Music Moves Us
Our vision is to share beauty and our personal wishes and thoughts with you until we can reunite in the concert hall.
Our Sarasota Orchestra family is committed to staying connected through music that uplifts and inspires.
This growing collection of video messages and music, concert recordings, and special items represents our passion for great music.
We hope you find some measure of joy and respite in the music and voices we share here.
Beethoven's Eroica: Embark on an Exploration
Gain new insight into the symphony that changed music history: You're invited into Artistic Advisor Jeffrey Kahane's fascinating lecture on Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, the Eroica. Delivered to a capacity Van Wezel audience on February 6, this special presentation, beginning with a complete performance of the Prometheus Overture, provided an inspiring, new perspective on the masterpiece that ignited Beethoven's revolutionary middle period.
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Hear the Inspired Performance
Visit our partners at Classical WSMR to hear Sarasota Orchestra’s full performance of the Eroica from this innovative program.
Sarasota Orchestra musicians, artistic leadership, and staff miss you and can’t wait for all of us to be together in person at performances again. In the meantime, we invite you into our livings rooms to say hello, share some thoughts and musical gems of special meaning to us.
Rachel Halvorson, Principal Viola, introduces a new instrument to the joys of J. S. Bach
Jennifer Best Takeda and Chris Takeda
At 安徽快三 with Chris and Jennifer Best Takeda, Associate and Assistant Concertmasters
Sarasota Orchestra's horn section gets operatic with favorite orchestral excerpts
A brand-new take on a Bach partita with Samantha Bennett, Principal Second Violin
Trace Johnson makes Barber’s Cello Sonata sing
Music Moves Us
The people and music from the programs of Sarasota Orchestra – professional orchestra, youth programs and Sarasota Music Festival – are beacons of artistic light and emotional connection, even when we are apart. This campaign of 'social distancing' friendly engagement is starting with video vignettes from our musicians and will continue to expand. Upcoming releases include messages and music from Artistic Advisor and Festival Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, contributions from the participants in our youth and Festival programs, recordings from previous concerts with video introductions, and our weekly broadcasts on classical WSMR, as well as other surprise gems and tidbits.
There is so much we can do musically and to support our community, even when we cannot come together in the performance hall. Please join us here for our journey of exploration.