Open House: FSYO Concerto Competition (live stream)

Watch this free live-stream event and support the talented young musicians of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra!

A highlight of the FSYO Concert Season, the Concerto Competition encourages students to step out of their roles within the orchestra, and into a soloist’s seat. Students compete for a chance to play their solo accompanied by FSYO’s Symphonic Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director, Maestro Hanrich Claassen.

The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras exists to encourage children and young adults, through the practice and performance of orchestral music, to become passionate leaders, thinkers, and contributors in their local community and beyond. In its 63rd Concert Season, FSYO serves over 300 students and is comprised of seven ensembles – three symphony orchestras, one string-training orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and two jazz orchestras – and two supplementary programs – Stringmania Summer Camp and Sing-Song, String-Along.

Live at Timucua: The Medium & The Telephone

Timucua presents two fully-staged opera performances: “The Medium” (running time 60 minutes) and “the Telephone” (running time 30 minutes) by Gian Carlo Menotti. Both operas will be performed back to back at a 3:00 pm matinee, and a 7:00 pm evening show.

The Medium is set in 1930’s USA. Madame Flora, with the help of her daughter Monica and Toby, a mute servant, tries to cheat her clients through faked seances. She is touched by a hand during one of them, an occurrence she cannot explain and which drives her to insanity and murder.

The Telephone revolves around the attempts of Ben (baritone) to propose marriage to Lucy (soprano) in her apartment before he leaves on a trip. Numerous phone calls and conversations that preoccupy her prevent him from popping the question.

Open House: Rose Grace and Sarah Jane – New Music for Flute and Piano (in-person)

This performance will feature flute and piano music by 20th century women and Florida based composers including Gubaidulina, Hoover, Boulanger, Zwilick, Paul Richards, and Shawn Hundley.

Rose Shlyam Grace, a Russian-born pianist, has concertized throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber music recitalist. She has collaborated in duo and chamber music recitals with many distinguished artists. Ms. Grace has been featured as a guest artist at the Krannert Art Center in Champaign-Urbana, the “Serenade Series” in Orlando, Florida, and the Skaneateles Music Festival in New York with the members of the Pacifica Quartet. During the past several years, she has been a frequent guest artist in the Morning Chamber Music Series at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Sarah Jane Young is Currently on faculty at the University of West Florida and Bethune-Cookman University. She has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after having begun her orchestral career with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in a number of countries and performance such as Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Sarah Jane has had the honor to share the stage with such prestigious artists as Gunther Schuller, Christopher O’Riley, J. K. Simmons, and Renée Fleming.

Open House: Rose Grace and Sarah Jane – New Music for Flute and Piano (live stream)

This performance will feature flute and piano music by 20th-century women and Florida-based composers including Gubaidulina, Hoover, Boulanger, Zwilick, Paul Richards, and Shawn Hundley.

Rose Shlyam Grace, a Russian-born pianist, has concertized throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber music recitalist. She has collaborated in duo and chamber music recitals with many distinguished artists. Ms. Grace has been featured as a guest artist at the Krannert Art Center in Champaign-Urbana, the “Serenade Series” in Orlando, Florida, and the Skaneateles Music Festival in New York with the members of the Pacifica Quartet. During the past several years, she has been a frequent guest artist in the Morning Chamber Music Series at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Sarah Jane Young is Currently on faculty at the University of West Florida and Bethune-Cookman University. She has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after having begun her orchestral career with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in a number of countries and performance venues such as Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Sarah Jane has had the honor to share the stage with such prestigious artists as Gunther Schuller, Christopher O’Riley, J. K. Simmons, and Renée Fleming.

Open House: PolyJamorous (in-person)

PolyJamorous is a modern Jazz/Pop-Fusion group reimagining the greatest hits of the past 50 years in a contemporary jazz style. Much like Jacob Collier, Dirty Loops, and Snarky Puppy – PolyJamorous’ sound is fresh and exciting while paying tribute to its source material in a fun and unique way.

Open House: PolyJamorous (live stream)

PolyJamorous is a modern Jazz/Pop-Fusion group reimagining the greatest hits of the past 50 years in a contemporary jazz style. Much like Jacob Collier, Dirty Loops, and Snarky Puppy – PolyJamorous’ sound is fresh and exciting while paying tribute to its source material in a fun and unique way.

Live at Timucua: Michael Feinberg (in-person)

Award-winning bassist and composer Michael Feinberg will present a concert of his own jazz compositions and interpretations of the Great American Songbook.

Raised in Atlanta, Ga. Feinberg began his music career on the bandstand as a member of Grammy-nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn’s quartet. Feinberg left for the University of Miami where he recorded his debut record “Harajuku” which helped him to earn a residency at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Following the release of his sophomore album “Evil Genius,” Michael was invited to headline at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Feinberg moved to New York, and in 2009 began his graduate studies at NYU where he performed with various faculty members, continued recording, and went on to be the recipient of numerous awards including the Louis Armstrong Foundation Grant in 2020.

Live at Timucua: Michael Feinberg (live stream)

Award-winning bassist and composer Michael Feinberg will present a concert of his own jazz compositions and interpretations of the Great American Songbook.

Raised in Atlanta, Ga. Feinberg began his music career on the bandstand as a member of Grammy-nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn’s quartet. Feinberg left for the University of Miami where he recorded his debut record “Harajuku” which helped him to earn a residency at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Following the release of his sophomore album “Evil Genius,” Michael was invited to headline at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Feinberg moved to New York, and in 2009 began his graduate studies at NYU where he performed with various faculty members, continued recording, and went on to be the recipient of numerous awards including the Louis Armstrong Foundation Grant in 2020.

Live at Timucua: Britton-René Collins (in-person)

Through an exploration of reality versus augmented reality, Britton-René Collins presents a contemporary percussion program that consists of two contrasting sound worlds: the electronic, and the acoustic. With a decrease in face-to-face human interaction due to the global pandemic, society has adapted to technology and the use of multimedia as a means for correspondence. This experimental program sonically parallels modern societal shifts relating to virtual communication and social interaction during the 2020 pandemic and events surrounding the black lives matter movement.

Percussionist Britton-René Collins finds passion in the art of contemporary percussion performance. A winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Britton-René has dedicated her artistry to shaping a more equitable community for all musicians to thrive in equally. She was awarded the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active commitment to creating social change through her music.

Live at Timucua: Britton-René Collins (live stream)

Through an exploration of reality versus augmented reality, Britton-René Collins presents a contemporary percussion program that consists of two contrasting sound worlds: the electronic, and the acoustic. With a decrease in face-to-face human interaction due to the global pandemic, society has adapted to technology and the use of multimedia as a means for correspondence. This experimental program sonically parallels modern societal shifts relating to virtual communication and social interaction during the 2020 pandemic and events surrounding the black lives matter movement.

Percussionist Britton-René Collins finds passion in the art of contemporary percussion performance. A winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Britton-René has dedicated her artistry to shaping a more equitable community for all musicians to thrive in equally. She was awarded the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active commitment to creating social change through her music.