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MUSICAL KIDS GO FREE - Thanks to the generosity of the La Musica board of directors, La Musica is able to offer free tickets to music students age 18 and under and accompanying parents or siblings to every concert at the opera house this season. For information about how to apply for tickets, please call Joan Sussman at (704) 293-4907.

MUSIC IN THE COURYARD - La Musica is delighted to welcome students from the Suzuki Institute School of Music and Booker High School to share their music in the Sarasota Opera House courtyard during the half hour prior to each concert. Booker High School is home to the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program, which offers rigorous, pre-professional training in the arts in five disciplines: dance, digital film & motion design, music, theatre, and visual art. The Suzuki Institute School of Music is one of the oldest and most reputable schools offering music lessons in the Sarasota area. Beginners, advanced, young and old - all are welcome. 

"Such a lovely gathering of an appreciative audience. We at Suzuki are thrilled to be a small part of it." Dr. Salil Singh, Director, Suzuki Institute

La Musica has been reaching out to include the youth of Sarasota County for over two decades. It is more than a love of music we wish to impart to students. We hope to teach young people that no matter the differences in language and ethnicity, chamber music speaks with a universal tongue. It continues to demonstrate that the democratic nature of chamber music is the perfect source from which the growth of understanding and cooperation flows.

Ringling College of Art and Design

From 2003-2013, La Musica worked with Ringling College of Art and Design to hold a poster competition in which students interpreted the theme of each Festival. For the poster selection committee, it was always exciting to see the diversity of student interpretations. The collaboration of the two arts institutions allowed us to explore the relationship of the art forms.

A sampling of the winning posters designed by students at the Ringling College of Art and Design: