The College of Music Box Office
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all performances at the College of Music are closed to live audiences until further notice.
The College of Music Box Office, located in room 101 of the Westcott Building, in the lobby of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, is closed until further notice.
Faculty Chamber Recital - Monday, February 1 - 7:30 PM - this Livestream concert is available to view here
College of Music faculty members Benjamin Sung, violin, and Marcy Stonikas, soprano, both strong advocates of contemporary music, tackle the entirety of György Kurtág's Kafka Fragments. Composed between 1985-7, Kurtág created settings for fragments of writing from the letters, diaries, and notebooks of Franz Kafka that take the listener on a sardonic, humorous, lyrical, and even absurd journey through a wide range of situations and emotions.
Faculty Chamber Recital - Tuesday, February 23 - 7:30 PM - this Livestream concert is available to view here
College of Music Professor of Cello Greg Sauer and Associate Professor of Piano Heidi Louise Williams will present "Mirrored: Contemporary North and South American Duos for Piano and Cello," a dynamic recital of twentieth and twenty-first century North and South American masterpieces, including the world premiere of Grande Baião II (2020), composed for Sauer and Williams by Brazilian pianist, composer, and arranger André Mehmari; Walker's Sonata for Cello & Piano; Crozier's Nocturne for Cello & Piano; Guarnieri's Sonata No. 2 for Cello & Piano; Zwilich's Lament for Cello & Piano; Guerra-Peixe's Três Peças; and Barber's Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op. 6.
University Symphony Orchestra - Saturday, February 27 - 7:30 PM - this Livestream concert is available to view here
The University Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of Dr. Alexander Jiménez in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The program includes Eight Miniatures for Small Orchestra by Roque Cordero; Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner to be conducted by Assistant Conductor Kyara Nelsen; and Symphony No. 4 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn.
Jazz Ensemble I - Thursday, March 4 - 7:30 PM - this Livestream concert is available to view here
Dedicated to the legacy of the great jazz drummer Art Blakey and the alumni that worked with him. The program includes compositions that were performed by his Jazz Messengers and tunes that were written by members of the Jazz Messengers from different periods of the band's existence in the 50s and 60s.
University Philharmonia Orchestra- Friday, March 19 - 7:30 PM - this Livestream concert is available to view here
The University Philharmonia, under the direction of Dr. Alexander Jiménez, will light up the stage of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall presenting a diverse concert program including Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite, Montgomery’s Starburst for String Orchestra, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major. The concert also features Assistant Conductor Nathan Haines with a performance of Coleridge-Taylor’s Four Novelletten for String Orchestra.
Choral Concert I - Saturday, March 20 - 7:30 PM - view concert here
The Florida State University Singers and Chamber Choir perform "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free," featuring the music of Elaine Hagenberg, Andrea Ramsey, and Rosephanye Powell. The Chamber Choir will perform two settings of the Mass - W.A. Mozart's Missa Brevis in D Major and The Gospel Mass by Robert Ray. The University Singers will perform Andrea Clearfield's poet of body and soul.
Choral Concert II - Friday, April 9 - 7:30 PM - view concert here
The Women's Glee, under the direction of Dr. Kari Adams, will present a premiere performance of Andrea Ramsey's Suffrage Cantata in connection with the Vox Femina Consortium. This performance, which explores texts of Susan B. Anthony, Victoria Woodhull, Ida B. Wells, and Sojourner Truth, is dedicated to Judy Bowers for her years of service to Florida State University and the choral music education profession. This exciting concert will also feature octavos performed by Choral Union and David Conte's Invocation and Dance performed by the Collegians.
Night at the Opera-
Saturday, April 10 - 6:00 PM - Live in the Owen Sellers Amphitheatre CANCELLED due to inclement weather
The Florida State Opera and University Symphony Orchestra collaborate for a unique gala performance featuring Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare for Brass and Timpani by Richard Strauss, and various works by W.A. Mozart.
University Wind Ensemble- Tuesday, April 13 - 7:30 PM - this Livestream concert is available to view here
The University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Dunnigan, performs Richard Strauss' Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare, Giovanni Santos' Blue Dances, Jennifer Jolley's Ash, Gioachino Rossini's Passo a sei, Felix Mendelssohn's Ouverture for Winds, John Mackey's Hymn to a Blue Hour, and Omar Thomas' Come Sunday.
An Evening of Big Band Jazz - Wednesday, April 14 - 7:30 PM - Live in the Owen Sellers Amphitheatre
Showcasing all three FSU jazz bands.
University Wind Orchestra - Tuesday, April 27 - 7:30 PM - view concert here
The Florida State University Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Clary, will present an eclectic concert featuring some of the finest wind musicians the College has to offer. From the 19th century writing of César Franck to some 20th century works infused with Latin rhythms by Valerie Coleman and James Syler--this performance truly has something for everyone. We also proudly present FSU-alumna Kim Archer's Fanfare Politeia which was composed and premiered by the U.S. Marine Band for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony this past January.
Summer Opera- Friday and Saturday, May 21 and May 22 - 7:30 PM - Live in the Opperman Music Hall
More details coming soon.
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Tickets for Outside Events
The Artist Series tickets are available online at www.theartistseries.org.
Evening of Music and Dance tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at 644-6500.
Opening Nights tickets are available online at https://openingnights.fsu.edu/tickets/order/
Tallahassee Community Chorus tickets are available online at www.tcchorus.org.
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra tickets are available at www.tallahasseesymphony.org.
For tickets for the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, please visit www.tallahasseeyouthorchestras.com.
Tallahassee Winds tickets are available at the door: $8 gen. admission, $5 students and senior citizens.