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Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

May 15th, 2011 by theAddison

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think “Chamber Music”?  I always think of Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick.  Early in the movie he attends the local chamber music concert and practically drowns out the musicians with his snoring.  It would be a different story if he had attended the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

This is the festival’s 10th year and they have a pretty impressive line up of talent coming to the island, a line up of artists that stretches the concept of traditional chamber music.  Their program of concerts this year includes chamber ensembles, tango and flamenco, American roots, jazz and contemporary music.  Many of the musicians are world-class including the Tokyo String Quartet, violinist Rachel Barton Pine and native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai. 

The Addison will be hosting Brazilian jazz vocalist Luciana Souza, guitarist Romero Lubambo and percussionist Cyro Baptista.  Together they will be performing the concert “Beer and G Strings, From Bach to Bossa Nova” on June 9th.  They will be staying with us at the Addison and playing at the La Tierra Prometida just a few blocks from the inn.  I’ve already got tickets for Shannon and myself and am looking forward to expanding my musical horizons. 

The Festival is offering a great discount to our out-of-town music lovers.  Stay at the Addison and receive a 50% discount on concert tickets!  You can check out the whole schedule at Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival and order tickets on-line or by calling 904-261-1779.  Give them your Addison confirmation number and they will give you your 50% discount. 

The Festival has so many great acts that they have had to expand the concert schedule to fit them all in.  The Festival runs from May 20th through to June 19th.  Check out the schedule, reserve a room at the Addison and get your 50% discount for the concert.  It is that easy.  Drum roll, please…..   


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