Beaches Fine Arts Series mourns the passing of our Founder, Jim Johnson, on … [Read More...]
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.
Beaches Fine Arts Series and the American Guild of Organist partner to bring Spanish organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez to the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine on Tuesday, June 13th, 8pm, as part of the 2017 AGO Southeast Regional Convention. Please join us for this exciting program showcasing all Spanish composers.
Renowned French concert pianist Alexandre Tharaud closes out Beaches Fine Arts Series’ 44th Season of free concerts on Sunday, April 30 at 4 PM at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea in Jacksonville Beach. He will perform Scarlatti Sonatas; Ravel’s “Miroirs”; Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphonie No. 5; and Rachmaninov’s “Morceaux de Fantaisie”, Op. 3. Mark your calendars to hear this phenomenal international artist. Featured visual artist is Dorienne Rogers.
FREE and FABULOUS!
The famed jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis will join the wonderful UNF Jazz Ensemble 1 in concert on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 PM at UNF’s Robinson Theater. Join us for this free concert, the culmination of a week-long residency at UNF, our annual collaboration with UNF’s Great American Jazz Series. We are grateful to the Lazzara Family Foundation for its support of this event. As always, FREE and FABULOUS!