TSO Program Notes, when available, are found via a link found on each concert’s dedicated page and are written by Dr. Ruth Ruggles Akers. For future concerts, click here and then choose one of the upcoming concerts.
The TSO’s own Dr. Ruth Ruggles Akers writes our program notes each season. Dr. Akers is on the faculty of the Florida State University College of Music and is actively involved in many other organizations throughout Tallahassee.
ABOUT DR. RUTH RUGGLES AKERS
Ruth Ruggles Akers is loving “semi-retirement,” which involves teaching several music history and literature classes each semester at Florida State, enjoying all the various FSU sports seasons, writing the TSO program notes every year, and escaping to the beach whenever she can. In the past she has taught at Palm Beach State College, Florida Atlantic University, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Palm Beach, and for her fellow OLLI members here in Tallahassee.
Ruth and husband Les, president of Legacy Toyota, support many of the cultural offerings in our capital city. Ruth has served on the boards of not only TSO, but also The Artist Series and Opening Nights (Seven Days), and Les has been a member of the University Musical Associates Board.
The Akers recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their three grown children and one wonderful son-in-law. They currently share their home with a 17-pound cat and a rescue beagle with ADHD (as well as assorted football fans during the Fall).