About Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota was formed in 1996 as Artist Series of Sarasota. The non-profit organization presents world-class musical experiences in a diverse range of genres, including classical, cabaret, pop, Broadway, orchestral and opera. Our 24th season features 28 performances and covers a wide variety of musical offerings, including classical recitals, pops, jazz and cabaret concerts, chamber soirées and the popular Lunch & Listen series. This season's concerts take place in a variety of dynamic venues, including the Historic Asolo Theater, Sarasota Opera House, Venice Performing Arts Center, Michael’s On East, Plantation Golf and Country Club and in the music room of a one-of-a-kind private residence.
A central focus of Artist Series Concerts' mission is to spark a lifelong love of the musical arts by exposing young people to interactive music experiences. It accomplishes this through its performance-based outreach programs in area schools, creating unique learning opportunities for thousands of students and educators every year. In addition, the Suncoast Music Scholarship program, presented in partnership with the Sarasota Music Club, awards $20,000 annually to area high school students. Past winners have gone on to study at leading music conservatories and pursued successful music careers.