Venice Symphony looks to expand musical styles and programs in coming season

Posted on: June 10, 2022

“Music Director Troy Quinn and the musicians of the Venice Symphony learned some lessons this past season as they returned to live performances after offering prerecorded programs during the height of the coronavirus pandemic,” writes Jay Handelman in last Wednesday’s (6/1) Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL). “ ‘This is our life energy, to have audience response, not just us making music in the hall,’ Quinn said. ‘It put everything in perspective for us not take this incredible connection between audience and musicians for granted.’… The 2021-22 season that recently ended … featured a series of programs that had been postponed a year because of the pandemic. Now Quinn has put together a lineup for 2022-23 that highlights the growth of the orchestra since he took over in 2018. In 2020, he signed a contract extension that keeps him on board through the 2027-28 season. ‘We have expanded our concert season and our offerings and our services for the musicians,’ Quinn said…. ‘The community is rallying around this orchestra…. Part of that is the artistic growth, but the other part … is the pride of what we’re giving to the audience…. I want to create these transformative experiences.’ ”