Sneak Preview

Conductor JoAnn Falletta Returns to Lead the Sarasota Orchestra Next Month

Falletta makes a return visit to lead the Sarasota Orchestra in concert Dec. 6-8.

11/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

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Soprano Jessica Sandidge Makes Her Sarasota Opera Debut This Season

While new to the Sarasota Opera stage, she’s worked with maestro Victor DeRenzi before, and she’s visited Sarasota to hear friends perform here.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

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Violinist Sarah Chang Will Perform With Sarasota Orchestra This Winter

Chang was only 5 when accepted to the Juilliard School, and only 10 when she recorded her first album.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

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Blues Guitarist Toronzo Cannon Headlines the Bradenton Blues Festival

“I tell stories that make people feel ‘I’ve lived that’ or ‘I know that situation.’”

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

The man with the baton

Five Takeaways From a Talk With Acclaimed Conductor Gerard Schwarz

Schwarz will guest-conduct three performances of music by Strauss, Mozart and Dvořák with the Sarasota Orchestra Nov. 8-10.

10/31/2019 By Olivia Epstein

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Sarasota Rapper's New Album Drops Today

YB's Fire & Desire contains 11 tracks of well-crafted Christian hip hop.

10/09/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Dressing It Up

Sarasota Opera Acquires Major Opera Costume Collection

The announcement was part of an update about the opera's $40 million comprehensive campaign.

10/08/2019 Photography by Kay Kipling

Young Folks

Sarasota Creatrix Launches New Arts and Music Event

Artist and musician Dana Laag wants to foster a creative community for young people.

10/08/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

This is Halloween

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Halloween Events in Sarasota

From haunted hayrides to ghostly tours, discover how to stay in fine spirits this season.

10/01/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Philanthropy

Selby Foundation Gives $125,000 for New State College of Florida Concert and Recital Hall

Scheduled to open in 2021, the SCF Studio for the Performing Arts will be a nearly 15,000-square-foot facility.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Preview

The Van Wezel's 50th Anniversary Season Is a Mix of Familiar Favorites and Local Premieres

Pop singers, comedians, and yes, naked magicians are taking the hall stage.

08/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

An American Band

A New Generation of Allman and Betts Teams Up For a Debut Album and Tour

The Allman Betts Band features Gregg Allman's son Devon, Dickey Betts' son Duane, and Berry Oakley Jr., son of the late great bassist Berry Oakley, an Allman Brothers staple.

08/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Ready to Listen?

New Music New College Season Preview

A mix of new and returning artists highlights the 2019-20 schedule.

08/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

GuitarSarasota Plans Wide-Ranging 2019-20 Season

Guitarists from around the world perform works by Bach, Scarlatti and more.

07/31/2019 By Kay Kipling

Class and Sass

Emanne Beasha Lights Up the Stage on America's Got Talent

Ten-year-old opera singer and North Port resident Emanne Beasha is the sweetest "diva" you'll ever meet.

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

New Season, New Works for ensembleNEWSRQ

The season celebrates past masters while introducing premieres by today's composers.

07/18/2019 By Kay Kipling

Some Like It Hot

We Tried It: Latin Dancing at The Venue

Do I have what it takes to become a salsa queen?

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Let Them Praise His Name in the Dance

The Westcoast Gospel Chorus Celebrates 50 Years of Joy and Music This Saturday

The chorus is honoring the legacy of its founder, Bishop Henry Porter, with a free performance.

07/16/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

Venice Symphony Announces Its 2019-20 Season

The season is the first programmed by music director/conductor Troy Quinn.

07/08/2019 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Perlman Music Program Suncoast Receives $20,000 Grant from The Exchange

The funds will help support three programs presented by Perlman Suncoast throughout its 2019-2020 season.

06/30/2019 By Staff