Michael Blachly, Director of Opening Nights

Artists representing 11 different countries comprise the offerings for the upcoming season. In this way, Opening Nights is Bringing the World to You! Our hope is to continue exploring different cultures as we build an international profile to share with the community-at-large in the years to come.

The performing arts help connect people. With that, we’re expanding beyond the Florida State University campus to facilitate programs in diverse venues. Additionally, we are expanding our educational and community outreach with school performances, master classes and related activities by many of our international artists. The support of our members and sponsors make the outreach programs possible.

It’s our hope that you’ll find something that piques your interests this season.


See the World


NameDateGenre
Anthony Trionfo, fluteThursday, November 15, 2018; 7:30 PMclassical
Mandy HarveyThursday, December 6, 2018; 7:30 PMsinger-songwriter
Soweto Gospel Choir
Songs of the Free
Tuesday, December 11, 2018; 7:30 PMgospel
The Barefoot Movement
Holiday Performance
Wednesday, December 12, 2018; 7:00 PM CST Thursday, December 13, 2018; 7:30 PMbluegrass, holiday

SkerryvoreWednesday, January 9, 2019; 7:30 PMfolk, pop, rock, traditional
Parsons Dance CompanySaturday, January 12, 2019; 2:00 PM (Sensory Friendly)
Saturday, January 12, 2019; 7:30 PM
dance
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Echo in the Valley
Monday, January 14, 2019; 7:30 PMAmericana, bluegrass, folk
Joshua Bell
Sam Haywood, piano
Monday, January 28, 2019; 7:30 PMclassical
The Temptations and the Four TopsTuesday, January 29, 2019; 7:30 PMMotown, R&B
Cashore MarionettesFriday, February 1, 2019; 7:30 PM; Life in Motion
Saturday, February 2, 2019; 2:00 PM; Simple Gifts, (family friendly)
puppetry

PRISM
A Collaboration with the Florida State University College of Music
Sunday, February 3, 2019; 2:00 PMclassical, jazz, marching band, pop
FarruquitoSaturday, February 9, 2019; 7:30 PMdance, flamenco
The Boston Pops on Tour
Lights, Camera... Music! Six Decades of John Williams
Thursday, February 14, 2019; 7:30 PMorchestral pop
Tom RushSunday, February 17, 2019, 2:00 PMfolk
The Julian Bliss Septet
A Tribute to Benny Goodman
Thursday, February 21, 2019; 7:30 PMjazz
Makana Monday, March 4, 2019; 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019; 7:30 PM
hawaiiana, singer-songwriter, traditional
Taylor TomlinsonFriday, March 8, 2019; 7:30 PMcomedy
The Michael Feinstein Trio
Shaken & Stirred – Classic Songs Reimagined
Tuesday, March 12, 2019; 7:30 PMcabaret, jazz
Lulo Reinhardt & Daniel StelterThursday, March 14, 2019; 7:30 PMgypsy swing, jazz
Jimmy Webb
The Glen Campbell Years
Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 7:30 PMcountry, pop
Nate BargatzeFriday, March 29, 2019; 7:30 PMcomedy

Matt Haimovitz
The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast
Sunday, March 31, 2019; 2:00 PMclassical
Molly TuttleThursday, April 4, 2019; 7:30 PMbluegrass
Gina ChavezThursday, April 11, 2019; 7:30 PMlatin pop, pop, singer-songwriter
yMusicTuesday, April 16, 2019; 7:30 PMclassical, pop
DakhaBrakhaWednesday, April 17, 2019; 7:30 PMworld music
The Second City
It's Not You, It's Me
Thursday, April 18, 2019; 7:30 PMcomedy, improv
Chain of Parks Art Festival Opening EventThursday, April 25, 2019spoken word, visual arts
David SedarisFriday, April 26, 2019; 7:30 PMauthor, humorist, spoken word
Rosanne Cash
She Remembers Everything
Saturday, April 27, 2019; 7:30 PMAmericana