Arty happenings: Marvin Goldstein plays holiday tunes, artisans go to market

Marvin Goldstein presents holiday music for Opening Nights Tallahassee pianist Marvin Goldstein will be performing a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St., as the first live, in-person event of the season for Opening Nights at Florida State University. The beautiful White House Piano and The Peace […]

With A Wide Array Of Music, Pianist Brings People Together

Blessed is music, for it is a peacemaker. For 61 years — he started at age 9 as an accordionist — Marvin Goldstein has been performing music for audiences. He has witnessed on several continents the capacity of music to bring disparate people together. He recalls with fondness a concert he orchestrated in Jerusalem attended […]

Arty happenings: Bar tunes, bookstore cats and art galleries

Opening Nights at Florida State University (Online) begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. This free virtual concert is an exclusive video celebration of timeless Gilbert and Sullivan favorites. Filmed this summer from locations throughout the United States, delight in the fun and variety of the performances, and the opportunity to see and hear everything up […]

Opening Nights announces season of live performances — yes, really

Opening Nights at Florida State University’s release of its new season feels a little like a “Save the Date” card. Well, not exactly. Because there aren’t any dates. The performing arts presenter — which brings top musicians, comedians, dance and theater companies, writers and other artists to Tallahassee — announced its 2020-2021 slate of performers […]

Michael’s Soundtrack

When feeling somber or when confronted by events that may be hard to process or interpret, Michael Blachly reverts to what he calls his comfort music: songs that were meaningful to him when he was evolving into the person he would become. On Memorial Day, Blachly was grilling and exchanged messages with a best friend […]

Remaining Balance of Opening Nights Season Canceled

Good Afternoon, Due to concerns with the coronavirus, on March 11, 2020, Florida State University communicated new guidelines for university operations, including postponing or canceling external speakers and groups scheduled to perform on campus. The university’s highest priority is the health and safety of students, staff and patrons. Working closely with university leadership to enact […]

Sir James Galway

Sir James Galway hosted a master class for the College of Music’s Wind Seminar students as part of the Louis Ireland Humphrey Excellence Fund. Sir Galway was bold and direct in his feedback while keeping the lesson both light-hearted and fun. He was blown away by the talent that the students possessed, commenting that it […]