Get to know Yoko Kita

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

First year with Sarasota Orchestra: 1990

Instrument: Thanks to a generous donor, Yoko gets to perform on a beautiful set of Adams Philharmonic Classic model timpani, made in Holland, and purchased in 2016.

Education: Bob McCormick at University of South Florida; Shigeru Maeda in Japan

Career Highlights: Yoko performs with many area ensembles and orchestras. She also participates in an annual recording project with Carl Fischer Publisher.

Passions and Interests: In her spare time, Yoko enjoys reading, cooking, and playing with flowers.


Box Office: 941-953-3434
Administration: 941-953-4252


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.


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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