2013 - 2014 Concert Schedule

First Coast Dancing with the Stars

First Coast Dancing with the Stars

Saturday, September 21
Boleros Cultural Arts Center

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Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi

Friday, October 25 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

This ensemble is a conductor-less 18-member string orchestra
of "highly talented, confident and stylish young musicians.
In many ways, the Sphinx Organization is a response to the
oft-maligned image of classical music as stodgy, old, elitist,
and white." (San Francisco Classical Voice)

 

David Finckel and Wu Han

David Finckel and Wu Han

Friday, November 15 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

The Wall Street Journal calls them "America's power couple of
chamber music," while The New York Times states that "in the
chamber music world, they are rock stars." This brilliant 'cello
and piano duo , Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center, bring their "glamour, theatrical flair
and superb musical insight" (Chicago Sun-Times) to the series.

 

Calmus

Calmus

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

"Nothing short of remarkable...they, quite simply, bring whatever
they sing to glorious life ." (Deseret Morning News) described a
concert by Calmus, the First Prize Winner of the 2009 Concert
Artists Guild International Competition. This German ensemble
will bring their glorious holiday program to the Series.

 

Soweto Gospel Choir

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

"Breathtaking to the eye and ear, Soweto had the audience
having a good time: clapping Soweto rhythms and waving its
arms in unison, reminiscent of rock conceits with American
youth melding." (Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2012)

 

Marion Anderson String Quartet with Soprano Ruby Hinds

Marian Anderson String Quartet with Soprano Ruby Hinds

Sunday, February 23 - 4:00pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

The Marian Anderson String Quartet presents "Continuing the
Legacy," paying tribute to the great singer, Marian Anderson, who
brought slave song to the classical concert stage. Also part of the
presentation is soprano Ruby Hinds performing "See There in the
Distance''--a theatrical tribute to the singer and civil rights figure
Marian Anderson on the anniversary year of her historical 1939
performance at the Lincoln Memorial.

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John Pizzarelli & The UNF Jazz Ensemble 1

John Pizzarelli & The UNF Jazz Ensemble 1

Beach Meets West
Friday, March 7 - 7:30pm
UNF Fine Arts Center

Hailed by the (Boston Globe) for "reinvigorating the Great
American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz" guitarist and
vocalist, John Pizzarelli will perform in conceit with UNF's
Jazz Ensemble 1, the award-winning flagship ensemble of
University of N01th Florida Jazz Studies program directed
by JB Scott, following a residency with the group.

 

Jeremy Filsell, organ

Jeremy Filsell

Sunday, March 30 - 4:00pm
St. John’s Cathedral

"Technically extremely accomplished, nonetheless he does not
attract attention for his virtuosity but for his ability to make the
music unfold with irresistible logic and clarity: music-making of
the highest caliber." (Classic CD)

 

Vadym Kholodenko

Vadym Kholodenko

Sunday, April 27 - 4:00pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  

Born in Kiev, Vadym Kholodenko was also the winner of the
International Schubert Competition in Dortmund in 2012, and
the Sendai International Music Competition in 2010. His win at
this year's Cliburn Competition was over a field of the most
talented young pianists in the world. At age 26, he has already
worked with some of the world's most distinguished conductors,
and released recordings of Liszt, Rachmaninov, and Medtner on
Russia's TV Culture label. He currently resides in Moscow,
where he attends the Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

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