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November


Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Mon. Nov. 29
7:30 PM
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the stage in this dazzling family spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the family! As lights dim and music plays, a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life presenting an elaborate wonderland, invoking the stories behind a child’s eye as they dream on the most magical of nights. Ballerinas, nutcrackers, snowmen, reindeer, ethereal aerialists, gingerbread people and colossal ornaments fly, juggle and stretch imaginations.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Dave Koz and Friends: Christmas Tour 2021
Tue. Nov. 30
8:00 PM
Chart-topping, Grammy®-nominated saxophonist DAVE KOZ returns to the road this holiday season with the 24th annual Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2021, featuring South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Richard Elliot and introducing vocalist Rebecca Jade. Koz and Friends will perform fresh renditions of timeless Christmas classics—as well as a Chanukah medley!—and hits from their respective catalogues. After the challenges of 2020, there’s never been a time when “we need a little Christmas” more than this year.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Town Square Pre-Grand Opening Celebration
Tue. Nov. 30
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Seniors and their loved ones are invited to attend the Pre-Grand Opening Celebration of Sarasota’s Town Square, the most innovative senior adult day program in the U.S. Town Square Sarasota is Florida’s first Town Square location, a safe, comforting and engaging 1950s-themed adult day center with trained staff to care for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. live performances by a barbershop quartet and Motown Ross Brown, as well as hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, tours and the chance to take photos with a classic yellow 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Each event is limited to 250 people, so please register at our website.
Location: Town Square Sarasota, 3880 Central Sarasota Parkway
Information: www.townsquare.net/sarasota or 941.336.5061

 

December


Holiday Lights
Wed. Dec. 1
5:30 PM
Take time to savor the holidays as Broadway conductor William Waldrop serves a program of seasonal favorites, including Winter Wonderland, Festive Sounds of Hanukkah, and Christmas at the Movies.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Michael Londra's Celtic Yuletide
Wed. Dec. 1
8:00 PM
Emmy® nominee & PBS host MICHAEL LONDRA brings an evening of “Christmas from Ireland” to the Van Wezel, told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth. The famed Irish tenor, best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and host of Ireland With Michael on PBS, sings beloved carols such as “O Come Emmanuel” and “The First Noel,” in his signature Celtic traditional style. Rounding out the evening are the breathtaking Celtic Fire dancers, performing traditional and modern dances!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Town Square Pre-Grand Opening Celebration
Wed. Dec. 1
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Seniors and their loved ones are invited to attend the Pre-Grand Opening Celebration of Sarasota’s Town Square, the most innovative senior adult day program in the U.S. Town Square Sarasota is Florida’s first Town Square location, a safe, comforting and engaging 1950s-themed adult day center with trained staff to care for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. live performances by a barbershop quartet and Motown Ross Brown, as well as hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, tours and the chance to take photos with a classic yellow 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Each event is limited to 250 people, so please register at our website.
Location: Town Square Sarasota, 3880 Central Sarasota Parkway
Information: www.townsquare.net/sarasota or 941.336.5061
Holiday Lights
Thu. Dec. 2
7:30 PM
Take time to savor the holidays as Broadway conductor William Waldrop serves a program of seasonal favorites, including Winter Wonderland, Festive Sounds of Hanukkah, and Christmas at the Movies.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
The Temptations and The Four Tops
Thu. Dec. 2
8:00 PM
Known for their smooth stepping, THE TEMPTATIONS were honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award® in 2013. As trailblazers of the 1960s, “The Temptations Walk” became a staple of American style. Their legendary tunes include “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” THE FOUR TOPS, who have been marveling audiences since 1954, are known for chart-topping hits “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” “It’s the Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There” and so many more. The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, having 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Holiday Lights
Fri. Dec. 3
5:30 PM
Take time to savor the holidays as Broadway conductor William Waldrop serves a program of seasonal favorites, including Winter Wonderland, Festive Sounds of Hanukkah, and Christmas at the Movies.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
The Allman Family Revival
Fri. Dec. 3
7:30 PM
THE ALLMAN FAMILY REVIVAL is a celebration of the life, spirit and music of Gregg Allman. The event is hosted by his son, Blues Music Award-winning Devon Allman, and anchored by his group, The Allman Betts Band. On what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th Birthday, Devon decided to gather his talented friends to pay homage musically. Musicians that had toured with Gregg, jammed with Gregg and were inspired by Gregg turned up to throw down. Legends like Robin Zander of Cheap Trick showed up, wunderkind Marcus King tore the theater down, Orbisons were in the house … a who’s who of musical talent have taken part.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas 2021
Sat. Dec. 4
8:00 PM
Multiple Grammy® nominee MARTINA MCBRIDE has sold over 23 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. Martina’s latest Christmas album, It’s The Holiday Season, features her favorite Christmas standards, all with the backing of a symphony. The album brought back her The Joy of Christmas tour, this time with a local orchestra at each performance!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Holiday Lights
Sat. Dec. 4
8:00 PM
Take time to savor the holidays as Broadway conductor William Waldrop serves a program of seasonal favorites, including Winter Wonderland, Festive Sounds of Hanukkah, and Christmas at the Movies.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
International Holiday Sale
Sat. Dec. 4
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Holiday sale featuring fairly-trade handmade items from over 20 different countries. All proceeds from the sale benefit the artisans who make them. items come from countries like Peru, Kenya, India, Guatemala, Vietnam, Nepal and many more. Jewelry, Christmas ornaments and nativities, personal accessories, folk art, carvings, and much, much more.
Location: Covenant Mennonite Fellowship, 5420 Ashton Road
Information: www.covenantmennonite.com or 314.974.1965
STOMP
Sun. Dec. 5
3:00 PM
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Holiday Lights
Sun. Dec. 5
4:00 PM
Take time to savor the holidays as Broadway conductor William Waldrop serves a program of seasonal favorites, including Winter Wonderland, Festive Sounds of Hanukkah, and Christmas at the Movies.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
An Intimate Evening with David Foster: HITMAN Tour
Mon. Dec. 6
8:00 PM
Sixteen-time Grammy® winner and a prolific songwriter, DAVID FOSTER played a key role in the career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and more. Some of his most beloved hits include “Because You Loved Me,” “After The Love Is Gone,” “You’re The Inspiration,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Home” and “Unforgettable.” A performer himself, he hosted “David Foster & Friends” — two star-studded events that were filmed for Great Performances on PBS. This performance will feature many of David’s top hits, with musicians and vocalists performing along with him.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
George Thorogood and The Destroyers
Tue. Dec. 7
7:30 PM
Since 1975, GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS have sold over 15 million albums, played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows and built a catalog of classic hits including “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over” and “Bad To The Bone.” Now, “one of the most iconic bands in rock & roll history” (Rapid City Journal) celebrates it all with their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Joe Bonamassa
Wed. Dec. 8
8:00 PM
JOE BONAMASSA is undoubtedly one of today's top live performers. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and cited by Guitar World Magazine as “the world's biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
American Voices
Fri. Dec. 10
8:00 PM
Maestro Teddy Abrams makes his Sarasota debut in a program of time-treasured works and brilliant American music. Abrams composed Overture in Sonata Form as a genre-defying wonder. Pianist Conrad Tao performs Beethoven's treasured Piano Concerto No. 1. Petrichor by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid surrounds the audience in sound. The program concludes with Copland's soaring ballet music from Appalachian Spring and its uplifting Shaker tune "Simple Gifts."
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Lights in Bloom
Sat. Dec. 11
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Throughout Selby Gardens guests will be immersed in the glow of more than two million lights.
Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 1534 Mound St.
Information: selby.org/ or 941.366.5731
American Voices
Sat. Dec. 11
8:00 PM
Maestro Teddy Abrams makes his Sarasota debut in a program of time-treasured works and brilliant American music. Abrams composed Overture in Sonata Form as a genre-defying wonder. Pianist Conrad Tao performs Beethoven's treasured Piano Concerto No. 1. Petrichor by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid surrounds the audience in sound. The program concludes with Copland's soaring ballet music from Appalachian Spring and its uplifting Shaker tune "Simple Gifts."
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
American Voices
Sun. Dec. 12
2:30 PM
Maestro Teddy Abrams makes his Sarasota debut in a program of time-treasured works and brilliant American music. Abrams composed Overture in Sonata Form as a genre-defying wonder. Pianist Conrad Tao performs Beethoven's treasured Piano Concerto No. 1. Petrichor by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid surrounds the audience in sound. The program concludes with Copland's soaring ballet music from Appalachian Spring and its uplifting Shaker tune "Simple Gifts."
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony
Tue. Dec. 14
8:00 PM
Accompanied by orchestra and a choir, SARAH BRIGHTMAN decks the halls with show-stopping renditions of classics from the Christmas canon, along with personal holiday favorites and her greatest hits. A Christmas Symphony is sure to be an unforgettable Christmas spectacle during the most wonderful time of the year.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Sarasota String Quartet
Sun. Dec. 19
4:00 PM
Four instruments, unlimited potential. The glorious power of the string quartet cannot be contained.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
What Sweeter Music
Sun. Dec. 19
5:00 PM
Coral Artists of Sarasota: The holidays will resound with spectacular brass, organ, and choral arrangements of Christmas classics including Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, Hallelujah Chorus, and a snazzy arrangement by the Canadian Brass of Twelve Days of Christmas.
Location: Church of the Redeemer
Information: choralartistssarasota.org/ or 941.387.4900
Winter Dreams
Wed. Dec. 22
7:30 PM
Sameer Patel leads a program of intimate favorites. The pastel colors of Debussy's Petite Suite are followed by Respighi's entrancing Adoration of the Magi. Young violinist Geneva Lewis will perform Massenet's moving "Méditation" from Thaïs and the icy "Winter" concerto from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Mozart's "Paris" Symphony, among the master's grandest works, is guaranteed to leave the listener rejuvenated.
Location: SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Lights in Bloom
Thu. Dec. 23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Throughout Selby Gardens guests will be immersed in the glow of more than two million lights.
Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 1534 Mound St.
Information: selby.org/ or 941.366.5731
Lights in Bloom
Sun. Dec. 26
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Throughout Selby Gardens guests will be immersed in the glow of more than two million lights.
Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 1534 Mound St.
Information: selby.org/ or 941.366.5731
Jefferson Starship – Mother of the Sun Tour
Fri. Dec. 31
8:00 PM
JEFFERSON STARSHIP has toured all 50 U.S. states, five continents and countless countries around the world, drawing from a massive setlist of hit after hit! In addition to original member David Freiberg, the band includes drummer Donny Baldwin (whose Jefferson Starship roots go back to 1982), keyboardist Chris Smith (who joined in 1998), guitarist Jude Gold (who joined in 2012), and singer and guitarist Cathy Richardson (who joined in 2008), after founding member Paul Kantner saw her tour with Big Brother and the Holding Company.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799

 

January


Lights in Bloom
Sun. Jan. 2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Throughout Selby Gardens guests will be immersed in the glow of more than two million lights.
Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 1534 Mound St.
Information: selby.org/ or 941.366.5731
Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert
Mon. Jan. 3
7:00 PM
Waltz into 2022 with SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEARS’S CONCERT, a 25-year tradition in Sarasota! Featuring singers, dancers and the Strauss Symphony of America, this concert is a feast for the eyes and ears. A glorious re-creation of the beloved Neujahrskonzert, this dazzling performance evokes a golden age of Viennese music, brimming with energy, merriment and romance.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Renée Fleming
Wed. Jan. 5
8:00 PM
Winner of four Grammy Awards® and recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Arts, RENÉE FLEMING has sung for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014, Renée brought her voice to a vast new audience as the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Il Divo
Thu. Jan. 6
8:00 PM
Making their Sarasota debut, the iconic group IL DIVO transcends categorization, uniting the classical and the popular in multiple languages and infusing the passion of opera into their performances worldwide for over a decade. The quartet has earned over a hundred gold and platinum awards in over 30 countries, and has solidified their status as a global sensation with a timeless sound.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff
Fri. Jan. 7
8:00 PM
This program features two jewels of the Romantic repertoire. Brahms' bucolic Second Symphony is a sunny, optimistic work that boosts the spirit. Legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Sarasota to awe audiences with Rachmaninoff's towering Piano Concerto No. 3. A fiendishly difficult work, the piece demands extraordinary technical prowess and stamina from the soloist. Jeffrey Kahane, Sarasota Orchestra's Artistic Advisor, leads the orchestra in this memorable collaboration.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff
Sat. Jan. 8
8:00 PM
This program features two jewels of the Romantic repertoire. Brahms' bucolic Second Symphony is a sunny, optimistic work that boosts the spirit. Legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Sarasota to awe audiences with Rachmaninoff's towering Piano Concerto No. 3. A fiendishly difficult work, the piece demands extraordinary technical prowess and stamina from the soloist. Jeffrey Kahane, Sarasota Orchestra's Artistic Advisor, leads the orchestra in this memorable collaboration.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff
Sun. Jan. 9
2:30 PM
This program features two jewels of the Romantic repertoire. Brahms' bucolic Second Symphony is a sunny, optimistic work that boosts the spirit. Legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Sarasota to awe audiences with Rachmaninoff's towering Piano Concerto No. 3. A fiendishly difficult work, the piece demands extraordinary technical prowess and stamina from the soloist. Jeffrey Kahane, Sarasota Orchestra's Artistic Advisor, leads the orchestra in this memorable collaboration.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Comedy Tonight
Wed. Jan. 12
5:30 PM
What better combination than music and comedy to lift your spirits! Christopher Confessore adds his trademark humor to a program including music by Stephen Sondheim, Leroy Anderson, and Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P. D. Q. Bach)!
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Comedy Tonight
Thu. Jan. 13
7:30 PM
What better combination than music and comedy to lift your spirits! Christopher Confessore adds his trademark humor to a program including music by Stephen Sondheim, Leroy Anderson, and Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P. D. Q. Bach)!
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
PROUD Tina: The Ultimate Tribute to Tina Turner
Thu. Jan. 13
8:00 PM
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner, brimming with Tina hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s & ‘90s. The powerful, raspy vocals, high-intensity dancing and thrilling stage presence live on stage, plus band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers, making this the definitive tribute and a fabulous night out!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Comedy Tonight
Fri. Jan. 14
5:30 PM
What better combination than music and comedy to lift your spirits! Christopher Confessore adds his trademark humor to a program including music by Stephen Sondheim, Leroy Anderson, and Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P. D. Q. Bach)!
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Jay Leno
Sat. Jan. 15
8:00 PM
From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car-builder and philanthropist ... it’s no wonder that JAY LENO is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” Leno is the recipient of many honors, including Emmy®, People’s Choice and TV Guide Awards, as well as a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Comedy Tonight
Sat. Jan. 15
8:00 PM
What better combination than music and comedy to lift your spirits! Christopher Confessore adds his trademark humor to a program including music by Stephen Sondheim, Leroy Anderson, and Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P. D. Q. Bach)!
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Comedy Tonight
Sun. Jan. 16
4:00 PM
What better combination than music and comedy to lift your spirits! Christopher Confessore adds his trademark humor to a program including music by Stephen Sondheim, Leroy Anderson, and Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P. D. Q. Bach)!
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
The Righteous Brothers
Sun. Jan. 16
7:00 PM
The Lovin’ Feelin’ is back as blue-eyed soul pioneers, THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS, return to the Van Wezel! Original Brother Bill Medley is joined by Bucky Heard in a concert experience that features their biggest hits, including the most-played song in radio history: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Beautiful — The Carol King Musical
Tue. Jan. 18
7:30 PM
BEAUTIFUL — THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony Award® nominee and Academy Award®-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony Awards® and a 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Beautiful — The Carol King Musical
Wed. Jan. 19
2:00 PM
BEAUTIFUL — THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony Award® nominee and Academy Award®-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony Awards® and a 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Revolution: Music Of The Beatles
Fri. Jan. 21
7:30 PM
Experience this new, authorized symphonic tribute to the Fab Four featuring Grammy winner Jeff Tyzik's electrifying arrangements, based on the Beatles' original master recordings at Abbey Road. Revolution takes audiences on a magical musical journey through the hits that transformed popular music forever.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Revolution: Music Of The Beatles
Sat. Jan. 22
2:30 PM
Experience this new, authorized symphonic tribute to the Fab Four featuring Grammy winner Jeff Tyzik's electrifying arrangements, based on the Beatles' original master recordings at Abbey Road. Revolution takes audiences on a magical musical journey through the hits that transformed popular music forever.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Mendelssonhn Octet
Sun. Jan. 23
4:00 PM
Schubert's bewitching "night music" leads to the joyous sunshine of Mendelssohn's most beloved work.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Bernadette Peters
Sun. Jan. 23
7:00 PM
BERNADETTE PETERS, Broadway's brightest star, in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she's received accolades for, as well as from all her Grammy Award®-winning and nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, among others. A glamorous evening as only Bernadette Peters can do.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Revolution: Music Of The Beatles
Sun. Jan. 23
7:30 PM
Experience this new, authorized symphonic tribute to the Fab Four featuring Grammy winner Jeff Tyzik's electrifying arrangements, based on the Beatles' original master recordings at Abbey Road. Revolution takes audiences on a magical musical journey through the hits that transformed popular music forever.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Tango Fire
Mon. Jan. 24
8:00 PM
German Cornejo’s TANGO FIRE encompasses and defines all that is Argentine Tango; dancing which sizzles with sensuality, accompanied by the unforgettable music of the great Tango masters including Piazzolla, Pugliese and Gardel. As one of the world’s most popular dance forms, this exhilarating show combines the rawness and sophistication, seductive and sultry side of Tango, evoking the intoxicating passion of late-night Buenos Aires.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Jersey Boys
Tue. Jan. 25
7:30 PM
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their first note. While their harmonies were perfect on stage, it was a very different story off stage — a story that has made them an international sensation yet again. Go behind the unmistakable music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical, JERSEY BOYS.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Jersey Boys
Wed. Jan. 26
1:30 PM
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their first note. While their harmonies were perfect on stage, it was a very different story off stage — a story that has made them an international sensation yet again. Go behind the unmistakable music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical, JERSEY BOYS.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Jersey Boys
Wed. Jan. 26
7:30 PM
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their first note. While their harmonies were perfect on stage, it was a very different story off stage — a story that has made them an international sensation yet again. Go behind the unmistakable music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical, JERSEY BOYS.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Inheritance
Thu. Jan. 27
5:30 PM
Each of these extraordinary composers learned the "family business" from his father.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Harry Connick, Jr.
Thu. Jan. 27
8:30 PM
HARRY CONNICK, JR. has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world — in music, film, television and Broadway — garnering Grammys®, Emmys® and Tony Awards® and nominations. But music and live performances remain the foundation of his art, as he will showcase classics from his remarkable career.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Kansas: Point of Know Return
Fri. Jan. 28
8:00 PM
With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 and has gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Composing a catalogue that includes sixteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), one quadruple-platinum single “Carry On Wayward Son” and another triple-platinum single “Dust in the Wind.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
New Shanghai Circus
Sat. Jan. 29
7:00 PM
NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS, founded in 1951, has won more Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in domestic and international circus competitions than any other Chinese acrobatic company. Breathtaking and polished to perfection, their skills have their roots in everyday lives of the village peasants, farmers and craftsman of the Han Dynasty.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
The Choir of Man
Sun. Jan. 30
7:00 PM
The runaway international hit is coming to Sarasota! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up one hour of indisputable joy for all ages! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s the best pub “lock-in” you’ve ever been to. Featuring pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub tunes, The Choir of Man has something for everyone. A multi-talented cast of nine handsome guys combines hair-raising harmonies, foot-stomping singalongs, world-class tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community in this riotously enjoyable homage to that gathering place we’ve all missed so much over the last year: your local pub. With a real working bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action. The first round’s on us. Cheers!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799

 

February


An American in Paris
Wed. Feb. 2
7:30 AM
In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret — and realizes he is not her only suitor. Winner of four Tony Awards® and inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
An American in Paris
Thu. Feb. 3
7:30 AM
In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret — and realizes he is not her only suitor. Winner of four Tony Awards® and inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Thu. Feb. 3
8:00 PM
This program presents two captivating young stars to Sarasota. Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven's serene, yet astoundingly difficult Violin Concerto. Maestro Yaniv Dinur has a reputation for dynamic and passionate performances. Opening the concert, Gabriella Smith's Field Guide features rhythms and sounds of the natural world. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky's iconic Symphony No. 4, one of the Russian master's most exhilarating works.
Location: NEEL PAC
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Fri. Feb. 4
8:00 PM
This program presents two captivating young stars to Sarasota. Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven's serene, yet astoundingly difficult Violin Concerto. Maestro Yaniv Dinur has a reputation for dynamic and passionate performances. Opening the concert, Gabriella Smith's Field Guide features rhythms and sounds of the natural world. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky's iconic Symphony No. 4, one of the Russian master's most exhilarating works.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Tidewell Foundation's 13th Annual Signature Luncheon
Fri. Feb. 4
11:30 AM
Save the date for the 13th Annual Signature Luncheon hosted by the Tidewell Foundation benefiting Tidewell Hospice. All proceeds from this event will help Tidewell Hospice provide care, comfort, and compassion to more than 10,000 patients and families each year.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
Information: tidewellfoundation.org/news-and-events/events/signature-luncheon/
Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Sat. Feb. 5
8:00 PM
This program presents two captivating young stars to Sarasota. Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven's serene, yet astoundingly difficult Violin Concerto. Maestro Yaniv Dinur has a reputation for dynamic and passionate performances. Opening the concert, Gabriella Smith's Field Guide features rhythms and sounds of the natural world. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky's iconic Symphony No. 4, one of the Russian master's most exhilarating works.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Sun. Feb. 6
2:30 PM
This program presents two captivating young stars to Sarasota. Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven's serene, yet astoundingly difficult Violin Concerto. Maestro Yaniv Dinur has a reputation for dynamic and passionate performances. Opening the concert, Gabriella Smith's Field Guide features rhythms and sounds of the natural world. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky's iconic Symphony No. 4, one of the Russian master's most exhilarating works.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Be Mine
Wed. Feb. 9
5:30 PM
Love is in the air as highly acclaimed pops conductor Sarah Hicks leads a Valentine's Day program for all. Celebrate love's sweetness with music from Gone with the Wind, La Dolce Vita and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul
Wed. Feb. 9
8:00 PM
Musician, vocalist and composer Damien Sneed toured with Aretha Franklin, developing a strong mentee relationship with the soul legend. In A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN: THE QUEEN OF SOUL, Sneed pays homage to the icon with fresh renditions of the beloved hits including “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Think,” “Until You Come Back To Me,” “Daydreaming,” “Natural Woman” and more. Featuring an all-star cast of jazz, gospel and soul musicians and vocalists, Sneed’s multi-media tribute will honor the life of an iconic industry titan. Four-time Grammy® winner, gospel music legend and multiple Stellar and GMA Dove Award winner Karen Clark Sheard joins the tour with her signature, multi-octave vocal range.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Reza — Edge of Illusion
Thu. Feb. 10
7:00 PM
REZA has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to audiences across the globe. Young and fresh, Reza's new show, Edge of Illusion, has earned various awards including “Magician of the Year.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Be Mine
Thu. Feb. 10
7:30 PM
Love is in the air as highly acclaimed pops conductor Sarah Hicks leads a Valentine's Day program for all. Celebrate love's sweetness with music from Gone with the Wind, La Dolce Vita and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Be Mine
Fri. Feb. 11
5:30 PM
Love is in the air as highly acclaimed pops conductor Sarah Hicks leads a Valentine's Day program for all. Celebrate love's sweetness with music from Gone with the Wind, La Dolce Vita and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Audra McDonald
Fri. Feb. 11
8:00 PM
AUDRA MCDONALD is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actor. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards®, two Grammy Awards®, and an Emmy Award®, she received a 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama and was also named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people that year. Tony®-winning performances include Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill — which served as the vehicle for her Olivier-nominated 2017 West End debut.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Sat. Feb. 12
8:00 PM
The immersive, concert-style theater show chronicles the journey shared by the folk-rock duo, PAUL SIMON and ART GARFUNKEL. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with “The Concert in Central Park” in 1981 with over half a million fans.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Be Mine
Sat. Feb. 12
8:00 PM
Love is in the air as highly acclaimed pops conductor Sarah Hicks leads a Valentine's Day program for all. Celebrate love's sweetness with music from Gone with the Wind, La Dolce Vita and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Be Mine
Sun. Feb. 13
4:00 PM
Love is in the air as highly acclaimed pops conductor Sarah Hicks leads a Valentine's Day program for all. Celebrate love's sweetness with music from Gone with the Wind, La Dolce Vita and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
The Four Phantoms in Concert
Mon. Feb. 14
8:00 PM
An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broadway and more, THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT brings together four Phantoms from the Tony Award®-winning The Phantom of the Opera for an unforgettable night of entertainment. The Four Phantoms features an extraordinary quartet of performers, including Brent Barrett, John Cudia, Franc D’Ambrosio and Ciarán Sheehan under the music supervision of two-time Grammy Award® winner David Caddick and music direction of Ryan Shirar. They are also joined by special guest Kaley Ann Voorhees, one of the youngest sopranos to sing the role of Christine on Broadway.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Gladys Knight
Tue. Feb. 15
8:00 PM
Seven-time Grammy® winner GLADYS KNIGHT has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Known for hits such as “You and I Ain’t Nothin’ No More,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman” and “That’s What Friends are For,” Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over her 50+ year career in the entertainment industry.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Voices Of Color
Thu. Feb. 17
5:30 PM
These remarkable composers share life-affirming music born of their African-American experience.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Dancing with the Stars: LIVE!
Thu. Feb. 17
8:00 PM
Your favorite dancers from this iconic television series hit the stage this winter with an ALL NEW SHOW. Starring Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Britt Stewart and more to come! Fans will see time honored dancers like the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Tango- and everything in between. Join us for a theatrical dance show, you can’t miss!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Thrill Of A Lifetime
Sat. Feb. 19
7:30 PM
Share in this “Thrill of a Lifetime” for the members of the Youth Philharmonic. The first half of the program showcases the student winners of the Edward and Ida Wilkof Young Artists Concerto Competition, performing their winning pieces with the professional Sarasota Orchestra. The second half of the concert features the professionals and students performing together.
Location: RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
A Night at the Opera
Sun. Feb. 20
5:00 PM
Coral Artists of Sarasota: Grand Passion and scintillating intrigue! The husband and wife team of Adelaide Boedecker and Calvin Griffin will sing duets from Don Pasquale, Elixir of Love, Don Giovanni, and Marriage of Figaro, along with solo arias and choruses with the Choral Artists’ singers. Even the Phantom of the Opera might make an appearance!
Location: Church of the Palms
Information: choralartistssarasota.org/ or 941.387.4900
Paul Anka – Greatest Hits: His Way
Sun. Feb. 20
7:00 PM
With the release of his new album, Making Memories, a brand-new collection of reimagined classics and new recordings including duets with Olivia Newton-John, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli and Il Divo, PAUL ANKA is not only excited about this new music — but getting back on the road to perform in concert for his fans!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Celtic Thunder: Ireland
Wed. Feb. 23
7:30 PM
The CELTIC THUNDER IRELAND live theatrical show embodies the essence of the public television stars, delivering a blend of lively, fast-paced and upbeat songs: “A Place in The Choir,” “The Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy,” classic ballads “Mountains of Mourne” and “The Wild Rover” and renowned Irish love songs such as “She Moved Through The Fair” and “Danny Boy” — all with a special Celtic Thunder twist, of course.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Stayin' Alive
Thu. Feb. 24
8:00 PM
STAYIN' ALIVE offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees playlist, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’,” “How Deep is Your Love,” “You Should be Dancing,” “Nights on Broadway” and “Stayin’ Alive.” In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as “I Started a Joke,” “Massachusetts,” “Fanny be Tender,” “Words” and “To Love Somebody” among other great hits. Stayin’ Alive is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Fairy Tales And Fireworks
Fri. Feb. 25
8:00 PM
Grammy Award-winning conductor JoAnne Falletta returns to Sarasota for this colorful program. Ravel originally composed his beloved Mother Goose Suite for the children of dear friends. The sounds of the Charleston, ragtime, and blues pervade Gershwin's unforgettable Piano Concerto. Pianist Aaron Diehl brings the work's infectious rhythms and melodies to life. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff's technicolor Symphonic Dances, a vibrant work that ranks among his most thrilling compositions.
Location: NEEL PAC
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Fairy Tales And Fireworks
Sat. Feb. 26
8:00 PM
Grammy Award-winning conductor JoAnne Falletta returns to Sarasota for this colorful program. Ravel originally composed his beloved Mother Goose Suite for the children of dear friends. The sounds of the Charleston, ragtime, and blues pervade Gershwin's unforgettable Piano Concerto. Pianist Aaron Diehl brings the work's infectious rhythms and melodies to life. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff's technicolor Symphonic Dances, a vibrant work that ranks among his most thrilling compositions.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Fairy Tales And Fireworks
Sun. Feb. 27
2:30 PM
Grammy Award-winning conductor JoAnne Falletta returns to Sarasota for this colorful program. Ravel originally composed his beloved Mother Goose Suite for the children of dear friends. The sounds of the Charleston, ragtime, and blues pervade Gershwin's unforgettable Piano Concerto. Pianist Aaron Diehl brings the work's infectious rhythms and melodies to life. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff's technicolor Symphonic Dances, a vibrant work that ranks among his most thrilling compositions.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Engelbert Humperdinck
Mon. Feb. 28
8:00 PM
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK has 64 gold albums, 35 platinum albums, four Grammy® nominations, a Golden Globe and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame, spanning a career of over five decades. He has recorded romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock and gospel, charming millions of fans around the globe. His first single in the charts was “Release Me,” which went into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was No. 1 in 11 countries.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799

 

March


The Sweet Caroline Tour
Tue. Mar. 1
8:00 PM
Returning to the Van Wezel, THE SWEET CAROLINE TOUR is a Neil Diamond Concert Celebration starring Jay White. White has performed over 10,000 concerts around the world over three decades, honoring the artistry of the American music legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon. Featuring the greatest hits and beloved gems that audiences know and love, the production is an authentic Neil Diamond concert experience not to be missed!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Menopause The Musical®
Wed. Mar. 2
7:30 PM
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 20 years!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Celtic Woman: Postcards From Ireland
Thu. Mar. 3
7:00 PM
POSTCARDS FROM IRELAND celebrates the rich musical and cultural heritage of Ireland — all while taking audiences on a journey of story and song from across the Emerald Isle. Embrace an evening of angelic voices, breathtaking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity as you’re transported to the lush landscapes of Ireland. Celtic Woman's fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary songcraft celebrates Ireland's ancient heritage while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland. With Irish dancers, bagpipers and an array of traditional Irish instruments — including the bodhran, tin whistle and uilleann pipes — this dynamic and multi-talented group has captivated audiences around the world.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
The Envelope Please
Fri. Mar. 4
7:30 PM
Three of Broadway's best join Sarasota Orchestra in a concert of songs that garnered Grammys, Tonys and Oscars. Don't miss vocalists, Douglas LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman, Phantom of the Opera stars, as they light up our Pops stage.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
The Envelope Please
Sat. Mar. 5
2:30 PM
Three of Broadway's best join Sarasota Orchestra in a concert of songs that garnered Grammys, Tonys and Oscars. Don't miss vocalists, Douglas LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman, Phantom of the Opera stars, as they light up our Pops stage.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
The Envelope Please
Sat. Mar. 5
7:30 PM
Three of Broadway's best join Sarasota Orchestra in a concert of songs that garnered Grammys, Tonys and Oscars. Don't miss vocalists, Douglas LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman, Phantom of the Opera stars, as they light up our Pops stage.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
Sun. Mar. 6
7:00 PM
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES returns to the Van Wezel by popular demand, delivering a note-for-note experience that brings all the greatest Beatles hits to life. Don’t miss the mind-blowing theatrical event that takes you back in time and was hailed by the Associated Press as “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” Performing together longer than the Beatles themselves, RAIN delivers your favorite hits with the nuance of the legendary group — live on stage.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Masters of Illusion
Mon. Mar. 7
7:00 PM
MASTERS OF ILLUSION, the hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show is coming to the Van Wezel! These cutting-edge illusionists perform sleight-of-hand, perplexing interactive mind magic, hilarious comedy, dangerous escapes and large-scale illusions. Audience members will be baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Itzhak Perlman In Recital
Tue. Mar. 8
8:00 PM
ITZHAK PERLMAN returns to Sarasota in recital with pianist Rohan De Silva! Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded to a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity, as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond to his remarkable artistry and irrepressible joy for making music.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Neil Berg's 112 Years of Broadway
Wed. Mar. 9
7:30 PM
Back by popular demand, NEIL BERG brings his company of extraordinary Broadway stars to Sarasota with an all new show to light up the night. It's an evening of "Broadway Heaven" not to be missed, featuring songs from your favorite stage productions.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
The TEN Tenors: Love Is In The Air
Thu. Mar. 10
8:00 PM
Open your hearts to THE TEN TENORS, because love is in the air! The TEN Tenors will be singing some of the most popular feel-good love songs and wedding first dance songs of all time. They’ll cover many of your favorite romantic tunes, from pop songs with a twist to classic love songs, and even a few of the most famous and touching love arias in existence. For anyone with a soft spot for a tender tune, this is an experience not to be missed.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
New World
Thu. Mar. 10
8:00 PM
Maestro Thomas Wilkins conducts a captivating program of music born in and inspired by America. The concert opens with James Beckel's symphonic showpiece Toccata for Orchestra. American violinist Simone Porter returns to Sarasota for her solo debut with Barber's passionate Concerto for Violin. The Concerto combines lyricism with virtuosic technical demands. The program concludes with Dvořák's love letter to America, his "New World" Symphony.
Location: NEEL PAC
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
New World
Fri. Mar. 11
8:00 PM
Maestro Thomas Wilkins conducts a captivating program of music born in and inspired by America. The concert opens with James Beckel's symphonic showpiece Toccata for Orchestra. American violinist Simone Porter returns to Sarasota for her solo debut with Barber's passionate Concerto for Violin. The Concerto combines lyricism with virtuosic technical demands. The program concludes with Dvořák's love letter to America, his "New World" Symphony.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
New World
Sat. Mar. 12
8:00 PM
Maestro Thomas Wilkins conducts a captivating program of music born in and inspired by America. The concert opens with James Beckel's symphonic showpiece Toccata for Orchestra. American violinist Simone Porter returns to Sarasota for her solo debut with Barber's passionate Concerto for Violin. The Concerto combines lyricism with virtuosic technical demands. The program concludes with Dvořák's love letter to America, his "New World" Symphony.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
New World
Sun. Mar. 13
2:30 PM
Maestro Thomas Wilkins conducts a captivating program of music born in and inspired by America. The concert opens with James Beckel's symphonic showpiece Toccata for Orchestra. American violinist Simone Porter returns to Sarasota for her solo debut with Barber's passionate Concerto for Violin. The Concerto combines lyricism with virtuosic technical demands. The program concludes with Dvořák's love letter to America, his "New World" Symphony.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Jouney On The Orient Express
Wed. Mar. 16
5:30 PM
Join an unfolding murder mystery as the orchestra, conducted by Steven Jarvi, travels the fabled route of Europe's most famous train, enjoying the music along the way.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Sheléa: Natural Woman, A Night of Soul
Wed. Mar. 16
8:00 PM
With widespread comparison to the vocal expertise of the legendary Whitney Houston and the piano prowess of Alicia Keys, it’s no surprise that artist and actress, SHELÉA (pronounced shuh-lay-yuh), has garnered co-signs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, David Foster, Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Quincy Jones and more. Blending traditional pop, jazz, R&B and soul, Sheléa brings a contemporary edge to classics and a classic touch to contemporary pop standards. A vocal powerhouse, she’s performed twice at the White House, the Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and more. She made her acting debut in 2020 as Dorinda Clark in The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Jouney On The Orient Express
Thu. Mar. 17
7:30 PM
Join an unfolding murder mystery as the orchestra, conducted by Steven Jarvi, travels the fabled route of Europe's most famous train, enjoying the music along the way.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
An Evening with Chris Botti
Thu. Mar. 17
8:00 PM
For over two decades, Grammy Award®-winning master trumpeter and composer CHRIS BOTTI has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple gold and platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest-selling instrumental artist. His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Jouney On The Orient Express
Fri. Mar. 18
5:30 PM
Join an unfolding murder mystery as the orchestra, conducted by Steven Jarvi, travels the fabled route of Europe's most famous train, enjoying the music along the way.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Anastasia
Fri. Mar. 18
7:30 PM
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Anastasia
Sat. Mar. 19
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Jouney On The Orient Express
Sat. Mar. 19
8:00 PM
Join an unfolding murder mystery as the orchestra, conducted by Steven Jarvi, travels the fabled route of Europe's most famous train, enjoying the music along the way.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Jouney On The Orient Express
Sun. Mar. 20
4:00 PM
Join an unfolding murder mystery as the orchestra, conducted by Steven Jarvi, travels the fabled route of Europe's most famous train, enjoying the music along the way.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
She Is the Music
Sun. Mar. 20
5:00 PM
Coral Artists of Sarasota: Female composers throughout history take the stage front and center. Celebrate Women’s History Month with this unique program devoted solely to works by female composers. Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Hildegard von Bingen and many others are featured in this program with Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano.
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Information: choralartistssarasota.org/ or 941.387.4900
Anastasia
Sun. Mar. 20
6:30 PM
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Steve Solomon: My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish And I'm In Therapy
Mon. Mar. 21
8:00 PM
STEVE SOLOMON'S award-winning show has been met with rave reviews and great audience acclaim throughout the country, becoming one of the longest-running one-man shows in Broadway history. Once again, we meet the people that we’re all too familiar with — the family members that make you remember why you left home in the first place. It’s a laugh-filled fest of everybody you know, have known, and some you’d want to forget, but can’t — all brought to life on stage by the comic magic of Steve Solomon.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Vintage POP!
Mar 24 - May 23 Varus Dates & Time
With music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, this revue starring Summer Cabaret favorite Carole J. Bufford explores the evolution of popular music from The Roaring Twenties to The Soaring Eighties. Featuring hits like “St. Louis Blues,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Sway,” and “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
Location: Florida Studio Theatre - Keating Theatre
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org/ or 941.366.9000
ABBA The Concert
Sun. Mar. 27
7:00 PM
ABBA THE CONCERT continues to be one of the top ABBA tribute groups in the world, dazzling all audiences while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.” Come dance, sing and have the time of your life at THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE CELEBRATION!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
The Price Is Right Live
Tue. Mar. 29
8:00 PM
THE PRICE IS RIGHT™ is a sellout interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" and play classic games made famous by the iconic network television show, The Price is Right™. Contestants can win cash, sought-after appliances, epic vacations and, of course, a brand-new car by playing favorites like Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™ and the fantastic Showcase! Showing to sold-out audiences for more than a decade and counting, The Price Is Right Live™ has given away over 12 million dollars in cash and prizes to lucky audience members all across North America.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Florida Studio Theatre - Three Pianos
Mar 31 - May 23 Varus Days & Times
From Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder to Carole King and Alicia Keys, Three Pianos celebrates the musical pioneers who refused to fit the mold of “rock star” and forged their own paths in the industry. This high-energy music revue will have you singing along to such ivory-tickling classics as “Crocodile Rock,” “Beautiful,” and “Just the Way You Are.”
Location: Florida Studio Theatre - Gompertz Theatre
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org/ or 941.366.9000

 

April


Breaking Boundaries
Fri. Apr. 1
8:00 PM
Sarasota Orchestra Music Director Designate Bramwell Tovey returns to the Van Wezel with a program of works by composers who fearlessly charted their own paths. Black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the child of an African father and English mother, was a favorite of Edward Elgar. Coleridge-Taylor's 1898 Ballade for Orchestra is alternately tender and highly dramatic. Felix Mendelssohn flouted tradition when writing his iconic Violin Concerto, choosing to compose the work in one long movement rather than three shorter ones. Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, a favorite of Sarasota Music Festival audiences, is the soloist in this crowd-pleaser. Richard Strauss chose an unlikely rogue as the protagonist of his tone poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, based upon the adventures of a 14th-century folk hero. The program concludes with the exquisite Suite No. 2 from Ravel's 1912 ballet music for Daphnis et Chloé, commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. Diaghilev's cutting-edge premieres were known to occasionally cause riots in the theater, but his commissioning Ravel produced some of the most fascinating and innovative music of the early 20th century, proving once again that sometimes you have to break the rules to reach new heights.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Breaking Boundaries
Sat. Apr. 2
8:00 PM
Sarasota Orchestra Music Director Designate Bramwell Tovey returns to the Van Wezel with a program of works by composers who fearlessly charted their own paths. Black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the child of an African father and English mother, was a favorite of Edward Elgar. Coleridge-Taylor's 1898 Ballade for Orchestra is alternately tender and highly dramatic. Felix Mendelssohn flouted tradition when writing his iconic Violin Concerto, choosing to compose the work in one long movement rather than three shorter ones. Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, a favorite of Sarasota Music Festival audiences, is the soloist in this crowd-pleaser. Richard Strauss chose an unlikely rogue as the protagonist of his tone poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, based upon the adventures of a 14th-century folk hero. The program concludes with the exquisite Suite No. 2 from Ravel's 1912 ballet music for Daphnis et Chloé, commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. Diaghilev's cutting-edge premieres were known to occasionally cause riots in the theater, but his commissioning Ravel produced some of the most fascinating and innovative music of the early 20th century, proving once again that sometimes you have to break the rules to reach new heights.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Breaking Boundaries
Sun. Apr. 3
2:30 PM
Sarasota Orchestra Music Director Designate Bramwell Tovey returns to the Van Wezel with a program of works by composers who fearlessly charted their own paths. Black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the child of an African father and English mother, was a favorite of Edward Elgar. Coleridge-Taylor's 1898 Ballade for Orchestra is alternately tender and highly dramatic. Felix Mendelssohn flouted tradition when writing his iconic Violin Concerto, choosing to compose the work in one long movement rather than three shorter ones. Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, a favorite of Sarasota Music Festival audiences, is the soloist in this crowd-pleaser. Richard Strauss chose an unlikely rogue as the protagonist of his tone poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, based upon the adventures of a 14th-century folk hero. The program concludes with the exquisite Suite No. 2 from Ravel's 1912 ballet music for Daphnis et Chloé, commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. Diaghilev's cutting-edge premieres were known to occasionally cause riots in the theater, but his commissioning Ravel produced some of the most fascinating and innovative music of the early 20th century, proving once again that sometimes you have to break the rules to reach new heights.
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Kenny G
Tue. Apr. 5
8:00 PM
Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist KENNY G returns to the Van Wezel! In a recording career spanning three decades and 23 albums, he has woven elements of R&B, pop and Latin music into his signature, smooth sound. He has collaborated with superstars Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole, and has become a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations over the years.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
An Officer And A Gentleman
Wed. Apr. 6
7:30 PM
Based on the Oscar®-winning film, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is the timeless love story that celebrates triumph over adversity. The new musical features an iconic score including the Grammy®- and Oscar®-winning #1 hit “Up Where We Belong”(Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes), and your favorite ‘80s hits including: “Higher Love”(Steve Winwood), “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (Yes), “Love is a Battlefield” and “Invincible” (Pat Benatar), “Lost In Your Eyes” (Debbie Gibson), “Right Here Waiting” (Richard Marx), “Venus” (Bananarama), “I Can’t Hold Back” (Survivor), “Never Surrender” (Corey Hart), “Do The Walls Come Down” (Carly Simon), “Fly By Night” (Rush), “Hold On to Your Dream (Rick Springfield), “Overkill” (Men at Work), “Renegade” (Styx) and more!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
An Officer And A Gentleman
Thu. Apr. 7
7:30 PM
Based on the Oscar®-winning film, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is the timeless love story that celebrates triumph over adversity. The new musical features an iconic score including the Grammy®- and Oscar®-winning #1 hit “Up Where We Belong”(Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes), and your favorite ‘80s hits including: “Higher Love”(Steve Winwood), “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (Yes), “Love is a Battlefield” and “Invincible” (Pat Benatar), “Lost In Your Eyes” (Debbie Gibson), “Right Here Waiting” (Richard Marx), “Venus” (Bananarama), “I Can’t Hold Back” (Survivor), “Never Surrender” (Corey Hart), “Do The Walls Come Down” (Carly Simon), “Fly By Night” (Rush), “Hold On to Your Dream (Rick Springfield), “Overkill” (Men at Work), “Renegade” (Styx) and more!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Unforgettable: Great American Songbook
Fri. Apr. 8
7:30 PM
Hear the tunes Nat King Cole was talking about when he crooned, "Unforgettable." Celebrated Pops conductor Sean O'Loughlin leads a program of romantic anthems featuring exciting vocalists. Music will include Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly with Me," Etta James' "At Last," and Cole's "Nature Boy."
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Unforgettable: Great American Songbook
Sat. Apr. 9
2:30 PM
Hear the tunes Nat King Cole was talking about when he crooned, "Unforgettable." Celebrated Pops conductor Sean O'Loughlin leads a program of romantic anthems featuring exciting vocalists. Music will include Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly with Me," Etta James' "At Last," and Cole's "Nature Boy."
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Unforgettable: Great American Songbook
Sat. Apr. 9
7:30 PM
Hear the tunes Nat King Cole was talking about when he crooned, "Unforgettable." Celebrated Pops conductor Sean O'Loughlin leads a program of romantic anthems featuring exciting vocalists. Music will include Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly with Me," Etta James' "At Last," and Cole's "Nature Boy."
Location: VAN WEZEL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Quintessential Clarinet
Sun. Apr. 10
4:00 PM
Sarasota Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Bharat Chandra in a program of music highlighting this most versatile of instruments.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Terry Fator: Who's The Dummy Now?
Sun. Apr. 10
7:00 PM
TERRY FATOR is the most gifted and accomplished ventriloquist/singer on the planet, whose repertoire includes more than 200 celebrity voices, many of whom we see on stage. Being onstage is Terry’s lifeblood, and he is wildly excited to return to the stage to share his talents with his fans. Who’s the Dummy Now? is a comedic and musical “origin story,” in which we explore what makes Terry tick and how he came up with the puppets who are his partners on stage. Nothing connects people like laughter and song, and Terry is so grateful to once again have the opportunity to bring people together under the same roof after a year of being apart.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Mansion Of Dreams Starring Illusionist Rick Thomas
Mon. Apr. 11
7:00 PM
This is a journey never to be forgotten. MANSION OF DREAMS is the crowning achievement of the multi-award-winning Master Illusionist, Rick Thomas. He has the unique ability to transport his entire audience to a mystical and riveting world unlike their own, and it is all found within the walls of his Mansion of Dreams. Stunning magic, extreme comedy, exquisite dancers and an inspiring story are woven into one of the most amazing productions ever to be seen on stage and television today!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour
Tue. Apr. 12
8:00 PM
Legendary singer JOHNNY MATHIS is The Voice of Romance. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
South Pacific
Thu. Apr. 14
7:30 PM
Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed woven into an inspiring story cherished the world over. Winner of ten Tony Awards®, the beloved score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” amidst big, Broadway performances and a chorus of American sailors and Navy nurses ready to take you to Bali Ha’i.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
South Pacific
Fri. Apr. 15
7:30 PM
Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed woven into an inspiring story cherished the world over. Winner of ten Tony Awards®, the beloved score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” amidst big, Broadway performances and a chorus of American sailors and Navy nurses ready to take you to Bali Ha’i.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Fiddler on the Roof
Tue. Apr. 19
7:30 PM
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF resumes a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Saddles Of The Silver Screen
Wed. Apr. 20
5:30 PM
Grab your cowboy boots and hat for a ride through the soundtracks of beloved TV and movie Westerns. Enrico Lopez-Yañez leads the musical caravan of collections from The Lone Ranger, Annie Get your Gun, Silverado, and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Fiddler on the Roof
Wed. Apr. 20
7:30 PM
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF resumes a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Fiddler on the Roof
Thu. Apr. 21
7:30 PM
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF resumes a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Saddles Of The Silver Screen
Thu. Apr. 21
7:30 PM
Grab your cowboy boots and hat for a ride through the soundtracks of beloved TV and movie Westerns. Enrico Lopez-Yañez leads the musical caravan of collections from The Lone Ranger, Annie Get your Gun, Silverado, and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Saddles Of The Silver Screen
Fri. Apr. 22
5:30 PM
Grab your cowboy boots and hat for a ride through the soundtracks of beloved TV and movie Westerns. Enrico Lopez-Yañez leads the musical caravan of collections from The Lone Ranger, Annie Get your Gun, Silverado, and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Saddles Of The Silver Screen
Sat. Apr. 23
8:00 PM
Grab your cowboy boots and hat for a ride through the soundtracks of beloved TV and movie Westerns. Enrico Lopez-Yañez leads the musical caravan of collections from The Lone Ranger, Annie Get your Gun, Silverado, and more.
Location: HOLLEY HALL
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434
Listen to the Earth
Sun. Apr. 24
5:00 PM
Coral Artists of Sarasota: Planet Earth takes a front seat through the eyes of The Earth is speaking loud and clear. Choral Artists celebrates Earth Day with a world premiere of a spectacular new work by James Grant, featuring baritone soloist Marcus DeLoach, Sarasota Young Voices and the Choral Artists singers.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: choralartistssarasota.org/ or 941.387.4900
Motown with a Twist
Tue. Apr. 26
8:00 PM
Are you ready for a brand-new beat? Don’t miss MOTOWN WITH A TWIST — a new twist on classic Motown! It's a sparkling, electrifying night of the Motor City's most famous hit songs, featuring celebrity pros from Dancing with the Stars performing with finalists from So You Think You Can Dance, as well as vocals by finalists from American Idol, The Voice and America's Got Talent. This family-friendly night features songs from Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5 and everything in between. You'll twist and shout to Motown with a Twist!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799

 

May


One Night of Queen starring Gary Mullen and the Works
Sat. May. 7
8:00 PM
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of the iconic rock band! In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes “Live Grand Final.” Gary began touring, and in 2002, formed “The Works” to pay tribute to Queen. Since 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.263.6799
Genius Of Youth
Sat. May. 14
7:30 PM
Musical prodigies have always fascinated. Britten wrote his Sinfonietta No. 1 at age 18, dedicating the ingenious work to his teacher. Mozart's highly dramatic Symphony No.25, composed at 17, shows extraordinary musical maturity. Teen cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing makes her Sarasota debut playing Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations, proving that young people of rare talent are not just the stuff of legend.
Location: SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org or 941.953.3434

 

July


American Fanfare
Mon. Jul. 4
4:00 PM
Coral Artists of Sarasota: Celebrate America with choral fireworks, rousing marches and patriotic fervor. Old Glory and Uncle Sam are feted in this annual performance featuring the Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble and Choral Artists of Sarasota. Musical fireworks abound in this annual salute to America.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: choralartistssarasota.org/ or 941.387.4900