Our Pops stage will feature a salute to the music of Doo Wop with conductor Jack Everly, a tribute to the Best of Broadway with Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess, and a night at The Cotton Club with trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling.

  • Doo Wop Project

    Doo Wop Project

    Pops 1

    Friday, January 19, 2018 | 8:00pm | Van Wezel
    Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 2:30pm | Van Wezel
    Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8:00pm | Van Wezel

    The concert follows the evolution of Doo Wop from five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on radio today. Joining the Orchestra will be stars of Broadway's Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical. Audiences will enjoy music from classic groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos, as well as the artists they influenced such as Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons. The journey continues to the music of Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, and Amy Winehouse.


    Jack Everly, conductor

    Detailed Program TBA

  • Best of Broadway

    Best of Broadway

    Pops 2

    Friday, March 9, 2018 | 8:00pm | Van Wezel
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 2:30pm | Van Wezel
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8:00pm | Van Wezel

    Headlining the program of Broadway favorites is Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis, recognized for his roles in Phantom of the Opera, Porgy and Bess and Showboat at Lincoln Center. Also on the program is Sierra Boggess, who starred in Phantom with Lewis. Her extensive credits also include School of Rock and the lead role of Ariel in the Broadway musical The Little Mermaid. The program includes music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein.


    Andrew Lane, conductor
    Norm Lewis
    , vocalist
    Sierra Boggess, vocalist

    Detailed Program TBA

  • The Cotton Club

    The Cotton Club

    Pops 3

    Friday, April 20, 2018 | 8:00pm | Van Wezel
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 2:30pm | Van Wezel
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 8:00pm | Van Wezel

    Join trumpet virtuoso, vocalist, showman and conductor Byron Stripling and the Sarasota Orchestra as they get the joint jumping. Theis swingin' concert is inspired by Harlem's famed hot spot The Cotton Club in its heyday when Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday showcased American Jazz. In addition to Stripling, who is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, we bring you vocalist Carmen Bradford and tap dancer and vocalist Ted Louis.


    Byron Stripling, conductor & soloist

    Detailed Program TBA

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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.  

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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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 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.  

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

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