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Golden Tribe Lecture Series

 

The Golden Tribe Lecture Series was re-established in Fall 2010 to provide the student body with a series of speakers sponsored by the Student Government Association in collaboration with Union Productions. The Golden Tribe Lecture Series is an academically focused speaker series, which attempts to connect students to outstanding individuals who are either experts in their field or working at the forefront of a relevant political or social issue. The mission of the series is to engage students in issues and dialogue that will positively benefit their overall academic, scholastic, or humanitarian experience.

 


 

Upcoming Speakers


 

Philip Glass

Philip Glass




 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Philip Glass

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Doors at 6 p.m. / Event at 7 p.m.


Free for FSU Students with valid FSU ID
General Public Tickets: $35 Advance // $40 Day of Show + service charges
All Ages

 


 

 



FSU STUDENT TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.



AN EVENING WITH PHILIP GLASS

Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times.

 

The operas – “Einstein on the Beach,” “Satyagraha,” “Akhnaten,” and “The Voyage,” among many others – play throughout the world’s leading houses, and rarely to an empty seat. Glass has written music for experimental theater and for Academy Award-winning motion pictures such as “The Hours” and Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun,” while “Koyaanisqatsi,” his initial filmic landscape with Godfrey Reggio and the Philip Glass Ensemble, may be the most radical and influential mating of sound and vision since “Fantasia.” His associations, personal and professional, with leading rock, pop and world music artists date back to the 1960s, including the beginning of his collaborative relationship with artist Robert Wilson. Indeed, Glass is the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music – simultaneously.

 

He was born in 1937 and grew up in Baltimore. He studied at the University of Chicago, the Juilliard School and in Aspen with Darius Milhaud. Finding himself dissatisfied with much of what then passed for modern music, he moved to Europe, where he studied with the legendary pedagogue Nadia Boulanger (who also taught Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson and Quincy Jones) and worked closely with the sitar virtuoso and composer Ravi Shankar. He returned to New York in 1967 and formed the Philip Glass Ensemble – seven musicians playing keyboards and a variety of woodwinds, amplified and fed through a mixer.

 

The new musical style that Glass was evolving was eventually dubbed “minimalism.” Glass himself never liked the term and preferred to speak of himself as a composer of “music with repetitive structures.” Much of his early work was based on the extended reiteration of brief, elegant melodic fragments that wove in and out of an aural tapestry. Or, to put it another way, it immersed a listener in a sort of sonic weather that twists, turns, surrounds, and develops.

 

There has been nothing “minimalist” about his output. In the past 25 years, Glass has composed more than twenty operas, large and small; eight symphonies (with others already on the way); two piano concertos and concertos for violin, piano, timpani, and saxophone quartet and orchestra; soundtracks to films ranging from new scores for the stylized classics of Jean Cocteau to Errol Morris’s documentary about former defense secretary Robert McNamara; string quartets; a growing body of work for solo piano and organ. He has collaborated with Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Yo-Yo Ma, and Doris Lessing, among many others. He presents lectures, workshops, and solo keyboard performances around the world.

 

 


 


 

Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins




 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Barry Jenkins

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Doors at 6 p.m. / Event at 7 p.m.


Free for FSU Students with valid FSU ID
General Public Tickets: $20
All Ages

 


THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be a stand-by line for FSU students at the event where any unclaimed student tickets will be distributed first come, first serve to FSU students with a valid ID.

 


Event is general admission seating. Tickets for FSU Students and general public will be available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 11am (tickets.fsu.edu).

FSU Students are eligible for 1 free ticket per valid FSU Student ID.
Tickets can be obtained ONLINE, or at the Fine Arts Ticket Office in person or by phone, (850) 644-6500, Tue-Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Tickets must be picked up at Will Call, and a valid FSU student ID must be provided for each ticket. Will Call tickets can be picked up starting two (2) hours prior to the performance at the venue. Any tickets not picked up/claimed by 15 minutes prior to the performance are subject to forfeit at the discretion of Union Productions.

//AN EVENING WITH BARRY JENKINS//

Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins was born and raised in Miami, FL. A Florida State University graduate, Jenkins’ feature film debut, Medicine For Melancholy, was hailed as one of the best films of 2009 by The New York Times and received several Independent Spirit and Gotham Award nominations.

Jenkins' second feature Moonlight was the best reviewed film of 2016 and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama). As well as earning eight Academy Award nominations, ten Broadcast Critics Choice Awards nominations, six Golden Globe nominations and four BAFTA nominations, Moonlight won Best Picture and Director at the Gotham Awards and Best International Film by the British Independent Film Awards. In addition to NYFCC and NBR awarding Jenkins Best Director and LAFCA naming him Best Director and the film Best Picture, Jenkins is the recipient of a DGA Best Director nomination and a WGA nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Upcoming projects include an adaptation of National Book Award winner Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad for television, which he will pen and direct. He’s also writing a script for a coming of age drama based on the life of the first American Female Olympic boxing champ Clarissa “T-Rex” Shields.

Jenkins, who currently resides in Los Angeles, is a curator at the Telluride Film Festival and a United States Artists Smith Fellow.

**This event will include a screening of MOONLIGHT, Barry Jenkins' highly acclaimed, 3-time Academy Award Winning (BEST PICTURE, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR) feature film. **

 

 

 


Past Speakers

 


Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill




 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Marc Lamont Hill

Tuesday, January 17th
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



James Franco

James Franco




 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with James Franco
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Jelani Cobb
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Common

Common

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Common
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 



 

 

 

 



Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Arianna Huffington
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 



Danny Glover and Felix Justice

Danny Glover and Felix Justice

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Danny Glover and Felix Justice
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 



 

Ron Paul

Ron Paul

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Ron Paul
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bill Nye

Bill Nye

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Bill Nye
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 


Melissa Harris-Perry

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Melissa Harris-Perry
Co-sponsored with the Black Student Union’s Black & Brilliant Speaker Series
Monday, February 24, 2014
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall


 

 

 

 


Somaly Mam

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
My Dream: An Evening with Somaly Mam
As part of the 26th Annual MLK Week Celebration
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 



Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 


Warrick Dunn

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Warrick Dunn
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 


John Legend

jlegend

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with John Legend
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall


 

 

 

 

 


Gen. Wesley Clark

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Gen. Wesley Clark
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Doors 6:30 p.m. // Event 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 



Jonathan Haidt

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Jonathan Haidt
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Student Life Cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 




Rebecca Skloot

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Rebecca Skloot
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center

 

 

 

 

 

 




Spike Lee

Spike Lee

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Spike Lee
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 



Elie Wiesel

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Elie Wiesel
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 




Cornel West


Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Cornel West
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ticket Distribution:

Ticket distribution will take place at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on the campus of the Florida State University on the day of the event. Tickets will be distributed only to FSU students with valid gold FSU ID from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Students may obtain only one ticket with valid gold FSU ID. Tickets are first come, first serve and will be general admission seating. Upon availability, remaining tickets will be distributed to both students and non-students after 6:15 p.m.

 

American Sign Language Interpreters are available at all Golden Tribe Lecture Series events upon request.