A strong response to Thomasville Entertainment Foundation’s 2019-20 performance season has resulted in several sold-out concert packages.
Ann Larson, TEF vice president for box office, reported this week that, due to very brisk ticket sales over the past six weeks, both the six-performance Complete Series and the three-performance Variations Series are now sold out. Additionally, the season opening concert by Broadway superstar Sutton Foster, set for September 26, is also sold out, and ticket volunteers are already compiling a growing waiting list for that event.
“We are very pleased with the pace of ticket sales for our upcoming season,” Larson said. “Season subscriptions for the Complete Series and the Classics Series both increased more than six percent over last year, and for Variations — our three non-classical concerts — ticket sales are up more than 12 percent over last year.”
Season ticket packages for the Classics Series, TEF’s three classical music concerts, are still available online at www.TEFconcerts.com or through the TEF office, along with single tickets to the remaining performances: the venerable Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Piano Trio on October 22; the acclaimed Ailey II modern dance company February 1; the Bel Canto Trio of classical voices February 13; jazz pianist Aaron Diehl’s trio March 10; and the Boston-based string orchestra, A Far Cry, March 24.
The upcoming season marks TEF’s 82nd series of performances. With the exception of Ailey II, which will perform in Thomasville’s Municipal Auditorium, concerts take place in the Thomasville Center for the Arts’ intimate 500-seat auditorium.
Founded in 1937, Thomasville Entertainment Foundation is a volunteer-powered, non-profit organization celebrating 82 years of entertaining the community. In addition to its annual season of performances by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, TEF offers a dedicated family series of presentations geared to families and younger children, provides educational outreach opportunities for area students and awards performing arts scholarships and grants to promising young artists.