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May 2017
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Romanza Chamber Music Series: First Coast Harp Ensemble

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The First Coast Harp Ensemble, led by Kathryn Braswell, is composed of harpists from Jacksonville, Saint Johns, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Brunswick and St. Marys, Georgia.  The ensemble provides beautiful harp music as a gift to the communities in the First Coast area of Florida.  They have played at a variety of venues including the Knighting Ceremony in St. Augustine, “Christmas Made in the South”, the Jacksonville International Airport, the Sulzbacher Center and the Lightner Museum.  This is their first…

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Romanza Chamber Music Series: The Lawson Ensemble

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Lawson Ensemble was formed in 2015 as a result of group members’ desire to consistently perform chamber music with a high level of excellence and commitment and  share the results with the Jacksonville and regional community.  Founding members are violinist Aurica Duca, violinist/violist Clinton Dewing and cellist Nick Curry.  The group is in residence at the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville and performs regularly on the UNF campus, in Jacksonville and regionally.  In the summer of 2016,…

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Romanza Chamber Music Series: James Baird, Guitar

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The 450th Anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine inspired James Baird’s in-depth journey in the guitar music of the Spanish Renaissance and Baroque periods.  Today, Mr. Baird will present a performance/lecture entitled A Brief History of Spanish Guitar Music.  This repertoire spans 450 years from the Spanish Siglo de Oro through 20th century compositions written for Maestro Andres Segovia.

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Romanza Chamber Music Series: Kathy and Friends

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Linda Wills and Kathleen Vande Berg played their first piano four hands recital  during Romanza Festivale 2014.  Rehearsing  and playing the concert was so much fun, they decided to keep on making music together.  The recital this year features a Harpsichord Concerto in G minor by Bach, two movements of Franck’s Violin Sonata and the second movement of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody.  Wills and Vande Berg will be joined in this program by Ray McDonald, Organist and Director of Music at Memorial…

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Romanza Chamber Music Series: Pegge Ealum, Flute with Jazz Trio

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Pegge Ealum, professional flutist hailing from Jacksonville, will perform Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio by Bolling.  This work by Claude Bolling combines classical music composition with jazz music composition – a “crossover” musical expression.  The Suite was  composed in 1973 and recorded in 1975 with Claude Bolling, piano; Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Max Hediguer, bass; and Marcel Sabini, drums.  This recording won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance.  It is composed of seven movements – all of which will be…

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Romanza Chamber Music Series: “Songs Sinatra Sang” – Nick DeCarlis Trio

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

 It may be hard to believe today, but in 1951, Frank Sinatra was widely considered to be “washed up”.  With little work and heavy debt, the final straw was when recording giant Columbia cancelled his contract and RCA Victor passed on the chance to sign him.  But a new, upstart label, Capitol Records, saw potential and soon teamed Sinatra with a young, unknown arranger named Nelson Riddle.  Thus began one of the greatest comebacks in show biz history, as well…

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Romanza Chamber Music Series: The North Florida Women’s Chorale

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The North Florida Women’s Chorale will sing Food for Body and Soul, a playful tribute to things that enrich our lives, bodies and souls.  This concert will be a fanciful feast for the ears of the audience including renditions of If Music Be the Food of Love; Mashed Potatoes/Love Song; Hot Chocolate, and My Favorite Things. The North Florida Women’s Chorale received accolades for their Christmas performance of Magnificat by Kim Andre Arnesen, a young grammy-winning Norwegian composer. This work was performed both in Palms Presbyterian Church and…

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