Suliman Tekalli

Violinist Suliman Tekalli has established his unique voice as an exciting and versatile soloist and chamber musician through his visceral yet elegant and mature performance style, captivating audiences with the depth of his interpretations an assured technique.  The abundance of his musical appetite is manifest in his vast repertoire ranging from the standards in the concerto and recital oeuvre through contemporary music and his own original compositions and transcriptions.

Suliman Tekalli has commissioned works from composers of his generation such as Michael Brown and Reena Esmail. As a composer/arranger/performer, he has transcribed and orchestrated classical and contemporary repertoire, from works of Chopin, Schubert and Ravel to Fazil Say, some which have been performed by ensembles such as the International Sejong Soloists. He gave the world premiere of his composition “Mephistoccata” from his solo violin suite Fables at the Montreal International Music Competition in 2013, receiving the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity from the Cleveland Institute of Music in the same year.

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

Escape Velocity

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

escapeVelocity presents a recital of rarely-heard masterworks for violin and piano. The program exists between two poles: Charles Wuorinen’s brutally beautiful Sonata for Violin and Piano and Olga Neuwirth’s celestially virtuosic “Quasare/Pulsare.” These pieces are contrasted with—and illuminated by—Judith Weir’s elegant and humorous “Music for 247 Strings” and Jessica Mays’s compactly lush “Duo.” Exploring symmetry, reflections, and the balance between opposing forces, Theo Chandler’s new work for escapeVelocity itself holds the program in balance.


Judith Weir: Music for 247 Strings (9’)
Theo Chandler: Reflected Arcs (11’)
Olga Neuwirth: Quasare/Pulsare (10’)
Jessica Mays: Duo (5’)
Charles Wuorinen: Sonata for Violin and Piano (22’)

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.

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

Derrick Harris: The Eighth Note Collective

The Eighth Note Collective is a modern Jazz combo with a foundation of NOLA funkiness. Led by one of Central Florida’s most in-demand trombonists, the Eighth Note Collective is a Timucua favorite that delivers a high energy performance every time.

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