Education Program

Creating Class Acts

They already love music. With iPods and smartphones, they rarely leave home without it. They're willing to stand in line for hours for their favorite artists, as loyal concertgoers. They have discretionary time and money, not to mention heaps of natural ability and unlimited artistic potential to play, and play well.

Yet youth are still relatively unexposed and remain the untapped market in the world of classical music. And, ironically, they hold the future of great orchestral music in the palm of their hands.

The Sarasota Orchestra recognizes it must evolve to engage new generations. With subsidy cuts and audiences becoming more diverse, a new era has begun where the Orchestra must engage the younger generation rather than waiting for them to find us.

Once we reach them, they are our most receptive participants. The Orchestra is committed to transforming the classical music experience into a youthful medium, where children and teens don't replace their pop music with Mozart, but add him to their playlists.

The benefits of early exposure to classical music are endless. It is like a world classroom where young people are dished up full servings of geography, history, art literature and math, along with music during each encounter. The Sarasota Orchestra is taking its students on a journey to different cultures, time periods and lands through its education programs.

For more information, contact the Sarasota Orchestra Education Department at (941) 487-2731.

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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...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

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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

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

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