Sarasota Orchestra’s 21-22 season ends with fireworks and a flourish
The Sarasota Orchestra wraps up its season with fan favorites. Outdoor Pops still popular with Orioles Ed Smith The stadium returns. Two young virtuosos star in the final concert of the year in the Discover Mozart series, performing the composer’s much-loved Sinfonia concertante.
Outdoor Pops: Iconic Songs of the 70s
Sarasota Orchestra collaborates with Nashville-based duo Swearingen & Kelli, who recreate the magic of ’70s singer-songwriters such as James Taylor, Carole King, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell and more. Christopher Confessore, frequent guest of the Orchestra, conducts. This long-standing partnership between the Sarasota Orchestra and the Orioles gives music lovers the chance to catch a live performance while enjoying a base rate and a relaxed, fun atmosphere under the stars. A spectacular fireworks display brings an evening of musical hits and home runs to a close.
May 6-7, 8:00 p.m.
Ed Smith Stadium
Tickets from $15, available at www.orioles.com/arts or (941) 893-6312
Discover Mozart 3: Genius of Youth
A successful season ends with Britten’s first opus and two works written by Mozart as a young adult: his centerpiece for violin and viola, the Sinfonia concertante, and his Symphony No. 25. he Berlin Orchestra Stephen Mulligan, most recently associate conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducts this tribute to the extraordinary achievements of young artists. Soloists Maria Ioudenitch and Jordan Bak make their debuts in Sarasota.
American violinist Maria Ioudenitch received first prizes at the Ysaye International Music Competition, the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition.
Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak is the 2021 YCAT Robey Artist and one of the top winners of the 2020 Sphinx Competition. Bak is also the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.
May 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sarasota Opera House
Tickets from $27, available at www.SarasotaOrchestra.org or (941) 953-3434
Since 1949, the Sarasota Orchestra has inspired and entertained local music lovers and visitors from around the world. As the oldest permanent orchestra in the state of Florida, the 76-member orchestra performs more than 100 concerts of classical, pop, chamber music and community outreach each year. The Sarasota Orchestra’s acclaimed music education program includes the Sarasota Youth Orchestras, established in 1959. The Sarasota Orchestra is also the parent program of the famous Sarasota Music Festival, founded in 1965. For more d information, please visit www.SarasotaOrchestra.org.