The best is yet to come for the Artist Series of Tallahassee! Our 2015 – 2016 Concert Season features a variety of fresh, exciting string players, pianists and singers.The Artist Series has hand-picked five leading chamber music ensembles and soloists certain to bring new and experienced concertgoers to the edge of their seat!

The Artist Series is committed to sharing outstanding musical experiences with as many people as possible. Affordable season tickets, called Passports, provide for six “stamps” to be used singly, to attend each concert, or in any desired combination to bring along friends. Passports cost $99, an average of $16.50 per seat. Discounted Senior Passports (62+) cost just $89, an average of  $14.83 per seat. Single tickets cost $23, student tickets are $5, and children under 13 are free.

Detailed information about each artist is available on the Purchase Tickets page.


The Vienna Piano Trio
Sunday, September 20, 2015
4:00 p.m.

The Carpe Diem String Quartet photographed at George Bowers Grocery in Staunton, Virginia on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Photo by Pat Jarrett

Carpe Diem String Quartet
Sunday, January 24, 2016
4:00 p.m.




Prima Trio
Sunday, October 11, 2015
4:00 p.m.


Leonardo Colafelice, Piano
Sunday, February 28, 2016
4:00 p.m.


Mischa Bouvier, Baritone
Yegor Shevtsov, Piano
Sunday, April 17, 2016
4:00 p.m.


2016 Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist Series believes that everyone living in Leon County and the surrounding area should have excellent music in their lives. The annual Artist-in-Residency program is designed to expand the audience for classical music and the arts in North Florida.

The Carpe Diem String Quartet: Korine Fujiwara, viola, Chris Wetherbee, violin, Amy Galluzzo, violin, Carol Ou, ‘cello

The Carpe Diem String Quartet: Korine Fujiwara, viola, Chris Wetherbee, violin, Amy Galluzzo, violin, Carol Ou, ‘cello

Each year, the AS selects an acclaimed classical music ensemble to lead the four-day Artist-in-Residence program. Past artists include Imani Winds, Jupiter String Quartet, PROJECT Trio and Mana Saxophone Quartet. In its 15 year history, the residency program has reached thousands of students, and adults, most of whom would never have a chance to meet accomplished musicians “up close and personal.”

The Carpe Diem String Quartet (CDSQ) has been selected to lead the 2016 program scheduled for January 21-24. CDSQ is a boundary-breaking ensemble earning widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative, engaging outreach work and proven ability to perform classical repertoire at a level equal to that of the finest traditional groups.

Engaging arts activities help cultivate young imaginations, build communication skills, expand awareness of other cultures and create positive social bonding. Researchers have studied the benefits of music education for decades, consistently finding strong correlations between music and academic achievement. For example, positive results have been noted in standardized tests. Regardless of socioeconomic background, according to a 10-year study that tracked more than 25,000 middle and high school students, music-making students get higher marks on standardized tests than those who have little or no music involvement. The College Entrance Examination Board found that students in music programs scored 63 points higher on the verbal and 44 points higher on the math sections of the SATs than students with no music participation. Additionally, students performed better on other standardized tests such as reading proficiency exams.

To learn more about the Residency, and find resources on the benefits of music education, visit our Music and Educational Outreach page.


From the classical music studio at Colorado Public Radio – the Carpe Diem String Quartet plays Cherry Blossom and Peasebottom, two movements from Korine Fujiwara’s Fiddle Suite: Montana.