From country to jazz, from Napoleon to Nelson, the eighth season of Seven Days of Opening Nights, Feb. 16-28, 2006, offers a spectacular array of world-renowned artists and performers.
Seven Days of Opening Nights 2006 offers kaleidoscope of artists, performers
From country to jazz, from Napoleon to Nelson, the eighth season of Seven Days of Opening Nights, Feb. 16-28, 2006, offers a spectacular array of world-renowned artists and performers. The annual festival is produced by Florida State University and sponsored by a host of educational and community partners.
Live music performances include American icon Willie Nelson (sponsored by Capital City Bank); five-time, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Al Jarreau; jazz musicians Pat Metheny TRIO w/Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez; and musician/storyteller Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant Massacree 40th Anniversary Tour."
Not to be missed: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo; writer and storyteller Garrison Keillor's "Lake Wobegon Days"; actors Roscoe Lee Browne and Anthony Zerbe in "Behind the Broken Words," a celebration of 20th century poetry and drama at Tallahassee Community College; a dance performance by PHILADANCO; and MOMIX "Passion," a multimedia performance by dance illusionists.
Among the special musical features are a PRISM: Special Edition II concert featuring FSU bands and ensembles in a surround-sound setting, and PRI's From the Top, broadcast live from FSU (made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the PRI Program Fund). From the Top host Christopher O'Riley returns for a second appearance as he joins the FSU University Symphony Orchestra (sponsored by Legacy Toyota).
Also on the agenda are art exhibits celebrating the life and times of Napoleon; an exhibit of the work of Florida women artists, and several other art exhibits; the traditional family-friendly Saturday Matinee of the Arts; another family friendly performance with singer/songwriters Dan Zanes and Friends; arts seminars, and much more.
Priority ticketing for members of Seven Days of Opening Nights is available before Nov. 14. For information on becoming a member and special supporter of Seven Days of Opening Nights, call 850-644-7670 or visit www.sevendaysfestival.org.
Series tickets (four or more events) go on sale Nov. 14. Single tickets will be available Nov. 28. For schedule and ticket information, call 850-644-6500 or see www.sevendaysfestival.org. All performances are subject to change.
Benefits of the Seven Days festival extend beyond performances alone: artists and performers offer master classes, community forums and other educational opportunities for students and arts lovers at all levels.