2014 - 2015 Concert Schedule

Italian Saxophone Quartet

Friday, October 3 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

The Italian Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1982 by four close
friends determined to join together to perform ensemble music for
saxophone at the very highest artistic level. Early in their career, the
quartet won a number of important chamber music competitions
including the unanimous First Prize at the prestigious “Premio Ancona”
(under the direction of Goffredo Petrassi), and in addition, were
awarded a special prize for their performance of contemporary music.

 

Habañeros

Sunday, October 26 - 4:00pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

Following a highly successful 2012 US debut tour of The National
Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, this highly energetic ensemble who
are members of the orchestra will bring to you what is the “Heart
of Havana,” its music and culture. Though classically trained, Habaneros
will not only delight you with familiar pieces such as Mozart, they will
also introduce you to Latin repertoire that will surely have you clapping
and tapping!

 

Todd Wilson, organist

Sunday, November 9 - 4:00pm
St. John's Cathedral

Regarded across America and around the world as one of today’s
finest concert organists, Todd Wilson is head of the Organ
Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Director of
Music and Worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. 
In addition, he is Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance
Hall (home of The Cleveland Orchestra), and House Organist for
the newly-restored Aeolian organ at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
in Akron, Ohio.

 

Dallas Brass

Friday, December 5 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has
become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles.  The group
has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with
a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing
entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges.  The Dallas Brass
repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway,
Hollywood and patriotic music.

Chanticleer

Sunday, January 25 - 4:00pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker
magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award winning
ensemble Chanticleer embarks upon its 37th season in 2014-15,
performing in 25 of the United States, Canada, France, Germany,
Italy and Sweden.

 

Kurt Elling & The UNF Jazz Ensemble 1

Friday, February 6 - 7:30pm
UNF Fine Arts Center

GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost
jazz vocalists. He has won every DownBeat Critics Poll for the
last fourteen years and has been named “Male Singer of the
Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that
same span. Every one of Elling’s ten albums has been
nominated for a GRAMMY.

 

St. Thomas Choir

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

The Saint Thomas Choir School houses, nurtures and educates
the boy choristers of the world-renowned choir of Saint Thomas
Church Fifth Avenue. Founded in 1919, and located in the
heart of New York City, Saint Thomas Choir School is the only
church-affiliated boarding school of its kind in the United States.

 

Sean Chen, Crystal Award Winner, 2013 Cliburn Competition

Sunday, April 12 - 4:00pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

Pianist Sean Chen is being hailed as a rising star with a "million-volt
smile" and a "formidable set of fingers" (Dallas Morning News).
In 2013 Chen won the American Pianists Association's DeHaan
Classical Fellowship, one of the most lucrative and significant prizes
available to an American pianist. He also won Third Prize at the
14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, becoming the first
American to reach the finals since 1997Republic.


Rene Marie

A Fundraiser in Collaboration with Riverside Fine Arts Association

Friday, April 24 - 7:30pm
Lazzara Hall, UNF Fine Arts Center

Beaches Fine Arts Series & Riverside Fine Arts join forces in a spectacular
benefit concert featuring one of the most provocative risk-takers among 
today's jazz divas performing a tribute to Eartha Kitt, iconic singer and
activist.

Never before has there been a performance tipping the hat to the divine
Ms. Kitt and her fiery, sensual and clever interpretations of songs. With her
incredible range of vocal ability, her powerful emotional resonance and strong
independent streak, René is the right artist to conceive of and deliver in this
fantastic presentation.

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