A Tallahassee Bicentennial Celebration: Portraits of America

A Tallahassee Bicentennial Celebration: Portraits of America

Start Date

Jan. 20, 2024

End Date

Jan. 21, 2024


07:30 pm


Ruby Diamond Concert Hall - Florida State University
222 S Copeland St
Tallahassee FL 32306
(850) 224-0461
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TSO journeys through America, past and present. Our concert opens with a new work by Jennifer Higdon (commissioned, in part, by TSO) that captures the spirit of the Western Carolina mountains. Copland’s iconic Lincoln Portrait tells American history through narration and visuals. Composed in 1930, William Grant Still’s “Afro-American” symphony was the first written by an African-American to be performed by a leading American orchestra. Set to music from Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown and Beige, a brand new photo-choreography work will celebrate Tallahassee’s past and present to kick off our city’s 200th anniversary! To create this new work, we need your photos. If you are interested in sharing Tallahassee through your eyes, please read more about the project and submit your photos at https://tallahasseesymphony.org/bicentennial by October 15.


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