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Sep
28
Thu
Classical Revolution Presents Musical Mixology @ Waterworks
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Please note this event is reoccurring.  Please confirm there has been no interruption before planning to attend.

Last fall Classical Revolution—an organization that promotes the performance of western art (classical) music in progressive settings such as bars and cafés—established a new chapter in Tallahassee, Florida. Founded by Larkin Sanders (DM, clarinet performance), Cole Belt (DM, saxophone performance), and Ben Lougheed (DM, guitar performance), the events quickly grew into a regular, well-attended staple at Waterworks. Now, with Larkin, Cole, and Ben all back in town for the school year, the series will once again be performing concerts of classical music that are free and open to the public. Programs will feature works from all time periods, including ancient music with period instruments, baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, modern, post-modern, and contemporary. Ensembles will range from traditional string quartets to contemporary percussion ensembles and non-traditional groups. Performers are graduate students and faculty from the College of Music at Florida State University. Waterworks and Classical Revolution plan to have performances scheduled the last Thursday of every month from 9:00 to 11:00 PM.

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Oct
6
Fri
Florida Guitar Festival @ Florida State University College of Music
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day

The Classical Guitar Society at FSU has put together an incredible weekend of guitar. Held at FSU’s College of Music, this three day Festival will feature lectures on diverse topics relating to the guitar; masterclasses with elite guitarists from around the world; beautiful concerts in FSU’s Dohnanyi Hall; a competition, the semi-finals and finals of which will be open to the public; and a large vendor fair with lots of guitars for everyone

Florida Guitar Festival Opening Concert featuring the Aeolian Guitar Ensemble & 2016 Competition Winner Jesus Serrano @ FSU Dohnanyi Recital Hall
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
Florida Guitar Festival Opening Concert featuring the Aeolian Guitar Ensemble & 2016 Competition Winner Jesus Serrano @ FSU Dohnanyi Recital Hall | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

The Florida Guitar Festival will open with a wonderful concert by up and coming guitarists from around the world.

Aeolian is the elite guitar ensemble of the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Lakeland Florida. Admission to the Harrison guitar program, which is under the direction of Dr. Robert Phillips is competitive, and within the department students also audition for placement in top ensembles. Aeolian, the most advanced ensemble, is comprised of the top eight students in the department.

This year’s Aeolian members are:

Coleman Ellis
James Halman
Aaron Jones
Webb Olson
Stephaney Quintero
Sebastian Rodriguez-Borysek
Alex Shadood
Jessie Thurman

Born in Mexico City, Jesus Serrano Huitron studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City under the guidance of Selvio Carrizosa and Jaime Soria, concluding his degree with honors in 2017. Jesus has won more than two dozen international guitar competitions all over North American, including the 2016 Florida Guitar Festival, the 2015 Boston GuitarFest, and the 2017 Festival et Compétition Internationale de Guitare Classique de Montréal.

He has maintained a constant touring schedule that has lead to concerts in some of the most diverse halls in Mexico, Canada and the United States.

Jesus has taken masterclasses with Adriano del Sal, Carlo Marchione, David Russell, Eliot Fisk, Marcin Dylla, Marco Tamayo, Mauro Zanatta, Paolo Pegoraro, Pepe Romero, Ricardo Gallén, Zoran Dukic, Víctor Pellegrini, and Xuefei Yang.

Oct
7
Sat
Florida Guitar Festival: Stephen Robinson and Andrew Zohn Concert @ FSU Dohnanyi Recital Hall
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
Florida Guitar Festival: Stephen Robinson and Andrew Zohn Concert @ FSU Dohnanyi Recital Hall | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Dr. Stephen Robinson was the first person to receive a Doctor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance from FSU and has been teaching at Stetson University in Deland, FL since 1983 as the founder and director of the guitar program. His students have gone on to excelled at some of the finest graduate programs in the country including Yale University, The Eastman School of Music, The Peabody Conservatory, and University of Southern California.
In addition to his extensive teaching, Dr. Robinson has appeared around the country performing as a recitalist, collaborative artist, and orchestral soloist. His playing has been praised as being \”effortless virtuosity\”, \”sweet, pure with technique to burn and strong sense of musical and poetic phrasing,”and \”full of virtuosity, magnificent technical precision, and a masterfully delivered diverse range of sound\”
Robinson has also released eight recordings to unanimous critical acclaim and has won first prize at five major international guitar competitions.
Robinson also performed for the incomparable Andres Segovia who called him “a magnificent guitarist, one of the most brilliant guitarists of our times.\”

American guitarist Andrew Zohn is recognized internationally for his work as a performer, instructor, and composer. He has performed concerts on five continents as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to extensive touring throughout the United States, recent performances include venues in China, Spain, Italy, Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, and the Netherlands. A recent critic has said: Zohn…easily demonstrated how he is one of the most sought after performers on the classical guitar as his fingers deftly plucked some of the most subtle of tones on the instrument.– The Star, Kuala Lumpur.

Since 1999, Dr. Zohn has served on the faculty of the Schwob School of Music (Columbus State University) in Georgia, where he is the Jo and George Jeter Distinguished Chair in Guitar. He has performed and taught at many of the world’s most prestigious music festivals including the Festival of New Music (Central Conservatory of Music, China) the Guitar on the Mediterranean Guitar Festival (Italy), Sevilla Guitar Festival (Spain), Guitar Festival Changsha and Shenyang Festival (China), the Iserlohn Guitar Symposium (Germany), Borguitar Festival (Italy), the Guitar Foundation of America (USA), Festivale Emilia Romagna and Musica Ravenna (Italy), and GuitareMontreal (Canada). Students of Andrew Zohn have won prizes in dozens of international competitions including, among others, The Parkening International, The Guitar Foundation of America, The World Guitar Competition (Serbia), and The Asia International(Bangkok). Many of his students have been also been featured on the American National Public Radio program highlighting outstanding young musical talent From the Top.

Original compositions and transcriptions by Andrew Zohn are published through Les Productions d’Oz, Canada, Tuscany publications (Theodore Presser), and FJH Publications. His recordings for Clear Note and Centaur Records have received wide acclaim from American Record Guide, Classical Guitar Magazine, GuitArt Magazine, Soundboard, Guitarra Magazine, and Rosewood Review.

Oct
8
Sun
Florida Guitar Festival: Adam Holzman and Akerman-Teixeira Duo Concert @ FSU Dohnanyi Recital Hall
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm
Florida Guitar Festival: Adam Holzman and Akerman-Teixeira Duo Concert @ FSU Dohnanyi Recital Hall | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Adam Holzman, international performer, recording artist and teacher is hailed as “…polished and quite dazzling,” by The New York Times, “…brilliant!,” by De Gelderlander, Holland, and “…masterful!,” by The Toronto Star.

Five times a winner in major international competitions including First Prize at the 1983 Guitar Foundation of America Competition held in Quebec, Canada and Top Prize at the Ninth Concorso Internazionale di Interpretazione di Gargnano, Italy. Mr. Holzman has performed at the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and distinguished New York venues such The 92nd St. Y, Merkin Hall, and Carnegie Recital Hall. He is also a frequent guest in music festivals and series around the globe. His extensive international performances have taken him throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and Latin America. Recent seasons performances had him appearing in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal, Mexico, Boston, Houston, Dallas and Milwaukee. He was also been chosen by the 92nd street Y as one of 5 American artists to appear in a concert honoring Andres Segovia in fall 2013.

Mr. Holzman’s recordings for the Naxos label have been critically acclaimed. The first two are discs of the music of Fernando Sor and have been called “…irresistible” by Gramophone Magazine. Discs three and four contain the music of Manuel Ponce. Of the Sonata for Guitar and Harpsichord on Ponce Volume II Classical Guitar Magazine (England) says “It’s a fine and substantial work and here it receives the finest recording yet…” Of his Naxos release, The Venezuelan Waltzes of Antonio Lauro, the American Record Guide had this to say: “The landmark recording was David Russell’s 1980 LP. Now, 20 years later, comes another masterly recording by Adam Holzman: in many ways it raises the benchmark still further.” His Naxos release Bardenklange, Opus 13, of Johann Kaspar Mertz is considered a seminal recording and has been praised by critics around the world. His recording debut, on HRH Records, was a collection of rarely or never before recorded selections. According to The American Record Guide this performance is “…so flawless he makes it all sound easy.” His recordings are all featured on the Adam Holzman channel on Pandora.

Mr. Holzman’s commitment to new music led him to co-commission Samuel Adler’s first Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. He has also premiered works by composers Robert Helps, Roland Dyens, and Stephen Funk Pearson among others. This year he is part of a Consortium Grant to commission the new concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Stephen Goss.

Adam Holzman, founder of the Guitar Department at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music is considered one of America’s leading guitar pedagogues. He heads a thriving guitar studio and his students have won an astounding array of international prizes. He is also Program Director for Classical Guitar Studies at the Brevard Music Festival, Brevard, NC where he runs two three week summer sessions focused on intensive study of all aspects of solo and chamber playing for students 14-29 years of age. www.brevardmusic.org/institute/highschool/classicalguitar/. At Brevard he also directs the Adult Guitar Workshop held in early June for students of all levels 30 years of age and older. www.brevardmusic.org/institute/guitarworkshop/

From 1992-1994 Mr. Holzman held the title of “Maestro Extraordinario” given by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico, where he served as artist-in-residence. He was awarded the Ernst von Dohnanyi Prize for Outstanding Achievement from Florida State University and has been named The Parker C. Fielder Regents Fellow in Music at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Holzman has been featured on the covers of both Classical Guitar Magazine and Guitart Magazine.

Mr. Holzman’s performance studies were with Bruce Holzman, Albert Valdes Blain, Eliot Fisk and Oscar Ghiglia. He was chosen twice to perform in the historic Master classes of the legendary Andres Segovia.

You can learn more about Adam Holzman at www.adamholzman.net.

Bob Teixeira and Mary Akerman met while in graduate school at Florida State University and decided to form a duo about 10 years ago. Since forming, they recorded the cd “Music For Two Guitars” which is available through Clear Note Publications or on the Naxos catalogue. They have performed regularly on established chamber music programs, colleges and university programs, and through invitations to participate in guitar festivals. Their sound has been described as “refined and well matched… with flawless technique” as well as “a relaxed and easy elasticity.”

Award winning guitarist Mary Akerman has taught around the globe. She has recently given concerts and masterclasses at the Festival de Guitarra Paracho in Paracho, Mexico, the Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Noreste in Saltillo, Mexico, the Southwestern Guitar Festival in San Antonio, Texas and at the ECU Summer Music Workshop in Greenville, North Carolina. In addition to giving solo concerts throughout the US and internationally, she has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, recorded with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Festival Singers, and has played on National Public Radio’s “In Performance Today” program. Mary Akerman won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition and the Casa de Espana of Puerto Rico Competition. She was also awarded the bronze medal in the Concours International Radio France. In 1986 she had the honor of being selected to perform in the Master Class of Andres Segovia. She teaches at Kennesaw State University.

Bob Teixeira first gained recognition as one of twelve guitarists selected to compete at the Guitar Foundation of America’s 1987 international festival. He has appeared as a soloist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Dance Theater. Texeira has also composed music and developed and performed arrangements to accompany the Moving Poets Theater and Dance Company. In addition to his duo performances with Akerman, he performs with his wife, cellist Tanja Bechtler and with the seven member world music ensemble, “Without Borders”. Teixeira is a guitar instructor at Davidson College, Queens University of Charlotte, and Central Piedmont Community College.

Oct
20
Fri
Hero Beethoven – Open Rehearsal @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hero Beethoven – Open Rehearsal @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Music lovers are invited to observe the dress rehearsal for a performance of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and watch our conductor DARKO BUTORAC interact with the orchestra. When available, conductors and artists may speak with attendees during the break or following the rehearsal. Sponsored by the Earl Bacon Agency and Westminster Oaks.

Proudly sponsored by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

TSO presents: Hero Beethoven @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
TSO presents: Hero Beethoven @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

This all-Beethoven concert presents music from what is referred to as Beethoven’s “heroic period,” and these three grand works certainly demonstrate the confidence, command, and increasingly unique voice of the gutsy composer. Beethoven wrote only one opera in his lifetime—Leonore, later renamed Fidelio—and this version of the overture is a dramatic and powerful distillation of the opera’s story. The magisterial “Emperor” concerto, brilliant and elegant, will be performed to perfection by the esteemed pianist Stewart Goodyear. The composer’s Eighth Symphony is an optimistic and buoyant offering at a time of great personal despair, assuring you’ll depart the concert hall with a spring in your step!

Proudly sponsored by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

Oct
26
Thu
Classical Revolution Presents Musical Mixology @ Waterworks
Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Please note this event is reoccurring.  Please confirm there has been no interruption before planning to attend.

Last fall Classical Revolution—an organization that promotes the performance of western art (classical) music in progressive settings such as bars and cafés—established a new chapter in Tallahassee, Florida. Founded by Larkin Sanders (DM, clarinet performance), Cole Belt (DM, saxophone performance), and Ben Lougheed (DM, guitar performance), the events quickly grew into a regular, well-attended staple at Waterworks. Now, with Larkin, Cole, and Ben all back in town for the school year, the series will once again be performing concerts of classical music that are free and open to the public. Programs will feature works from all time periods, including ancient music with period instruments, baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, modern, post-modern, and contemporary. Ensembles will range from traditional string quartets to contemporary percussion ensembles and non-traditional groups. Performers are graduate students and faculty from the College of Music at Florida State University. Waterworks and Classical Revolution plan to have performances scheduled the last Thursday of every month from 9:00 to 11:00 PM.

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Oct
27
Fri
TSO presents: Symphony Spooktakular! @ Capital City Amphitheater/Cascades Park
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
TSO presents: Symphony Spooktakular! @ Capital City Amphitheater/Cascades Park | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Our Annual Halloween concert, sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union and Florida Blue

Nov
23
Thu
Classical Revolution Presents Musical Mixology @ Waterworks
Nov 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Please note this event is reoccurring.  Please confirm there has been no interruption before planning to attend.

Last fall Classical Revolution—an organization that promotes the performance of western art (classical) music in progressive settings such as bars and cafés—established a new chapter in Tallahassee, Florida. Founded by Larkin Sanders (DM, clarinet performance), Cole Belt (DM, saxophone performance), and Ben Lougheed (DM, guitar performance), the events quickly grew into a regular, well-attended staple at Waterworks. Now, with Larkin, Cole, and Ben all back in town for the school year, the series will once again be performing concerts of classical music that are free and open to the public. Programs will feature works from all time periods, including ancient music with period instruments, baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, modern, post-modern, and contemporary. Ensembles will range from traditional string quartets to contemporary percussion ensembles and non-traditional groups. Performers are graduate students and faculty from the College of Music at Florida State University. Waterworks and Classical Revolution plan to have performances scheduled the last Thursday of every month from 9:00 to 11:00 PM.

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