Author Archive for Mary Kelsay

An Evening with Cellist Joshua Roman

Friday, October 23, 2020, 7:30pm

Cellist Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015. He has performed on all the world’s major stages both as soloist and chamber musician, and he frequently collaborates with artists outside the music community.… Read more →

Holiday Magic! Mikki Sodergren and Friends

Saturday, December 19, 2020, 7:30pm
TSO favorite Mikki Sodergren (vocalist) returns to celebrate the season, bring good cheer, and share some favorite tunes! Joining her will be Michael Maliakel from last season’s Star Crossed Lovers, and they are excited to introduce Nat Zegree to the Tallahassee community. Nat is an incredible pianist, composer, and performer, and these three friends are sure to give you and your family an incredible holiday experience—right in your living room! Be ready to sing along to your favorites from every style of music. Don’t forget the eggnog!… Read more →

An Evening with Violinist Blake Pouliot

Saturday, January 23, 2021, 7:30pm
At only 25 years old, violinist Blake Pouliot has joined the upper echelons of brilliant soloists, establishing himself as a consummate 21st century artist with the rigor and passion to shine for a lifetime. Pouliot has soloed with the Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Milwaukee, San Francisco, and Seattle symphonies, dazzling audiences by “[surging] onstage in rock star pants…[presenting] Brahms as a composer of great passion. It was compellingly – indeed, irresistibly – done.” (The Dallas Morning News) In September, Pouliot’s debut album featuring the works of Ravel and Debussy was released (Analekta Records), earning a five-star rating from BBC Music Magazine and a 2019 Juno Award nomination for Best Classical Album.
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Valentine’s Day Special! An Evening with Time for Three

Sunday, February 14, 2021, 7:30pm
Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. The group has performed hundreds of engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series, to Club Yoshi’s in San Francisco, to residencies at the Kennedy Center. Recent Highlights include Carnegie Hall, appearances with the Boston Pops, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, sold-out concerts with the Czech Philharmonic and BBC Proms, and an appearance on the ABC prime time hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” … Read more →

Season Finale! An Evening with Pianist Jon Kimura Parker

Saturday, March 27, 2021, 7:30pm
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker is known for his charisma, infectious enthusiasm, and dynamic performances. A veteran of the international concert stage, he has performed regularly in the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, London’s South Bank, the Sydney Opera House, and the Beijing Concert Hall. He was recently named Creative Partner for the Minnesota Orchestra’s Summer at Orchestra Hall, serves as the Artistic Director for the Honens International Piano Competition and Artistic Advisor for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. A collaborator in a wide variety of styles, Mr. Parker has performed with Doc Severinsen, Audra McDonald, Bobby McFerrin, Pablo Ziegler, and Sanjaya Malakar. As a founding member of Off the Score, he also performed with Stewart Copeland – the legendary drummer of The Police – for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s 20th Anniversary Season.… Read more →

Our New 2020-2021 Season Awaits You!

Subscriptions on sale now. Click Here! Single Concert Tickets go on sale August 14th! “We welcome the finest roster of artists in TSO’s history! Our decision to pursue this creative approach is very exciting to our guest artists as they become partners in the creative process – in effect they will curate the concert. They… Read more →

Frequently Asked Questions

How will this live-streamed season work? This season, once you have subscribed, we will be sending a website address and unique passcode to join us online for the private, live-streamed events you see listed on this website. Think of your passcode as a “ticket” to view the concerts. What do I do if I’ve already… Read more →

Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

To watch the performance that occurred on March 31, 2019, click here. Opening Hearts and Creating Dialogue Presented by Leon County Government, the “Ode to Understanding” project brought together the forces of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, The Village Square, the Florida A&M Concert Choir, and the Morehouse College Glee Club to create a profound community… Read more →

Lawrence Brownlee

Guest Artist for our Season Opener on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 7:30pm! American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee captivates audiences and critics around the world, and has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times), “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars” (The Guardian), and “one of… Read more →

Joshua Roman

Guest Artists for our concert on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 7:30pm! Joshua Roman is a cellist, accomplished composer and curator whose performances embrace musical styles from Bach to Radiohead. Before setting off on his unique path as a soloist, Roman was the Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist – a job he began at just 22… Read more →

Mikki Sodergren & Friends

Guest Artists for our Holiday Magic concert on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:30pm! With a gift of changing vocal styles quickly and often, Mikki Sodergren’s vocal flexibility has afforded her many wonderful musical opportunities.  A lover of popular music and theater, Mikki has performed in many development readings of new musicals at NYU Tisch,… Read more →

Blake Pouliot

Guest Artist for our concert on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 7:30pm! Violinist Blake Pouliot has joined the upper echelons of brilliant soloists, establishing himself as a consummate 21st century artist with the rigor and passion to shine for a lifetime. At only 25-years-old the tenacious violinist has been praised by the Toronto Star as,… Read more →

Time for Three

Guest Artists for our Valentine’s Day Special concert on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 7:30pm! The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members — Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang, violin; and Ranaan Meyer,… Read more →

Jon Kimura Parker

Guest Artist for our Season Finale on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:30pm! Pianist Jon Kimura Parker is known for his charisma, infectious enthusiasm, and dynamic performances. A veteran of the international concert stage, he has performed regularly in the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, London’s South Bank, the Sydney Opera House, and the Beijing Concert… Read more →