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FSU College of Music announces 2023-2024 concert season

By: Wendy Smith, Anna Prentiss | Published: July 21, 2023 | 8:35 AM | See original story at

The Florida State University College of Music presents the 2023-2024 concert season with more than 30 performances from the college’s ensembles and special guests.

Ticketed performances featuring College of Music faculty, students and special guests will open Sept. 15 and continue through June 1, 2024. Events will be held in either Ruby Diamond Concert Hall or Opperman Music Hall.

Opening Sept. 15, the University Symphony Orchestra will perform the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 and Brahms Symphony No. 4. Opera lovers can look forward to Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Seviglia (Oct. 26-29); Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (April 4-7); and Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied (May 31-June 1).

“The 2023-2024 concert season again offers our community the amazing opportunity to experience the highest level of professional performance from renowned guest artists and our own faculty in beautiful venues,” said Gregory Jones, associate dean of outreach and engagement at the College of Music. “Concerts are open for everyone to attend at a very modest ticket price, and many are free.”

The University Singers, Chamber Choir, Philharmonia, Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Honors Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra will deliver performances throughout the 2023-2024 season that will take attendees on a musical journey.

Fan favorites like the electric PRISM band concert and the Seasonal Celebration choral concert will return to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall in the fall, and the world music ensemble’s Rainbow concert will be back in the spring.

New this year are Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with acclaimed Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Jan. 22); and “Preview@FSU,” an opportunity for students in the College of Music and the School of Theatre’s joint Music Theatre program to showcase their skills during the musical Show Me Eternity (April 5-6) in the Conradi Studio Theatre.

The Housewright Virtuoso Series, a subset of the concert season featuring College of Music faculty and special guests, will include appearances by Grammy Award winner and College of Music Artist-in-Residence Ryan Speedo Green (Nov. 7); surf and instrumental rock guitarist Dave Wronski (Jan. 25); celebrated pianist Hung-Kuan Chen’ (Feb. 19); and the Tallahassee debut of the Aizuri Quartet (Oct. 19). Admission to all Housewright Virtuoso Series events is free.

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September 14

College of Music faculty present Beethoven’s Septet, Op. 20 for clarinet, bassoon, horn, and strings – the most popular of Beethoven’s compositions during his lifetime.

September 15

Conducted by Alexander Jiménez, the USO launches our season with the powerful Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring violinist Thomas Roggio (winner of the 2023 Doctoral Concerto Competition).

October 4

Our top undergraduate band performs wind band classics conducted by Patrick Dunnigan.

In addition to concert series events, the College of Music presents more than 500 solo, chamber, and ensemble performances each year that are open to the public. Whether you prefer world music, choirs, bands, orchestras, jazz, or opera, time-honored classics or ground-breaking new music, we invite you to join us for these wonderful performances by our amazing faculty, students, and guest artists.

All performance information is subject to change. Visit for current schedule of events.

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