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Joe Montelione: Eros: A Concert with Words

April 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Eros tells an intriguing story that examines whether it is possible to learn from hardship or allow moments of tribulation to divert us from our preferred future. Inspired in part by the exciting nature that fuels the culture of live music, the concert weaves acting and instrumental performance in an aurally remarkable world driven by an emotive melodic soundtrack. This performance is an inversion of a typical play with music. This “concert with words” will tell a story through instrumental music with actors reciting a narrative as transitional material between pieces.

This story of transformation propels the audience on a journey of self-discovery in the pursuit of happiness. Ames has lost touch with his inner self as a result of his pursuits. However, as despair sets in, his childhood friend, Ralph, steps in to help. On this inspirational quest, will Ames find the courage to dig himself out of despair, reconnect with his true self, and find true love?


Featuring Joe Montelione as trumpet player/narrator and aided by a band of nationally recognized instrumentalists and actors guiding the story along, audiences will enjoy a variety of music including American songbook, pop, contemporary classical, rock, musical theatre, jazz and much more. As a commercial artist, Montelione has worked with  Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, Don Menza, Bob Mintzer, Ruben Studdard, Mandisa, Kim Choo-ja, Julie Andrews, Nathan Lane, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ian Fraser, Ed Strauss, Laura Bell Bundy, Lea Michelle,The Little River Band and many others.  He is the music director for “Bartley in Concert” a jazz concert experience featuring singer Adam Bartley (star of the television show Longmire) and can be heard on major-motion picture soundtracks to the “Post Grad Survival Guide”, “Live Evil”, “Unearthed” , the documentary “U-Street Sounds”, and  the video game “Metropolis.”




$10-$20 Suggested Donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Special exhibition of works by Nick Criscitelli.


April 15, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Timucua Arts Foundation


Timucua Arts Foundation
2000 South Summerlin Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806 United States
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