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Orchestra site search continues in Sarasota

Orchestra site search continues in Sarasota

After the City rejected its proposal, the Sarasota Orchestra has said it would expand its search beyond the City. The Sarasota County Fairgrounds has also re-emerged as a possible location.

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Orchestra not heading to Payne Park

Orchestra not heading to Payne Park

“I am disappointed by the lack of leadership on your part on this issue. You are giving us no choices.”

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commissioner Brody, residents question Orchestra plan to build in Payne Park

Commissioner Brody, residents question Orchestra plan to build in Payne Park

“Mr. Barwin, the choice between losing a significant portion of Payne Park or the Sarasota Orchestra is not a choice at all.”

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

City Attorney says park deed may not preclude symphony hall as allowable use.

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra plans to Move to Payne Park

Sarasota Orchestra plans to Move to Payne Park

The Sarasota Orchestra plans to move to Payne Park. The organization cites parking and constraints on performances as well as sea level rise as factors.

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Orchestra’s Payne Park plan starts on tumultuous note

Orchestra’s Payne Park plan starts on tumultuous note

Sarasota Orchestra CEO Joseph McKenna faced more of a verbal firing squad than a standing ovation at a community meeting last week.

March 22, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

When I heard of the plan for the Sarasota Orchestra to move to Payne Park, I wanted to shout out in joy. Instead, my heart ached.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

The proposed new concert hall calls for the demolition of the existing Tennis Center and its reconstruction in another part of Payne Park.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Future could include expansion of Payne Park Tennis in City

Future could include expansion of Payne Park Tennis in City

There is interest in adding practice courts and training courts for students as well as a center court.

October 15, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City takes control of Payne Park Tennis, hires Harris as new Supervisor

City takes control of Payne Park Tennis, hires Harris as new Supervisor

City offers Tennis Supervisor post to Tumeka Harris. Plans to upgrade facility in works.

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »