This is a compilation of Christmas tunes that these groups recorded at Timucua when they visited us. All of the songs are first takes, either recorded during soundcheck, or sometimes during their set. The Emmet Cohen Trio played twice in 2019, once in January (Sugar Plum Fairy), with Emmet Cohen on piano, Russell Hall on bass, and Kyle Poole on drums, and once in December (Christmas Medley), with Emmet, Kyle, and Dion Kerr on bass. Both times they played the song spontaneously, since it was the season. The Scott Dickinson Trio (Scott Dickinson on trumpet, Ben Kramer on bass, and Bobby Koelble on guitar) recorded Christmas is Coming during their soundcheck. This was the first take. Same goes for the George Grosman Quartet and their rendition of Blue Christmas, as well as the Rafael Rosa Quartet and Vivacity. The Timucua Arts Foundation, founded in 2000 by Benoit Glazer and Élaine Corriveau, inspires the world to create and learn through intimate experiences of the performing and visual arts.
HORN OF PLENTY
Austrian flutist Karl-Heinz Schütz and a cornucopia of international acts from four continents offer plenty to be thankful for at Timucua in November.
Karl-Heinz Schütz, flute soloist for the Vienna Philharmonic, will play at Timucua for the first time on November 20th. Tickets for this remarkable show, available via Eventbrite for $30, are expected to sell fast, so classical music fans are encouraged to book early.
In addition to Schütz, Timucua welcomes, on Nov. 3rd, Ukranian pianist Elena Ulyanova; and on Nov. 8th, DescolonizARTE Teatro will present two Spanish-language plays created by writers from Chile and Mexico.
Our featured visual artist for November is Weronika Ankarörn, the Swedish painter whose work will be on display from October 27th to November 17th. Ankarörn will be working live during our events on October 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th.
Here’s the full November line-up:
NOVEMBER 2nd: Brandon Robertson Quartet (matinee)— an EMMY® nominated director and notable bassist originally from Tampa, Brandon gained notoriety as a member of the popular Florida-based Zach Bartholomew Trio. In 2012, Brandon released his first album with the Zach Bartholomew Trio entitled “Out of This Town,” which was positively received by jazz critics. This is a matinee performance. Doors open at 2 p.m. Show starts at 2:30. $10-$20 suggested donation.
NOVEMBER 3rd: Elena Ulyanova — A globally recognized pianist, she has performed numerous orchestra, chamber, and solo concerts throughout Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Korea, the Netherlands, China, Poland, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, and Romania. Her performances with orchestras include the Vienna Musikverein Orchestra conducted by Martin Turnovsky, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra with Alexander Vedernikov, the Crimea State Symphony Orchestra in Yalta, State Russian Orchestra “Boyan” with Anatoly Poletayev, and the Omsk Philharmonic with Evgenyi Shestakov. She has performed in Washington D.C., Florida, and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10-$20.
NOVEMBER 8th: DescolonizARTE Teatro — A new Central Florida theater company dedicated to the performance of Spanish-language plays, by Latinos, in Spanish, will present “El Delantal Blanco” by Sergio Vodanovic (Chile) and “El Censo” by Emilio Carballido (Mexico). The plays, directed by company founder Nadia Garzón, will be performed by an ensemble including Ricky Avila, Edna Betancourt, Oscar J. Cuesta, Aurora Davidowitz, Bernardo Mayorga, Lisa María Morales, Paula Trinidad and Leonor Velosa. Descolonizarte Teatro seeks to provide opportunities for Latin American playwrights, directors, actors and actresses to showcase their talents, while recognizing the Latin American experience and celebrating Latin American culture and its contributions in and outside the United States. 7:30 p.m. $20 general admission.
NOVEMBER 10th: Jalen Baker Quartet — Vibraphonist, educator, and composer, Jalen Baker has performed extensively around Chicago. He is quickly making a name for himself in Florida as well, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Jazz Studies at Florida State University. He was named outstanding soloist at both the Notre Dame and Elmhurst Jazz Festivals and was selected as a
“Next Generation” jazz musician by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. 7:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation
NOVEMBER 15th: Scott Ainslie — Armed with a variety of instruments – vintage guitars, a fretless gourd banjo, a one-string, homemade diddley bow (aka cigar box guitar) and carefully chosen historical personal anecdotes of his encounters with senior musicians across the American South — Ainslie brings the history, roots music, and sounds of America alive. From Old-Time Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo music to Black Gospel and the Blues, he feels a strong affinity for this music and plays with affection, authority, and power. 7:30 p.m. $20 general admission.
NOVEMBER 17th: Joe Breidenstine Quintet — Enjoy an evening of hard-swinging jazz influenced by the music of Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan and Dizzy Gillespie. Hear New York trumpeter Joe Bredenstine accompanied by local stalwarts: Joe Breidenstine, trumpet; Tom Dietz, tenor sax; Per Danielsson, piano; Charlie Silva, bass; Walt Hubbard, drums. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $20.
NOVEMBER 20th: Karl-Heinz Schütz — 7:30 p.m. $30 general admission.
Coming in December:
December 8th — Love Your Shorts Film Festival
December 10th — “Un”Forgotten Art of Olga Coehlo
December 12th — Alex Weitz Quartet
December 15th — M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble
December 17th — Love at Christmas – Holiday Concert
December 18th – Redline.
December 19th — Sungwon Jin – Tenor Solo Recital
December 21st — 502’s Christmas Special
All evening events begin at 7:30 p.m. and run for approximately two hours. Doors open at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage and snack to share.
SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN HOUSES (BY DONATION)
Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows start at 7:30. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage and snack to share.
Events start at 2:30 and are priced as indicated. Please do NOT bring snacks or beverages to matinee performances.
About Timucua Arts Foundation
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Timucua Arts Foundation’s mission is to present and inspire great music and art in Central Florida through performance and education. A pillar of Orlando’s cultural community, Timucua presents diverse, high-quality, and usually free-of-cost musical performances, welcoming all audiences on a nearly weekly basis since 2007. The majority of these unique events take place at the celebrated “Timucua,” an intimate and acoustically refined music venue and recording studio, located in the SoDo District of Orlando.
Called Orlando’s “Best Saving Grace,” and ranked third on Orlando Weekly’s list of “100 Things to Do in Orlando Before You Die,” Timucua presents musicians from around the world from the fields of classical, jazz, rock, folk, electronic, and beyond. Timucua also fosters a select group of constituent organizations that present and promote art music, including Accidental Music Festival, Civic Minded 5, Alterity Chamber Orchestra, and the Central Florida Composers Forum. Check out some of the highlights from past events on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/timucua/
Thanks to everyone who joined us for L’Histoire du Soldat! The Alterity Chamber Orchestra conducted by Thad Anderson and narrated by Cole NeSmith were fantastic! Performances took place August 15th and 17th, 2019.
Thank you to Andreas Volmer for the photos.
Watch the entire performance below!
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