By Sharyn Lonsdale
The Venice Symphony
The Venice Symphony’s 46th season kicks off with “Bohemian Beethoven” on Nov. 15 as it celebrates the best in symphonic music from Dvorak to John Williams.
Guest soloists this season include Sarasota’s Key Chorale, pianist Daniel Lebhardt and in March, Broadway star Linda Eder. All seven concert weekends take place at the Venice Performing Arts Center at 1 Indian Ave.
“I programmed my first season with The Symphony to appeal to those who know and love symphonic music, and to those who have yet to discover the joy and wonder of hearing great music performed live by our outstanding orchestra,” said Music Director/Conductor Troy Quinn. “I believe every piece, from Beethoven’s Fifth to modern classics from the movies, will enthrall and entertain our audiences, while showcasing our extraordinary musicians.”
The Symphony will continue to offer its free pre-concert Meet the Maestro and Guests Talks at 6:30 p.m. before evening concerts and 2:30 p.m. before afternoon concerts. These insightful and entertaining programs are sponsored by Bank of America and are open to all. No ticket or reservation is required.
Ticket prices begin at $27. Packages of four to seven concerts are available now but must be purchased at the box office or by phone to qualify for the season discount. Student tickets are always half-price and discounts are also available to groups of 10 or more.
Tickets also go on sale for “Saturday Night at the Symphony,” a three-concert package of the 7:30 p.m. performances of “A Very Merry Holiday Pops” (Dec. 21), “Cosmic Convergence” (Jan. 11) and “Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond” (Feb. 8), at 15% off the regular ticket price.
“We are thrilled by the enthusiastic response we’ve seen to Troy Quinn’s dynamic program,” said Christine Kasten, Executive Director of The Venice Symphony. “Season ticket sales have been strong, and we are especially excited to see so many people who are brand new to The Symphony.”
Tickets for single concerts for The Venice Symphony’s 2019-20 season, will go on sale Aug. 26 after midnight online at thevenicesymphony.org and 10 a.m. at the box office, 1515 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 7, Venice.
For more information, call 941-207-8822.