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Sarasota Orchestra

709 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236-4047
+1 941-953-3434
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A wonderful local orchestra

If you enjoy classical music this orchestra should be on your must see list. It is one of the best... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Suzie S
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Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota is proud to claim this extremely talented orchestra as its own.

In the past two decades, the Sarasota Orchestra has grown from a fine little local orchestra to a... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
GayleyPablo
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Sarasota, FL
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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 December 2017

If you enjoy classical music this orchestra should be on your must see list. It is one of the best local orchestras in the country and they usually bring in talented and sometimes world class guest artists. While the venue (Van Wezel) has some challenges,...More

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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

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!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

In the past two decades, the Sarasota Orchestra has grown from a fine little local orchestra to a regional powerhouse. Current music director Anu Tali sets extremely high standards which have attracted and retained excellent musicians. The quality of performance is consistently high and exceeds...More

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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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Reviewed 13 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

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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

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Reviewed 8 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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