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Fabulous Irish ensemble DANÚ will bring “A Christmas Gathering” to Beaches Fine Arts Series on Sunday, December 17 at 5:00 pm. Doors open at 4:15 pm. Please make a note of the NEW time for this concert at St. Paul’s by-the Sea. Join us for some holiday spirit with Irish singers, instrumentalists, and perhaps dancers from the Hogan School of Irish Dance! Free and fabulous! See you there!
Beaches Fine Arts is thrilled to bring the Vienna Piano Trio back to the series. This famed trio first appeared on the series in 2001 to inaugurate the Conley Steinway Piano. Funds for the piano were donated by Ruth Conley in memory of her husband, Paul Conley. For the upcoming concert, on Friday, November 10, the trio will perform works by Schubert, Ravel, and Herzogenberg. Join us to hear this phenomenal ensemble! Reception follows with art exhibit by William McMahan. Doors open at 6:45 pm for this 7:30 pm concert. As always, FREE and Fabulous!
Join us as we celebrate 45 years of great music, all offered free of charge to our community! On Sunday, October 22, we host the marvelous voices of Fisk Jubilee Singers, renowned throughout the world for their performances and preservation of the uniquely American musical genre, the Negro Spiritual.
A reception follows the performance, featuring fabulous artwork by Marsha Hatcher. See you there!
Beaches Fine Arts Series mourns the passing of our Founder, Jim Johnson, on August 11, 2017. Jim’s vision for a free performing arts series featuring the highest quality performers led to the establishment of Beaches Fine Arts Series in 1972. As the choirmaster and organist at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, he worked with the then current rector, Father Neil Gray, to create the series as an outreach for the church. In 1990, Beaches Fine Arts Series incorporated as a nonprofit, 501c-3 entity, with Jim as its first Executive Director. Jim was at the helm of BFAS for 25 years prior to his retirement. Jim’s family requests that donations be made to the Beaches Fine Arts Founder’s Fund in his memory. His legacy is a lasting gift to the North Florida community.
Here is a link to an article printed at the time of his retirement: http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/090998/nes_bbbarts_.html#.WZW4iK3_nwc
Yesterday, BFAS mailed its annual donation letter, along with our 2017-2018 fabulous schedule of concerts. This season is our 45th year of bringing world-class artists to North Florida in FREE concerts and award-winning Educational Outreach programs, and we could not do it without your help! If you are not on our “snail mail” list, and would like to receive one of our letters with schedules, please do let us know. If you would like to make a donation, every penny is appreciated, and you can make your donation right here, online, or send a check to our offices at 416 12th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
We appreciate your support as we continue to bring wonderful programs to our community, fulfilling our mission: To enrich our communities by sharing the transforming power of music and art, free to all.