Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Kicks Off Its Season in October

A combination of classical, jazz, pops and more will highlight the "Ever Onward" season.

By Kay Kipling July 29, 2022

Sarasota's own Maria Wirries will perform during the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota season.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota will present a whopping 25 concerts in all during its coming 27th season, “Ever Onward.” The season, which runs from Oct. 2 to May 14, 2023, offers a range of experiences featuring emerging and more established classical, jazz, pops and chamber artists, performing at nine venues throughout Sarasota County.

The series opens Oct. 2 with a concert at the Sarasota Opera House, spotlighting the “Magnificent Markovs”—violinists Alexander, Albert and Marina Markov. The Virtuoso Violins Series will also present concerts Dec. 6 and May 9.

The Lunch & Listen Series, moving to the Sarasota Yacht Club, presents young artists in concert at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Prize winners Anthony Trionfo and Albert Cano Smit team for the first event, Oct. 27, with more to come Dec. 15, Feb. 9, March 23 and April 27.

Interested in the Lighter Fare Series? That one offers classic jazz and musical theater favorites at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Campus and indoors at Venice’s Plantation Golf & Country Club. It starts Nov. 9 with “Bass to Bass: John Miller and Michael Ross,” and will also welcome performers Danielle Talamantes and Kerry Wilkerson, Jan. 18; Sarasota’s own Maria Wirries, back from Broadway, Feb. 23; and guitarist JiJi, April 20.

Guitarist JiJi performs April 20, 2023.

Tuesdays at the Historic Asolo Theater presents a lineup including the genre-crossing quintet Sybarites, Nov. 15, followed by the 442s (three members of the St. Louis Symphony and two of that area’s finest jazz musicians) Dec. 13. Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble Dover Quartet turns up Jan. 10; the Lincoln Trio, Feb. 28; and pianist Michelle Cann, March 7.

The Soiree Series offers intimate concerts in a private home featuring tenor John Kaneklides and pianist Joseph Holt, Nov. 20 and 21, and later concerts Jan. 29 and 30 and March 5 and 6. Concerts that are not part of a series include pianist Lin Ye, March 26; harpist Cheryl Losey and her husband, cellist Abraham Feder, April 9; and brothers Paul and Steven Laraia May 14.

Pianist Lin Ye comes to town March 26, 2023.

Artists Series is teaming with The Sarasota Ballet on two programs this season. The first, Oct. 21-23, pairs chamber music with a triple bill of world premieres by Sarasota Ballet choreographers; the second, on May 2, showcases young dancers of The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company, Margaret Barbieri Conservatory and other youth arts groups.

Tickets for those performances are available through the ballet, For other offerings, discounted series subscriptions and single tickets are available through Aug. 15 only; regular prices take effect Aug. 16, and you can learn more at or by calling (941) 306-1202.

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