Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1979, with Nicholas Harsanyi as director. Harsanyi was a noted violist and a student of Béla Bartók
Béla Bartók
Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century and is regarded, along with Liszt, as Hungary's greatest composer...

, who later even played chamber music with Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history...

 at Princeton. After Nicholas Harsanyi's death, the baton was handed on to several guest conductors before being passed to David Hoose, who led the orchestra from 1993 to 2005. Miriam Burns is the current director, a position she has held since 2006.

The orchestra usually performs four formal concerts each year, in Ruby Diamond Auditorium  at Florida State University
Florida State University
The Florida State University is a space-grant and sea-grant public university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation...

, along with a special holiday concert, and a youth concert. Professors and graduate students from the highly-regarded Florida State University College of Music
Florida State University College of Music
The Florida State University College of Music, located in Tallahassee, Florida is one of sixteen colleges comprising the university. The college boasts an international reputation as one of the preeminent music institutions in the world...

are often prominent among the performers.

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