A&R Duo

Steinway Pianists Arianna Korting and Robin Giesbrecht met at the Juilliard School as prodigious individual artists, but soon found themselves performing together to rousing ovations wherever two pianos were on stage, from concert halls in Europe to East Asia and throughout the United States. Increasingly in demand for their combined brilliance and marvelous technique since their debut at the Hamburg Philharmonic Hall, their recent performances include debuts at the Rising Stars Series and Salon Series in the Hamptons, as well as in the Philippines.

An award-winning and avid chamber musician, Arianna was named one of the Rembrandt Young Artists at the Rembrandt Chamber Music Competition in Chicago and received the Live From Lincoln Center “Outstanding Student Performance Award”.

Robin Giesbrecht was awarded the Vladimir Horowitz scholarship at the Juilliard School as a student of Jerome Lowenthal and Joseph Kalichstein, where he received his undergraduate degree. He recently graduated from the Yale School of Music with a Master’s degree where he studied with Peter Frankl.

$20 general admission.  Timucua Members, Active Military, Veterans, and College Students save 50%. Please also bring food or wine to share.

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Nicole Mitchell

Nicole M. Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. She is perhaps best known for her work as a flutist, having developed a unique improvisational language and having been repeatedly awarded “Top Flutist of the Year” by Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and the Jazz Journalists Association (2010-2017). Mitchell initially emerged from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late 90s, and her music celebrates contemporary African American culture. Ms. Mitchell, has recently been named as the head of the University of Pittsburgh’s jazz studies program.

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Fernwood String Quartet presents “Air from Another Planet”

After its sold-out debut concert in June 2018, the Fernwood Quartet comes back to Timucua, this time joining forces with soprano Samantha Barnes Daniel. They will take you on a journey that starts in the classical era, with Mozart’s dark and expressive Quartet in d Minor. After that, they make a stop at the end of the Romantic period and take you into the early Modern era, breaking free from the restraints of harmonic traditions – all this within one seminal work, the highly expressive second String Quartet by another Viennese composer, Arnold Schönberg, which starts off in late romantic idiom, and finally leaves behind tonality in the last movement which puts Stefan George’s famous poem, “Ich fühle Luft von einem anderen Planeten” (“Air from another planet”), to music.

Mrs Barnes Daniels has sung at Chautauqua Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Tampa, and regularly appears with Orlando Opera and with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a founding member of the professional women’s ensemble Helena and is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Rollins College.

Samantha Barnes Daniel, soprano

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Alterity Chamber Orchestra presents “The Art of Levitation”

Alterity Chamber Orchestra returns to the Abbey after a standing room only performance in February! Under the direction of internationally recognized conductor Laszlo Marosi, Alterity’s program The Art of Levitation will feature the music of David Lang, Arlene Sierra, Kate Moore, Ted Hearne, and two of our call for scores winners: Brian Ciach and Julia Seeholzer.

Belt & Ramirez

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Chris Belt and Beatriz Ramírez will perform modern and contemporary chamber music for guitar and oboe. The duo are former resident artists at Studio 26 in New York City, and have performed at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, The New Music Conflagration (St. Petersburg), and Accidental Music Festival.


Cantos Desiertos – Terry Riley

Mountain Songs – Robert Beaser

L’Histoire du Tango – Astor Piazzolla

An Imaginary Deathdance – William Duckworth


CF2: Pierrot Ensemble Concert

Founded in 2011, the Central Florida Composers Forum is an organization of composers and new music practitioners dedicated to engaging the creative and larger community of Central Florida through the promotion of original and innovative music programming. Central Florida Composers Forum strives to be part of a larger cultural conversation where the musical, visual and other performing arts connect with audiences, foster vital collaborations, and produce multidisciplinary performances. Cultivating an audience for new music through education, workshops and outreach programs that create memorable artistic experiences for youth and community members are also central to our mission.

Duo Beaux Arts Piano


Duo Beaux Arts was formed in 2008 by internationally renowned concert pianists Tao Lin and Catherine Lan. The Duo has performed extensively throughout the US and Asia to both critical and audience acclaim and just made its European debut in France and Switzerland. In December, 2018 the Duo will be making its debut in Barcelona, Spain. The Duo specializes music from the Baroque to the contemporary eras, including Tangos and Ragtimes. In addition to their featured articles in Venice Fort Lauderdale’s Magazine and Parklander Magazine, they are also the founders of Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples, FL, which invites pre-eminent chamber groups in the world to perform in a wonderfully intimate setting.

A special exhibition of works by Ching Ma.

$20 general admission. Timucua Members, Active Military, Veterans, and College Students save 50%. Please also bring food or wine to share.


Kiryung Kelly Kim, Nostalgia and Love – SOLD OUT

4 Korean musicians will present traditional Korean songs in celebration of Christmas. The program is filled with emotions and memories of the holiday season with family, friends, and loved ones. Beautiful Korean melodies and classical holiday tunes will be offering an unforgettable experience during the 2018 holiday season.

A special exhibition of works by Lynda Kusuma.


$20 General Admission. Timucua Members, Active Military, Veterans, and College Students save 50%. Please bring food or wine to share.

Ryan Blakemore & Elise Jimenez

Ryan Blakemore and Elise Jimenez continue our Saturday Matinee Series with an afternoon full of classical music for piano and cello. Their program will exhibit pieces by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Paganini.

Ryan Blakemore is an active performer, accompanist, and teacher both at the collegiate and pre-college levels.  He graduated from Florida State University earning his Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy under Dr. Vicki McArthur and studying piano with Dr. Joshua Pifer and Dr. David Kalhous.  

Elise Jimenez completed her Bachelor’s in Music Performance at Stetson University under the instruction of David Bjella. In October 2011, she was named the winner of Stetson University’s Concerto Competition, where she performed Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major ~ Allegretto.

$5 general admission. Kids and Students get in for free. Please do not bring any alcohol or food for this event.

Adam Golka

Polish-American pianist Adam Golka was recently selected by Sir András Schiff to perform recitals at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Germany, Tonhalle Zürich, as well as in Berlin and New York (organized by the 92nd Street Y). Adam has been regularly on the concert stage since the age of sixteen, when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association.

Adam Golka acts as Artist-in-Residence at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he teaches piano, chamber music, and leads the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra.

Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor op. 10 #1
Michael Brown: 30 Chords for Adam (2017), Folk Variations (2013)
Roman Rabinovich: Antiquity from Memory Box (2017)
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, op. 10 #2
Paderewski: Nocturne, Cracovienne Fantastique
Chopin: Fantasie op. 49, Mazurka op. 30 #4, Scherzo op. 31

$20 general admission. Please also bring food or wine to share.