Sarasota Orchestra 2015-2016 Season

Celebrated music director Anu Tali continues to excite audiences with a tantalizing variety of concerts that offer something for every taste. The Sarasota Orchestra just keeps getting better and better.

Celebrated music director Anu Tali continues to excite audiences with a tantalizing variety of concerts that offer something for every taste. The Sarasota Orchestrajust keeps getting better and better. Here's the 2015-16 season of masterworks and pops concerts:

 

Masterworks:

Billed as "A season of firsts," Masterworks highlights include conductor Neeme Järvi, violinist Leila Josefowicz and the world premiere of American composer Jerry Bilik's symphony.

Masterworks 1: The Emperor

November 6 through 8
Anu Tali launches the season conducting one of Beethoven's most venerated piano concertos (No. 5, the "Emperor") and two important works by Shostakovich (Festive Overture and Symphony No. 5). Guest pianist is Marc-André Hamelin.

Masterworks 2: Eroica

December 4 through 6
Under the baton of guest conductor Perry So, the program includes the debut of American composer Jerry Bilik's Symphony in M-L; Beethoven's heroic Symphony No. 3, Eroica; and the Sibelius Violin Concerto featuring Leila Josefowicz.

Masterworks 3: Winter Dreams

January 7 through 10
Billed as a Russian extravaganza, Anu Tali conducts Dunayevsky's The Children of Captain Grant Overture, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams, with pianist Mihkel Poll.

Masterworks 4: All About Mozart

February 4 through 7
What would an orchestral season be without a moment for Mozart? Father and son marvels Andrei and Sergey Dogadin perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante. An ode to Joseph Haydn, Mozart's teacher, opens the concert and the "Jupier", Mozart's 41st and final symphony, brings it to a close.

Pops

Disney, Broadway, Pops Conductor Jack Everly and the '60s…a potpourri of pops for all.

Memories of My Favorite Things

January 22 through 23
Broadway favorites with guest vocalist Norm Lewis.

Disney in Concert

March 18 through 19
Beloved movie music with that Disney magic, accompanied by film clips above the orchestra.

The Beat Goes On

April 15 through 16
Memorable 1960s hit tunes sung by guest vocalists.

Great Escapes

December through May
A blend of pops music with light classics, showcasing four different conductors, and featuring the debut of Conductor Jacomo Bairos in a Latin Nights themed concert.

Chamber Soirees

Six events from January through April
Enjoy nights of percussion, cello, brass to bassoon, strings and Mozart when
principal musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra perform in a series marked by a Mozart Festival on the 260th anniversary of his birth.

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