In their 134th season of entertaining audiences, the Boston Pops orchestra brought their renowned magnetism and talent to Tallahassee to honor and enjoy the work of legendary composer, John Williams.
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From the Director ON Director Michael Blachly With continued thanks to those who completed the member survey that was distributed in December, we are still gleaning good information from your input. “Headline Artists and Attractions” were listed as highly desirable program options for Opening Nights to present. We’re striving to have a good number of […]
When internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell first performed in Tallahassee in 2002, the Opening Nights performing arts series booked him at the DoubleTree Hotel in the heart of downtown.
Terrie Young has a playful personality, a sparkling smile and a love of the arts. An eighth-grader at Gretchen Everhart School, he uses a wheelchair to get from place to place but he also enjoys a more expressive type of movement.
No, it’s true: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, whose coronation as the ”king and queen of banjo” would come courtesy of Paste magazine, met at a square dance. From there, the celebrated pickers began to collaborate, musically and otherwise, married, and became a Grammy-winning duo.
When Jimmy Webb arrived at Johnny Rivers Music in the mid-1960s, he had unrecorded songs in his pocket, including a ballad that Frank Sinatra would call the “best torch song ever written.” Rivers immediately recognized “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” as a stone cold hit. But with a song of his own, “Poor […]
From the Director ON Director Michael Blachly My thanks are extended to all of you who responded to the recent membership surveys. The input that you provided is helping us evaluate future membership benefits as well as directions in programming. You let us know what you’d like to see on stage in coming seasons. The […]
The South African Gospel group paid a visit to Godby High School on Wednesday morning, singing selections from their program, honoring Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.