2010 Seven Days of Opening Nights lineup set
The 12th season of Florida State University's annual festival of the fine and performing arts has been announced. Running from Feb. 12-22, Tallahassee's premier arts event will offer a unique combination of performances and exhibits ranging from the Vienna Boys Choir to hip-hop dance, and from the Company of Angels to Margaret Atwood's dystopic vision of the future.
Even before the February festival begins, the Seven Days' spirit starts to build with an Oct. 28 concert by Grammy winning songwriter and performer Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.
The annual festival spotlights Florida State University's commitment to the arts — music, theatre, dance, visual art, film and literature.
"Seven Days is a cultural institution in Tallahassee, as well as an invaluable educational resource for our students in the arts," says Florida State President T.K. Wetherell. "It's also one of the best examples of the university engaging the community, to the benefit of everyone."
Education is integral to the festival, and the majority of the artists who perform at Seven Days also spend time with FSU students in master-classes, giving invaluable insights into craft, process and art. Students and faculty are frequently invited to perform onstage with the artists, as well.
"Seven Days of Opening Nights is much more than a string of great performances," explains Sally McRorie, dean of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance. "It engages our students, faculty, community, and beyond with quality arts and artists. That culture of achievement is what a truly great university provides."
The full February schedule:
Ticket sales for Seven Days members begin Sept. 30 and run through Oct. 28. (See www.sevendaysfestival.org for details.) Tickets for the general public go on sale Oct. 29.
For more information, visit www.sevendaysfestival.org or call 850-644-7670.
"Seven Days is a cultural institution in Tallahassee, as well as an invaluable educational resource for our students in the arts."
Florida State University President