Monday, April 2, 2012
Half-price concerts for Amelia Island guests
The Chamber Music Festival became a favorite with audiences and players from its first year with chamber music played and heard the way it was intended, in intimate settings.
The 2012 festival lineup includes cellist Lynn Harrell and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and the festival theme is Un Voyage Musical Francais: A Journey through the Art and Music of France. Performances include Chopin in Paris (May 18), Songs on a Summer Night (May 25), Pictures at an Exhibition (May 31) and the festival offers four free concerts, including the Concert in the Park: String Cheese Fling on May 13, McDuffie Center Showcase on May 19, Family Concert on May 26 and Beth Newdome Fellowship Artists Showcase on June 1. Other AICMF highlights include three informal Beer and G Strings performances, and French Cabaret.
When: May 13 through June 8, 2012.
Where: Fernandina and Fernandina Beach, with its pirate-filled past, oceanfront and the state's oldest saloon, and Amelia Island with more of the same plus elegant resorts on Florida's northeast coast.
Concert venues range from parks to the historic Palace Saloon.
Details: To purchase discounted tickets, visitors must call the AICMF box office (904-261-1779) and have a valid confirmation number from a local hostelry for their stay during the festival.
More Info: For ticket details and complete concert schedule, call (904) 261-1779 or visit www.aicmf.com. For a list of Amelia Island accommodations and lodging discounts, go to www.ameliaisland.com/accommodations.