Open House: Brian Luckett (live stream)

Classical guitarist Brian Luckett will perform at 7 pm on April 4th.

Brian Luckett has performed in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States. Brian has been featured in several programs on both NPR and Minnesota Public Radio and WABE in
Atlanta. He has premiered several new works for the guitar including a concerto and several large chamber works and has appeared with both regional orchestras and choirs.
In recent years, Brian has developed a passionate interest in Flamenco music and has been studying Flamenco guitar technique and performance. Focusing on Spanish repertoire for the guitar, Brian blends elements of the two, complementary genres.

El Abejorro by Emilio Pujol (1886-1980)

Two Catalan Folk Songs arr. Miguel Llobet (1878-1938)
El Noi de la Mare
Canco del Lladre

Aires de la Mancha by Federico Moreno-Torroba (1891-1982)
Ya llega el invierno
La Pastora
La Seguidilla

Ecos de Sefarad by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Suite Castellana by Federico Moreno-Torroba Fandanguillo

Arada Danza Por los campos de Espana by Joaquin Rodrigo
Junto al Generalife
En los trigales

La Paloma (habanera) by Sebastian Iradier (1809-1865) arr. Francisco Tarrega

In-person and live stream tickets available.

Fernwood String Quartet – Live at the Dr. Phillips Center

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm shows

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The international musicians of the Fernwood String Quartet perform a program of world-premieres by acclaimed composers working in Central Florida. The program promises to be a buffet of styles and moods from some of the best known composers living and working in the Orlando area. Alex Burtzos’s OMAHA (all the things you could be you are you were) is a piece about memories – their creation, retention, and ultimate dissolution. Troy Gifford’s Lumina is a lyrical and gorgeous serenade. Charlie Griffin’s Billing’s Portrait pays tribute to the father of the American choral tradition in a set that reimagines three of William Billings’ best known pieces, including the fiery Let Tyrants Shake. These and other new and refreshing works will be brought to perfect life in a way that only the masterful Fernwood Quartet can.


Julia Gessinger, violin
Andreas Volmer, violin
Daniel Cortes, viola
Hanrich Claassen, cello


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

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Rebroadcast: Wind Talkers: Works for Woodwinds By Mark Piszczek

Wind Talkers: Works for Woodwinds By Mark Piszczek

7:30 PM Show

“This collection of compositions is a sort of musical travelogue depicting many of the beautiful and historic locations that I was privileged to call home over the last twenty five years, including Seattle, Southwest Wisconsin, Maine, Peterborough NH, Columbus OH Winston Salem NC and Winter Park FL. It also includes movements dedicated to the late, Sam Rivers and composer Elliott Schwartz who was a dear friend and mentor.” – Mark Piszczek


Nora Lee Garcia, Flute

Richard Drexler, piano

Alterity Woodwind Quintet

Enjoy this rebroadcast from October 12th, 2019 at Timucua.

Elizabeth A. Baker

New Renaissance artist Elizabeth A. Baker will premiere two original works: the first a solo entitled OBJECT STUDIES — Obsolete Data, and the second, SURFACE STUDIES — Insta-Meta, which will be a duet with violinist Sarah Morrison.

SURFACE STUDIES, is a series of works that consider the nature of three-dimensional objects represented through various two-dimensional mediums such as paper, carbon-paper, phone screens, etc., which are ultimately interpreted by a performer in the undefined dimensional world of sound. Insta-Meta adds another layer to the process by exploring the reactionary nature of visual stimuli, surfaces are created and manipulated by a curatorial performer in real-time, then presented to a reactionary performer on an instrument — the goal of the reactionary performer is to be completely present in the harsh juxtaposition from image to image and to quell the performative impulse to create a smooth transition between content.

OBJECT STUDIES, takes a new approach to the process, three-dimensional objects are described on paper using the fairly antiquated technique of illuminated manuscript on a special contact amplified surface designed in tandem with a close miking system to capture the sounds of nibs, ink, and paper. Sounds from the illuminated manuscript process are processed in real time through the use of interactive gesture based technology, that at once highlights the preciousness of sound, whilst exploiting the spaciousness of a performance hall.The product of OBJECT STUDIES is a letter, which serves as a score for another realisation of SURFACE STUDIES — whereby a performer uses the description of an object they haven’t seen to interpret the energy of that object through the medium of sound — as such any performance of OBJECT STUDIES ends when the letter has been fully addressed and sealed with a wax stamp. In Obsolete Data the objects to be described in illuminated manuscript are things that have been used for the storage or dissemination of data in the past, that have been discarded or otherwise replaced by newer technology.

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.