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Renee Fleming to perform with Sarasota Orchestra next January

Renee Fleming, a four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano sometimes known as the “People’s Diva,” will perform for the first time in Sarasota next January with the… Read more »

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State cuts arts and culture funding 47 percent in new budget

Cutbacks follow a year of record funding for arts and culture organizations… Read more »

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Sarasota County arts groups receive record $1.8 million in tourist tax grants

33 groups share in tourist tax money while they await word on state arts and culture grant levels… Read more »

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Sarasota Orchestra's 2015-2016 season heavy on the world's top soloists

Anu Tali, music director and conductor for the Sarasota Orchestra, has big plans for Sarasota beyond its “happy white beaches and good food.” “The overall… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sarasota Orchestra 'Grande Finale' brings Masterworks season to a delightful close

The first season of any conductor’s tenure with an orchestra is the honeymoon. It appears the love is still strong between conductor Anu Tali, her… Read more »

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Sarasota Orchestra to finish Masterworks season with 'melancholic but joyful' program

Next weekend’s final Masterworks concerts of the Sarasota Orchestra’s 2014-15 season have been, in the words of music director Anu Tali, “carefully selected to wish… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sarasota Orchestra offers a charming Masterworks program

Lately the Anu Tali and the Sarasota Orchestra have been putting this self-respecting music critic in a bit of a pickle. With performances consistently at… Read more »

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Sarasota Orchestra's Masterworks 6: A muscular harp concerto

Xavier de Maistre was 9 when he fell in love with his harp teacher. And because he loved her and wanted to make her happy,… Read more »

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Syesha Mercado will headline Sarasota Orchestra's outdoor Pops concert May 9

The “American idol” alum will headline the orchestra’s outdoor pops concert…. Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Prieto urges Sarasota Orchestra to greater dramatic heights

Two kindred spirit revolutionaries shared the headline in the most recent Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks series. It was a program split between the early Romantic Ludwig… Read more »

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Berlioz and Beethoven on a single Masterworks program

The story behind Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique,” Op. 14, alone is worth the price of tickets to next weekend’s Masterworks concerts by the Sarasota Orchestra. Berlioz,… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sarasota Orchestra leaps ahead, again

In their Masterworks concert at Neel Auditorium Thursday evening, the Sarasota Orchestra and conductor Anu Tali presented a new level of achievement to the capacity… Read more »

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Piano Concerto No. 4 will be a new experience for Stephen Hough

Piano Concerto No. 4 will be a new experience for Stephen Hough… Read more »

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Orchestra's Pops series opens Friday with 'Voices of the Movies'

The Sarasota Orchestra opens its Pops Series this weekend with two performances of “Voices of the Movies” under the baton of principal pops conductor Andrew… Read more »

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Orchestra's Pops series opens Friday with 'Voices of the Movies'

The Sarasota Orchestra opens its Pops Series this weekend with two performances of “Voices of the Movies” under the baton of principal pops conductor Andrew… Read more »