Sarasota Opera and the Sarasota Orchestra have partnered in concerts in the past and last November for the production of The Barber of Seville but on January 18, they are joining together for a free community event. From 1 to 3 p.m. at the Opera House there will be live performances, demonstrations (including an instrument "petting zoo") and more.
The Sarasota Orchestra, singers from the Sarasota Opera 2009 Winter Opera Festival and the Sarasota Youth Opera will perform on the stage of the Sarasota Opera House, as well as outside in the adjacent courtyard.
Both organizations will be offering special ticket offers, a free ticket drawing, complimentary refreshments and a free gift to all who attend, while supplies last.
This afternoon celebration is suitable for families and is free. No tickets are required, only a willingness to come and enjoy yourselves.
I hope we see you there!