Concerts

Grand Treasures

  • On Sale: No
  • Flex: Yes
  • Date(s):
    • Date: 04-04-2025 19:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 04-05-2025 19:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 04-06-2025 14:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
  • Event Cancelled: No
  • Has intermission?: No
  • Conductor: Earl Lee
  • Featured Guest Artists: None/Single Artist, Jon Kimura Parker

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.

The Planets

  • On Sale: No
  • Flex: Yes
  • Date(s):
    • Date: 03-06-2025 19:30, Venue: Neel Performing Arts Center, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 03-07-2025 19:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 03-08-2025 19:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 03-09-2025 19:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
  • Event Cancelled: No
  • Has intermission?: No
  • Conductor: Peter Oundjian
  • Featured Guest Artists: None/Single Artist, Grace Park

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!

Melting Pot of Music

  • On Sale: No
  • Flex: Yes
  • Date(s):
    • Date: 02-21-2025 17:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 02-22-2025 17:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 02-23-2025 14:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
  • Event Cancelled: No
  • Has intermission?: No
  • Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya
  • Featured Guest Artists: None/Single Artist, Steven Banks

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.

Ravel’s Bolero

  • On Sale: No
  • Flex: Yes
  • Date(s):
    • Date: 01-10-2025 19:30, Venue: Neel Performing Arts Center, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 01-11-2025 19:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 01-12-2025 14:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
  • Event Cancelled: No
  • Has intermission?: No
  • Conductor: Shiyeon Sung
  • Featured Guest Artists: None/Single Artist, Natasha Paremski

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.

Heroic Spirit

  • On Sale: No
  • Flex: Yes
  • Date(s):
    • Date: 01-30-2025 19:30, Venue: Neel Performing Arts Center, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 01-31-2025 19:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 02-01-2025 19:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
    • Date: 02-02-2025 14:30, Venue: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Is Sold Out?: No, Is Cancelled?: No, Is Postponed?: No
  • Event Cancelled: No
  • Has intermission?: No
  • Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero

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.

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.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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