Subscriptions Masterworks

    Masterworks Packages

  • Neel 3

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

    Included in Neel 3

    • MW3 | January 10
    • MW4 | January 30
    • MW6 | March 6

    Not Included in Neel 3

    MW1, MW2, MW5, MW7

  • Friday 5

    5 concerts at 7:30 pm at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

    Included in Friday 5

    • MW1 | November 8
    • MW4 | January 5
    • MW5 | February 21
    • MW6 | March 7
    • MW7 | April 4

    Not Included in Friday 5

    MW2, MW3

  • Saturday 7

    7 Saturdays at 7:30 pm at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

    Included in Saturday 7

    • MW1 | November 9
    • MW2 | December 7
    • MW3 | January 11
    • MW4 | February 1
    • MW5 | February 22
    • MW6 | March 8
    • MW7 | April 5
  • Sunday 7

    7 Sundays at 2:30 pm at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

    Included in Sunday 7

    • MW1 | November 10
    • MW2 | December 8
    • MW3 | January 12
    • MW4 | February 2
    • MW5 | February 23
    • MW6 | March 9
    • MW7 | April 6
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Masterworks

Orchestral masterpieces, dynamic guest conductors, and world-class soloists are all showcased in a rich, symphonic experience.

Masterworks Concert Schedule

    • MW1

      MW1 | Sounds of Nature

      Program

      • SIBELIUS Finlandia
      • TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
      • RAUTAVAARA Cantus Arcticus
      • RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

      About

      World-renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman opens the Masterworks season with Tchaikovsky’s towering Violin Concerto, a magnificent combination of breathtaking melodies and stunning virtuosity. Following Sibelius’ majestic Finlandia and Rautavaara’s tribute to the birds of the Arctic, the program concludes with Respighi’s Pines of Rome . From the Villa Borghese to the Appian Way, Respighi’s brilliant work never fails to thrill as it peaks in a blaze of brassy glory.
    • MW2

      MW2 | Beethoven’s Seventh

      Program

      • CARLOS SIMON Fate Now Conquers
      • BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
      • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

      About

      GRAMMY Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman makes his Sarasota Orchestra debut as soloist in Brahms' monumental Piano Concerto No. 1. Called “a powerhouse pianist with a tone of crystalline clarity” (Los Angeles Times), Bronfman’s artistry is in high demand worldwide. The program opens with Carlos Simon’s 2020 homage to Beethoven, Fate Now Conquers, with the explosive jubilation of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony as this concert's crown.
    • MW3

      MW3 | Ravel’s Bolero

      Program

      • L. BOULANGER D’un matin de printemps
      • DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6
      • RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
      • RAVEL Bolero

      About

      Honoring the 150th anniversary of Maurice Ravel’s birth, this concert showcases his wildly popular Bolero. Of a Spring Morning by Lili Boulanger sparkles with the energy of new life. Pianist Natasha Paremski brings her dazzling dynamism to Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto. Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6 was the work that brought international recognition to the great Czech master.
    • MW4

      MW4 | Heroic Spirit

      Program

      • BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
      • MÁRQUEZ Fandango for Violin and Orchestra
      • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

      About

      Launching a program centering on heroism and joy, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture depicts the inner turmoil of a Roman warrior. Shostakovich battled his own internal demons in his emotionally charged Symphony No. 5. Trailblazing violinist Anne Akiko Meyers makes her Sarasota Orchestra debut in Arturo Márquez’s Fandango for violin and orchestra, imbued with playful dance rhythms and intoxicating melodies from Márquez's beloved Mexico.
    • MW5

      MW5 | Melting Pot of Music

      Program

      • JIMMY LÓPEZ BELLIDO Fiesta!
      • BILLY CHILDS Concerto for Saxophone
      • R. STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
      • RAVEL La Valse

      About

      Fiesta! by Jimmy López Bellido is an exuberant mix of European traditions with Afro-Peruvian and popular music vibes. Steven Banks performs Billy Childs’ Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, taking the listener through a Black American experience from Africa through enslavement to empowerment. Richard Strauss' gorgeous Suite from Der Rosenkavalier is the perfect preamble to Ravel’s fantastic La Valse.
    • MW6

      MW6 | The Planets

      Program

      • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Overture to The Wasps
      • DVOŘÁK Romance
      • RAVEL Tzigane
      • HOLST The Planets

      About

      One of the most influential works on and off the concert stage, Holst’s The Planets is captivating from start to finish. Violinist Grace Park brings her “fresh, different and exhilarating” (San Francisco Chronicle) talents to Dvořák’s lilting Romance and Ravel’s entrancing Tzigane. Vaughan Williams’ delightful Overture to The Wasps opens this stellar program!
    • MW7

      MW7 | Grand Treasures

      Program

      • PETER BOYER Horizons (new commission)
      • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
      • BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

      About

      Jon Kimura Parker, a veteran of the international concert stage, brings his infectious enthusiasm to Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, which travels from turbulence to serenity to exuberance. Brahms’ astonishing Fourth Symphony is a perennial audience favorite. The program opens with a personal touch in the premiere of Horizons, a commission from American composer Peter Boyer to honor longtime Sarasota Orchestra Artistic Administrator Pat Joslyn.

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.

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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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