Greetings! BFAS completed its 46th season with a full and appreciative … [Read More...]
Greetings! BFAS completed its 46th season with a full and appreciative house hearing a wonderful performance by Fandango! followed by a stunning art exhibit featuring Princess Simpson Rashid, the winner of our annual Juried Art Show to select featured art for next season.It was a fitting end to the season. Stay tuned for an announcement of our 47th season of concerts, which will open on October 4, and our award-winning educational outreach programs. Also upcoming is the May 2 Reveal of our Star Celebrities for First Coast Dancing with the Stars. Vote for your favorite stars and purchase tickets to watch them compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy on September 14.
Join us as we close the 46th annual BFAS season of free concerts with Fandango!, a toe-tappingly spicy mix of Latin, Spanish, Sephardic, Balkan, and classical sounds performed by multi-award-winning, globe-trotting virtuosi who hail from Spain, the USA, former Yugoslavia, and the UK, and who have played, separately and together, on the world’s most prestigious stages. The concert, on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm, features guitar, flute, violin, and viola. Doors open at 6:45 pm and seating is first come first served.
Our featured visual artist for this concert is Princess Simpson Rashid, an award-winning artist well known for her beautiful paintings and prints. Princess is also the winner of the 2019 Beaches Fine Arts Juried Art Show, and her work will be featured on our 2019-2020 programs, schedules, and other materials.
ALSO: on April 13, BFAS will conduct a fundraiser to support our free programs. This fundraiser will be held at the home of our Executive Director and will feature the sounds of Cavatina Duo, with hors d’oeuvres and libations sponsored by St. Augustine Distillery. Tickets are available by clicking the link–Sunset Serenade. Spend your evening with a Spanish/Baltic Duo, with great food and drink, while supporting the free programs of BFAS!
Beaches Fine Arts Series is thrilled to present the outstanding a cappella octet, VOCES8, in concert on February 17 at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea. This concert, entitled “Underneath the Stars,” features music from the Renaissance to modern times. VOCES8 says about the program: “There is something inherently comforting about the sound of unaccompanied voices in harmony, and if this program shows one thing, it is that composers across the ages have felt the same way.”
Join us! Doors open at 3:15 for the 4 pm concert and seating is first come first served. A reception follows with featured art exhibit by Charles Dickenson. See you there!
Join us in our annual collaboration with the Great American Jazz Series to hear the UNF Jazz Ensemble 1 perform with drummer Dennis Mackrel and pianist Reggie Thomas. Doors open at 7:00 pm for the 7:30 concert. FREE and FABULOUS!
Don’t forget that you can attend the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio concert at 4 pm on Sunday, February 3, and STILL watch the Super Bowl!
NEXT WEEK is our annual collaboration with UNF’s Great American Jazz Series, featuring jazz artists Dennis Mackrel on Drums and Reggie Thomas on piano. The residency schedule, held in the UNF Fine Arts Center, is listed here, and it is open to the public. For details, please contact our office. Don’t miss the culmination of the residency: the concert with the artists and the UNF Jazz Ensemble 1 on Friday, February 8! FREE and FABULOUS.