Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 14-20

Embracing Our Differences kicks off at Bayfront Park, concerts outdoors and in, Urbanite Theatre returns with a play reading and more.

01/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 7-13

Outdoor concerts, rainforest masks for sale, astrophotography lessons and more.

01/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 17-23

Asolo Rep gives us a little Christmas, it's Fiesta! Friday at Nathan Benderson Park, holiday pops ring out, and more.

12/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 10-16

Selby Gardens lights up for the holidays, a Beethoven concert, Cabaret by the Bay and more.

12/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 3-9

Holiday concerts and shows, college baseball, an FSU/Asolo Conservatory production and more.

12/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

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

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

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

Where's the Music?

Sarasota Orchestra Cancels Remaining Season Concerts and Sarasota Music Festival

Despite the cancellations, the orchestra intends to keep the music playing with videos and recordings.

04/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra Announces Its 2020-21 Season

Guest conductors and soloists from around the world will perform all types of music.

03/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Arts Update

Van Wezel, WBTT and Sarasota Orchestra Announce Changes

More cancellations and rescheduling due to COVID-19.

03/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Top Tickets

Violinist Sarah Chang Will Perform With Sarasota Orchestra This Winter

Chang was only 5 when accepted to the Juilliard School, and only 10 when she recorded her first album.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

The man with the baton

Five Takeaways From a Talk With Acclaimed Conductor Gerard Schwarz

Schwarz will guest-conduct three performances of music by Strauss, Mozart and Dvořák with the Sarasota Orchestra Nov. 8-10.

10/31/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra Welcomes Guest Conductors for the Coming Season

Conductors from around the country and the globe will lead the orchestra in concerts featuring Mozart, Mahler, Dvorak and more.

06/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Sounds of Summer

There’s Something New at This Year’s Long-Running Sarasota Music Festival

The 55th annual festival runs June 6-22, with a kickoff concert on June 1.

05/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Au Revoir, Anu

Exit Interview: Departing Sarasota Orchestra Music Director Anu Tali

"One has to win people on your side in order to change things. We were able to achieve so much together thanks to agreeing on things.”

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

The Next Stage

Big Moves are Coming for Three Performing Arts Groups

Lots of change is on the horizon for the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra and the Players.

10/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra's Coming Season Bids Farewell to Music Director Anu Tali

The 2018-19 season also marks the orchestra's 70th anniversary.

06/19/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra 2017-18 Season Features Violinist Midori

The renowned violinist is one of several guest soloists and conductors this coming season.

05/03/2017 By Kay Kipling