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Join us for an exciting season of one-night- only performances featuring world-renowned orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists.

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3-concert mini subscriptions and single tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY order online. RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS have received a renewal form in the mail or can renew by calling 941-966-6161.

Monday, Jan 30, 7:30 pm  |  Riverview Performing Arts Center

Emerson String Quartet

The world-renowned Emerson Quartet, making their farewell concert tour during their 47th anniversary season, will perform Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 59, No. 2, as well as Haydn’s Quartet Op. 33, No. 5 and Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op. 12.  The Boston Globe described a performance by this nine-time Grammy Award-winning quartet as “an extraordinary fusion of experience and authority with audacity and freshness.”  

Paul Watkins, cello; Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola

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Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 pm  |  Riverview Performing Arts Center 

Awadagin Pratt

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Pianist Awadagin Pratt 

Acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involved performances, Awadagin Pratt performs a varied program of piano works, including Philip Glass’ Glassworks, Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in D. Op. 23, No. 4, and Liszt’s powerful Sonata in B minor.  “An enormous dynamic range encompassed grave quiet to immense thunder.” – The Boston Music Intelligencer. 

Pianist Awadagin Pratt 

Acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involved performances, Awadagin Pratt performs a varied program of piano works, including Philip Glass’ Glassworks, Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in D. Op. 23, No. 4, and Liszt’s powerful Sonata in B minor.  “An enormous dynamic range encompassed grave quiet to immense thunder.” – The Boston Music Intelligencer. 

Awadagin Pratt

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Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 pm  |  Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Riccardo Muti

Hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world, the Chicago Symphony makes its highly anticipated return to Sarasota.  In his final season as Music Director, Riccardo Muti leads the internationally-acclaimed orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.  One of the world’s preeminent conductors, Riccardo Muti has forged an extraordinary artistic partnership with the Orchestra since he became Music Director in 2010, premiering new works, touring nationally and internationally, and winning three Grammy Awards.  A memorable concert as part of Maestro Muti’s farewell season.

Riccardo Muti

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Sunday, March 12, 7:30 pm  |  Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 

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English Chamber Orchestra

The London-based English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jose Serebrier, presents a program of beloved chamber music including Mozart’s Divertimento in D major, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 49, La Passione.  The most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, the English Chamber Orchestra has made 860 recordings of 1500 works by 400 composers, and has performed in more countries than any other orchestra.

English Chamber Orchestra

The London-based English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jose Serebrier, presents a program of beloved chamber music including Mozart’s Divertimento in D major, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 49, La Passione.  The most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, the English Chamber Orchestra has made 860 recordings of 1500 works by 400 composers, and has performed in more countries than any other orchestra.

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Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm  |  Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic with JoAnn Falletta

Music Director JoAnn Falletta leads the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto featuring violinist Sandy Cameron. Hailed as “one of the finest conductors of her generation” by The New York Times, JoAnn Falletta has led the Buffalo Philharmonic on national and international tours, they have won numerous awards, and together they are one of the leading recording orchestras on the Naxos label.

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NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY order online. RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS have received a renewal form in the mail or can renew by calling 941-966-6161.

Special Events 

Tickets to these special events are only available to Great Performers Series subscribers at this time. Subscribers receive a 10% discount and can reserve their seats by calling the box office at 941-966-6161.

A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:30 pm
Sarasota Opera House 

Chanticleer

The Grammy Award-winning male vocal ensemble has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Their Christmas concert has become a legendary holiday tradition. 
Tickets with subscriber discounts: $22-$76 

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE  
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 7:30 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center

National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine

We are honored to bring this extraordinary orchestra to Sarasota. Led by conductor Theodore Kuchar, the concert features Brahms’ Violin Concerto with violinist Vladyslava Luchenko, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9,  From the New World.  
Tickets with subscriber discounts: $45-$103 

SUBSCRIPTIONS & TICKETS 

NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY order online. RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS have received a renewal form in the mail or can renew by calling 941-966-6161.

New subscribers may purchase a full subscription and our box office staff will contact you for seating preferences.

Mini subscriptions and single tickets go on sale September 6, 2022

Questions? 941-966-6161, 10 am to 4 pm, Mon-Fri


Music Matinees return in 2023

Our free, noontime series showcases exceptional young talent and regional artists. The 2023 season lineup will be announced this summer so stay tuned!

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