Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota

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, jazz, pops, Broadway, orchestral and opera. Our 26th season features 29 performances covering a wide variety of musical offerings, many of them by exciting young ‘stars on the rise.’ The lineup includes classical recitals, pops, jazz, chamber soirées and luncheon and dinner concerts in a variety of dynamic venues, including the Historic Asolo Theater, Sarasota Opera House, Temple Sinai, Bird Key Yacht Club, Plantation Golf and Country Club, State College of Florida and the music room of the one-of-a-kind Fischer-Weisenborne residence.


  1226 North Tamiami Trail, Suite 300, Sarasota, FL 34236



School Soirees

Program description

Artist Series Concerts In-School Program

A central focus of our vision is to spark a lifelong love of the musical arts and expose young people to the possibilities of careers in the world of music.

Since 2011, through our performance-based, interactive outreach programs, Artist Series Concerts has partnered with area schools to create unique music experiences and learning opportunities for students and educators. This initiative brings professional musicians and groups, many of whom are acclaimed nationwide and internationally, to area schools for 12 or more sessions each academic year. These sessions inspire young minds through events that include interactive demonstrations, live performances, and master classes. Over the past five years, our in-school program has touched the lives of more than 12,500 area students and teachers.

Thanks to these interactive, in-school sessions, students experience the power of live performance and gain first-hand knowledge of musical instruments, repertoire, and the rehearsal process. Students are encouraged to explore practical ways to tap into their creativity and express themselves through the arts. These intimate interactions create a connection to the arts that we hope will last a lifetime.

Booking / scheduling contact

Leiland Schaefer Theriot


Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: In-School Exploration, In-School Performance, Professional Visit to Class
Population served: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Music
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Concert season is October through May.  Soirees are planned around the artist(s) visits to Sarasota.

Please refer to our concert schedule for more detailed information at


Available times:

During the school day

Length of program: 45-55 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Classroom, media center, auditorium (depending on the size of your audience).  Audio amplification is not necessary.  Most performances includes classical piano (grand or baby grand preferred if possible).


School campus

Fees / Ticketing:



Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: no