spring
    Teddy Abrams, conductor
    Teddy Abrams, conductor
    Conrad Tao, piano
    Conrad Tao, piano

    Maestro Teddy Abrams makes his Sarasota debut in a program of time-treasured works and brilliant American music. Abrams composed Overture in Sonata Form as a genre-defying wonder. Pianist Conrad Tao performs Beethoven's treasured Piano Concerto No. 1. Petrichor by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid surrounds the audience in sound. The program concludes with Copland's soaring ballet music from Appalachian Spring and its uplifting Shaker tune "Simple Gifts."

  • OHLSSON PLAYS RACHMANINOFF MW3

    VAN WEZEL DATES

    January 7, 8, 9

    PROGRAM

    • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
    • RACHMANINOFF Concerto for Piano, No. 3
    Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
    Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano

    This program features two jewels of the Romantic repertoire. Brahms' bucolic Second Symphony is a sunny, optimistic work that boosts the spirit. Legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Sarasota to awe audiences with Rachmaninoff's towering Piano Concerto No. 3. A fiendishly difficult work, the piece demands extraordinary technical prowess and stamina from the soloist. Jeffrey Kahane, Sarasota Orchestra's Artistic Advisor, leads the orchestra in this memorable collaboration.

  • BEETHOVEN AND TCHAIKOVSKY MW4

    NEEL DATE

    February 3

    VAN WEZEL DATES

    February 4, 5, 6

    PROGRAM

    • GABRIELLA SMITH Field Guide
    • BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
    • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
    Yaniv Dinur, conductor
    Yaniv Dinur, conductor
    Augustin Hadelich, violin
    Augustin Hadelich, violin

    This program presents two captivating young stars to Sarasota. Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven's serene, yet astoundingly difficult Violin Concerto. Maestro Yaniv Dinur has a reputation for dynamic and passionate performances. Opening the concert, Gabriella Smith's Field Guide features rhythms and sounds of the natural world. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky's iconic Symphony No. 4, one of the Russian master's most exhilarating works.

  • FAIRY TALES AND FIREWORKS MW5

    NEEL DATE

    February 25

    VAN WEZEL DATES

    February 26, 27

    PROGRAM

    • RAVEL Mother Goose Suite
    • GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F Major
    • RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Aaron Diehl, piano
    Aaron Diehl, piano

    Grammy Award-winning conductor JoAnne Falletta returns to Sarasota for this colorful program. Ravel originally composed his beloved Mother Goose Suite for the children of dear friends. The sounds of the Charleston, ragtime, and blues pervade Gershwin's unforgettable Piano Concerto. Pianist Aaron Diehl brings the work's infectious rhythms and melodies to life. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff's technicolor Symphonic Dances, a vibrant work that ranks among his most thrilling compositions.

    INCLUDED IN:

    Neel 3 Saturday 7 Sunday 7
  • New World MW6

    NEEL DATE

    March 10

    VAN WEZEL DATES

    March 11, 12, 13

    PROGRAM

    • JIM BECKEL Toccata for Orchestra
    • BARBER Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
    • DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 (New World Symphony)
    Thomas Wilkins, conductor
    Thomas Wilkins, conductor
    Simone Porter, violin
    Simone Porter, violin

    Maestro Thomas Wilkins conducts a captivating program of music born in and inspired by America. The concert opens with James Beckel's symphonic showpiece Toccata for Orchestra. American violinist Simone Porter returns to Sarasota for her solo debut with Barber's passionate Concerto for Violin. The Concerto combines lyricism with virtuosic technical demands. The program concludes with Dvořák's love letter to America, his "New World" Symphony.

  • Breaking Boundaries MW7

    VAN WEZEL DATES

    April 1, 2, 3

    PROGRAM

    • COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Ballade for Orchestra
    • KORNGOLD Concerto for Violin in D Major
    • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
    Bramwell Tovey, conductor
    Bramwell Tovey, conductor
    Angelo Yu, violin
    Angelo Yu, violin

    Maestro Bramwell Tovey leads a program of works by composers who fearlessly charted their own paths. British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Ballade for Orchestra is alternately tender and highly dramatic. Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu stars in the cinematic Concerto for Violin by Korngold, the first composer of classical music who was also renowned for his career writing Hollywood film scores. The program concludes with the glorious Symphony No. 7 by classical music's most famous "bad boy," Beethoven.

Subscription Purchases are Risk Free

  • Purchase your subscription with confidence! If any concerts that you purchase are cancelled due to public health concerns, you have the option of a full refund, credit, or tax-deductible donation.

Benefitsof Subscribing

  • Substantial Savings Subscribers save up to 35% off of single ticket prices, depending upon the series.
  • The Best Seats Subscribers are given seat assignments before single tickets go on sale in September. Subscribers get the best available seats in their section of preference.
  • Free Ticket Exchange We understand you are busy. That’s why subscribers get free ticket exchanges. Subscribe now risk free.

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