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Neeme Järvi

The Maestro

Neeme Järvi! All of us are beyond excited over the opportunity to hear the Sarasota Orchestra under the baton of the great Maestro Neeme Järvi.

He is truly one of the greatest conductors of all time, and he is alive and working today. He's so awesome that he regularly conducts orchestras like the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, as well as the major Orchestras in the US too.

Born in Estonia (just like our Music Director Anu Tali), Maestro Järvi moved to the US in 1980 and became an American citizen in 1987. He rose to international stature after his tenure as music directors of both the Gothenburg Symphony and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has inspired countless musicians and composers, both Estonian and American. Indeed, he has even created his own biological musical dynasty. All three of his children are famous musicians: two are conductors (Paavo Järvi and Kristjan Järvi), and the third is the renowned flutist, Maarika Järvi.

Sometimes, renowned Maestros and orchestral musicians have a love/hate relationship. However Maestro Järvi is that rare combination of great conductor who also has a reputation for being loved by players. This has the musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra especially excited to make music with this living legend. Join us for a historic weekend in the Sarasota music scene.

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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.


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