• Calmus

2015 - 2016 Concert Schedule

Donal Fox, piano

Donal Fox

Friday, October 2 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

Internationally acclaimed as a composer, pianist, and improviser, Donal Fox expertly fuses jazz, Afro-Latin and classical idioms into intricate new works and electrifying performances. Praised by The Boston Globe as "unique and utterly commanding," Fox de- and reconstructs Bach, Piazzolla, Schumann, Monk, Schoenberg and more, adding propulsive grooves and using composed themes as springboards for glorious improvisational flights that blend baroque with bebop, twelve-tone techniques with twelve-bar blues.


Montrose Trio

Montrose Trio

Friday, November 6 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

Accomplished soloists and chamber musicians, pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins forces with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith (both formerly of the Tokyo Quartet) in an exciting new piano trio that showcases their impeccable playing and captivating performance style.

“Poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.” The Washington Post


Calmus, voice ensemble


Friday, December 4 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

A perfect blend of sound, precision, lightness and wit. These are the hallmarks of Calmus, now one of the most successful vocal groups in Germany. The ensemble has forged a refined sound which few groups achieve. The wide range of sound colors, the joy in performing that musicians convey on the concert platform, and their varied and imaginative programs are praised by the press time and time again.


Ken Cowan, organ

Sunday, January 10 4:00pm
St. John's Cathedral

Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada,

Europe, and Asia. Recent feature performances have included appearances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa California, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall, Spivey Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as concerts in Germany and Korea.


Voice, vocal trio

Friday, February 12 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

Voice is a London-based, female a cappella trio performing repertoire spanning both ages and continents. Formed in 2006, Voice performs secular and non-secular music from the medieval music of Hildegard of Bingen, to twenty-first-century commissions, and songs from around the world. Their distinctive sound is driven by individual voices that blend to create beautiful harmonies.


Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Sunday, February 28 - 4:00pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, has earned national and international recognition as one of Russia's leading ensembles.

Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprising some of Russia's finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. Whether it is the highly-acclaimed CDs or its mesmerizing concerts, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin's warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
& UNF Jazz Ensemble 1

Friday, March 4 - 7:30pm
UNF Fine Arts Center, Robinson Theater

From a tender young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz.

With each passing year Jason Marsalis continues to grow and develop as both a composer and performer. With a fire in his heart and a passion for the music, his will to swing has never been more resolute. The maturity and the command he possesses over his music is clearly evident to those who have heard or seen him.

Imani Winds

Sunday, April 3 - 4:00pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.