Think Smaller

New Choices for a Sarasota Orchestra Season

After postponing its original schedule of performances, the orchestra returns with a season of safer, smaller ensemble concerts.

10/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

NewStart

EnsembleNEWSRQ Announces 2020-21 Season

The chamber music ensemble begins its season with an October concert streamed online.

09/28/2020 By Kay Kipling

Active Listening

Doug Holland Runs Bradenton's Jerk Dog Records From His Home

Holland converted his porch into a cozy, one-room record shop that attracts listeners who span the gamut.

09/25/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

The New Guy

New Music New College’s New Artistic Director Takes Audiences on a Discovery of Exciting 'New Sounds'

“It’s a wild time to be planning a concert series,” Mark Dancigers admits.

09/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sad Trombone

The Venice Symphony Postpones 2020-21 Season

The symphony plans to announce virtual concerts soon.

09/09/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Song Plays On

Choral Artists of Sarasota Announces 2020-2021 Season

The season will feature both in-person and virtual concerts, along with a long-delayed world premiere.

09/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Listening to Black Voices

Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot on Overcoming Racism in Classical Music

Pilot was the first Black female principal player in a major symphony orchestra.

09/01/2020 By Heather Dunhill

More Arts Updates

Sarasota Orchestra Postpones Scheduled Concert Season

The orchestra faces the effects of the pandemic when it comes to presenting live performances.

08/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Music Updates

Sarasota Concert Association and Bradenton Blues Festival Make Some Changes

The blues fest has a new venue, and the concert group is shortening its season, due to Covid-19 concerns.

08/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Aug. 20-26

Concerts both live and virtual, the Suffragist Project finale and more.

08/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Survival of the Fittest?

Former Kennedy Center Leader and New Sarasota Resident Michael Kaiser on Arts and the Pandemic

The longtime arts administrator and consultant answers crucial questions about the future for arts organizations.

08/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Arts Update

More Schedule Changes as Sarasota Opera Adapts to COVID-19

The fall season now has some cancellations and possible outdoor concerts.

08/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Exploring the New

New Unscripted Series Offers Peeks into the Artistic Process

The series presented by the Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Van Wezel Foundation kicked off last night.

07/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Top Events

What to Do This Week in Sarasota: July 2-8

Fireworks on the Lake, Choral Artists present “American Fanfare,” The Planetarium at Bishop reopens, and more.

07/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Editors' Picks

What We're Listening to Right Now

Our editors on what they're tuning into these days.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Playing On

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 25th Anniversary Season

The series of concerts, mixing classical, pops and more, is set to return in September.

06/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Musical Fireworks

Choral Artists of Sarasota July 4 Concert Will Go On Virtually

The annual patriotic celebration of Independence Day is still planned; it's just different.

06/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Tuning Up

Sarasota Orchestra Presents Music Moves Us: SMF Edition

Faculty and fellows of the canceled 2020 Sarasota Music Festival will share musical "postcards" online.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Is Back Onstage (Virtually)

The company's An Evening with Sheldon Rhoden & Friends is a fund raiser, and a glimpse into how the show can go on.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Shows in the Works

Asolo Rep Presents Making Musicals

Online audiences will get to choose their favorite in a four-part new musical competition starting May 21.

05/20/2020 By Kay Kipling