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Masterworks

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

Packages

  • Friday 5

    5 Fridays at 7:30 pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 3

    MW4

    January 26

    MW5

    February 9

    MW6

    March 15

    MW7

    April 12

    Friday 5 subscription does not include MW2 and MW3.

  • Neel 3

    3 concerts at 7:30 pm at Neel Performing Arts Center, in Bradenton, FL

    MW3

    Fri

    JANUARY 5

    MW5

    Thu

    FEBRUARY 8

    MW6

    Thu

    MARCH 14

    Neel 3 subscription does not include MW1, MW2, MW4 and MW7

  • Saturday 7

    7 concerts at 7:30 pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 4

    MW2

    December 2

    MW3

    January 6

    MW4

    January 27

    MW5

    February 10

    MW6

    March 16

    MW7

    April 13

  • Sunday 7

    7 concerts at 2:30 pm at Van Wezel

    MW1

    November 5

    MW2

    December 3

    MW3

    January 7

    MW4

    January 28

    MW5

    February 11

    MW6

    March 17

    MW7

    April 14

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

  • MW1

    Beethoven’s Eroica

    Van Wezel DATE‌

    November 3, 4, 5

     

    Principal Clarinet Bharat Chandra introduces Masterworks 1: Beethoven's Eroica!

    Our 75th Anniversary season gets off to a joyous start with a program featuring Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, a supreme work that is by turns heroic, somber, and ecstatic. Artistic Advisor David Alan Miller leads the Orchestra in this masterpiece, which redefined the symphonic art form forever. Tessa Lark, violinist and fiddler extraordinaire, brings her flair to Michael Torke’s bluegrass-inspired violin concerto, Sky. The sparkling Overture to Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss Jr.’s comic homage to champagne and practical jokes, opens the celebration.

    Program

    • J. STRAUSS, JR. Overture to Die Fledermaus
    • MICHAEL TORKE Sky - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
    • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
    David Alan Miller
    David Alan Miller
    Tessa Lark, violin
    Tessa Lark, violin
  • MW2

    The Scottish

    Van Wezel DATE‌

    December 2, 3

     

    Principal Clarinet Bharat Chandra introduces Masterworks 2: The Scottish!

    In an exuberant takeoff to this program, John Corigliano’s playful STOMP features Sarasota Orchestra enjoying a “stomping” good time! Violinist Randall Goosby, who has wowed audiences since his debut at age nine, joins Johannes Debus and the Orchestra in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. Composed when Mozart was only 19, the work has long been a favorite of both violinists and listeners. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 evokes the sweeping beauty of the Scottish landscape with swaggering tunes.

    Program

    • JOHN CORIGLIANO STOMP
    • MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3
    • MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)
    Johannes Debus, conductor
    Johannes Debus, conductor
    Randall Goosby, violin
    Randall Goosby, violin
  • MW3

    Friends and Inspirations

    NEEL DATE

    January 5

    Van Wezel DATES

    January 6, 7

     

    Principal Clarinet Bharat Chandra introduces Masterworks 3: Friends and Inspirations!

    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor Laureate of the Fort Worth Symphony, leads a concert crowned by Sir Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a love letter to the composer’s dearest friends and family. World-renowned pianist Sir Stephen Hough brings his prodigious gifts to Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, portions of which have been borrowed for film and television scores for decades. Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad captures the energy of Carnival partygoers in her Bonecos de Olinda.

    Program

    • CLARICE ASSAD Bonecos de Olinda
    • RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    • ELGAR Enigma Variations
    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
    Sir Stephen Hough, piano
    Sir Stephen Hough, piano
  • MW4

    Titans

    Van Wezel DATE‌

    January 26, 27, 28

     

    Principal Clarinet Bharat Chandra introduces Masterworks 4: Titans!

    Led by Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director of the Nashville Symphony, this unforgettable program opens with Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 is one of classical music’s most powerful symphonic experiences. Dramatic, folklike, and rollicking, the “Titan” blazes all the way through to its breathtaking close. GRAMMY and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts drew on the genius of Mozart when crafting his impressive Marimba Concerto. The marimba, rarely seen as a solo instrument with orchestra, and Ji Su Jung’s riveting performance style create a fascinating combination.

    Program

    • MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
    • KEVIN PUTS Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra
    • MAHLER Symphony No. 1
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    Ji Su Jung, marimba
    Ji Su Jung, marimba
  • MW5

    Smoke And Fire

    NEEL DATE

    February 8

    Van Wezel DATES

    February 9, 10, 11

      Due to illness, Stella Chen is unable to perform at the February 8-11 concerts. Philippe Quint will be featured performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, which will replace Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2.

    Be swept off your feet with a program of smoky romance and fiery virtuosity. Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann makes his Sarasota Orchestra debut in a program featuring Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Its passionate melodies and lush orchestration thread through well-known songs and movie scores today. Violinist Philippe Quint—hailed by the UK's Daily Telegraph for his “searingly poetic lyricism”—performs Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. This beloved piece is is renowned for its lyrical themes that showcase the expressive capabilities of the violin. The program begins with the rousing overture to Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s opera Maskarade.

    Program

    • NIELSEN Overture to Maskarade
    • MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
    • RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
    Rune Bergmann, conductor
    Rune Bergmann, conductor
    Philippe Quint, violin
    Philippe Quint, violin
  • MW6

    Rhapsody In Blue @ 100

    NEEL DATE

    March 14

    Van Wezel DATES

    March 15, 16, 17

     

    Enjoy the fun as Sarasota Orchestra celebrates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue. American pianist Michelle Cann joins as the soloist in this blockbuster, as well as Florence Price’s extraordinary Piano Concerto. The concert’s effervescent opening brings you the cheeky wit of Rossini’s Overture to The Thieving Magpie. Creative Partner Peter Oundjian returns to Sarasota to lead these works, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. One of Tchaikovsky’s most personal pieces, the symphony packs an emotional wallop with a triumphant conclusion.

    Program

    • ROSSINI Overture to La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
    • PRICE Piano Concerto in One Movement
    • GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
    • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
    Peter Oundjian, conductor
    Peter Oundjian, conductor
    Michelle Cann, piano
    Michelle Cann, piano
  • MW7

    Yang Plays Mozart

    Van Wezel DATE‌

    April 12, 13, 14

     

    Pianist Joyce Yang, a favorite of Sarasota audiences, returns to our stage as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24. One of Mozart’s most striking concertos, the work rolls with a stormy turbulence. Yang is joined by Austrian conductor Katharina Wincor, who makes her Sarasota Orchestra debut. The program also features Dvořák’s popular Symphony No. 8, a tribute to the composer’s beloved Bohemia translated into sonic terrain filled with birdsong, rustling leaves, and folk dances. Sarasota native Roger Zare named his ten-minute NEOWISE after the comet that flared across our skies in 2020.

    Program

    • ROGER ZARE NEOWISE
    • MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24
    • DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
    Katharina Wincor, conductor
    Katharina Wincor, conductor
    Joyce Yang, piano
    Joyce Yang, piano

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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Special Events

Join us to celebrate our 75th Anniversary at these exciting events.


Dinner Series
Six Dinners throughout the season

Orchestra Brunch
Sunday, November 12, 2023

Celebrate 75 Concert and Gala
Thursday, February 15, 2024

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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.