Join Us in Celebrating Our 40th Performance Season!
2013-2014 Season Schedule
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 – 7:30PM Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 – 3:30PM and 7:30PM
Enjoy theme music of classic and popular movies! Featuring scores by American composer John Williams, who wrote the music for Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List, and Superman.
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 – 7:30PM Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 – 3:30 and 7:30PM
Our orchestra will surely inspire holiday joy with this concert of familiar favorites!
Thurs. & Fri., Jan. 16 & 17 – 7:30PM Sat., Jan. 18, 2014 – 3:30 and 7:30PM
If the solo trill of a clarinet leads your nostalgic senses to hear “Rhapsody in Blue” then you will certainly enjoy celebrating the best songwriting duo of popular American music…the Gershwins!
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 – 7:30PM Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 – 3:30 and 7:30PM
Rejuvenate your appreciation of classical music with this concert featuring world-renowned Canadian flutist and composer Robert Aitken performing Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.
Friday, Mar 14, 2014 – 7:30PM Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 – 3:30 and 7:30PM
Ann Hobson-Pilot, former Principal Harpist for the Boston Symphony, will perform On Willows and Birches, the John Williams’ Concerto for Harp and Orchestra commissioned especially for her. Orchestra selections include Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from “Rodeo” and Schuman’s Symphony No. 1.
Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 – 7:30PM Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 – 3:30 and 7:30PM
“A thrilling blend of fury and finesse” is how the media has described acclaimed concert pianist Young-Ah Tak. Orchestra selections include Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, and Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture, Op. 72.
Friday, April 25, 2014 – 7:30PM Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 3:30 and 7:30PM
The story of America told by music! Hear compositions by immigrant, minority, and wartime composers such as Irving Berlin, Scott Joplin, and Jerry Bilik. Selections will include Dixieland Jazz, Ragtime, and the St. Louis Blues.
Season Subscriptions (renewals and new) are being taken now! Individual tickets will be available online beginning in August 2013.
To order by phone, call the TICKET LINE at (941) 207-8822!
Our concert venue for the 2013-14 Season is:
Church of the Nazarene | 1535 East Venice Avenue, Venice (get directions)
$28, $25, $20
Rows Q and W are wheelchair accessible and should be requested in advance.
Late Seating Policy
Venice Symphony Orchestra concerts begin promptly at the announced starting time. We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the concert start time in order to park and find your seat before the concert begins.
If you are unexpectedly delayed, in deference to our artists and the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience in the hall, late seating will take place during the first appropriate pause in the program, at the discretion of management. Reserved seats are not guaranteed after the performance starts. Latecomers may be seated in the back out of courtesy to the musicians and other patrons. Certain programs are performed without intermission or without a late seating break before intermission; therefore, no late seating can be offered at those concerts. Patrons who leave the hall before or during a work will not be reseated until after the completion of the work. In fairness to the performers and fellow concertgoers, we ask that you remain in your seat until the concert has concluded.