FAIRCHILD’S GARDENMUSIC FESTIVAL
BRINGS CHAMBER MUSIC TO LIFE
Coral Gables, FL December 12, 2013 Set amongst the natural beauty of Fairchild
Tropical Botanic Garden, the chamber music ensemble Sixth Floor Trio takes up
residence from January 6 – 19, 2014 for the second GardenMusic Festival with a full
slate of diverse programs, designed and created to explode the boundaries between time
and musical styles.
The Sixth Floor Trio – Teddy Abrams, Harrison Hollingsworth, and Johnny Teyssier
– and the 2014 GardenMusic guest artists will perform boundary-blasting programs that
range from jazz and classical to traditional folk, Broadway and Latin jazz. Four evening
performances, each creatively programmed around a unique theme, complemented by an
evening of Broadway and a Children’s concert, will round out this year’s Festival.
“Our aim is to pair one of Miami’s most beautiful settings with world-class musicmaking,
bringing together tremendously talented and engaging musicians from around
the world in a schedule of programs that cross the spectrum of time and musical styles,”
said Teddy Abrams of the Sixth Floor Trio. The GardenMusic Festival is a winner of a
2012 Knight Arts Challenge award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
* Thursday, Jan. 9, 7pm Opening Night Concert As an introduction to the Sixth Floor
Trio and the 2014 GardenMusic artists, this program will traverse the musical landscape
with a wide range of music, from a world premiere and original compositions to
traditional folk music and classical favorites like Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and
Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1.
* Saturday, Jan. 11, 7pm Stories Told Through Music This program will demonstrate
music’s relationship with storytelling in two parts: first, the music of Schubert,
Stravinsky, Strauss, and John Adams present different styles of musical narrative.
Second, a set of Bluegrass and folk music led by renowned fiddler Jeremy Kittel will be a
beautifully-curated journey of virtuosity and artistry.
* Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7pm: The Edge: Music That Pushed the Boundaries of its Time
Many of the great classical works now considered standards caused riots and scandals in
their time; this concert will present brilliant music that inspired audiences to listen in new
ways. From ancient African drumming to the cutting-edge works of Bach & Beethoven,
the program will also feature a collaboration with the Miami Beach-raised award winning
visual artist Michele Oka-Doner and a world premiere by GardenMusic resident
composer Sebastian Chang.
* Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30am Music Up Close: A Children’s Concert An intimate,
fun-filled hour of musical education, engagement and enjoyment for children of all ages!
This presentation is free for Fairchild members and is included with regular garden
admission for non-members.
* Friday, Jan. 17, 7pm Broadway in the Garden with Broadway star Morgan James
Broadway star and singer Morgan James (Motown the Musical, Godspell) transports you
through New York's great musical eras with her extraordinary vocal prowess – merging
soul, jazz, R&B, and Broadway tunes in a fresh and exciting way. Ms. James joins the
GardenMusic resident musicians for this special benefit concert in the Glasshouse Café.
Tickets are $150.
* Sunday, Jan. 19, 7pm A Jazzy Night This program celebrates the intersection of the
worlds of Jazz and Classical music. Bartók and Ravel are paired with Jazz standards,
contemporary Jazz, and Latin Jazz for a high-energy and inspiring concert that
demonstrates the full creative power of the 2014 GardenMusic artists.
Pre-Concert Conversation with Artists Audience members can enjoy the performances
either in the Concert Tent or on the lawn, and are invited before the 7pm performances to
pre-concert programs at 6pm.
In addition to the main performances in the Concert Tent, GardenMusic will fill the
Fairchild garden space with music-making throughout the festival. Visitors to Fairchild in
January will experience short concerts throughout each day of GardenMusic, Random
Acts of Culture, open rehearsals, and daily educational activities with the GardenMusic
artists for every student that visits the Garden.
For more information, please visit www.fairchildgarden.org.
GardenMusic was created in 2012 by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Board of
Trustees Vice President Jennifer Buttrick to bring music to the Garden for the community
to enjoy amongst the backdrop of Fairchild on a Florida winter’s night. The inaugural
event brimmed over with all types of musical celebrations. Four full concerts in addition
to many short-form concerts and open rehearsals were performed, along with children’s
concert with a unique instrument petting zoo. Two original works commissioned
specifically for the festival debuted. Actors from the City Theatre and choreographers
from Miami Contemporary Dance Company joined the musicians for a staged production
of Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale.” University of Miami music students were treated to a
master class, and a surprise concert by the Sixth Floor Trio as part of Random Acts of
Culture for a party in Matheson Hammock Park rounded out the program.
For more information, please visit www.gardenmusicfestival.com and
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