(941) 488-1010
Tickets: (941) 207-8822
Concert Venue:
One Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
(get directions)

Concert Schedule

Please call the box office at 941-207-8822 to order season subscriptions or packages of 4 or more concerts.  

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Individual tickets are also available at our offices, over the phone, or online.


Conducting Academy Concert 2016Conducting Academy Concert 2016

Saturday May 21, 2016 – 3:30 pm


Tai Murray, violin Photo: Marco Borggreve for HM“Germanic Gems” Tai Murray, Soloist

Friday, Nov 20, 2015 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 3:30 PM

Gifted young American violinist, Tai Murray, described as “superb” by the New York Times, will captivate you with a performance of the stunningly beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch.  Also on the program is Mendelssohn’s orchestral masterpiece, Symphony No. 3 (The Scotch) and the ever popular and rollicking Poet and Peasant Overture.


gift-wrap-x“Festive Sounds of the Season”

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 – 3:30 and 7:30 PM

From the joyous sounds of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by Bach, to the hushed and reverent beauty of O Holy Night and the fun of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, the Venice Symphony will give you the gift of familiar and well-loved holiday music, including our always popular audience sing-a-long.  A perfect way to begin this “most wonderful time of the year!”


Melemed Pic“Scandinavian Scenes” Mackenzie Melemed, Soloist

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 3:30 PM

Mackenzie Melemed, brilliant young pianist from the Juilliard School of Music, will mesmerize our audiences with a thrilling performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto.  Winner of numerous national and international competitions, Mackenzie has performed many times at the White House and on the PBS program “From the Top,” which features highly gifted young musicians from throughout the country.  Concluding the concert will be the powerful and deeply moving Second Symphony by the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius.


“Love Is In the Air”Qol Quartet

Friday, February 12, 2016 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 3:30 and 7:30 PM

Bring the one you love to the Venice Symphony’s Valentines Pops!  You and your “significant other” will enjoy some of the most famous love songs of all time, including My Funny Valentine, The Man I Love, Danny Boy, When I Fall in Love, and the Theme from Love Story.  A romantic concert featuring the Qol Quartet that will put stars in your eyes.



“Vive la France” Ann Hobson Pilot, Soloist

Friday, March 25, 2016 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 26, 2016 – 3:30 PM

Music from the “City of Lights” featuring world-renowned harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot.  This dazzling artist was the Principal Harpist of the Boston Symphony for 40 years and will perform two French masterpieces for harp and orchestra, Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, and Sacred and Profane Dances by Debussy.  This all-French program opens with the beguiling La Belle Helene Overture by Offenbach and concludes with the charmingly Gallic First Symphony by Bizet.  “C’est magnifique!”


Chatzistamatis Photo“Tales of Enchantment” Joy Chatzistamatis, Soloist

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 3:30 PM

The Mendelssohn Violin Concerto has been described as the greatest violin concerto ever written.  Joy Chatzistamatis, the youngest member of the Venice Symphony, will be the featured soloist in what promises to be a scintillating performance of this remarkable wok.  The program ends with one of the greatest tone poems in the history of symphonic music, Scheherezade, by Rimsky-Korsakov.  Inspired by the stories of the 1,001 Arabian Nights, this piece is an orchestral tour de force which will transport you to exotic and exciting places.


flip_flops“Feelin’ Groovy”

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 3:30 and 7:30 PM

Our season ends with some of the most popular soft-rock tunes from the 1950’s through the 1980’s.  Get out your bell-bottom trousers and tie-died T-shirts and join the Venice Symphony for a stroll down memory lane with music from Elvis, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Carpenters and Barry Manilow.  Let’s “Rock Around the Clock”!


To Order Tickets

call (941) 207-8822 or

visit our Box Office at 230 S Tamiami Trail, Suite 3-A on Venice Island, Monday thru Friday 10 AM – 4 PM   (get directions)

Our 2015-16 Venue

Our concert venue for the 2015-16 Season is:
Venice Performing Arts Center | 1 Indian Ave, Venice

Seating Chart

Venice Performing Arts Center

For more information on other events offered at the Venice Performing Arts Center visit: www.veniceperformingartscenter.com

Ticket Prices

$35, $30, $25, $20 All seats are reserved.  Students with valid ID receive 50% discount.  Wheelchair accessible seating 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.