Tallahassee Symphony charts return to concert hall for 2021-22 season

Posted on: May 18, 2021

“The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra plans to, once again, don tuxedoes and bow ties next October … and … return to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall,” reads an unsigned article in Thursday’s (5/13) Tallahassee Democrat (FL). “While live-streaming … will remain an option, the orchestra fully expects to move forward with in-person concerts, with an ensemble of 80+ members on stage…. The 2021-22 season includes … the Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear, who along with cellist Christine Lamprea and violinist Francisco Fullana will open the season performing Beethoven’s heroic Triple Concerto. Other highlights include… a concert celebrating the American jazz tradition with … pianist Aaron Diehl … and the rebirth of a symphony rehearsed, yet never performed, in March 2020 … Shostakovich’s … 5th Symphony.… The TSO was to celebrate its 40th anniversary in the 2020-21 season…. TSO’s scaled-back virtual season was successful financially and artistically, but also left many of its musicians out of work for the season. ‘I couldn’t be prouder of the TSO’s Board of Directors for its willingness to take a leap of faith by investing in our musicians and music for the upcoming season, despite the risks involved,’ says CEO Amanda Stringer.”