THOMASVILLE- Following a month-long focus on season ticket renewals, Thomasville Entertainment Foundation is kicking off season ticket sales to the general public for its 2024-25 Concert Series, with a diverse lineup of artists and ensembles for its 87th performance season.

Opening the season on Sept. 24 will be an evening of Broadway with two-time Tony Award-winning leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell. Dubbed “the last leading man” by the New York Times, Mitchell is acclaimed for his powerful baritone voice and commanding stage presence, and his four-decade career includes not only leading Broadway and off-Broadway roles, but an impressive film, television and live concert resume as well.

One of the world’s foremost piano ensembles, Trio Con Brio Copenhagen, returns to the TEF stage on Oct. 15 with a program of Tchaikovsky and Beethoven and a new work by Bent Sørensen. First presented by Thomasville Entertainment Foundation in 2006 as winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, the three Denmark-based musicians are not only highly sought-after performing artists, but also esteemed recording artists and educators.

Dec. 17 brings the beloved Vienna Boys Choir back to Thomasville, performing their popular Christmas in Vienna program. Sixty-five years after the Vienna Boys Choir performed for TEF in 1959, the angelic voices of the world-renowned group will herald the holiday season with Christmas hymns, Austrian folk songs and seasonal carols.

The all-male a cappella vocal ensemble New York Polyphony plans a Jan. 23 program of ancient and modern music. The four unaccompanied voices take the listener on a journey through 12th century chant, Franco-Flemish sacred polyphony and Italian Renaissance madrigals, along with a world premiere of a new composition by noted FSU music professor Dr. Iain Quinn.

On Feb. 18, TEF celebrates the spirit of Mardi Gras with a night of hot steamy jazz, as trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling’s jazz quartet performs an evening of New Orleans music. With familiar songs from Big Easy legends like Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong, this concert becomes an unforgettable Fat Tuesday celebration led by Stripling, a former Count Basie Orchestra soloist.

TEF’s performance series wraps up March 11 with a unique chamber ensemble pairing, featuring works by Mozart, Boccherini and Pat Matheny, among others. Acclaimed for its rare tonal beauty and profound musical insight, the Escher String Quartet will be joined by Grammy winner Jason Vieaux, described by National Public Radio as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.”

“We are proud to bring this wonderfully diverse line-up to the Thomasville Center for the Arts stage,” said TEF President Peggy Brady. “Since 1937, Thomasville Entertainment Foundation has presented nationally and internationally celebrated performing artists to this community and region, and 2024-25 upholds that tradition of artistic excellence.”

Season ticket subscriptions are available in three different packages: the six-concert Complete Series at $185, or the three-concert Classics and Variations Series, each at $100. In season packages, concert tickets can be less than $31 per seat, thanks to the strong level of community support that TEF enjoys from patrons, donors, volunteers, local foundations and program book advertisers.

In addition to discounted ticket pricing, season ticket holders also receive special perks, including the ability to retain their same seats season after season, priority for moving seats subject to availability, exclusive invitations to optional pre-concert receptions and dinners, easy duplication of lost tickets and more.

Tickets to individual concerts are currently available only in combination with a season subscription. Single-concert tickets will go on sale Aug. 26, subject to availability after season ticket orders are processed, at $40 for adults, $15 for students.

For more information on upcoming performances, educational programs or supporting Thomasville Entertainment Foundation, or to purchase concert series tickets, call 229-226-7404 or visit TEFconcerts.com.





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