Mission: Our mission is to present internationally renowned orchestras, chamber ensembles, and solo artists to the greater Sarasota community, and to showcase outstanding regional musicians in a series of free public concerts.
The Sarasota Concert Association has been bringing internationally acclaimed classical artists and ensembles to Sarasota audiences for over 75 years. Presenting a wide range of performances, from the Chicago Symphony to the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, from pianist Emanuel Ax to the English Chamber Orchestra, our Great Performers Series features the most exciting and world-renowned artists performing today. Sarasota Concert Association also presents free Music Matinee concerts each season, featuring the exceptional talents of regional musicians. And as part of our education and outreach initiative, one of our Great Performer Series artists presents an in-school master class and conversation with students each season.