Past Events at Opperman Music Hall - Florida State University

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18 February 2019
University Chamber Winds
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The FSU Chamber Winds, under the direction of Richard Clary, will perform in Opperman Music Hall on Monday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m.  This graduate student wind ensemble with flexible instrumentation performs large chamber works and also features guest soloists.  This performance is free and open to the public.
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15 February 2019
University Philharmonia Concert
This is a ticketed performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the College of Music Box Office at 645-7949. $10 general admission; $7 seniors/nonFSU students; FSU students free with ID.
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The FSU College of music is pleased to present the University Philharmonia on Friday and Saturday, February 15th & 16th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall, with Music Director and Conductor Dr. Alexander Jiménez.
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12 February 2019
Tallahassee Winds
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Founded in 1997, the one-hundred member Tallahassee Winds performs four formal concerts during its regular season. The “season” begins in September and extends to May. The band holds four rehearsals, on Tuesday evenings, plus a dress rehearsal, in preparation for each formal concert. Guest conductors and soloists are frequently presented.Tallahassee Winds is designed to provide opportunities for advanced level wind and percussion players who live within the Tallahassee area to play quality band literature in formal concert settings. It is also designed to bring together music educators and adult musicians from the community into one organization where music performance can be achieved in a challenging yet enjoyable format. Further, Tallahassee Winds hopes to add to the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Tallahassee and the surrounding areas by providing audiences with programs containing a wide variety of band music that is accessible and enjoyable to hear.
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11 February 2019
University Concert Band
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The FSU Concert Band will take to the stage in Opperman Music Hall on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.Unless otherwise noted, all events are free admission and open to the public. Please see http://www.music.fsu.edu/Concerts-and-Events for information about the College of Music venues.
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8 February 2019
Faculty Showcase Performance
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The FSU College of Music presents a Faculty Showcase Performance on Friday February 8th at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.  Performers will include Sahoko Timpone (voice), Pamela Ryan (viola), Valerie Trujillo (piano), Corinne Stillwell (violin), Read Gainsford (piano), and more!  The program will include
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7 February 2019
Guest Artist Masterclass – Fred Hemke, saxophone
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Fred Hemke, DMA is an American virtuoso classical saxophonist and influential, long-standing professor of saxophone at Northwestern University. Hemke helped raise the popularity of classical saxophone, particularly among leading American composers and helped raise the recognition of classical saxophone in solo, chamber, and major orchestral repertoire. For a half century, from 1962 to 2012, Hemke was a full-time faculty music educator at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. In 2002, Hemke was named Associate Dean Emeritus of the School of Music. He retired from Northwestern University in 2012. From the start of his career in the early 1960s, building on the achievements of earlier influential American teachers of classical saxophone — including those of Larry Teal, Joseph Allard, Cecil Leeson, Sigurd Raschèr, and Vincent Abato — Hemke, and a handful of peer American saxophonists — including Eugene Rousseau and Donald Sinta — helped build American saxophone repertoire through composers that included Muczynski, Creston, Stein, Heiden, and Karlins.
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25 January 2019
Faculty Showcase Performance
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The FSU College of Music presents the first Faculty Showcase concert of 2019 on Friday January 25th, at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall. Faculty performers will include Marcy Stonikas (voice), John Parks (percussion) with Geoff Deibel (saxophone), Shannon Thomas (violin) with Stijn De Cock (piano), and David Kalhous (keyboard).
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20 January 2019
The Artist Series presents: Aspen String Trio
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The Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. As summer faculty colleagues at the Aspen Festival and School in Colorado, Aspen String Trio members have been performing together for more than twenty years. Celebrated for virtuoso performances offered with humor and insight, Aspen String Trio performs the complete trios of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, as well as lesser known blockbuster works by Dohnányi, Hindemith, Martinů, Rozsa, Gideon Klein, Veress, Villa-Lobos and Ysaÿe, among others. As teaching faculty at distinguished universities and conservatories, Trio members are committed to incorporating educational components into all residencies. In addition to standard master classes, they offer a unique variety of classes and workshops covering topics such as The Business of Music, Poetry, Creative Writing, and Management, all developed to address aspects of students' professional lives, and in conjunction with other areas of their study.
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19 January 2019
Guest Artist Masterclass – Aspen String Trio
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ABOUT THE ARTISTSThe Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. Celebrated for virtuoso performances offered with humor and insight, AST performs the complete trios of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, as well as lesser known blockbuster works by Dohnányi,
Hindemith, Martinů, Rozsa, Klein, Veress, Villa-Lobos and Ysaÿe, among others. Their many “themed” concert programs are in high demand, include a Goldberg Variations lecture recital, Czech, Please!, A
Fugue Good Men, a program of dances, Baroque to modern, and a “Degenerate” concert of music by composers tragically suppressed by the Nazi regime—music of profound beauty and hope from Krása,
Gál, Klein, and Weinberg.Recent engagements include the Los Angeles Music Guild and the National Gallery of Art, as well as residencies in Texas, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Delaware, Washington and Colorado. For six seasons AST was Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Baltimore. During the 2018-2019 season the Trio's tours include concert engagements and teaching residencies throughout North Carolina, British Columbia, and Florida, often collaborating with host colleagues on piano quintets and quartets, and string sextets.Summer faculty colleagues at the Aspen Festival and School, AST members have been playing together for more than twenty years: violinist David Perry, violist Victoria Chiang, and cellist Mike Mermagen. As teaching faculty at distinguished universities and conservatories, Trio members are committed to incorporating educational components into all residencies, offering not only masterclasses but also an array of workshops that address aspects of students' professional lives beyond their instruments.The Aspen String Trio has just released its first recording: music of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss, and is currently recording the complete string trios and other music of Martinů for the Naxos label.
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14 January 2019
Faculty Recital - Sahoko Sato Timpone, mezzo-soprano
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Mezzo-soprano Dr. Sahoko Sato Timpone made her Carnegie Hall debut in Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner and narrated by Christopher Plummer, and has since appeared in opera and concerts throughout North America, Asia, and Europe.During 2018/19 season, she will appear as soloist in Robert Cohen's Alzheimer's Stories with the Tallahassee Community Chorus at the American Choral Directors' Association's National Conference, Verdi's Requiem with Music Worchester and returns to St. Petersburg Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. Additionally, she will teach and perform at Lunigiana International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy in July 2019.2017/2018 season included her debut with St. Petersburg Opera as Marthe in Faust, as alto soloist in Verdi's Messa di Requiem with Battenkill Chorale and as guest soloist with Queensboro Symphony at the United Nations. She was also a guest artist and faculty member at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Tallinn, Estonia.She returned to the Opera Camerata of Washington as Zita in Gianni Schicchi during the 2016/2017 season and performed in a chamber music recital titled 'Songs of the Jewish Enlightenment' at the American Musicological Society Conference in Vancouver. She also appeared as soloist in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, the New York premiere of Carlisle Floyd's new opera, Prince of Players with the Little Opera Theatre of New York, Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel at the New York City Bar Association and as soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City.During the 2015/2016 season, she made her Off-Broadway debut to critical acclaim as Ms. Sun-Yi Nam in ¡Figaro 90210! (Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro) and as Mercédès in Carmen with Opera Maine (former PORTopera). Her concert appearances included collaboration with pianist Thomas Grubb for the Art Song Preservation Society of New York.Her previous engagements in the United States included Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Syracuse Opera, Nevada Opera Theater, New Rochelle Opera and Opera Camerata of Washington, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with Syracuse Opera and West Virginia Symphony, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte with Baltimore Opera, Miss Todd in The Old Maid and the Thief with Berkshire Opera, Pitti-Sing in Mikado, Maddalena in Rigoletto and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Chautauqua Opera and Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.As a concert soloist, she appeared with Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony and Chautauqua Symphony, sang in Verdi's Messa di Requiem with the New York Choral Society and with the New York Symphonic Ensemble she has performed at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the United Nations and Carnegie Hall.She has often been invited to her native Japan to perform under Seiji Ozawa. She made her debut with Tokyo Opera Nomori in Elektra, performed Cherubino at the Saito Kinen Festival, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Opera and participated in their China-Japan tour. Other appearances in Japan included guest soloist with Sapporo Symphony and as Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos with Der Verein Japanisch-Deutscher Musikfreunde at the New National Theater in Tokyo. Additionally, Sahoko performed with the Singapore Symphony in Handel's Messiah and the world premiere of The Other Wise Man by Stefania De Kennessey. She returned to Southeast Asia in 2004 and 2006 to teach masterclasses and to perform solo recitals and Baba in The Medium in Bangkok, Thailand.She is also an active recitalist, with recent appearances at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Steinway Hall and the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, NY. As the winner of First Miguel Zanetti International Spanish Song Competition in 2008, she presented a solo recital of Andalusian music in Granada, Spain.A native of Tokyo who grew up in Germany and the United States, Sahoko is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the New England Conservatory. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from Rutgers University where she received Irene Alm Memorial Prize. She is also the recipient of the Nomura Cultural Foundation Grant, the Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia NATS Mary Wolfman Award and the Studio Artist Award from Chautauqua Opera.She is currently the Assistant Professor of Voice at Florida State University and serves on the Board of Director for the New York Singing Teachers' Association. She will release her first solo CD titled Japonisme later this year, consisting of early twentieth century art songs by Japanese and Western composers influenced by the Japonisme movement.
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13 December 2018
The Barefoot Movement "Holiday Performance"
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From “It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” to “Oh Holy Night,” this bluegrass group has all your classic seasonal favorites wrapped in a Christmas package.  
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9 December 2018
The Tallahassee Youth Orchestras Holiday Alumni Concert
Tickets are available in advance and at the door. $10 for Adults, $5 for Children, and free for FSU Students and children under 2 who will not occupy a seat. Check out our Facebook event for the link to purchase tickets in advance!
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The Tallahassee Youth Orchestras present “Imagine the Possibilities,” a holiday concert featuring current members as well as TYO alumni. Tickets are available in advance and at the door and are $10 for Adults, $5 for Children, and free for FSU Students and children under 2 who will not occupy a seat. Check out our Facebook event for the link to purchase tickets in advance!
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7 December 2018
Seminole Swing Machine
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The Florida State University College of Music invites you to join Seminole Swing Machine in Opperman Music Hall on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Seminole Swing Machine is a full jazz ensemble “Big Band” as part of the Florida State University College of Music Band Department.
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4 December 2018
Coral Union
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The FSU College of Music is pleased to present Choral Union in concert on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.  The Choral Union is open to any student enrolled in the University who enjoys singing. Dr. André Thomas is the director of the Choral Union, which is conducted by graduate students in choral conducting.  Choral Union performs accompanied and a cappella repertoire in concerts throughout the year.
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27 November 2018
World Music Concert: Mass N Steel and Rock Ensemble
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The FSU College of Music invites you to join us for an evening of world music with Mass N Steel (a Trinidadian-style steelband) and Rock Ensemble on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
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26 November 2018
Jazz Combo Concert
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The Florida State University College of Music invites you to join Jazz Combo for an evening of Jazz standards in Opperman Music Hall on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
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