Please also bring food or wine to share. A native of West Virginia's Wood County region, Burge spent the '80s and '90s earning his place as one of the most important and enduring figures in the state's music scene, fronting everything from the alt-rock band 63 Eyes to the outlaw-country cover project Triple Shot. Since the early 2000s, Burge has concentrated on his singular brand of folk-pop storytelling. His latest album, Imitation Life, was produced by longtime collaborator and Grammy…Find out more »
At only 21 years of age, Berklee College of Music student Fernando Ferrarone has already been a part of the GRAMMY® Jazz Band and Music for All’s Jazz Band of America, won a DownBeat Student Music Award as a jazz soloist winner on trumpet and alto saxophone, and appeared in the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival (when he was 17). The Trio is rounded out by young New York drummer Chris Garriga and Peruvian bassist Mario Cuba.Find out more »
A pioneer in a most unusual musical form, Zeena Parkins brought jazz and freeform sensibilities to the harp, breaking new ground with electric amplification and unique percussive performance. The award-winning artist has played with a galaxy of innovators including Björk, Amy DeNio, Fred Frith, Yoko Ono, Butch Morris and more. As an Artist In Residence at the Atlantic Center For the Arts, she brings her passionate style to a new generation of artists.Find out more »
Andreas Volmer, violin Chris Erickson, cello David Khourshid, piano Zoltán Gárdonyi, Dritte kleine Rhapsodie (1955) Joaquín Turina, Piano Trio No. 2 in b minor, op 76 (1933) Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, op 8 (1889)Find out more »
New work by the Orlando playwright, with special appearances from superb local musicians. "A play by Joseph Reed Hayes is a welcome oasis of cultured smarts." - Orlando Weekly Following the 2015 overflow success of the White House production of Tom Waits For No Man, Hayes returns with a new work, Bucket Boy Featuring unexpected performances from drummer Mark Feinman (La Lucha) and poet Gloria Muñoz in a comic drama with music about “opportunity, bewilderment, and a basic inability to accept reality as it truly is”. Guest appearances from some of Orlando’s best musical talent complete the experience.Find out more »
The Timucua Arts Foundation offers a free composition class available to all who want to learn at the Melrose Center of the Central Orange County Library in Downtown Orlando.
Students from Timucua's music composition program, Works with Sounds, will have their pieces performed by professional musicians at this afternoon concert. Free and open to the public.
Hear the world premieres of these new works by our students.Find out more »
Alterity Chamber Orchestra's MIC Chamber series features the principal members of Alterity Chamber Orchestra in different configurations, giving each member a chance to showcase their unique artistry. This program features Alterity co-founder Natalie Grata performing works for clarinet and string quartet, along with the Orlando premier of Quartet for Heart and Breath by Richard Reed Parry. Grata and the alterity string section will be joined by friends for a new work by Orlando composer and improviser Brandon Miller.Find out more »
Father Ray Kelly achieved worldwide YouTube fame when he sang a wedding version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah at a ceremony in St. Brigid's Church, Ireland; now over 56 million hits on YouTube! He has since then signed a contract with Universal Music Ireland, performed several concerts and produced two music CDs, Where I Belong 2014 and An Irish Christmas Blessing 2015. Subsequently, there have been many interviews, various television appearances, and several concerts in Ireland, US, and Europe. Father Ray also keeps up with his Parish work in Oldcastle and continues to share his talent in benefit of charities and good causes.Find out more »
The Space Coast Big Band is a 19-piece jazz orchestra led by trombonist Joel Greenblatt and is comprised of some of the finest musicians throughout Central Florida. The band has a wide array of musical stylings including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Gordon Goodwin, and the modern and energetic Cherry Popping Daddies. The band includes NY bassist Bob DiTota, local drummer Bryan Gardenour, and trumpeter Eric Wright.Find out more »
Chakra Khan is Alexandra Love + DiViNCi. The deep, personal writing style, eccentric cadences and lush harmonies of Alexandra’s performance, in concert with DiViNCi’s vast, poly-rhythmic, orchestral soundscapes is perfectly matched. Together, their sound is like smooth electricity, an intense, bass-rich, melodic wind. Their newest album, The Cope Aesthetic, coming June 3rd, is a more jazz-inspired, electronic soundscape than anything else the group has created thus far.Find out more »