Leading Ladies

Marie Selby Gardens and The Players Centre to Host Broadway-Style Cabaret

The Players Centre will honor the talented leading ladies of Broadway with an evening of show tunes performed by The Sarasota Divas at Selby Gardens.

05/16/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

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Sarasota Orchestra Highlights Voices from the “New World”

Antonín Dvořák’s love letter to America forms the heart of Sarasota Orchestra’s Masterworks program at the Van Wezel March 11–13.

02/10/2022 By Betsy Hudson Traba, Principal Flute, Sarasota Orchestra

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An Abundance of Musical Riches

Artist Series Concerts offer something for everyone this winter, with performances in varied genres and concert settings around Sarasota.

02/04/2022

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Sarasota Orchestra Showcases the Winningest Music in History

The upcoming Pops program The Envelope Please features a trio of Broadway stars in a concert of prize-worthy hits from stage and screen.

02/03/2022

Preview

Here's What's On at the Sarasota Opera This Season

The Sarasota Opera winter season commences in February with four operas planned.

01/27/2022 By Samantha Lane

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Fairy Tales and Fireworks with Sarasota Orchestra

Grammy Award–winning Maestra JoAnn Falletta returns to Sarasota for a rousing program at the Van Wezel also featuring jazz pianist Aaron Diehl.

01/26/2022 By Betsy Hudson Traba, Principal Flute, Sarasota Orchestra

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Key Chorale’s First Masterwork Concert in Two Years Calls for Celebration

A full orchestra and world-class soloists join Sarasota’s Symphonic Choir for a program of festive music in A.D. 387.

01/26/2022

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World-Renowned Violinist Makes Sarasota Orchestra Debut

Violin soloist Augustin Hadelich, whose sound has been called “hypnotic,” will perform February 4–6.

01/05/2022 By Betsy Hudson Traba, Principal Flute, Sarasota Orchestra

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A Concert 450 Years in the Making Comes to Sarasota

The esteemed solo-voice ensemble and Sarasota's Key Chorale present rare and exquisite vocal compositions from the Renaissance.

12/22/2021

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Van Wezel Announces Star-Studded Performances to Kick Off 2022

Celebrate the new year with friends and family by taking in a Broadway show, comedy, or award-winning singers at the beloved Sarasota venue.

12/21/2021

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Keyboard Giants Team Up in Concert with Sarasota Orchestra

Legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson joins Sarasota Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffrey Kahane, in their first Masterworks performance of the new year.

12/07/2021 By Betsy Hudson Traba, Principal Flute, Sarasota Orchestra

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Great Performers Take the Stage in Four One-Night-Only Concerts

The Sarasota Concert Association presents Grammy Award–winning pianist Emanuel Ax, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Takács Quartet, and other classical musicians.

11/29/2021

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Ring in the Holidays with “A Classic Christmas”

The sparkling Sarasota holiday program features the rising young stars of the Frisson ensemble playing classical and classic holiday favorites.

11/17/2021

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Venturing Outside the Box in American Voices

The second concert in the Orchestra's Masterworks series includes works by living composers, with one of them on the podium at the Van Wezel.

11/11/2021 By Betsy Hudson Traba, Principal Flute, Sarasota Orchestra

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Grace and Beauty Combine in Key Chorale’s Sheer Grace

The Thanksgiving weekend concert pairs Key Chorale's sonic harmonies with the ballet's physical grace for a powerfully uplifting live performance.

10/29/2021

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Get Swept Away in Sound

Sarasota Orchestra Principal Flutist Betsy Hudson Traba reflects on the opening of the 2021–2022 Masterworks series.

10/13/2021 By Betsy Hudson Traba

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Sarasota Arts Groups Raise the Curtain for Fall 2021

With performances by the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet, and many other groups, one of Florida's cultural destinations heats up.

10/13/2021

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The Arts Mean Business in Sarasota

Economic revival, community collaboration, social justice, and diverse voices play starring roles for the coming arts season in Sarasota.

10/07/2021

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Great Performers Take the Stage for One-Night-Only Concerts

The Sarasota Concert Association's 2022 season presents the Detroit Symphony, Grammy Award–winning pianist Emanuel Ax, the Takács Quartet, and more.

10/05/2021

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Artist Series Concerts Shine with “Stars on the Rise”

Artist Series Concerts’ 26th season features performances by bright, innovative, and outstanding young talents who represent the future of classical music.

09/29/2021