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Masterworks

Rich, symphonic experiences as world-renowned conductors and dazzling soloists perform cherished classics with your Sarasota Orchestra.

Packages

20% Discount Included
  • Friday 5

    5 Fridays at 7:30 pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 4

    MW2

    December 2

    MW4

    February 3

    MW6

    March 17

    MW7

    March 31

    Friday 5 subscription does not include MW3 and MW5.

  • Neel 3

    3 concerts at 7:30 pm at Neel Performing Arts Center

    MW3

    January 5

    MW4

    February 2

    MW6

    March 16

    Neel 3 subscription does not include MW1, MW2, MW5 and MW7.

  • Saturday 7

    7 concerts at 7:30 pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 5

    MW2

    December 3

    MW3

    January 7

    MW4

    February 4

    MW5

    February 25

    MW6

    March 18

    MW7

    April 1

     

  • Sunday 7

    7 concerts at 2:30 pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 6

    MW2

    December 4

    MW3

    January 8

    MW4

    February 5

    MW5

    February 26

    MW6

    March 19

    MW7

    April 2

     

Purchases are Risk Free

  • Purchase your subscription with confidence! If you are unable to attend any concert due to public health concerns, you have the option of a full refund.

Benefitsof Subscribing

  • Substantial Savings Subscribers save 20% off of single ticket prices.
  • 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

  • Symphonie Fantastique MW1

    Van Wezel DATES

    November 4, 5, 6

     

    This program features passionate works written by three brilliant composers at the beginning of their careers. Prizewinning composer Quinn Mason describes A Joyous Trilogy, written in 2019, as “the very embodiment of happiness and cheerfulness.” Grammynominated pianist Joyce Yang shines in Grieg’s intensely emotional Piano Concerto, completed when the composer was just 24. The program concludes with Berlioz’s evocative Symphonie fantastique.

    PROGRAM

    • QUINN MASON A Joyous Trilogy
    • GRIEG Piano Concerto
      Joyce Yang, piano
    • BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique
    David Alan Miller
    David Alan Miller
    Joyce Yang, piano
    Joyce Yang, piano
  • Luminous Colors MW2

    Van Wezel DATES

    December 2, 3, 4

     

    Lina González-Granados makes her Sarasota debut in a program of swirling musical color. Flashes of radiance emerge from a gentle and mysterious sound world in Nina Shekhar’s Lumina, 2021 winner of ASCAP’s Rudolf Nissim Prize. Bruch’s Violin Concerto takes you on a wild ride through soulful melodies and explosive bursts of passion. South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim—one of the most “dynamic and exciting violinists of today” (Germany’s NDR radio)—tackles Bruch’s challenging composition. Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 concludes this colorful program.

    PROGRAM

    • NINA SHEKHAR Lumina
    • BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
      Bomsori Kim, violin
    • DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7
    Lina González-Granados, conductor
    Lina González-Granados, conductor
    Bomsori Kim, violin
    Bomsori Kim, violin
  • Mahler: A View Of Heaven MW3

    NEEL DATE

    January 5

    Van Wezel DATES

    January 7, 8

     

    Internationally celebrated violinist James Ehnes, “a violinist in a class of his own” (The Times), returns to perform Sibelius’s celebrated Violin Concerto. Emotionally riveting and breathlessly virtuosic, the concerto is the perfect vehicle for Ehnes’ musicality and flawless technique. Setting the stage for – one can only hope – more Mahler to come, the orchestra performs Mahler’s expansive Fourth Symphony. Mahler compared his work to being “seized with panic and terror” on “the most beautiful day in a sunlit forest.” Laquita Mitchell wields her lustrous voice in the work’s concluding song, a view of heaven through a child’s eyes.

    PROGRAM

    • SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
      James Ehnes, violin
    • MAHLER Symphony No. 4
      Laquita Mitchell, soprano
    Peter Oundjian
    Peter Oundjian
    James Ehnes,
            violin
    James Ehnes, violin
    Laquita
            Mitchell, soprano
    Laquita Mitchell, soprano

    INCLUDED IN:

    Saturday 7 Sunday 7 Neel 3
  • A Romantic Affair MW4

    NEEL DATE

    February 2

    Van Wezel DATES

    February 3, 4, 5

     

    Peter Oundjian conducts the music of two Romantic giants. Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto stands today as one of the composer's most beloved works. Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, blind since birth and described as "the definition of virtuosity" (The Observer), brings his phenomenal talent and inimitable technique to Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece. Brahms found Beethoven’s legacy so intimidating that it took him 20 years to compose his first symphony. The work’s soaring melodies and exquisite craftmanship proved that he was indeed a worthy successor.

    PROGRAM

    • BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 4
    • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
      Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
    • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
    Peter Oundjian
    Peter Oundjian
    Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
    Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
  • Copland And Stravinsky MW5

    Van Wezel DATES

    February 25, 26

     

    Rising young conductor Kensho Watanabe returns to Sarasota to lead an intriguing program including two 20th-century masterpieces. In his 1931 Violin Concerto, Stravinsky composed a work with a playful character and light touch in the style of neoclassicism. “Brilliant, dazzling” (Chicago Classical Review) violinist Stefan Jackiw shows off Stravinsky’s ingenious integration of challenging solo lines with chamber-like musical textures. Copland’s final, monumental Third Symphony, which magnifies his “Fanfare to the Common Man,” is considered by many to be the greatest American symphony ever composed. The program opens with Climb by Jessica Hunt. Written in honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Climb merges Beethoven’s physical struggles with Hunt’s own experience of chronic illness.

    PROGRAM

    • JESSICA HUNT Climb
    • STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto
      Stefan Jackiw, violin
    • COPLAND Symphony No. 3
    Kensho Watanabe, conductor
    Kensho Watanabe, conductor
    Stefan Jackiw, violin
    Stefan Jackiw, violin

    INCLUDED IN:

    Saturday 7 Sunday 7
  • Emperor MW6

    NEEL DATE

    March 16

    Van Wezel DATES

    March 17, 18, 19

     

    Young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, whom The Independent calls "the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation," makes his Sarasota Orchestra debut in Beethoven’s epic "Emperor" Concerto, which embodies Beethoven’s triumphant heroic period of composition. Prokofiev described his Fifth Symphony as "glorifying the greatness of the human spirit, a song of praise of free and happy mankind." Written while World War II raged, the technically demanding, tremendously inspiring orchestral tour de force landed its composer on the November 1945 cover of Time magazine.

    PROGRAM

    • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
      Behzod Abduraimov, piano
    • PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5
    Paul Daniel, conductor
    Paul Daniel, conductor
    Behzod Abduraimov, piano
    Behzod Abduraimov, piano
  • A Hero’s Life MW7

    Van Wezel DATES

    March 31, April 1, 2

     

    Sarasota Orchestra concludes the Masterworks season with a program of heroic proportions. Internationally acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham shines in one of his signature works, Korngold’s sweeping, cinematic Violin Concerto. The orchestra is the real star of Richard Strauss’ virtuosic tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). This thinly veiled musical autobiography includes snippets of Strauss’ greatest hits and has been thrilling audiences for 125 years. The concert begins with a world premiere by Sarah Gibson, recipient of a commission from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation to champion promising female composers.

    PROGRAM

    • SARAH GIBSON Virginia B. Toulmin Commission
    • KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
      Gil Shaham, violin
    • STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben
    Carlos Miguel Prieto
    Carlos Miguel Prieto
    Gil Shaham, violin
    Gil Shaham, violin

Purchases are Risk Free

  • Purchase your subscription with confidence! If you are unable to attend any concert due to public health concerns, you have the option of a full refund.

Benefitsof Subscribing

  • Substantial Savings Subscribers save 20% off of single ticket prices.
  • 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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Side-By-Side Brunch
November 13, 2022

Discoveries Dinner
December 19, 2022

Pops Dinner
January 19, 2023

Special Concert and Gala featuring Yo‌-‌Yo Ma
March 2, 2023

Masterworks Dinner
March 28, 2023

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