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Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Celebrates 12th Season

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 12th season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, scheduled for May 11 through June 1. The festival has developed an exciting schedule of established stars and impressive talent, including internationally renowned violinist Robert McDuffie, cellist Zuill Bailey, and pianist Robert Spano. The season kicks off with a free concert at the Amelia Park Pavillion presenting a Dixieland concert by Hotlanta. Other concerts feature the likes of Sylvia McNair, the Linden String Quartet, Chee-yun, Andres Diaz, Wendy Chen, and the Beth Newdome Fellowship Artists. Artistic Director, Christopher Rex states, “The Festival strives to meet a wide range of musical tastes - traditional chamber music string quartets, larger chamber music ensembles, some including voice, guitar, and wind instruments, and non-traditional music that explores American folk music.”

Providing access to great music and public education are important parts of the Festival’s mission. Each year the Festival offers a number of free concerts to engage a wider segment of the community, including residents of assisted living facilities. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the AICMF office at (904) 261-1779.