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Amelia Islander

Free Concert in Amelia Park

May 09, 2014 02:00AM
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents a free concert at Amelia Park on May 10 at 2 p.m. called String Fling and Canary Sings. The concert features members of the Beth Newdome Fellowship Artists, Jessie Fellows and Jecoliah Wang, violin, Nina Bledsoe Ray, viola, and Elaine Shin, cello. They will be joined by AICMF’s Artistic Director, Christopher Rex, cello, presenting light classics.

In addition, Canary in the Coal Mine: An American Folk Band will perform after intermission featuring Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker, writers and lead vocals, Arvid Smith, multi instrumentalist, Philip Pan, violin and harmony vocals, Peter Mosley, bass and harmony vocals, and Eric Bailey, drums.

The Beth Newdome Fellowship Artists are composed of outstanding music students from the nation’s premier conservatories. Canary in the Coal Mine is an Americana folk band fronted by songwriters Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker. A haunting quality underscores striking vocal harmonies that provide a focal point for the band’s Appalachian folk and country influences. Since its founding in 2009, Jessica and Sandy have joined forces with some of Jacksonville’s finest musicians. Philip Pan is concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony. No tickets are required. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.