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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Elizabeth A. Baker

Elizabeth A. Baker, Intersect: An Evening of Curated Conscious Sonic Art, The Palladium, August 22, 2019
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7:00 PM Doors 7:30 PM Show
$10-$20 suggested donation.
Please also bring food or wine to share.

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.

Brandon Robertson Quartet

2:00 PM Doors, 2:30 PM Show

$10-$20 suggested donation.

Please DO NOT bring food or wine to share.

EMMY® nominated bassist Brandon Robertson is back at the Timucua Arts Foundation to promote his debut album “Bass’d on a True Story”. Joining the Brandon Robertson Quintet is renowned guitarist LaRue Nickelson, saxophonist Zach Bornheimer, drummer Paul Gavin, and pianist John O’Leary III.

Brandon Robertson is originally from Tampa, FL. He is the Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and has performed at the world-famous Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club in New York City with the nationally recognized FSU Jazz Sextet joining members of the JALC Orchestra.

Among others, Brandon has performed with notable acts such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Laila Baili, Wycliffe Gordon, and Jason Marsalis.

CF2: Salon

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

6:00 PM – Opening reception for painter Laura Riekki

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

The annual Central Florida Composers Forum salon concerts celebrate new music written by local composers in the Central Florida area. They are an opportunity for composers to share new music with the community. All ears are welcome.

This program features Rebekah Todia’s Crossing The Bar, for piano and voice; Melody Cook’s For Two Voices, No. 2, for mezzo soprano and tenor; Holly Cordero’s Personified Bliss, for string quartet, Bob Jr.’s Conjure the Storm, for piano, guitar, bass, and drums; Paul Austin Sanders’ electronic compositions Danze Africanne, Spirit of the East, and Bop Latinesque; and premieres of Alex Burtzos’ X Codes, for violin, clarinet, and piano, and also his Perforation, for solo piano.

The performers include Konstantin Dimitrov, Michelle Jones, Lorenzo Sanchez-Gatt, Devin Deaver, Rebekah Todia, Julie Bateman, Bob Walker Jr., Christy Holmes, Chase Shelleé, Eric Brook, Charlie Griffin, Don Rogozinski, Andreas Volmer, Erik Cole, Ammon Perry Bratt, Emily Gensch, and Peter DeVita.

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.

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.

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.

Murph Aucamp – Sold out!

This event is sold out!

Jazz trio from Miami, led by drummer/pianist Murphy Aucamp.

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

Edie Carey

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable, soulful voice, her intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence on – and off – stage. As much a part of her show as the music itself, Carey’s wry and often self-mocking humor makes audiences feel as though they have just spent an evening with a very close friend.

Her latest offering, ‘Til The Morning, a joint effort with award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Sample, was funded entirely by their loyal and steadily growing legion of fans, as were Carey’s previous three records. Produced by Scott Wiley, the duo’s CD features appearances by cellist and vocalist Mai Bloomfield (Jason Mraz, Raining Jane), violist Aaron Ashton (Peter Cetera, Smokey Robinson) and Sam Cardon (Composer, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Olympic Winter Games).

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

Alterity Chamber Orchestra presents “Reveries”

This very special night, one of only two full orchestral performances this season, will feature Alterity’s signature combination of virtuosic musicianship and diverse contemporary music under the direction of internationally recognized conductor, Laszlo Marosi.

The program will feature works from Timo Andres, Andrew Norman, and Jordan Nobles, as well as new work from Juan Andres Vergara Avilez and Chang Seok Choi, winners Alterity’s International Calls for Scores contest.

$20 general admission. Timucua Members, Active Military, Veterans, and College Students save 50%!