Annual Fund Donors

The Sarasota Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following individuals* who've made generous annual contributions as well as gifts to special events.

*Gifts listed as of September 1, 2016

CRESCENDO SOCIETY (Lifetime giving of $1,000,000 or more)

Beatrice Friedman

Ernie Kretzmer in loving memory of Alisa Kretzmer

Anne H. S. Nethercott

Virginia B. Toulmin (1925 - 2010)

GOLD BATON CIRCLE ($50,000 plus)
VIRTUOSI ($25,000 - $49,999)
IMPRESARIOS ($10,000 - $24,999)
ORCHESTRA CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)
MAESTRO CIRCLE ($2,500 - $4,999)
MUSICIAN CIRCLE ($1,000 - $2,499)
AMBASSADORS ($500 - $999)
PATRONS ($100 - $499)
SUPPORTERS ($25 - $99)

Each year, earned revenues cover less than half of our $10-million operating costs. Gifts from generous individuals, corporations and foundations make up the balance. It is a delicate duet that plays on in the form of magnificent performances, brilliant guest artists and a rich variety of musical, education and community-outreach programs - with the Sarasota Music Festival as the crescendo each year.

Your online donation immediately supports our annual operations and ensures the musical tradition will not be silenced.


Explanations of benefits are provided upon receipt of gift. The list above does not fully detail some limitations/restrictions that apply to certain donor benefits. The Sarasota Orchestra meets all requirements specified by the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-435-7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Please refer to registration #CH2669. A professional solicitor has not been retained and the Sarasota Orchestra receives 100% of your contribution.

In Memoriam / Honorarium Donation

A donation in memory of a family member, friend or colleague, is a caring way to show your support. We will mail out a personalized acknowledgement, on your behalf.

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 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.  

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 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...  

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 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.  

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

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 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.  

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Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252

 web@sarasotaorchestra.org

 Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
and at the concert venue one hour prior to show time

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