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Sarasota Orchestra

709 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236-4047
+1 941-953-3434
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Saw them in Arts in the Ball Park

A wonderful magical evening with high end music. The Orchestra played at the Ed Smith Stadium on a... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
EnglewoodDane
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ENGLEWOOD
Love this local orchestra!

We've had season tickets for the Masterworks:Discovery Series for the past 14 years. With a very... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Sharon O
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Sarasota, Florida
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For more than 60 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and visitors from around the world. The 80-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year, and thrives as the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida. In 2008 the organization unveiled a new name and logo with a package that offers new series, new concerts and a whole new way to experience live music, along with the timeless classics.An arts leader in the community, the Sarasota Orchestra has a dual mission, dedicated to exquisite performance and first-class musical education. The Sarasota Orchestra's acclaimed music education program includes the 50-year-old Youth Orchestra, which features five ensembles – the most advanced of which, The Youth Philharmonic, made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2008. The Sarasota Orchestra also offers music lessons for students of all ages and abilities, sponsors multiple community-outreach programs and is the parent program of the Sarasota Music Festival.
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709 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236-4047
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

A wonderful magical evening with high end music. The Orchestra played at the Ed Smith Stadium on a warm Spring evening. This is an annual event, so if you go, probably it will be next year. All the seats are in the stands, and orchestra...More

Thank EnglewoodDane
SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We've had season tickets for the Masterworks:Discovery Series for the past 14 years. With a very few exceptions, we have been delighted with the performances and the selections of our directors.More

Thank Sharon O
SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of our Music Director Anu Tali. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

In Chicago, we had one of the finest symphonies in the world so it is a high standard to compare to. Our local orchestra is not Chicago, but as regional orchestras go, it has to be one of the best. I have heard them play...More

Thank JordanS8
SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of our Music Director Anu Tali. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

People who are giving this orchestra five stars obviously haven't heard the best orchestras. They are very good, especially for a small city like Sarasota, but are not a great orchestra. There is almost always one or two places where the orchestra is out of...More

Thank Suzie S
SarasotaOrchestra, Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for your comment. We pride ourselves for being one of the top regional orchestras in the country, and we always strive to perform at the highest level and exceed the expectations of our audiences. We hope you will continue to come and enjoy...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017

"You have a World Class Orchestra!" So said, Case Scaglione, guest conductor, who in 2015 conducted the Detroit Symphony, the Orchestre Philharmonigue de Luxenbourg and the Julliard Orchestra, among others after serving as Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Scaglione, had just completed a...More

Thank Edwin M
SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Over the few years I have lived in Florida, my favorite symphony orchestra is close by, the Sarasota Orchestra. Can't say enough of how wonderful and professional this conductor and orchestra is! Well worth attending!More

Thank Lulu813
SarasotaOrchestra, Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

Reviewed 31 May 2016

Anu Tali, the new Artistic Director, has upped the game of the Sarasota Orchestra. She has revitalized the member musicians and imports guest conductors and soloists of impeccable quality. Worth a voyage.More

Thank BillKn
SarasotaOrchestra, Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

In an age where grants to the arts are the first thing to be cut, it is a miracle how a small city orchestra can successfully thrive and thrive it does. Having grown up with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, that is a tough act to...More

Thank JordanS8
SarasotaOrchestra, Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

We've been there about 5-6 times and every concert has been top quality. This has to be one of the best small city orchestra's in the country! Tickets are reasonably priced and the Van Wezel doesn't have any bad seats. Conductor Anu Tali is world...More

Thank tojono3924
SarasotaOrchestra, Social Media Coordinator at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Witnessed a spirited performance of many Disney tunes from their movies by the Sarasota Orchestra accompanied by very professional vocalists. What a delight!More

Thank Al B
SarasotaOrchestra, Social Media Coordinator at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2016

Thank you for visiting us at the Sarasota Orchestra and our recent Pops Concert, "Disney In Concert." Every year, the Sarasota Orchestra has more than 125 concerts ranging from classical masterpieces (Masterworks), small Chamber pieces, youth offerings, and popular hits. We hope we will see...More

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Response from SarasotaOrchestra | Property representative |
Hello Dick C, Our schedule for the 2015-2016 season is available on our website.
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Dick C
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Hello Dick C, please visit our website for all the latest concerts and news!
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