TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Another COCA On-the-Go segment, where we are highlighting arts and culture in the community. This week’s segment spotlighted the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. The company is recognized as a major leader in the national field of dance and provides artists in residence with access to critical resources […]
Classical concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein usually has the stage to herself when she performs J.S. Bach’s immortal “Goldberg Variations” — and no one else alive can play Bach’s brilliant showpiece quite like Dinnerstein. When Dinnerstein returns to Opening Nights this weekend at Florida State, the pianist will have plenty of company onstage when she and […]
The man with the horn is back. Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, who is a semi-regular visitor to Tallahassee, returns for a “Big Band Holidays” show with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert, which is part of the Opening Nights festival at Florida […]
When the talented mandolin player Chris Thile (pronounced Thee-lee) was in town on Oct. 24 for a concert at the Opening Nights Performing Arts festival, he addressed The Year’s Scariest Holiday. It was just days away, he warned.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Opening Nights at Florida State University and Walmart partnered to enhance arts programming for Leon and Jefferson county students through the North Florida School Tour. The “Echoes of Nature” program, sponsored by Walmart, introduced more than 1,500 students to traditional Chinese art and music. “Walmart continues to proudly sponsor Opening Nights North Florida […]
When the sublime Brazilian jazz and pop singer Luciana Souza made her debut at the Opening Nights Performing Arts in the winter of 2011, she cast a whispery musical spell over a packed house.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Michael Blachly as the new director of the university’s performing arts program. Blachly, who brings four decades of experience to FSU, will start his new position Nov. 17. “Michael is highly respected in the performing arts field and brings a wealth of talent and expertise […]
Fans who helped make La La Land an Oscar-winning blockbuster understand that memorable, well-crafted songs capture hearts. Pink Martini, coming to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall courtesy of Opening Nights, performs memorable, well-crafted songs that capture hearts across the globe in25 languages.
Sierra Hull is one part Loretta Lynn, one part Chris Thile and many parts musical invention. Who knows what she will have summoned forth by the time she performs in Panama City on Dec. 9?