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 (In-Person)

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 Young- New Music for Flute and Piano (In-person and live stream)

Contemporary Women Composers From Around the World! Featuring works of Gubaidulina, Lily Boulanger, Hoover, Higdon, Coleman and LaBonnis.

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 (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: 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.

Live at Timucua: Aaron Johnson Quartet (in-person)

The sound of NYC’s bebop underground takes the stage at Timucua with the Aaron Johnson Quartet featuring master pianist Sacha Perry. Possessing wild musical imagination and fearless hearts, Johnson and Perry come together to present a premiere and exclusive selection of original music and songbook classics.

In addition to leading his own group in nearly every New York jazz establishment, from Smalls to Jazz at Lincoln Center, alto saxophonist Aaron Johnson has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Jon Batiste, Dick Hyman, Chuck Israels, Ken Peplowski, Connie Crothers, Slide Hampton, John Colianni, Ed Palermo, Pete Barbutti, and many more.

Sacha Perry was a protégé of the late Frank Hewitt and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the jazz piano canon of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope, and Herbie Nichols. Perry has anchored nearly a thousand engagements at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC over the last twelve years as the first choice on piano, appearing with Across 7th Street, the Chris Byars Octet, Mike Mullins, Zaid Nasser, Grant Stewart, and fronting his own trio.

Live at Timucua: Aaron Johnson Quartet (live stream)

The sound of NYC’s bebop underground takes the stage at Timucua with the Aaron Johnson Quartet featuring master pianist Sacha Perry. Possessing wild musical imagination and fearless hearts, Johnson and Perry come together to present a premiere and exclusive selection of original music and songbook classics.

In addition to leading his own group in nearly every New York jazz establishment, from Smalls to Jazz at Lincoln Center, alto saxophonist Aaron Johnson has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Jon Batiste, Dick Hyman, Chuck Israels, Ken Peplowski, Connie Crothers, Slide Hampton, John Colianni, Ed Palermo, Pete Barbutti, and many more.

Sacha Perry was a protégé of the late Frank Hewitt and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the jazz piano canon of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope, and Herbie Nichols. Perry has anchored nearly a thousand engagements at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC over the last twelve years as the first choice on piano, appearing with Across 7th Street, the Chris Byars Octet, Mike Mullins, Zaid Nasser, Grant Stewart, and fronting his own trio.

Live at Timucua: Duane Eubanks Quintet (live stream)

The Duane Eubanks Quintet delivers a straight-ahead, post-hard bop style of original jazz compositions.

Eubanks is a jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer whose gritty soul and passion emphatically captures his Philadelphia roots. He studied jazz in master classes at Temple University with the legendary Dr. Billy Taylor and with Wynton Marsalis. He has also crossed over from jazz to play and record with renowned artists such as Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Wu-Tang Clan.

Live at Timucua: Duane Eubanks Quintet (in-person)

The Duane Eubanks Quintet delivers a straight-ahead, post-hard bop style of original jazz compositions.

Eubanks is a jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer whose gritty soul and passion emphatically captures his Philadelphia roots. He studied jazz in master classes at Temple University with the legendary Dr. Billy Taylor and with Wynton Marsalis. He has also crossed over from jazz to play and record with renowned artists such as Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Wu-Tang Clan.