Memorable performance venues enhance the overall musical experience!
Our theme this season is “Music on the Move” and for good reason! This season’s 29 concerts will take place in a variety of dynamic venues, including the Historic Asolo Theater, Sarasota Opera House, Venice Performing Arts Center, Church of the Palms and Faith Lutheran Church.
The Historic Asolo Theater at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Sarasota
Four of our concerts will take place in the remarkable setting of the Historic Asolo Theater. Comfortable seating, excellent acoustic and sightlines combine with the theater’s jewel-like setting to create an ideal space in which to enjoy world-class musicians. Sarasota’s most storied theater was created in Asolo, Italy, in 1798, brought to Sarasota in the early 1950s and painstakingly restored in 2006. The Historic Asolo Theater remains one of the most beloved objects in The Ringling collection. 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; 941-360-7399.
Our three-concert Soiree Series is presented in the music room a one-of-a-kind residence in Sarasota. Our audiences enjoy not only high quality musical entertainment, but also the ambiance of enjoying the music in a private setting. Each soiree experience is enhanced by delicious light foods and beverages.
The Sarasota Opera House
Artist Series Concerts is delighted to return to the historic Sarasota Opera House for two very special performances this season. This striking hall recently underwent a $20-million dollar historic renovation—designed to restore the 1926 theater to its original glory, while creating a venue for state-of-the-art 21st-century opera and concerts. Decorative details have been restored, seating has been replaced, and the orchestra pit almost doubled in size. Backstage systems have been updated and public areas and amenities expanded and enhanced. Enjoying a concert in this distinguished hall is truly a vibrant, unforgettable experience. 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota; 941-328-1300.
Venice Performing Arts Center
We’re delighted to present two concerts at the state-of-the-art Venice Performing Arts Center. This beautiful 1,090-seat, multi-level auditorium located on the island of Venice, features a 2,000-square-foot stage and automated orchestra pit. The VPAC boasts the ability to accommodate up to 50 color-changing and moving LED lights in addition to a 12-panel acoustic shell around the stage, which allows the entire building to be acoustically tuned. 1 Indian Avenue, Venice; 941-480-3191.
Faith Lutheran Church
Three of our concerts take place in the sanctuary at Faith Lutheran Church. This beautiful sanctuary, which seats 300, offers excellent acoustics, clear sight lines for viewing and comfortable, padded pew seats. There’s also plenty of free parking. 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota; 941-924-4664.
Church of the Palms
One of our concerts is at Church of the Palms. 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; 941-924-1323.
Michael’s On East
Artist Concerts Series’ very popular “Lunch, Look & Listen” series of four performances combines nourishment of three senses with imaginative luncheons, varied visual components, and professional musical presentations. Presented in Michael’s On East’s stunning ballroom. 1212 S East Avenue, Sarasota; 941-366-0007.