Sara's orchestra resume



Sara Valentine
co-founder, creative director, performer

In 2004, Sara co-founded Really Inventive Stuff.  In 2007, she made her solo orchestra debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

In the 19-20 season, Sara makes her debut with the Colorado Music Festival (The Carnival of the Animals), Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf, The Toy Symphony) and Deertrees Theatre (The Story of Babar).

As a member of Really Inventive Stuff, Sara has performed family concerts with orchestras around North America, including Philadelphia, Saint Louis, Winnipeg, Kansas City, Richmond, Rochester, Annapolis, Charlotte, New Haven, Portland (Maine), Princeton, Symphony in C, Richmond, Richardson, Harrisburg, Texarkana and Tulane University.  In 2014, she made her international debut with the Singapore Symphony as narrator for Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, appearing as Ms. Symphonia Semi d’Quaver - a renowned British “orchestra-ologist” and ardent fan of Henry Purcell.

Her orchestra performances also include Beyond the Score presentations with the The Philadelphia Orchestra (Elgar’s The Enigmas Variations and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony) and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony).

Regional theater credits include Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Resident Ensemble Players, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and the Shakespeare festivals of North Carolina, Philadelphia, Colorado, and Maine.

Sara is Assistant Professor and the Chair of the Department of Theatre at the University of Southern Maine, and continues to develop family programming for orchestras as co-founder and creative director of She is a graduate of Ithaca College and the Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) at the University of Delaware.

~Bio as of August 2019



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