Box Office Information

Address

Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

This is physically located on Van Wezel Way between 10th Street and Boulevard of the Arts, just west of Tamiami Trail/US 41.

Box Office Hours

September - June, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
and at the concert venue one hour prior to show time

Contact Information

Phone: (941) 953-3434

Toll free: (866) 508-0611

Fax: (941) 953-3059

Email: boxoffice@sarasotaorchestra.org

Subscription FAQs

When and how can I renew my existing subscription?
Subscription renewal invoices, along with the announcement of the new season, are typically available in the spring (March-April) of each year. You can renew online, by mailing in your invoice, or dropping it off in person.
What if I cannot attend all of the events in my series?
We are happy to help you with free exchanges on your subscription tickets. After you receive your tickets in the fall, contact our box office regarding exchanges to any other event in our Orchestra season, based on availability.
When are my subscription tickets mailed (or available for pick up)?

Mid- July, 2016 Subscription tickets will be mailed or available at the Box Office.

If you have not received your tickets within one week of your first concert, please call us and we will print duplicates for you. Mark your calendar and do plan to attend your concerts, even if you do not have your tickets. We can always reprint tickets, even at the concerts.

Can I buy new subscriptions?
Yes. New subscriptions may be purchased online, in person or by mail. You tell us what your seating preferences are, and we will choose the absolute best seating based on your request. You may purchase subscriptions up until the first concert date of any series.
Friends attend with me, but all subscriptions are in my name. Should we put them under each person’s name?

Yes. It is recommended that multiple-seat subscriptions are divided into individual records. Only identified subscribers reap subscriber benefits. Otherwise, transactions regarding subscriptions (important mailings, requests for seating changes, reprints, etc.) can only be carried out by the existing subscriber on record.

Simply include a note with your renewal, providing full names, addresses and phone numbers for each subscriber, and indicate which seats should be allocated to whom. Remember to include all payments.

I want a friend to take over my released subscription. Can I do that?

It is not our policy to allow “willing” of subscriptions to friends. As the existing subscriber, you would release your subscription in writing on the renewal invoice. Your friend may send in a new order form with a request for the seats you held. If the seat(s) are not reassigned to an existing subscriber in need of a change, then we will satisfy the request.

When can I purchase single event tickets for next season?
The Orchestra box office closes during the summer, and reopens in September, the day after Labor Day. Call us then, or shop online.

General FAQs

Policies

What is your exchange policy?

Exchanges are available for all patrons. A $5 per ticket fee applies to non-subscription tickets (additional upgrade charges may apply). Subscribers may exchange their subscription tickets for free.

Exchanges should be made in person at the Box Office during regular business hours, OR you may mail in your tickets with instructions for the new date, and payment for any fees/upgrades. Exchanges must be made at least 24 hours prior to the concert you wish to switch. We exchange on a ticket-for-ticket basis, regardless of original ticket value.

There are no exchanges at concerts.

Refunds are not provided.

If you cannot attend or exchange, contact the Box Office prior to the concert to donate your tickets for resale. We will issue a donation acknowledgement for the value of the tickets when we physically receive them.

Replacement Tickets.

Reprints are free. If you have misplaced your tickets, contact the Box Office, or come to your concert and request reprints. We will be happy to assist you.

Seating

Special Seating Needs.

We do our very best to provide adequate seating for all of our patrons. If you need aisle, wheelchair or walker accessible seating, or have any other special needs, please contact the Box Office directly. We will be happy to help.

Payments, Discounts, Fees

Payment Methods.

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. We also accept check and cash payments in person. Checks may be made out to Sarasota Orchestra or for Festival events, Sarasota Music Festival.

Discounts.

Any special codes or offers must be used at the time of purchase. Discounts cannot be provided once the sale is complete.

Do you have student discounts?

We offer student tickets for $9 per valid ID; we need to see the ID at the time of purchase. You may purchase student tickets in advance at the Box Office.

Do you have discounts for groups?

We offer a 20% discount for groups of 20 or more in one transaction. Group discounts are not available online; please call the Box Office to reserve your group today!

I would like to bring my child to a concert...

For Sarasota Orchestra performances, we recommend that children be at least eight years old to attend. We offer $9 student tickets to school aged children. If your child does not have a student ID, a current report card is also valid. You may purchase student tickets in advance at the Box Office.

Fees.

Online Transaction Fee: $7 per order
Exchange Fee: $5 per ticket (applied to non-subscription tickets)
Mailing Fee: $2 per order (applied to phone orders only)
Subscription Processing Fee: $7
Van Wezel Fee: For events at the Van Wezel, a $6 fee per ticket for each concert is included for service charges and parking, which is paid to the city-owned and operated Van Wezel. This fee is incorporated into the listed subscription and ticket prices.

Ways to Buy

 Online

Browse our events to purchase tickets & subscriptions on our website anytime.

 Over the Phone

(941) 953-3434
Call our Box Office during business hours* to complete your purchase.

 In Person

709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Visit our Symphony Center during business hours* and one of our Box Office agents will be happy to assist you with your purchase.

*September - June: Monday through Friday from 10am - 4pm

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Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

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 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

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 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

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 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252

 web@sarasotaorchestra.org

 Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

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