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Sarasota Orchestra

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A wonderful local orchestra

If you enjoy classical music this orchestra should be on your must see list. It is one of the best... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2017
Susan S
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Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota is proud to claim this extremely talented orchestra as its own.

In the past two decades, the Sarasota Orchestra has grown from a fine little local orchestra to a... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2017
GayleyPablo
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Sarasota, FL
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For more than 60 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and visitors from around the world. The 80-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year, and thrives...more
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

One dimensional conductor Anu Tali only programs heavy Romantic repertoire. She has no sensitivity. More objectively speaking, there are several weak players in key roles such as the Concertmaster, Principal Flute, and Principal Bassoon. This trio can manage to ruin many a performance. The group...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hello booglemaestro. We are so sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. The mission of the Sarasota Orchestra is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences. We would love to speak with you about the issue you experienced....More

Reviewed December 13, 2017

If you enjoy classical music this orchestra should be on your must see list. It is one of the best local orchestras in the country and they usually bring in talented and sometimes world class guest artists. While the venue (Van Wezel) has some challenges,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 2, 2017

In the past two decades, the Sarasota Orchestra has grown from a fine little local orchestra to a regional powerhouse. Current music director Anu Tali sets extremely high standards which have attracted and retained excellent musicians. The quality of performance is consistently high and exceeds...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 13, 2017

A wonderful magical evening with high end music. The Orchestra played at the Ed Smith Stadium on a warm Spring evening. This is an annual event, so if you go, probably it will be next year. All the seats are in the stands, and orchestra...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 13, 2017

We've had season tickets for the Masterworks:Discovery Series for the past 14 years. With a very few exceptions, we have been delighted with the performances and the selections of our directors.More

Date of experience: March 2017
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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of our Music Director Anu Tali. We hope to see...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

In Chicago, we had one of the finest symphonies in the world so it is a high standard to compare to. Our local orchestra is not Chicago, but as regional orchestras go, it has to be one of the best. I have heard them play...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of our Music Director Anu Tali. We hope to see...More

Reviewed January 8, 2017

"You have a World Class Orchestra!" So said, Case Scaglione, guest conductor, who in 2015 conducted the Detroit Symphony, the Orchestre Philharmonigue de Luxenbourg and the Julliard Orchestra, among others after serving as Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Scaglione, had just completed a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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SarasotaOrchestra, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

Reviewed September 5, 2016

Over the few years I have lived in Florida, my favorite symphony orchestra is close by, the Sarasota Orchestra. Can't say enough of how wonderful and professional this conductor and orchestra is! Well worth attending!More

Date of experience: March 2016
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SarasotaOrchestra, Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

Reviewed May 31, 2016

Anu Tali, the new Artistic Director, has upped the game of the Sarasota Orchestra. She has revitalized the member musicians and imports guest conductors and soloists of impeccable quality. Worth a voyage.More

Date of experience: March 2016
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SarasotaOrchestra, Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

In an age where grants to the arts are the first thing to be cut, it is a miracle how a small city orchestra can successfully thrive and thrive it does. Having grown up with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, that is a tough act to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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SarasotaOrchestra, Manager at Sarasota Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sarasota Orchestra! We are lucky to bring in high-quality guest artists throughout the year to perform with our professional orchestra under the baton of Maestra Anu Tali, with 125 different performances each season....More

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Hello Dick C, Our schedule for the 2015-2016 season is available on our website.
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