On Saturday, January 23rd the Fernwood String Quartet performed live at the Dr. Phillips Center. Visual artist Arthur L. Dawson painted alongside the Quartet. Audiences sat a safe distance away from one another while watching the show.
The Quartet performed several pieces written by local composers who are a part of the Central Florida Composers Forum. Click here to visit the Forum’s website.
Daniel Cortes is a Venezuelan American who played viola for this program. He describes the range of sounds found within the program as “esoteric” and “lush.” Learn more about the program by watching the video above.
Five Miniatures, Austin Ashe
OMAHA, Alex Burtzos
Gigue, Stan Cording
Shock of Waking, Jim Croson
Lumina, Troy Gifford
Minimalist Madness, Joseph Gray
Billings Portrait, Charlie Griffin
Unfortunately Not A Samba, Jamie Wehr
Arthur L. Dawson painted throughout the night, even during the break between shows. He is the Resident Artist at Timucua for January 2021. Dawson is a self-taught artist who grew up in North Florida. He developed an interest in art at the age of seven when he created a comic book with himself as the superhero vanquishing evil-doers. Loïs Mailou Jones influenced him to pursue a career in fine art. Click here to visit Dawson’s website.
Thank you to everyone who came out. The next performance at the Dr. Phillips Center will be on Saturday, February 6th. Gerald Law II and the Clutch will play two shows on the same evening. Click here to buy tickets!