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Banyan Theater Company presents "My Old Lady"
Aug 6 - Aug 23
Various Dates & Times
When Mathias inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He discovers that the elderly inhabitant has lifetime rights and is not about to give them up. She invites him to stay, and he finds friendship, love, and finally deals with his father's death.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: www.banyantheatercompany.com or 941.358.5330
Tour de SRQ
Sat. Aug. 15
10:00 AM
Food and drinks will be brunch inspired. Each restaurant will be provide 2 dishes minimum and one signature brunch cocktail. Photos and raffle tickets available for purchase. Tour will feature restaurants at Siesta Key, St. Armand's, & Downtown, signature sites in Sarasota and transportation aboard SRQ Trolley. Grab your friends for an exciting ride through Sarasota. Following us on facebook and twitter @tourdesrq. Purchase tickets now for the Brunch Edition. Seating is limited to 116. Tickets are $105. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Location: Trolley Pickups at all three locations, Downtown, St.Armands and Siesta Key.
Information: www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-de-srq-brunch-edition-food-and-drink-trolley-tour-through-sarasota-fl-tick or 941.527.6474
A Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival
Sep 19
1:00 - 4:00 PM
A Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival is back for its second year! Enjoy menu samplings and culinary delights from over twenty of your favorite downtown restaurants along with fine wine pairings and beer tastings. All proceeds benefit Sarasota Youth Opera.
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Chamber Soiree 1: Around the World
Sun. Sep. 20
4:00 PM
Umoja, COLEMAN, Architectonics I (1984), TUUR, Architectonics I (1984), ARNOLD, Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60 (Werther), BRAHMS. Featuring: The Sarasota Wind Quintet and Sarasota Piano Quartet. Tickets: $32-$42.
Location: Holley Hall at the Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Tr.
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Chamber Soiree 2: Quintets and Tuba
Thu. Oct. 1
5:30 PM
Rounds and Dances, BACH, Wind Quintet, Op. 43, NIELSEN, Tuba Concerto (2014), CARLSON. Featuring: Jay Hunsberger, principal tuba. Tickets: $32-$42.
Location: Holley Hall at the Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Tr.
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Movie Night
Wed. Oct. 14
5:30 PM
Whether it is Bugs Bunny or Jurassic Park, music is central to film. Enjoy a bag of complimentary popcorn, sit back and listen to great movie music, and then watch a screening of Chaplin's classic short film The Lion's Cage. Featuring Betsy Traba, principal flute and Cheryl Losey, principal harp, performing Mozart from the movie Amadeus. Andrew Lane , Conductor. Tickets: $36-$48
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Understanding Opera = It's a Scandal!
Thu. Oct. 15
10:30 AM
Hear about history's great operatic scandals and fiascos with featured speakers Richard Russell and Greg Trupiano. Price: $25
Location: Jonas Kamlet Library/Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Great Escapes: Movie Night
Thu. Oct. 15
7:30 PM
Whether it is Bugs Bunny or Jurassic Park, music is central to film. Enjoy a bag of complimentary popcorn, sit back and listen to great movie music, and then watch a screening of Chaplin's classic short film The Lion's Cage. Featuring Betsy Traba, principal flute and Cheryl Losey, principal harp, performing Mozart from the movie Amadeus. Andrew Lane , Conductor. Tickets $45-$57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Movie Night
Fri. Oct. 16
5:30 PM
Whether it is Bugs Bunny or Jurassic Park, music is central to film. Enjoy a bag of complimentary popcorn, sit back and listen to great movie music, and then watch a screening of Chaplin's classic short film The Lion's Cage. Featuring Betsy Traba, principal flute and Cheryl Losey, principal harp, performing Mozart from the movie Amadeus. Andrew Lane , Conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Movie Night
Sat. Oct. 17
8:00 PM
Whether it is Bugs Bunny or Jurassic Park, music is central to film. Enjoy a bag of complimentary popcorn, sit back and listen to great movie music, and then watch a screening of Chaplin's classic short film The Lion's Cage. Featuring Betsy Traba, principal flute and Cheryl Losey, principal harp, performing Mozart from the movie Amadeus. Andrew Lane , Conductor. Tickets: $57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Meet the Artists of La boheme
Tue. Oct. 20
5:00 PM
Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell will take turns interviewing the singers and artistic staff responsible for bringing La boheme to the Sarasota Opera stage. Price: $20
Location: Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: ww.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Understanding Opera -The Tenor Voice
Thu. Oct. 22
10:30 AM
Delve into the history and development of the all-mighty tenor with Executive Director Richard Russell. Price: $25
Location: Jonas Kamlet Library/Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: ww.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
7th Annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival
Oct 23 & 24
Noon - 10:00PM
Oct 24
Noon - 8:00 PM
The annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival benefits The Lazarus Foundation Inc. Kids Force. Come visit our Pumpkin Patch and Maze, Free Hayrides, Live Demonstrations, Kids Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Carnival Rides and Games, Pie Eating Contests, Safe Trick or Treating, Large Variety of Cuisine and Family Activities to amuse all ages. Affordable Family Fun!
Location: Payne Park,, 2110 Adams Lane
Information: www.SarasotaPumpkinFestival.com or 941.219.8410
Curtain Raiser Dinner
Sun. Oct. 25
6:30 PM
Traditionally the start of Sarasota Opera's social season, this event is where long time patrons reunite and new friends are made among fellow opera lovers. In the beautiful ambiance of Michael's Wine Cellar, you will enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner and an exciting performance by our Studio Artists. Tickets: $195
Location: Michael's on East Wine Cellar
Information: ww.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Understanding Opera - Opera vs. Opera
Thu. Oct. 29
10:30 AM
What happens when two great composers write operas on the same subject? With Richard Russell and Greg Trupiano. Price: $25
Location: Jonas Kamlet Library/Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: ww.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Chamber Soiree 3: Perfect Percussion
Thu. Oct. 29
5:30 pm
Clarinet Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 (Kegelstatt), MOZART, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 (Turkish), MOZART. Featuring: Sergey Dogadin, guest violin, Daniel Jordan, concertmaster, Christopher Takeda, associate concertmaster. Tickets: $32-$42.
Location: Holley Hall at the Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Tr.
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
La boheme by Giacomo Puccini
Oct, 30, Nov. 4, 10, 12, 17
7:30 PM
Nov. 1, 15
1:30 PM
Sarasota Opera presents Puccini's most beloved opera: La boheme. Relive Mimi and Rodolfo's first encounter, walk through Paris' Latin Quarter with the two lovers, and celebrate Christmas Eve at the Cafe Momus. You'll laugh in great fun as the four friends' joke and prank, and feel the pain of the poet's broken heart as he realizes his lover's impending demise. This is the perfect work for newcomers as well as an opera worth seeing over and over. Price: $19 - $125
Location: Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: ww.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Le Barge Cruise
Sun. Nov. 1
11:00 AM
Learn local history on our Annual Fall narrated by John McCarthy, noted Sarasota Historian. $40.00 per person $50.00 VIP
Location:
Information: www.hsosc.com or 941.364.9076
Understanding Opera - My System is better than Your System
Thu. Nov. 5
10:30 AM
Greg Trupiano will explain the difference between "stagione" and opera in rep. Price: $25
Location: Jonas Kamlet Library/Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: ww.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Masterworks1: The Emperor
Fri. Nov. 6
8:00 PM
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, SHOSTAKOVICH , Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor), BEETHOVEN , Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, SHOSTAKOVICH. Conductor, Anu Tali Music Director, Soloist, Marc-Andrea Hamelin, piano. Tickets: $30-$89
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Forbidden Music - Works banned by the Nazis
Sat. Nov. 7
8:00 PM
Jewish artists were at the very center of cultural life in Germany in the 1930s, but as the Third Reich was rising, their art became increasingly isolated, and ultimately forbidden. In partnership with the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, this concert features music by composers who were banned by the Nazis. Price: $10 - $35
Location: Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Masterworks1: The Emperor
Sat. Nov. 7
8:00 PM
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, SHOSTAKOVICH , Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor), BEETHOVEN , Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, SHOSTAKOVICH. Conductor, Anu Tali Music Director, Soloist, Marc-Andrea Hamelin, piano. Tickets $30-$89.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks1: The Emperor
Sun. Nov. 8
2:30 PM
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, SHOSTAKOVICH , Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor), BEETHOVEN , Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, SHOSTAKOVICH. Conductor, Anu Tali Music Director, Soloist, Marc-Andrea Hamelin, piano. Tickets: $30-$86
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Concert at Noon: Studio and Apprentice Artists
Fri. Nov. 13
12:00 PM
Sarasota Opera Studio and Apprentice Artists present an hour long program of arias and scenes from Sarasota Opera's 2015-2016 season. Price: $5
Location: Sarasota Opera House (Harold and Kay Ronson Grand Atrium), 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Brundibar by Hans Krasa
Nov 14
1:30 & 7:30 PM
Sarasota Youth Opera, the most comprehensive youth opera program in the United States, will present Brundibar by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krasa. Originally performed by children at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during WWII, this allegorical tale store has three heroes- a sparrow, a cat and a very wise dog-- helping Annette and Little Joe raise the money needed to save their ailing mother, despite the evil organ grinder Brundibar. Price: Children $12; Adults $25; Family $55 (2 Adults/4 Children); Premium Seating $40
Location: Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Antiques, Arts & Collectibles Fair
Nov. 14
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Appraisals by noted professionsals, Bruce Crissy, Don Elder, Julie McClure and Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers. Local artisans and crafters with future collectibles for sale in the yard and demonstrations on site. Appraisals 11a-2p $10 each or 3 for $25
Location:
Information: www.hsosc.com or 941.364.9076
Palates and Palettes
Sun. Nov. 15
4:30 pm
Farmhouse Market to Farmhouse Dinner on the Lawn, with foods from the market turned into gourmet groupings, by Chef Paul Mattison. The Light Chasers Plein Air Painters will be selling their "wet off the palette" paintings, as well as their own gorgeous artworks of Sarasota County. $100.00 per person.
Location: Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information: www.farmhousemarket.org/ or 941.861.5000
Masterworks 2: Eroica
Fri. Dec. 4
8:00 PM
Symphony in M-L (World Premiere), BILIK , Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47, SIBELIUS , Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica), BEETHOVEN. Conductor, Parry So. Soloist, Leila Josefowicz, violin. Tickets $30-$89
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 2: Eroica
Sat. Dec. 5
8:00 AM
Symphony in M-L (World Premiere), BILIK , Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47, SIBELIUS , Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica), BEETHOVEN. Conductor, Parry So. Soloist, Leila Josefowicz, violin.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 2: Eroica
Sun. Dec. 6
2:30 PM
Symphony in M-L (World Premiere), BILIK , Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47, SIBELIUS , Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica), BEETHOVEN. Conductor, Parry So. Soloist, Leila Josefowicz, violin. Tickets $30-$86
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Snowglobe
Wed. Dec. 9
5:30 PM
Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit. There may not be snow in Florida, but the Orchestra will get you in the mood with delightful holiday favorites, including The Nutcracker, Carol of the Bells, The Snow Maiden and more. Andrew Lane, conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Snowglobe
Thu. Dec. 10
7:30 PM
Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit. There may not be snow in Florida, but the Orchestra will get you in the mood with delightful holiday favorites, including The Nutcracker, Carol of the Bells, The Snow Maiden and more. Andrew Lane, conductor. Tickets: $45-$57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Snowglobe
Fri. Dec. 11
5:30 PM
Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit. There may not be snow in Florida, but the Orchestra will get you in the mood with delightful holiday favorites, including The Nutcracker, Carol of the Bells, The Snow Maiden and more. Andrew Lane, conductor
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Snowglobe
Sat. Dec. 12
8:00 PM
Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit. There may not be snow in Florida, but the Orchestra will get you in the mood with delightful holiday favorites, including The Nutcracker, Carol of the Bells, The Snow Maiden and more. Andrew Lane, conductor
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Snow Fest Sarasota
Dec. 18-20
Noon-10:00 PM
Celebrate the winter season with real snow in Florida! Come play in the snow, snow slides, pictures with Santa, Appearances by Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman, live shows, kids amusement area complete with carnival rides and games, live entertainment and more
Location: Payne Park,, 2110 Adams Lane
Information: www.SnowFestSarasota.com or 941.219.8410
Masterworks 3: Winter Dreams
Thu. Jan. 7
8:00 PM
The Children of Captain Grant Overture, DUNAYEVSKY , Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, RACHMANINOFF , Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (Winter Dreams), TCHAIKOVSKY. Conductor, Anu Tali Music Director, Soloist, Mihkel Poll, piano. Tickets: $42-$69.
Location: Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th Street West Bradenton
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 3: Winter Dreams
Fri. Jan. 8
8:00 PM
The Children of Captain Grant Overture, DUNAYEVSKY , Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, RACHMANINOFF , Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (Winter Dreams), TCHAIKOVSKY. Conductor, Anu Tali Music Director, Soloist, Mihkel Poll, piano. Tickets: $30-$89.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 3: Winter Dreams
Sat. Jan. 9
8:00 PM
The Children of Captain Grant Overture, DUNAYEVSKY , Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, RACHMANINOFF , Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (Winter Dreams), TCHAIKOVSKY. Conductor, Anu Tali Music Director, Soloist, Mihkel Poll, piano. Tickets: $30-$89
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 3: Winter Dreams
Sun. Jan. 10
2:30 PM
The Children of Captain Grant Overture, DUNAYEVSKY , Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, RACHMANINOFF , Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (Winter Dreams), TCHAIKOVSKY. Conductor, Anu Tali Music Director, Soloist, Mihkel Poll, piano. Tickets: $30-$86.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Crazy for Classics
Wed. Jan. 13
5:30 PM
We're all crazy for great, memorable music. In this survey of all-time favorites, we share wonderful music you know and love, from Flight of the Bumblebee to Sleeping Beauty, and from Oklahoma to Blue Danube and Swan Lake. Featuring Bharat Chandra, principal clarinet, performing Mozart. Christopher Confessore , conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Crazy for Classics
Thu. Jan. 14
7:30 PM
We're all crazy for great, memorable music. In this survey of all-time favorites, we share wonderful music you know and love, from Flight of the Bumblebee to Sleeping Beauty, and from Oklahoma to Blue Danube and Swan Lake. Featuring Bharat Chandra, principal clarinet, performing Mozart. Christopher Confessore , conductor. Tickets: $45-$57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Crazy for Classics
Fri. Jan. 15
5:30 PM
We're all crazy for great, memorable music. In this survey of all-time favorites, we share wonderful music you know and love, from Flight of the Bumblebee to Sleeping Beauty, and from Oklahoma to Blue Danube and Swan Lake. Featuring Bharat Chandra, principal clarinet, performing Mozart. Christopher Confessore , conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Crazy for Classics
Sat. Jan. 16
8:00 PM
We're all crazy for great, memorable music. In this survey of all-time favorites, we share wonderful music you know and love, from Flight of the Bumblebee to Sleeping Beauty, and from Oklahoma to Blue Danube and Swan Lake. Featuring Bharat Chandra, principal clarinet, performing Mozart. Christopher Confessore , conductor. Tickets: $57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Sunday in the Park
Sun. Jan. 17
Outside – Plein Air Painters local chapter “Light Chasers” with paintings for sale off the easel. Inside – Local musicians led by Sal Garcia for your listening and dancing pleasure. Nibbles and beverages included. $20 per person - $15 for members. Reservations required.
Location: Pioneer Park, 1260 12th Street
Information: www.hsosc.com or 941.364.9076
Pops concert: Memories of My Favorite Things
Fri. Jan. 22
8:00 PM
This unique concert of Broadway music showcases the brilliance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Guest vocalist Norm Lewis (Phantom of the Opera) performs a variety of songs from musicals including Sound of Music, Cats, Carousel, Phantom of the Opera, sunset, Boulevard, plus other favorites. Tickets: $32-$77.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
The Opera Gala: An Evening on the Nile
Sat. Jan. 23
6:30 PM
The annual Opera Gala celebrates the beginning of Sarasota Opera's Winter Festival and the opening of Sarasota's social season. This year's gala will feature an Egyptian theme in conjunction with Verdi's Aida. This elegant affair will include a cocktail hour, delectable four course dinner, a special performance by our principal artists, and live music for dancing. This is one of Sarasota's largest and most elegant fundraisers of the season, so we encourage you to invite your friends and put together a table. Don't miss one of the premier social events in Sarasota! Tickets: $295
Location: The Ritz-Carlton
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Pops Concert: Memories of My Favorite Things
Sat. Jan. 23
8:00 PM
This unique concert of Broadway music showcases the brilliance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Guest vocalist Norm Lewis (Phantom of the Opera) performs a variety of songs from musicals including Sound of Music, Cats, Carousel, Phantom of the Opera, sunset, Boulevard, plus other favorites. Tickets: $32-$77.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Meet the Artists of Aida
Tue. Jan. 26
5:00 PM
Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell will take turns interviewing the singers and artistic staff responsible for bringing Aida to the Sarasota Opera stage. Price: $20
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Chamber Soiree 4: Mozart Fest 1
Fri. Jan. 29
5:30 pm
Clarinet Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 (Kegelstatt), MOZART, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 (Turkish), MOZART. Featuring: Sergey Dogadin, guest violin, Daniel Jordan, concertmaster, Christopher Takeda, associate concertmaster. Tickets: $32-$42.
Location: Holley Hall at the Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Tr.
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
"Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi
Jan 30
7:00 PM Feb. 7, 20, Mar. 15
1:30 PM Feb. 4, 10, 23, 28, Mar. 2, 5, 15, 19
7:30 PM
One of opera's most beloved tales of the mythic love triangle between a slave, a vengeful princess, and a great warrior will make its Sarasota Opera debut opening the season on January 30th. Conducted by Victor DeRenzi, staged by Stephanie Sundine and with new sets by David P. Gordon, this opera features arias such as "Celeste Aida" and "O patria mia." This is truly grand opera at its grandest! Price: $19 - $125
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Chamber Soiree 5: Mozart Fest 2
Sun. Jan. 31
Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370, MOZART, Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 (Stadler), MOZART. With Special guests: Andrei Dogadin, guest viola, Sergey Dogadin, guest violin. Tickets: $32-$42.
Location: Holley Hall at the Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Tr.
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 4: All About Mozart
Thu. Feb. 4
8:00 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, BRAHMS , Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364, MOZART , Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (Jupiter), MOZART. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloists, Sergey Dogadin, violin and Andrei Dogadin, viola. Tickets: $42-$69
Location: Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th Street West Bradenton
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 4: All About Mozart
Fri. Feb. 5
8:00 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, BRAHMS , Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364, MOZART , Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (Jupiter), MOZART. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloists, Sergey Dogadin, violin and Andrei Dogadin, viola. Tickets: $30-$89
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
"Cosi fan tutte" by W.A. Mozart
Feb. 6, 9, 11, 17, 26, Mar. 4
7:30 PM
Feb. 14, 21
1:30 PM
Mar. 12
8:00 PM
"Cosi fan tutte" literally means "All women do this." Two young soldiers are convinced to pull a prank on their brides-to-be, and put the women's faithfulness to the test. Mozart's enthralling comedy and masterful score will lighten your heart and make for an evening of great fun. Price: $19 - $125
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Masterworks 4: All About Mozart
Sat. Feb. 6
8:00 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, BRAHMS , Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364, MOZART , Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (Jupiter), MOZART. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloists, Sergey Dogadin, violin and Andrei Dogadin, viola. Tickets: $30-$89
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 4: All About Mozart
Sun. Feb. 7
2:30 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, BRAHMS , Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364, MOZART , Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (Jupiter), MOZART. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloists, Sergey Dogadin, violin and Andrei Dogadin, viola. Tickets: $30-$86
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Meet the Artists of "Fidelio"
Tue. Feb. 9
5:00 PM
Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell will take turns interviewing the singers and artistic staff responsible for bringing Fidelio to the Sarasota Opera stage. Price: $20
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Great Escapes: A Song in My Heart
Wed. Feb. 10
5:30 PM
This Valentine's week concert features Ray Charles standards such as Ain't that Love and Georgia on My Mind, as well as, I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, a celebration of Marvin Hamlisch favorites, La Vie en Rose, and the Overture from The Barber of Seville. Dirk Meyer, conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: A Song in My Heart
Thu. Feb. 11
7:30 PM
This Valentine's week concert features Ray Charles standards such as Ain't that Love and Georgia on My Mind, as well as, I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, a celebration of Marvin Hamlisch favorites, La Vie en Rose, and the Overture from The Barber of Seville. Dirk Meyer, conductor. Tickets: $45-$57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: A Song in My Heart
Fri. Feb. 12
5:30 PM
This Valentine's week concert features Ray Charles standards such as Ain't that Love and Georgia on My Mind, as well as, I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, a celebration of Marvin Hamlisch favorites, La Vie en Rose, and the Overture from The Barber of Seville. Dirk Meyer, conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
"Fidelio" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Feb. 13, 18, 24, Mar. 1, 11
7:30 PM Feb. 28, Mar. 5
1:30 PM
Sub-titled The Triumph of Married Love, Beethoven's only opera tells the story of Leonore a faithful wife who disguises herself as a young man and adopts the name Fidelio to save her beloved husband, Florestan, from prison by a ruthless tyrant. Her undying love and perseverance saves him from certain death. Price: $19 - $125
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Great Escapes: A Song in My Heart
Sat. Feb. 13
8:00 PM
This Valentine's week concert features Ray Charles standards such as Ain't that Love and Georgia on My Mind, as well as, I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, a celebration of Marvin Hamlisch favorites, La Vie en Rose, and the Overture from The Barber of Seville. Dirk Meyer, conductor. Tickets: $57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Concert at Noon: Studio and Apprentice Artists
Fri. Feb. 19
12::00 PM
Sarasota Opera Studio and Apprentice Artists present an hour long program of arias and scenes from Sarasota Opera's 2015-2016 season. Price: $5
Location: Sarasota Opera House (Harold and Kay Ronson Grand Atrium), 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Masterworks 5: Maestro
Fri. Feb. 19
8:00 PM
Tragic Overture in D Minor, Op. 81, BRAHMS. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 1, STENHAMMER. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, STRAUSS. Conductor, Neeme Jarvi. Soloist, Per Tengstrand, piano.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 5: Maestro
Sat. Feb. 20
8:00 PM
Tragic Overture in D Minor, Op. 81, BRAHMS. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 1, STENHAMMER. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, STRAUSS. Conductor, Neeme Jarvi. Soloist, Per Tengstrand, piano.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 5: Maestro
Sun. Feb. 21
2:30 PM
Tragic Overture in D Minor, Op. 81, BRAHMS. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 1, STENHAMMER. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, STRAUSS. Conductor, Neeme Jarvi. Soloist, Per Tengstrand, piano. Tickets: $30-$86.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Meet the Artists of "The Battle of Legnano"
Tue. Feb. 23
5:00 PM
Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell will take turns interviewing the singers and artistic staff responsible for bringing The Battle of Legnano to the Sarasota Opera stage. Price: $20
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Chamber Soiree 6: Splendid Strings
Thu. Feb. 25
5:30 pm
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, No. 1, DEBUSSY, String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2, BEETHOVEN. Tickets: $32-$42.
Location: Holley Hall at the Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Tr.
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Concert at Noon: Studio and Apprentice Artists
Fri. Feb. 26
12:00 PM
Sarasota Opera Studio and Apprentice Artists present an hour long program of arias and scenes from Sarasota Opera's 2015-2016 season. Price: $5
Location: Sarasota Opera House (Peterson Great Room), 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
SnowLight Chasers 5th Annual Art Show/Sale
Feb. 26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Artwork for sale,at the Opening Gala in the Phillippi Mansion, by Master Plein Air Artists, from around the country. A portion of all proceeds goes toward the restoration of the historic, 100 yr old Farmhouse at the Park.
Location: Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information: www.lightchasersinc.com or 941.861.5000
Light Chasers 5th Annual Art Show/Sale Saturday Gala
Feb. 27 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
More works by the Light Chasers of the Sun Coast Plein Air Painters at this Gala in the Phillippi Mansion. Local, as well as nationally known artists will be in attendance. A portion of the proceeds will be used to complete the restoration of the Farmhouse on the Phillippi Estate, in time for its 100th anniversary this year.
Location: Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information: www.lightchasersinc.com or 941.861.5000
"The Battle of Legnano" by Giuseppe Verdi
Feb. 27, Mar. 3, 8, 16, 18
7:30 PM
Mar. 6, 12
1:30 PM
Opening on February 27, 2016, Verdi's The Battle of Legnano will be the final opera presented as part of the Verdi Cycle. As a nation struggles to break away from Barbarossa's grip, love for the same woman will test the friendship of two warriors as honor calls them into battle. Together with Verdi's monumental Aida, this tale of love, broken friendship, and war will help close the Verdi Cycle. Price: $19 - $125
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Light Chasers 5th Annual Art Show/Sale
Feb. 28
Noon - 5:00 PM
Continuation of the weekend's Light Chasers of the Sun Coast Show and Sale. Open to the Public, plenty of Free parking. A portion of all proceeds goes directly to the restoration of the Farmhouse Fund.
Location: Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information: www.lightchasersinc.com or 941.861.5000
Great Escapes: Unforgettable
Wed. Mar. 2
5:30 PM
Nat King Cole was truly Unforgettable, as are the rest of the greats on this program of music that made an impression then and now. Enjoy Mancini's Moon River, a salute to Irving Berlin and a medley of famous Broadway themes, all orchestral, all unforgettable. Christopher Confessore, conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Unforgettable
Thu. Mar. 3
7:30 PM
Nat King Cole was truly Unforgettable, as are the rest of the greats on this program of music that made an impression then and now. Enjoy Mancini's Moon River, a salute to Irving Berlin and a medley of famous Broadway themes, all orchestral, all unforgettable. Christopher Confessore, conductor. Tickets: $45-$57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Covers at 3
Fri. Mar. 4
3:00 PM
Studio Artists who are covering (understudying) principal roles on the mainstage will sing excerpts from the season's operas. Price: $5
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Great Escapes: Unforgettable
Fri. Mar. 4
5:30 PM
Nat King Cole was truly Unforgettable, as are the rest of the greats on this program of music that made an impression then and now. Enjoy Mancini's Moon River, a salute to Irving Berlin and a medley of famous Broadway themes, all orchestral, all unforgettable. Christopher Confessore, conductor. Tickets $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Unforgettable
Sat. Mar. 5
8:00 PM
Nat King Cole was truly Unforgettable, as are the rest of the greats on this program of music that made an impression then and now. Enjoy Mancini's Moon River, a salute to Irving Berlin and a medley of famous Broadway themes, all orchestral, all unforgettable. Christopher Confessore, conductor. Tickets $57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Chamber Soiree 7: Brass to Bassoon
Sun. Mar. 6
4:00 PM
Fanfare from La Péri, DUKAS, A Brass Menagerie, CHEETHAM, Sonate en trio pour Flûte, Alto et Harpe, DEBUSSY, Bassoon Concerto in G Major, RV 493, No. 30, VIVALDI. Featuring Fernando Traba, principal bassoon. Tickets: $32-$42.
Location: Holley Hall at the Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Tr.
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Artists Choice Concert
Wed. Mar. 9
7:30 PM
A Sarasota Opera tradition! Our Principal and Studio Artists perform their choice of the best of opera, Broadway, and everything in between. Price: $10 - $40
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Masterworks 6: Our Town
Fri. Mar. 11
8:00 PM
Our Town, COPELAND. Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, BRAHMS. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, DVORAK. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloist, Guy Braunstein, violin. Tickets: $42-$69
Location: Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th Street West Bradenton
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 6: Our Town
Sat. Mar. 12
2:30 PM
Our Town, COPELAND. Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, BRAHMS. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, DVORAK. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloist, Guy Braunstein, violin. Tickets: $30-$89.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 6: Our Town
Sat. Mar. 12
8:00 PM
Our Town, COPELAND. Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, BRAHMS. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, DVORAK. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloist, Guy Braunstein, violin. Tickets: $30-$89.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Concert at Noon: Studio and Apprentice Artists
Sun. Mar. 13
12::00 PM
Sarasota Opera Studio and Apprentice Artists present an hour long program of arias and scenes from Sarasota Opera's 2015-2016 season. Price: $5
Location: Sarasota Opera House (Peterson Great Room), 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Masterworks 6: Our Town
Sun. Mar. 13
2:30 PM
Our Town, COPELAND. Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, BRAHMS. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, DVORAK. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloist, Guy Braunstein, violin. Tickets: $30-$86.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
The Young Verdi
Thu. Mar. 17
7:30 PM
He is known as the preeminent opera composer of the 19th century, and regarded by many as the reigning master of opera of all time. But before all the fame, the young Giuseppe was a talented man with dreams and aspirations. Meet the young Verdi in this concert with music composed before his first opera, Oberto. This concert will be part of the Verdi Festival week and include recently discovered music. Price: $15 - $100
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org or 941.328.1300
Pops Concert: Disney in Concert
Fri. Mar. 18
8:00 PM
This multi-media experience features acclaimed vocalists and scenes from your favorite Disney movies projected above the Orchestra. Experience Academy Award winning music from Disney movies including Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, the Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more. Tickets: $32-$77
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Pops Concert: Disney in Concert
Sat. Mar. 19
8:00 PM
This multi-media experience features acclaimed vocalists and scenes from your favorite Disney movies projected above the Orchestra. Experience Academy Award winning music from Disney movies including Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, the Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more. Tickets: $32-$77
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Special Performance By STASH
Sat. Mar. 26
10:00 PM
Catch a special performance by STASH at the Ivory Lounge for Cream Thursdays!
Location: Ivory Lounge, 1413 Main St ,
Information: www.dancestash.com/event/details/ivory-lounge-sarasota-florida/ or 941.388.7869
Masterworks 7: Legends
Fri. Apr. 1
8:00 PM
Our Town, COPELAND. Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, BRAHMS. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, DVORAK. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloist, Guy Braunstein, violin. tickets: $42-$69.
Location: Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th Street West Bradenton
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 7: Legends
Sat. Apr. 2
8:00 PM
Bergensiana, HALVORSEN. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, CHOPIN. Lemminkainen Suite (Legends), Op. 22, SIBELIUS. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloist, Antti Siirala, piano. Tickets: $30-$89.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Masterworks 7: Legends
Sun. Apr. 3
2:30 PM
Bergensiana, HALVORSEN. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, CHOPIN. Lemminkainen Suite (Legends), Op. 22, SIBELIUS. Conductor, Anu Tali, Music Director. Soloist, Antti Siirala, piano. Tickets: $30-$86.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Pops Concert: The Beat Goes On
Fri. Apr. 15
8:00 PM
The Orchestra and incredible guest vocalists turn back the clock to the 1960s when the "Fab Four" took the world by storm, the Beach Boys made summer "endless" and the Supremes put Motown on the map. Reminisce with music that was first played on a "45" yet still rocks the house. Featuring acclaimed guest conductor Jack Everly. Tickets: $32-$77.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Pops Concert: The Beat Goes On
Sat. Apr. 16
8:00 PM
The Orchestra and incredible guest vocalists turn back the clock to the 1960s when the "Fab Four" took the world by storm, the Beach Boys made summer "endless" and the Supremes put Motown on the map. Reminisce with music that was first played on a "45" yet still rocks the house. Featuring acclaimed guest conductor Jack Everly. Tickets: $32-$77.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Chamber Soiree 8: Cello Time
Thu. Apr. 21
5:30 pm
Fratres [Version for 8 celli], PART, Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012, BACH, Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1, HAYDEN. Featuring: Jake Muzzy, acting principal cello, Christopher Schnell, assistant principal cello. Tickets: $32-$42.
Location: Holley Hall at the Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Tr.
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Unforgettable
Wed. May. 4
5:30 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we'll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You'll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami's Gloria Estefan. Jacomo Bairos, conductor. Tickets: $36-$48
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Latin Nights
Wed. May. 4
5:30 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we'll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You'll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami's Gloria Estefan. Jacomo Bairos, conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Latin Nights
Thu. May. 5
7:30 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we'll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You'll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami's Gloria Estefan. Jacomo Bairos, conductor. Tickets: $45-$57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Latin Nights
Fri. May. 6
5:30 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we'll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You'll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami's Gloria Estefan. Jacomo Bairos, conductor. Tickets: $36-$48.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Great Escapes: Latin Nights
Sat. May. 7
8:00 PM
While we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we'll recognize a wide range of Latin music with that very special beat. You'll enjoy classics such as Man of La Mancha, the popular La Bamba and a thrilling tribute to Miami's Gloria Estefan. Jacomo Bairos, conductor. Tickets: $57.
Location: Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434

 

 

 

Recurring Events

Handz-on Family Program
Every Sunday
1:00-3:00 PM
Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to bring their favorite adult to the Ringling Museum for Handz-On!  Guided by creative Museum educators, families will explore the galleries, enjoy family-friendly activities, and make fabulous works of art
Location:  John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Information:  To reserve your space, call Janine Packard, Education Specialist at 941-359-5700 ex 1-3703, or email jpackard@ringling.org   www.ringling.org
Palm Singles
Every Monday
6:00 PM
Over 50's singles group meets for dinner at 6 pm followed by a program. We also offer a full monthly calendar of events. This is a great time to come out and make new friends.
Location:  Church of the Palms 3224 Bee Ridge Road
Information:  For dinner reservation call Dotty, 941.924.7430
Meet The Sky
First Monday of the Month from Jan - Sep
Dusk
Join Eve Plews and other sky observers as we explore the infinite night sky. See constellations, stars and planets through telescope provided. Weather permitting. Free for all ages!
Location:  Siesta Key Beach Pavilion
Information:  941.952.1200
Free Yoga On Siesta Beach
Every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
9:00 AM
Bring your own mat and water to the Siesta Beach Main Entrance. Taught by Avananda (with over 35 years of teaching experience in Hawaii and around the world. If your  coming for the first time it would be good to call.
Location:  Siesta Beach
Information:  941-320-6693 or email yogaonsiesatabeach@yahoo.com hathayogalesson.com
Sarasota African Violet Society
Every 3rd Tuesday  except June, July, August
10:00 AM - Noon
Learn and share America's favorite and most recognized house plant,including monthly workshops.
Location:  First Baptist Church 265 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Information:  941.343.0976
Art on the Boardwalk
Every Tuesday, Feb. & March
Noon - Dusk
This exhibit is a juried, weekly event showcasing the fine art and quality craftsmanship of approximately 30 outstanding local and regional artists.
Location:  The Boat Yard Village, 1508 Stickney Pt Rd
Information:  941.539.7972
MOMS Club of Sarasota North
Every 1st Wednesday
10:00 AM
We discuss club business and activities planned for the month while children play or make a craft. You and your children are WELCOME to join us.
Location:  St. James United Methodist, 2049 N. Honore Ave.
Information:  941.306.3649 or momsclubofsarasotanorth.com
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Thursday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme
Preschool Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 & 11:15 AM
For ages 3 and up. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Not-Two-Young Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 AM & 11:15 AM
For 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Sarasota Shell Club
2nd Thrusday of the Month, Sep - Apr
7:00 PM
Meetings include:  Guest speaker, raffle, door prizes,business meeting, refreshments, and a whole lot of shell talk. Don't miss the fun.  Everyone Welcome.
Location:  Waldemere Fire Station, 2nd Floor
Information:  sarasotashellclub@hotmail.com
Positively Speaking Toastmasters
Every Friday
6:00 PM
Do something different on Friday nights by challenging your mind and having loads of fun with a great group of people. Guests are always welcome.
Location:  Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
Information:  941.685.1614 or posspeaking.freetoasthost.org
>Live from Downtown it's Friday Night!
Every Friday
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday night downtown has never been better, featuring a different downtown Sarasota neighborhood each week. Every month a new theme to showcase and celebrate Sarasota's unique seasons and holidays.
Location:  1st Friday Palm Ave, Main St, 1st St & Whole Foods
2nd Friday Burns Square (South Pineapple)
3rd Friday Towles Court (Adams & Washington)
4th Friday Rosemary District (Fruitville & Central)
Information: 
Sarasota Farmers Market
Every Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Downtown Farmers' Market is is a potpourri of fresh produce, food, flowers and plants, fine artisanship, friends and fun. It has become a community happening - a gathering place for people to bring families, friends and even dogs to peruse the displays of garden-fresh produce and unique craft products.
Location:  Main St. and Lemon Ave
Information:  www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Saturday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance at 9:50 AM.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme