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27 April 2019
Rosanne Cash, She Remembers Everything
$65 | $55 | $45 | $25, $32 | $27 | $22 | $12
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americana

She Remembers Everything, Rosanne Cash's highly anticipated follow up to her triple Grammy®-winning masterpiece The River & The Thread, could only have been created by a woman in the fullness of her creative mastery. Both confessional and universal, the material reverberates with an urgency of a woman who owns her story, completely inhabits her voice and who finds herself with more to say when time feels ever shorter. The album, which will be released in October 2018, was produced by John Leventhal, her longtime collaborator and Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, and Tucker Martine, an acclaimed producer for such artists as The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Mavis Staples, and Neko Case. Songs from She Remembers Everything, as well as exciting new songs from Norma Rae, the forthcoming musical Cash is writing with Leventhal, will be featured in concert along with essential fan favorites from her deep catalog that her audience has come to cherish and expect.Previous Event
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26 April 2019
David Sedaris
$60 | $50 | $40 | $25, $30 | $25 | $20 | $12
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author, humorist, spoken word

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's preeminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today's most observant writers addressing the human condition.Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustra­tions by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.”Sedaris's original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy® Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.In May 2018, Sedaris released his latest book of essays entitled Calypso.Previous Event Next Event
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17 April 2019
DakhaBrakha
$35 | $25, $17 | $12
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world music

A quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, that reflects fundamental elements of sound and soul, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. This Ukrainian “ethno chaos” band was created in 2004 at the Kiiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director Vladyslav Troitskyi.DakhaBrakha means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Theatre work has left its mark on the band performances as their shows are always staged with a strong visual element.After experimenting with Ukrainian folk music, the band has added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music, thus creating the bright, unique and unforgettable sound of DakhaBrakha. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African and Russian traditional instrumentation, the quartet's astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theatre, their musical spectrum is at first intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation.”Previous Event Next Event
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16 April 2019
University Symphonic Band (UMA) - Ticketed
$10 general admission; $7 seniors/nonFSU students; FSU students free with ID.
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symphonic, band, UMA, FSU, music, ruby

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For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the College of Music Box Office at 645-7949.
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26 March 2019
Jimmy Webb, The Glen Campbell Years
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country, pop

Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy® Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration. His numerous accolades include the prestigious Ivor Novella International Award (2012) and the Academy of Country Music's Poet Award (2016). In 2016 Rolling Stone magazine listed Webb as one of the top 50 songwriters of all time. Jimmy Webb was the youngest person ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and served as its chairman.Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb were an unexpected pairing: a multi-platinum recording-artist arch conservative; and, a child-prodigy, long-hair stoner songwriter. Yet, Campbell and Webb became one of the most successful musical collaborations of all time. Their mutual admiration and sincere affection for one another yielded a solid friendship, more than 100 recordings and timeless chart-topping hits including “By The Time I get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Where's the Playground, Susie,” and “Honey Come Back” among others.A multi-media aspect of this performance contains rarely seen archival footage and photographs of the 50-year journey these two men experienced. In this show, America's songwriter Jimmy Webb shares the music and personal stories of a friendship that provided the soundtrack for generations.Previous Event Next Event
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12 March 2019
The Michael Feinstein Trio, Shaken & Stirred – Classic Songs Reimagined
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cabaret, jazz

Take one part sensational vocals and one part piano stylings of one of the most celebrated classical musicians of our time — five time Grammy® Award nominated Michael Feinstein — mix them together with reimagined arrangements of standards and modern classics that are chilled, shaken and stirred into an unforgettable evening. Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. His Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe and his work as an educator and archivist all define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.Previous Event Next Event
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14 February 2019
The Boston Pops on Tour, Lights, Camera... Music! Six Decades of John Williams
$150 | $140 | $130, $75 | $70 | $65
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orchestral pop

Winner of an astonishing five Oscars and 22 Grammy® awards, John Williams may well be the greatest film composer of all time. His scores for Star Wars, Schindler's List, Harry Potter, E.T. (The Extraterrestrial), Jurassic Park and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name. Under the baton of Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops celebrates a nearly 40-year association with John and his incredible music. This evening will feature excerpts from the composer's best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems. No one plays the music of America's favorite composer like America's favorite orchestra!Having led nearly 1,800 Boston Pops concerts in his tenure, Conductor Keith Lockhart (1995–present) has created programs that reach out to a broader and younger audience by presenting artists—both established performers and rising stars—from virtually every corner of the entertainment world, all the while maintaining the Pops' appeal to its core audience. Lockhart's tenure has been marked by a dramatic increase in touring, the orchestra's first Grammy nominations, the first major network national broadcast of the Fourth-of-July spectacular from the Esplanade, and the release of the Boston Pops' first self-produced and self-distributed recordings.Previous Event Next Event
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9 February 2019
Farruquito
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dance, flamenco

Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya), heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, was immersed in the purest form of flamenco, founded by his grandfather, “El Farruco,” one of the greatest dancers in the history of flamenco. In 2015, Farruquito was invited to dance with the LA Phil, in four sold-out gala concerts of an adapted version of Amor Brujo directed by Gustavo Dudamel at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Farruquito returned to the United Stated for a coast-to-coast tour in 2016 and was hailed by The New York Times as the, “greatest flamenco dancer of his century.”He has made it his life's mission to share the purest form of flamenco on stages all around the world while further broadening his influence by collaborating with the most influential artists of our time. From birth his first appearance on stage was on Broadway at 4 years of age with his grandfather in the hit Flamenco Puro. At 11, he was featured in the film Flamenco, which launched his career and positioned him amongst the most elite flamenco artists of the world. He created his first show, Raíces Flamencas (Flamenco Roots) at 15, which demonstrated his mastery as a dancer and gave him the opportunity to showcase the traditions of his prodigious flamenco line.Previous Event Next Event
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3 February 2019
PRISM, A Collaboration with the Florida State University College of Music
$35, $17
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classical, jazz, marching band, pop

Featuring students from Florida State's top-ranked College of Music, PRISM offers a wide array of entertainment from Chamber Winds, Symphonic Band, jazz ensembles, the Marching Chiefs, and many more exciting groups. The Tallahassee Democrat might put it best: “The PRISM shows are built on a more-is-more philosophy…PRISM's contrast between traditional fare and more experimental groups may be one of the reasons behind the program's success. Its multifaceted nature makes PRISM a gem among music lovers. Because of its design, [the performance] offers a unique show depending on where an audience member sits – those in the balcony will be nearer to certain ensembles than those in other sections, and vice versa.” So come experience this unique event that lauds our students and faculty. It's fantastic, fresh, and not to be missed!Previous Event Next Event
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2 February 2019
Festival of New Music - Closing Concert (VI) - (UMA) Ticketed
Free and open to the public
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FNM, concert, festival, Ruby Diamond, UMA, New Music, closing

of New Music at the FSU College of Music (January 30 – February 2, 2019). Performances will feature original acoustic and electroacoustic compositions for both small and large ensembles as well as masterclasses and presentations by guest artists. Featured guests include composer

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1/31    Opening concert - 7:30 pm


2/1     Chamber music concert I - 10:10 am


2/1     Chamber music concert II - 11:15 am


2/1     FSU New Music Ensemble concert - 2:00 pm


2/1     Guest Artist concert (Meitar Ensemble) - 7:30 pm


2/2     Electronic/electroacoustic concert - 2:00 pm




*This event is part of the University Musical Associates Concert Season and is ticketed. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and non-FSU students, and free for current FSU students with a valid FSU ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the College of Music Box Office at 645-7949.
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29 January 2019
The Temptations and the Four Tops
$75 | $65 | $55 | $25, $37 | $32 | $27 | $12
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motown, r&b

The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine—that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy—The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn't until 1964, however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turned the guys into stars.An avalanche of hits followed, many of which…”My Girl,” for instance…attained immortality. “It's Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain't Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain”…the hits kept coming. The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and received a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.Originally called the Four Aims, the Four Tops made their first single for Chess in 1956, and spent seven years on the road and in nightclubs, singing pop, blues, Broadway, but mostly jazz—four-part harmony jazz.Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars and their sixties track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of the decade. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” a No. 1 R&B and Pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown's longest-running chart toppers. Their commercial peak was highlighted by a romantic trilogy: the No. 1 “Reach Out I'll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” (No. 2 R&B/no. 6 pop) and “Bernadette” (No. 3 R&B/No. 4 pop).With 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990.Previous Event Next Event
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28 January 2019
Joshua Bell, Sam Haywood, piano
$75 | $65 | $55 | $25, $37 | $32 | $27 | $12
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classical

With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and music education advocate, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists today.  A Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 albums garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards. Named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. Fall 2018 performances include the season-openings of the National Symphony Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda and Cincinnati Symphony with Louis Langrée, performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden, Baltimore Symphony with Cristian Măcelaru, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, and Stockholm Philharmonic. A highlight is the live film concert with the New York Philharmonic of the Academy Award-winning film score for The Red Violin in commemoration of the film's 20th anniversary.In Spring 2019, Bell tours worldwide with the Academy and his North American and European recital tours with pianist Sam Haywood. Another highlight will be a first-ever tour with  friends pianist Jeremy Denk and cellist Steven Isserlis to 10 cities in North America, including New York.EndFragmentJoshua Bell records exclusively for Sony Classical – a MASTERWORKS Label www.joshuabell.comMr. Bell appears by arrangement with Park Avenue Artists and Primo Artists. www.parkavenueartists.com www.primoartists.comFor more information on Sam Haywood, visit: www.samhaywood.comPrevious Event Next Event
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14 January 2019
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “Echo in the Valley”
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americana, bluegrass, folk

With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America's rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn's second album Echo in the Valley is simultaneously familiar and wildly innovative.“Some of the most interesting things in the world come together in strange and unique ways and show our diversity,” reflects Béla, a 15-time Grammy ® Award winner who is often considered the world's premier banjo player.Echo in the Valley is the follow up to Béla and Abigail's acclaimed, debut album, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, that earned the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album.“We're expressing different emotions through past techniques and going to deeper places,” he continued.The results are fascinating, especially considering their strict rules for recording: all sounds must be created by the two of them, the only instruments used are banjos (they have seven between them, ranging from a ukulele to an upright bass banjo), and they must be able to perform every recorded song live.Previous Event Next Event
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12 January 2019
Parsons Dance Company
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dance

Parsons Dance is a contemporary American dance company, internationally renowned for its energized, athletic ensemble work. Founded in 1985 by Artistic Director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, the company has toured to more than 445 cities, 30 countries, and 5 continents and has performed at such notable venues as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sydney Opera House, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice, and Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.SENSORY FRIENDLY PROGRAMS & RELAXED PERFORMANCES
Building on its mission of delivering life-affirming, inspiring dance experiences worldwide, Parsons Dance has created targeted performances that ensure that all audiences, regardless of ability, have the opportunity to connect with the universal language of dance. These autism friendly performances give audiences the freedom to express themselves and react openly while watching the dancers and hearing the music. Sensory stimuli such as lights and sound are modified and the theater designates quiet spaces to take a break. A Parsons Dance representative navigates the audience through the performance, pausing between each piece to tell the audience what to look for and to answer questions. This ensures that the performance moves at an accessible pace and makes it interactive, engaging, and comfortable for all audiences.Previous Event Next Event
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9 January 2019
Skerryvore
$35 | $25, $17 | $12
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folk, pop, rock, traditional

Skerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and pop that represents all of the different personalities and upbringing of the eight band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerizing voice of award-winning singer-songwriter, Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore has become an international sensation, performing in cities such as Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Madrid, Munich and New York.Skerryvore are two-time winners of Scotland's Traditional Music “Live Act of the Year” Award (2016, 2011). The release of their single “Live Forever” in 2017 provided the soundtrack for the Scottish tourism promotional campaign “Wild About Argyll” and saw the single hit No. 1 on the iTunes World Music chart.Previous Event Next Event
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11 December 2018
Soweto Gospel Choir, Songs of the Free
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gospel

The spectacular and colorful two-time Grammy® Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to North America with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela. Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela for whom the Soweto Gospel Choir had the privilege of performing in front of on multiple times during his life. Direct from South Africa, Soweto Gospel Choir is an awe-inspiring 20-member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals and American popular music. Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in six of South Africa's 11 official languages are combined for a moving performance, which uplifts the soul through the music and dance of South Africa.Previous Event Next Event
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1 December 2018
Seasonal Celebration Combined Choral concert (Ticketed)
$10 general admission; $5 students/seniors/groups of 10 or more.
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choir, seasonal, holiday, ruby

Tickets are available in the College of Music Box Office: 645-7949. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (with ID), and $5 for groups (minimum of 10).
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27 November 2018
PRISM Band concerts (Ticketed)
$20 general admission
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Chiefs, band, PRISM, ruby

This is a ticketed event. Reserved seating; tickets are $20. Tickets go on sale October 1. Tickets are available through the College of Music Box Office: 645-7949.

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