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18 April 2019
University Chamber Winds
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The FSU College of Music presents the University Chamber Winds, under the direction of Richard Clary, on Thursday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.  This graduate student wind ensemble with flexible instrumentation performs large chamber works and also features guest soloists. The group tours occasionally, and performs on and off campus at conferences and special events.  This performance is free and open to the public.
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14 April 2019
The Artist Series of Tallahassee presents Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin & Elizabeth Pridgen, piano
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Former concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and the Florida Orchestra, Amy Schwartz Moretti is a first prize winner of the D'Angelo International Young Artist Competition as well as the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. Noted as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, she currently holds the Caroline Paul Chair at Mercer University and serves as the Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings.Distinguishing herself as a soloist and chamber musician, Elizabeth Pridgen's recent performances include Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall and Atlanta's Spivey Hall. She holds the G. Leslie Fabian Chair at Mercer University where she serves as Distinguished Artist and Piano Chair of the McDuffie Center for Strings.PROGRAMOp. 24 (“Spring”)                                                                          Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Allegro
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Rondo: Allegro ma non troppoMuch Ado About Nothing,                                                     Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
suite from the incidental music for violin and piano, Op. 11
Maiden in the Bridal Chamber
March of the Watch (Dogberry and Verges)
Garden Scene
HornpipeINTERMISSIONConcert in D Major                                                                                Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
for violin, piano, and string quartet, Op. 21 featuring the McDuffie Center String Quartet
Décidé
Sicilienne
Grave
Très animéThis concert is dedicated to our friend, lover of music, Treasurer of
The Artist Series and long time supporter of the Arts, Glenn Hosken.Ms. Moretti and Ms. Pridgen appear by arrangement with JEJ Artists.
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13 April 2019
FSU Music Theatre Benefit Cabaret
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Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Opperman Music Hall, Music Theatre students from the FSU College of Music will present their annual Benefit Cabaret, an evening of music theatre solos, duets, trios, and larger ensembles, chosen and staged by the students in the program. All proceeds this year will go to Volunteer Florida, especially aimed at restoration work after Hurricane Michael. Tickets are not necessary, but donations are accepted at the door.Everyone is welcome, whether you can donate money or not!  The amount doesn't matter, but every little bit helps. Come and support us with your presence and whatever you can donate.
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11 April 2019
Campus Orchestra and Campus Band
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The FSU College of Music is pleased to present the FSU Campus Band and FSU Campus Orchestra on Thursday, April 11th at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall. Directed and conducted by College of Music graduate students, the Campus Band and Orchestras are ensemble opportunities open to both music and nonmusic majors at the Florida State University.
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9 April 2019
Men's and Women's Glee Performance
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Dr. André Thomas is the conductor of The Collegians, FSU Men's Glee Club, which is open to students enrolled in the University. Public concerts are presented throughout the year, including off-campus performances. Students will expand their experiences as they perform a variety of literature, from school songs to classical choral literature. No audition required.The FSU Women's Glee Club long and rich tradition is being continued by Dr. Judy Arthur. This university ensemble is open to all students and performs concerts throughout the year, including off-campus performances. No audition required.
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5 April 2019
Gospel Choir
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The FSU College of music is pleased to present the Gospel Choir on Thursday, April 5th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.  This event is free and open to the public.
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2 April 2019
World Music Concert: Mas N Steel and Old Time Ensemble
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The FSU College of Music invites you to join us for an evening of world music with Mas N Steel and Old Time Ensemble on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.   Admission to this event is free and open to the public.“Mas 'n Steel,” a Trinidadian-style steelband, consists of “pans” made by Manette, Alexis, and Reynolds. The ensemble offers instruction on all instruments, and performs frequently at FSU and throughout the state of Florida as part of its activities. Repertoire includes traditional works for steelband, Panorama compositions, and a wide range of arrangements encompassing classical, jazz, and popular music styles.Old Time Ensemble focuses on the traditional music and dance of North America. Students learn ballads and Appalachian-style fiddle tunes on a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, dulcimer and piano and are given the chance to learn clogging and square dancing. The group gives several community outreach concerts each year in addition to their performances on campus.
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27 March 2019
World Music Concert: Blues and Andean Ensembles
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The FSU College of Music invites you to join us for an evening of world music with the Blues Ensemble and Andean Ensemble on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.   Admission to this event is free and open to the public.Known as “Aconcagua,” after the tallest mountain in the Andes (and in the Western Hemisphere), Andean Ensemble performs music from the many traditions of the South American central Andes (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador). The instrumentation includes kenas, sikus, tarkas, charangos, guitars, arpa índigena, bombo, and cajon.Blues Ensemble provides the opportunity for both vocalists and instrumental participants to learn and perform traditional and contemporary blues music, as well as music of blues-related traditions including rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul.
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26 March 2019
World Music Concert: Gamelan and Omnimusica
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The FSU College of Music invites you to join us for an evening of world music with Sekaa Gong Hanuman Agung (Balinese gamelan) and Omnimusica (multicultural ensemble) on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.  Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
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17 March 2019
The Artist Series presents: Telegraph Quartet
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Eric Chin & Joseph Maile, violins
Pei-Ling Lin, viola
Jeremiah Shaw, celloThe Telegraph Quartet was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to passionate performances of standard chamber music literature, contemporary and non-standard repertoire. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2017 as “…an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept… with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” the Telegraph Quartet was most recently awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award. The Quartet has since gone on to perform in concert halls, music festivals, and academic institutions from Los Angeles and New York to Italy and Taiwan. In 2016 the Quartet, along with a handful of internationally emerging quartets, was invited to perform for major concert presenters in Europe and Asia. This showcase, known as the “Biennale de quatuors à cordes,” was presented in the Philharmonie de Paris, one of Europe's newest concert venues. The Telegraph String Quartet is now the quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.PROGRAMString Quartet in D Major, K. 575 “Prussian”                 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Allegretto 
Andante
Menuetto: Allegretto-Trio
AllegrettoString Quartet No. 6 in E minor, Op. 35                            Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996)
Allegro semplice 
Presto agitato
Allegro con fuoco
Adagio
Moderato comodo
Andante maestosoINTERMISSIONString Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51 “Slavonic”          Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Allegro non troppo 
Dumka (Elegia): Andante con moto – Vivace
Romanze: Andante con moto
Allegro assai
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13 March 2019
Jazz Ensemble III
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The Florida State University College of Music invites you to join Jazz Ensemble III for an evening of Jazz standards in Opperman Music Hall on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m.Admission to this performance is free and open to the public.
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23 February 2019
Faculty Recital - Ian Hobson, piano
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The FSU College of Music invites you to join us for the faculty recital of Dr. Ian Hobson, piano, on Saturday, February 23rd at 7:30 PM in Opperman Music Hall.  Selections will include:ABOUT THE ARTIST Research Professor of Piano, Dr. Ian Hobson, is recognized internationally for his command of an extraordinarily comprehensive repertoire, his consummate performances of the Romantic masters, his deft and idiomatic readings of neglected piano music old and new, and his assured conducting from both the piano and the podium. A lauded performer, Hobson is also a dedicated scholar and educator who has pioneered renewed interest in the music of such lesser-known masters as Ignaz Moscheles and Johann Hummel.As guest soloist, Hobson has appeared with many of the world's major orchestras, including The Philadelphia Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Baltimore, Houston, Indianapolis and St. Louis; abroad, he has been heard with Great Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish National Orchestra, ORF-Vienna, Orchester der Beethovenhalle, Moscow Chopin Orchestra, Israeli Sinfonietta and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.One of the youngest ever graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, Hobson received a B.A. from Cambridge, and M.M. (piano, organ, and harpsichord) and D.M.A. (piano and conducting) from the Yale School of Music.
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21 February 2019
The Julian Bliss Septet
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The Septet performs shows that combines over 200 years of musical heritage with, and incredible command of, Western classical and jazz. The band will perform the inspirational music of Benny Goodman — a passion of Julian's since the age of 7.
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20 February 2019
Jazz Ensemble II
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The Florida State University College of Music invites you to join Jazz Ensemble II for an evening of Jazz standards in Opperman Music Hall on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.mAdmission to this performance is free and open to the public.
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19 February 2019
Guest Artist Recital - Ney Fialkow
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The FSU College of Music presents guest artist, Dr. Ney Fialkow, piano in concert on Tuesday, February 19th at 7:30pm in Opperman Music Hall.  Selections will include:ARTIST BIOGRAPHYWinner of several piano competitions including the much-coveted Eldorado Music Prize in São Paulo, pianist Ney Fialkow conciliates a busy career as soloist and collaborative pianist with that of Full Professor in the Music Department of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he also obtained his Bachelor of Music performance degree, under Zuleika Rosa Guedes. His recital appearances have captivated audiences in many distinguished concert halls in his country and abroad. Ney Fialkow has taught piano master classes at music schools and festivals throughout Brazil and internationally; he has also served as jury member for several reputed piano competitions. Under sponsorship by the Brazilian Government, Ney Fialkow holds the Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory (Boston) under the guidance of Patricia Zander, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, with distinction, from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Ann Schein.Ney Fialkow explores the repertoire of many styles and historical periods, and has premiered new works for piano in solo, chamber music and concerto genres. Having appeared as soloist with prominent orchestras in Brazil and abroad, he made his debut at the age of 18 with the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, under the late Camargo Guarnieri. A devoted chamber musician, Ney Fialkow has collaborated extensively with a great number of internationally acclaimed musicians such as Carmelo de Los Santos, Viktor Uzur, Marcos Machado, Joel Quarrington, Yang Liu, and Alexander Bailey, among many others. In 2006 he performed Brazilian chamber music with the Porto Alegre Trio and was chosen, along with Cármelo de los Santos and Hugo Pilger, to be among the few select chamber groups to present concerts in Berlin, in the Culture Cup Project sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Brazil. He made his début in Paris in 2016 at the Salle Cortot of the École Normale de Musique, appearing in a two-piano concert with the acclaimed Georgian pianist Guigla Katsarava.As recording artist, Ney Fialkow released the CD Sonatas Brasileiras (Brazilian Sonatas) in collaboration with the acclaimed violinist Carmelo de los Santos, recorded live, which received the Açoriano Prize for Best Classical CD in 2009, cited as “one of the best chamber music recordings Brazil has ever produced.” In 2010 he was soloist in the premiere of Mahavidyas by Brazilian composer Vagner Cunha, as well as in the CD recording of the integral version of the work.  His album Metamorfora, released in collaboration with double bassist Marcos Machado on the Blue Griffin label, was praised in Strad Magazine for the duo's 'fresh and lively rendition' of Beethoven's Variations on a Theme from Mozart's Magic Flute. A second CD with bassist Marcos Machado, featuring works by Proto, Falla, Devreese, Korngold and Mozart, was released by Blue Griffin in 2018.
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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
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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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