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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 »

‘Embraceable You’

‘Embraceable You’

“Embraceable You” is presented as part of the Sarasota Orchestra’s Great Escape Series by Conductor Dirk Meyer. Maestro Meyer and the Sarasota Orchestra will perform a concert prelude to Valentine’s Day. The concert features Gershwin’s “Crazy for You” and favorites by Stevie Wonder and Nat King Cole. Other concert highlights include Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra hosts St. Clair, Hanslip

Sarasota Orchestra hosts St. Clair, Hanslip

The Sarasota Orchestra as part of its Masterworks Series welcomes guest conductor Carl St. Clair, music director for the Pacific Symphony, to lead Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and guest artist Cholë Hanslip will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Performances at 8 p.m., Jan. 27 at Neel; at 8 p.m., Jan. 28 at the Van Wezel, and […]

January 6, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Events | Read More »

Happy Birthday, Ludwig

Happy Birthday, Ludwig

The Sarasota Orchestra presents as part of its Chamber Soiree Series “Happy Birthday, Ludwig” at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 15 at Holley Hall. Join Maestro Dirk Meyer and the Sarasota Orchestra as they honor master composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Due to the popularity of last year’s concert, they celebrate the birth of Beethoven’s genius this year […]

November 17, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Key Events | Read More »

‘Journeys to Genius: Solving Elgar’s Enigma’

‘Journeys to Genius: Solving Elgar’s Enigma’

“Journeys to Genius: Solving Elgar’s Enigma” at the Sarasota Opera House Oct. 8-9. The Sarasota Orchestra brings to life the story of Sir Edward Elgar, the famous composer of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Guest conductor Christopher Confessore helps unlock the mystery surrounding Elgar’s work of genius: the “Enigma Variations” during this narrated, multimedia concert experience. Learn […]

September 29, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Key Events | Read More »

Summon the Heros

Summon the Heros

September 11, 2011, marks the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The Sarasota Orchestra in partnership with the Van Wezel and collaborating arts organizations will commemorate the day that changed America with a multimedia concert program. The concert features touching and uplifting orchestral, choral and solo vocal performances, dramatic video footage and inspirational readings that highlight the […]

August 26, 2011 | Posted in Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra receives $30K grant

Sarasota Orchestra receives $30K grant

Gulf Coast Community Foundation awarded a $30,000 grant to the Sarasota Orchestra to fund a dedicated facilities manager. This staff position will enable Sarasota Orchestra to increase building rentals to generate supplemental income and allow production staff to focus their efforts on supporting the orchestra’s musical performances. The new employee will be responsible for managing […]

August 19, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »