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.
North Florida – School Tour November 3, 15 & 17 Echoes of Nature introduced traditional Chinese art and music to people from other cultures. Dr. Nan Liu is the associate art professor at Florida A&M University. Award-winning zheng master Haiqiong Deng is the director of Chinese Music Ensemble at Florida State University and has given […]
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.
Oct 16, 17 & 18 The New 76ers are an acoustic folk trio from Tallahassee, Fla. A family band, by all accounts, the music and the bond run deep. While adept at crafting songs and harmonies, they believe the true beauty of what they do is to create a lasting connection with their listeners, while […]
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?