Places to hear music of all genres, in Tallahassee and down the road.
(Note: expanded listings are COCA member organizations.)
229 Lake Ella Drive
Visiting artist classical music series featuring nationally and internationally renowned performing artists from around the world. The season of six to seven concerts includes a wide variety of unusual and interesting artists. Season ticket “Passports” are available, with discounts for seniors and students. Concerts are held in various venues, including universities and local churches.
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FAMU Office of Communications
The Florida A&M University Lyceum Series has been a part of the FAMU tradition since the University’s early beginnings. Throughout the history of the series, FAMU has enriched campus life and shared with the community the artists, performers and lecturers of the day. Enhancing FAMU students’ exposure to culture is essential to the selection of performers. The campus is also committed to exposing the Tallahassee community to a variety of cultural experiences through the series.
FSU College of Music
850-644-5248, box office 850-645-7949
Provides the Tallahassee community with performances and other activities designed to foster interest in opera and music theater, develop new audiences, stimulate the current opera-going public, and introduce children to opera’s many rewards. Presents three annual mainstage productions, plus a more intimate workshop production. All events are held at Opperman Music Hall or Ruby Diamond Auditorium on the FSU campus.
24-hour concert line 850-644-4774
As the third-largest music program in higher education, the College’s comprehensive curricula embrace all traditional areas of music and world music study from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. Each year the College of Music offers over 500 concerts and recitals featuring faculty members, students, guest artists, and ensembles of all sizes. Performance opportunities include seven choral ensembles, jazz bands, concert bands, chamber music, music theatre, opera, orchestras and various special ensembles.
Florida State University
850-644-7670, box office 850-644-6500
Seven Days of Opening Nights is a performing-arts festival that takes place each February and spotlights Florida State University's commitment to the arts — music, theatre, dance, visual art, film and literature. The 2011 festival marked Seven Days’ return to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, which has undergone a mammoth $35-million renovation to become one of the finest concert halls in the Southeast. The festival also uses other on-campus venues – such as the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre, Opperman Music Hall, Museum of Fine Art and Student Life Cinema – as well as off-campus venues, including Tallahassee Community College’s Turner Auditorium, Florida A&M University’s Lee Hall, Pebble Hill Plantation and the Tallahassee Museum.
Seven Hills Guitar Series provides entertainment such as concerts and recitals that feature guitar as the primary delivery. This includes but is not limited to Classical Guitar, Jazz, Latin American, Flamenco and World Music traditions. Most concerts are hosted by the St. Johns Episcopal Church. Many concerts are free to the public, and other concerts are ticketed.
Performs the music of the Baroque era, using period instruments to closely replicate the way the music would have been performed hundreds of years ago. The Bach Parley has a three concert season, with concerts held on Sunday afternoons at various venues. Commentary is provided before each piece to give the audience ideas about what to listen for in the music and to make the atmosphere more relaxed. Donations are suggested in lieu of an admission fee, and free childcare is available.