Sarasota Orchestra

709 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34236-4047

Come as you are. Leave different. 

Since 1949, Sarasota Orchestra has inspired and entertained music-lovers across the region and visitors from around the world. As the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida, each year the 76-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops, chamber music, and community outreach concerts. Sarasota Orchestra is also the parent program of the world-renowned Sarasota Music Festival, founded in 1965. For more information visit or call the box office at: 941-953-3434.

Masterworks Series 

The Masterworks series brings symphonic blockbusters to life alongside vibrant works by contemporary composers. Guest appearances by acclaimed conductors and soloists on the Orchestra's current and recent seasons include Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich and legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Performances take place at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and Neel Performing Arts Center.

Pops Series

The Pops series delivers popular favorites and everlasting classics, including music from The Beatles, Broadway, and the Great American Songbook. Sarasota Orchestra musicians will be joined by dynamic vocalists to perform these hits. Pops performances take place at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

Great Escapes Series

The Great Escapes series is one of Sarasota Orchestra’s most popular, offering a mix of light classics and popular favorites in themed programs. Conductors share stories and commentary throughout each performance. Great Escapes performances take place at Holley Hall.

Chamber Soirées Series

Chamber music lovers enjoy this concert series, featuring performances by resident ensembles of Orchestra musicians. Chamber Soirées take place at Holley Hall.

Discoveries Series

The Discoveries series features 75-minute programs designed to be accessible and intriguing to both newcomers and those experienced with classical music. Performances take place at Sarasota Opera House.

Sarasota Music Festival

Held for three weeks each June, the Sarasota Music Festival is a magical combination of youthful promise and acclaimed talent that carries a reputation as one of the finest classical-music events in the nation.


For more information visit or to purchase tickets call the box office at (941) 953-3434. 

The box office is located at 709 N. Tamiami Trail, in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.

  • General Information
    • Days Open
      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday