We hope you’ve enjoyed our 30th Anniversary Season so far! If you missed our first two concerts, you missed some great music! Our final performance of the season is on Sunday, April 29th, at 4:00 PM. We will celebrate the centenary of great American composer Leonard Bernstein with a performance of A White House Cantata. This will be the first time this work by Bernstein has been performed in Tallahassee! Read more about it below. Tickets will go on sale soon, so watch this site and please plan to join us in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for our 30th Season finale!!
SPRING: April 29, 2018, 4PM, White House Cantata, Leonard Bernstein
We close our 30th anniversary season with a spirited work by America’s great composer, Leonard Bernstein, whose centenary is celebrated in 2018. Bernstein’s White House Cantata is a concert adaptation of his controversial 1976 Broadway musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which he co-wrote with Alan Jay Lerner. A musical commentary on the first century of American presidents, with the White House as the central symbol, the music is lively, containing elements of blues, calypso, Dixieland, waltzes, hymns, spirituals, marches and barbershop harmonies. The theme song, “Take Care of This House,” was adapted from Abigail Adams’ famous blessing on the White House and all who would inhabit it. Reviewers of the time characterized the music as some of the best Bernstein ever wrote. A political piece for a political town, White House Cantata will be performed in Tallahassee for the first time. The Chorus will perform this timely piece with orchestra and guest soloists.
All performances in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Florida State University.
Single Concert Ticket Prices (purchased online in advance. Ticket prices are $2 more when purchased at the door):
$18 Senior (62+)
$ 6 Student (with ID)
All Ticket Sales Final, No Refunds.
PREFERRED CONCERT SEATING
Assigned seating has replaced general admission seating. When you purchase tickets, you will be able to choose your seats ahead of time and customize your concert experience. Click HERE for a map of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. When you click on the “Buy Tickets” link you will be taken to the seating chart to pick your seats. If you order tickets via telephone, you will be asked at that time to indicate your seating area preference. Note: If you require special accommodation, please call us at 850-597-0603. Please know that we are committed to do all we can to accommodate each seating request.*
Seat Assignment Priority:
- First priority seating: Renewing Donors
• Second priority seating: New Donors
• Third priority seating: Single Concert Ticket Buyers
Parterre seating may not be available for all performances.
* All requests will be considered, and if your request cannot be accommodated, we will contact you to let you know and to confirm your seats.
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