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Florida West Coast Symphony, Sarasota

Florida West Coast Symphony, Sarasota

Sarasota Orchestra, formerly known as the Florida West Coast Symphony, is an American symphony orchestra located in Sarasota, Florida, which performs symphonic and chamber works for the Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties. The 80-member orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year, and is the "oldest continuing orchestra" in the state of Florida. The orchestra also hosts a music education program including the 50-year-old Youth Orchestra, which features five ensembles, the most advanced of which, The Youth Philharmonic, made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2008. In the fall of 1948, Ruth Cotton Butler, a Sarasota music teacher, enlisted the support of businessmen Dr. W.D. Sugg and J. Lorton Francis of Bradenton, and George Gibbs, an amateur musician from Venice. Their combined effort produced the debut concert of the Florida West Coast Symphony on March 12, 1949. In 1961, Paul Wolfe began a 35-year tenure as artistic director and conductor. His leadership allowed the Orchestra to establish a core chamber and four resident chamber ensembles, expand the Youth Orchestra Program and consolidate the then Florida West Coast Symphony and the Music Festival of Florida, to create the Sarasota Music Festival.
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Sight Name: Florida West Coast Symphony
Sight Location: Sarasota, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Sarasota, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Sarasota

Create Your Own Walk in Sarasota

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sarasota is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sarasota Downtown Introduction Walk

Sarasota Downtown Introduction Walk

Known for the abundance of cultural institutes, Sarasota – a quaint coastal getaway – has long been regarded as one of the premier destinations for those seeking to satisfy their “culture buds”. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Opera House, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are just some of the city's top attractions. To visit these and other notable sites of Sarasota, follow...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Historical Homes Tour

Historical Homes Tour

Sarasota's Downtown features not only new modern attractions, but also historical sites that have been preserved for the benefit of Florida's cultural heritage. Their style ranges from Mediterranean Revival and Prairie School architecture to Classical Revival and Transitional Queen Anne. Be sure to take the following tour and see the great design and architecture these sites have to...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Sarasota Historical Buildings Tour

Sarasota Historical Buildings Tour

Most of the historic buildings in Sarasota are located in the Downtown area. They are in the Mediterranean revival style with similar design. Some of them have been designed by the famous local architect Thomas Reed Martin who has had a huge impact on architecture and style. In the following tour you'll get to see some of the first constructions in Sarasota and their initial functions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Sarasota's Top Museums Tour

Sarasota's Top Museums Tour

Known for its famous arts community and historical sites and museums, Sarasota is a delight for any traveler. The wonderful flora and the refreshing breeze of the ocean will make your trip even more interesting and relaxing. You can visit a wide range of museums, most notable the John & Mable Ringling Museum, that will satisfy your desire for knowledge. Take the following tour to discover the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles

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Sunset, Dinner & Drinks of Sarasota

Sunset, Dinner & Drinks of Sarasota

There is nothing like watching the sun set over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico on Lido Beach in Sarasota Florida. Once the sun sets the fun begins at several great restaurants. Whether you want dinner, nightlife or both St. Armands Circle will not...