PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Florida Chamber Music Project, in partnership with St. Johns County, will perform five times during the 2014-15 season, beginning with an Oct. 12 performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
The resident professional chamber music ensemble is playing one-hour performances, all on Sundays beginning at 3 p.m., focusing on various composers. They will also interact with attendees regarding interesting aspects of the music and their initiative to bring classical music to St. Johns County and into the schools, which are rated No. 1 in Florida.
The Oct. 12 performance features George Gershwin’s “Lullaby for String Quartet” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “String Quartet Opus 59, No. 2.” There will also be a repeat performance of “To The Shore,” an original piece written for St. Johns County by Jacksonville composer Piotr Szewczyk and first performed in 2013.
The Florida Chamber Music Project includes Susan Pardue, the Artistic Director and violist; Patrice Evans, the Director of Music Education and violinist; violinists Anna Genest and Annie Morris; and cellist Nick Curry.
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St. Johns County, FL – As part of the 7th Annual Florida Heritage Book Festival, the St. Johns County Bookmobile is visiting the campus of Flagler College. The Bookmobile will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, between the Flagler College Library and the Crisp-Ellert Museum. It will offer fun for kids of all ages. Funds raised by the Florida Heritage Book Festival are used to enhance library resources and services, so the Bookmobile will show our appreciation by bringing the library to the festival! To learn more about how the entire family can take part in the Florida Heritage Book Festival, go to www.fhbookfest.com.
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To celebrate a new interactive exhibit, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum is hosting a Victorian dinner with keynote speaker, Ed Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus for the National Park Service.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – On Thursday, October 2nd, historian Ed Bearss will headline a special evening of events to celebrate the grand opening of At Home with the Harns, a new interactive exhibit at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. The ticketed event, which also includes a Victorian dinner, silent auction and live entertainment, will kick off at 7:00 p.m. with Bearss scheduled to speak at 8:30 p.m.
“I met Ed at the Civil War Institute summer sessions at Gettysburg College some years ago,” said Flagler College History Professor Dr. Thomas Graham, who will introduce Bearss at the event. “One of the Civil War experts on hand casually remarked, 'Ed can turn going to the water fountain into an adventure.' He is truly a legend at the National Park Service.”
Born in Billings, Mont., Bearss graduated from high school in 1941 before hitchhiking around the U.S. to visit Civil War battlefields. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was seriously wounded by machine gun fire in 1944. Bearss went on to earn a master’s degree in history from Indiana University and two honorary doctorates.
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