A Grand Reopening of Ruby Diamond: Commemorating 100 years of excellence within the College of Music

The 2010-2011 Concert Season marks the 100th anniversary of the College of Music at FSU and the grand reopening of the newly renovated Ruby Diamond Auditorium. The renovation of Ruby Diamond was a two year endeavor that transformed a general use auditorium into a world class performance hall, certain to be one of the finest acoustic spaces in the region. To honor this historic occasion, the college is pleased to present several celebratory concerts, including a special gala event in Ruby Diamond on Friday, October 8 at 8pm: A Grand Reopening of Ruby Diamond: Commemorating 100 years of excellence within the College of Music. University ensembles will perform several newly commissioned works for the event, including Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Fanfare, Reminiscence and Celebration (University Symphony Orchestra), Scott McAllister’s Barnburner (Wind Orchestra), The Jewel Within by Paul McKee (Jazz Ensemble I) and Ola Gjeilo’s Rays of Light (Combined Choruses of 750 voices) as well as other selections.

This event is reserved seating (black tie optional), so act quickly to secure your seats! Tickets are available through the College of Music Box Office, located in the lobby of Ruby Diamond Auditorium. Cash or checks only (made payable to FSU) – no credit or debit cards. The College of Music Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, beginning September 13. Please call 645-7949 for more information.

Additional concert events planned for the centennial include two Faculty Chamber concerts, a retrospective look at the University Symphony Orchestra, Donizetti’s L'Elisir d'Amore (set on FSU campus circa 1910), and many others; information regarding these concerts may be found here.