This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

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Rise Again, music for piano and strings

January 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

This unique program celebrates the power of music to heal and bring people together.

Violin virtuoso Brian Bak is an in-demand chamber music player and soloist who has won numerous competitions, appeared at international festivals, and graduated with degrees from Juilliard, Yale, and Stonybrook (DMA). While preparing for a recital at Timucua, Bak learned that a previously benign cavernoma (clump of blood vessels inside the spinal cord) had hemorrhaged and would require immediate surgery followed by a lengthy rehabilitation.

When Timucua’s Artistic Director Benoit Glazer learned of Bak’s surgery and the long road to recovery ahead, he began to compose a piece of music that could be playable while Bak re-learned how to play the violin. Along with friends and mentors, Bak will perform in the world premiere of Benoit Glazer’s “Piano Quintet,” dedicated to Bak.

The incredible musicians performing this evening will also present the Mozart piano quartet in G minor, K478, and the Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E-minor, op. 67.


Routa Kroumovitch, violin
Alvaro Gomez, viola
David Bjella, cello
Hannah Sun, piano
Brian Bak, violin


Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.

Half-price tickets are available for students, teachers, frontline workers, veterans, and seniors.

Timucua is located at 2000 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32806


2000 S Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806 United States
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