Arts on the Horizon

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Locals and visitors alike will have an Arts filled experience this month in Sarasota!  Check out our calendar of events and enjoy some entertainment! 

Compiled by Jaye Clements

March 1 at 7:30pm – Macbeth by William Shakespeare at the Asolo. The Scottish nobleman Macbeth receives a supernatural prophecy and chooses a life of violence, unleashing devastating psychological effects of evil and power.

March 1, 11 at 7:30pm & Mar. 5 at 1:30pm – "Fidelio" by Ludwig van Beethoven at the Sarasota Opera House – Beethoven’s only opera tells the story of Leonore, a faithful wife whose undying love and perseverance saves her husband from certain death.

March 1 at 8pm – The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at the Van Wezel. Cellist/Conductor Dmitry Yablonsky at the helm, performing a diverse repertoire, ranging from Baroque and Classical Periods, through the Romantic period to contemporary composers. March 2, 5, 10, 15, 19 at 7:30pm – "Aida" Giuseppe Verdi at the Sarasota Opera House. Radamés is a determined Egyptian warrior who thinks of only two things, leading his country’s legions against the Ethiopians, and his undying love for the slave.

March 2 at 8pm – The McCartney Years at the Van Wezel. Hailed as "THE BEST ON THE SCENE", by the Beatles promoter. A stunning and explosive live concert that performs the music of Paul McCartney, from The Beatles to Wings.

March 3, 8, 16, 18 at 7:30pm. & March 6, 12 at 1:30 – "The Battle of Legnano" Giuseppe Verdi at the Sarasota Opera House. As the Milanese troops struggle to defend their city against the warrior Barbarossa, love for the same woman will test the friendship of two warriors.

March 3, 4 at 8pm – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Van Wezel. Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber, is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph.

March 4 at 12pm – Concerts at Noon: Studio and Apprentice Artists at the Sarasota Opera House. Experience tomorrow’s talent first hand as our Apprentice Artists perform in these hour-long concerts.

March 4 at 3pm – Covers at 3 at the Sarasota Opera House. Studio Artists who are understudying principal roles on the main stage will sing excerpts from this season’s operas.

March 6 at 7pm – The Moody Blues at the Van Wezel. Rock legends & Classic rock from the 60’s!

March 9 at 8pm – Disney Fantasia Live in Concert at the Van Wezel.  The music and imagery from the legendary 

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animated films, Fantasia & Fantasia 2000.

March 9 at 7:30pm – Artists Choice Concert at the Sarasota Opera House. A Sarasota Opera tradition! Enjoy Principal and Studio Artists talent, as they perform their choice of the best of Opera & Broadway!

March 9 to April 17 – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at the Florida Studio Theatre. 

March 10 at 8pm – The Joffrey Ballet at the Van Wezel – classically trained to the highest standards, reflecting the diversity of America with its company repertoire, including major story ballets, masterpieces & contemporary works.

March 11, 12 at 8pm; March 13 at 2:30pm – “Our Town” presented by the Sarasota Orchestra.  (11th at Neel Pac, 12th & 13 at Van Wezel.) One of the greatest violin concerti of all time calls for one of the greatest living violinists. Guy Braunstein, the youngest concertmaster in the history of the Berlin

March 11 at 8pm – Gordon Lightfoot at the Van Wezel – with 50 years of hit songs and multi-million international album sales.  Gordon Lightfoot resides atop the list of all-time greats.

March 4 at 7:30 & March 12 at 8pm – "Cosi fan tutte" by W.A. Mozart at the Sarasota Opera House.  “Così fan tutte” literally means “all women do this.” Ferrando and Guglielmo believe that their respective fiancées will be eternally faithful, but the old philosopher Don Alfonso isn’t so sure.

March 16 at 3pm & 8pm – Saturday Night Fever at the Van Wezel. A tale of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970's Brooklyn. Based on the movie, it is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees.

March 17 at 8pm – The Young Irelanders at the Van Wezel. The Young Irelanders comprises eight amazing performers who perform Irish traditional music, songs and dance.

March 17 at 7:30pm – The Young Verdi at the Sarasota Opera House. Giuseppe Verdi is known as the preeminent Romantic opera composer of the 19th century, and regarded by many as the reigning master of Italian opera of all time.

March 18, 19 at 8pm – Sarasota Orchestra presents Disney in Concert at the Van Wezel. This multi-media experience features four acclaimed vocalists as well as scenes from Disney movies projected above.

March 20 at 7pm – The Peking Acrobats at the Van Wezel. The Peking Acrobats, China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts.

March 20 at 5pm – Verdi Cycle Grand Finale Concert at the Sarasota Opera House. Celebrate the conclusion of our world renowned Verdi Cycle. The evening will include a lavish dinner party, followed by a concert and an after-party with cocktails, live music & sweet indulgences.

March 21 at 8pm – Bullets Over Broadway at the Van Wezel. A hilarious musical comedy about a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse. by Woody Allen.

March 22 at 8pm – STOMP at the Van Wezel.  STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique and unforgettable experience for all ages.  Instruments include matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

March 23 at 8pm – The Irish Tenors at the Van Wezel. The Irish Tenors’ powerful vocal line-up of all classically trained singers, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre.

March 24 at 8pm – Linda Eder with Robert Cuccioli at the Van Wezel.  Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Enjoy a night of dynamic live performances.

March 25 at 8pm – The Midtown Men at the Van Wezel.   They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time! “Sixties Hits” from The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more!  Celebrating the music that defined the ‘60s!

March 26 at 2pm & 8pm – Million Dollar Quartet at the Van Wezel.  Inspired by the electrifying true story behind the impromptu collaboration between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

March 31 at 8pm – An Evening with Sophia Loren at the Van Wezel.  Grace, beauty and artistry, Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren will captivate you with an intimate onstage conversation and question-and-answer session as well as film clips from her prolific career spanning over five

March 31 at 8pm – Disgraced at the Asolo.

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