Upcoming Timucua Arts Foundation Events

Upcoming Timucua Arts Foundation Events

Hello all,

May is another eclectic month of performances at Timucua. We have a phenomenal jazz concert by Ulysses Owens, a rare (first?) opportunity to dance at Timucua with Vivacity, and a one-of-a-kind concert version of the musical El Wiz. Plus, here’s a great idea for Mother’s Day: after brunch, bring Mom to see rising Americana act Jordan Foley and the Wheelhouse. Brownie points for years to come.

I also want want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who has supported Timucua Arts Foundation over the last month. Whether you brought food or wine to one of the concerts, renewed your membership, or donated for the first time, you helped sustain our shared mission to inspire the world to create and learn through intimate  experiences of the performing and visual arts. Thank you!


All the best,

Chris Belt

Executive Director, Timucua Arts Foundation

This week:

Louis Goldstein performing Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories at Timucua

Sunday, May 5th
Louis Goldstein

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Artist:  Byron Walker

Louis Goldstein is an exceptional and uncompromising pianist focused on contemporary music. His Timucua concert this year will be quite unlike his previous appearance, when he performed the epic Triadic Memories.

Dutch sensation Michel van der Aa’s “Transit” for piano, video, and soundtrack will receive its Southeast premiere. “Still,” composed by rising star James Romig in 2017, is a musical response to the abstract expressionist works by the painter Clyfford Still.

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Coming up:

Check out our “Works With Sounds” classes every Sunday at 2pm at the Melrose Center.

• Sunday, May 5th – Works With Sounds Class: Texture

• Sunday, May 12th – Works With Sounds Class: Timbre

• Sunday, May 19th – Works With Sounds Class: Melody

Students should bring a pencil and paper or electronic device for taking notes and writing and drawing.

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Vivacity at Timucua in 2018

Thursday, May 9th

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$20 general admission. Timucua Members, Active Military, Veterans, and College Students save 50%. Please also bring food or wine to share.

This brand new show features tunes from every decade between 1910-1979! Dance through the Decades (there will be a dance area!) with the Vivacity band, playing everything from Alexander’s Ragtime Band to our own take on Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke! Featuring Heather Thorn on xylophone with Doug Spoonamore- sax, Krissy Vavrek and Suzy Park- vocals, Ed Metz- drums, Paul Scavarda- banjo/guitar, Per Danielsson- piano, Claude Kashnig and Greg Zabel- tuba/bass and Joy Andersen- TAP DANCE EXTRAORDINAIRE. The band brings exhilarating energy to every show.

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Jordan Foley – See You Letter

Sunday, May 12th (Mother’s Day)
Jordan Foley & The Wheelhouse

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Artist: Orit Reuben

Jordan Foley is a singer-songwriter in the folk-Americana realm based in Orlando, Fl. Jordan packs a punch with his growling voice and heavy-hand acoustic rhythm and can be found playing all over the Central Florida area and beyond.

In 2017, Jordan was nominated in the Best Singer-Songwriter category for Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando. This year, he’s been nominated for Best Folk Act!

Jordan’s debut album, Give to Get a Day, was released on all music streaming services and on CD on April 27, 2018. The album includes originals like See You Letter and Clouds. The record features local musicians Tanner Johnson, Zack Maruniak, Rhemy Ventura and Sara Underhill, and it was recorded at TSM Studio in Longwood, Fl.

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Artefacto – Despertar

Saturday, May 18th

2:00 PM Doors, 2:30 Show

$5 tickets, free under 18 years old

Artefacto is an Orlando-based rock group that blends nuances from alternative rock, pop as well as electronic music, and delivers them in the Spanish language. The diverse musical backgrounds of its constituent members is a constant source of motivation, and well-spring, to the creation of their music.

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Ulysses Owens Trio – 2 Minute Jazz

Sunday, May 19th
Ulysses Owens Trio

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Heralded as a “legitimate jazz triple threat” (Critical Jazz) who “take[s] a back seat to no one” (The New York Times), performer, producer and educator Ulysses Owens Jr. goes the limit in the jazz world and beyond.

One of the most sought-after drummers of his generation, Owens sets the mark. From GRAMMY award-winning performances with Christian McBride’s acclaimed Trio and Big Band to world tours with Kurt Elling and Joey Alexander, Owens’s artistic command of percussion has earned him positions in some of the most successful jazz ensembles of the 21st century. Owens’s reverence for tradition distinctly manifests in his straight-away playing style, but it is the versatility of his talent— his unique ability to manipulate texture and create penetrating musical shapes— that attracts the attention of jazz’s heavy hitters. His performance catalog includes collaborations with Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander, Dianne Schurr, Renee Fleming and Mulgrew Miller, just to name a few.

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Sunday, May 26th
Concert Version of El Wiz

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” gets re-set in contemporary Puerto Rico in Paul Castañeda and Juan Cantú’s “The Wiz.” There are great ideas in Castañeda’s adaptation to make the story relevant — the Scarecrow has Asperger’s, the Tin Man is gay. Most important, the tornado is now Hurricane Maria.

In the stirring opening, the islanders plead for help – “We are one,” they sing in Spanish. “We are part of your country.” But thankfully, “El Wiz” isn’t a political screed. Rather, it’s an exuberant celebration of heritage and resilience.

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Coming in June 2019:

• JUNE 2nd: Fernwood String Quartet presents Air from Another Planet

• JUNE 9th: Daniel Giron Trio

• JUNE 15th: Rose Grace & Eda Shlyam: Piano 4 Hands

• JUNE 16th: George Grosman

• JUNE 23rd: Hannah Benitez – Reading of a new, unproduced work for theater

• JUNE 27th: Jeremy Seghers: Three Stories

• JUNE 30th: CF2: Live Electronics

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The mission of the Timucua Arts Foundation is to present and inspire great music and art in Central Florida through performance and education.

The Timucua Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.

Timucua is located at

2000 S. Summerlin Ave,

Orlando, FL 32806

just South of Kaley Street, across from the Boone High School athletic field.

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