Soar with Superheroes and Indulge in a Masterpiece

“After a sold-out concert weekend with A Night at the Oscars, The Venice Symphony presents Superheroes and Schumann, 7:30 pm, February 25 and 3:30 pm, February 26 at the Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC). Music Director Troy Quinn will lead the orchestra in a program that will appeal to all with music from the Marvel and DC Universe and Robert Schumann’s epic and romantic Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, featuring Concertmaster Marcus Ratzenboeck.

Quinn, who is known for his innovative programming, said, “I thought the marriage of superheroes like Batman and Captain America, combined with a heroic piece and superhuman pianist/composer Schumann, would make for an interesting pairing.” Other composers featured in the program include Jean Sibelius, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri and John Williams.

Tickets are also available for The Symphony’s Game of Romes (March 18-19), Fantasy, Firebird and Fabiola featuring renowned violinist Fabiola Kim (April 22-23) and a special event, Songs from the Stage and Screen with Broadway star Linda Eder (May 6-7), all at the VPAC. Season sponsors are Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax. Superheroes and Schumann concert sponsor is Joanne Corcoran.

The Symphony will offer its free Meet the Maestro Pre-Concert Talks at 6:30 pm before the evening concert and 2:30 pm before the afternoon concert. Moderated by Joseph Caulkins, These insightful and entertaining programs with Maestro Quinn and guest artists, are sponsored by FourThought Private Wealth.

Ticket prices begin at $31. Student tickets are half-price and discounts are available to Florida teachers and groups of 10 or more.

Masks will be required when inside the Venice Performing Arts Center for this performance. Tickets are available at, by calling 941-207-8822 or at The Venice Symphony Office, 1515 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 7, Venice, 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Advance tickets are not available at the Venice Performing Arts Center.

CALENDAR/EVENT LISTING: The Venice Symphony Presents Superheroes and Schumann, 7:30 pm, February 25 and 3:30 pm, February 26 at the Venice Performing Arts Center, One Indian Ave., Venice. Free Pre- Concert talks begin one hour before each concert. Free parking and valet. Tickets at 941-207-8822, or at 1515 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 7, Venice, FL.

Founded in 1974, The Venice Symphony is a 501(c)(3) professional orchestra deeply rooted in its community, offering concerts from November through May at the Venice Performing Arts Center, special events and long- standing music education programs for all ages throughout the year.
The orchestra is led by Music Director/Conductor Troy Quinn. Learn more at”