First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach
ChamberFest Vero Beach returns to First Presbyterian Church from January 21 through 27, 2019. Public performances are Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27, both at 4:00pm. The festival will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach. Both performances will be held in the church sanctuary. They are free to the community and a $10 donation is suggested to benefit the Vero Beach High School Orchestral program.
ChamberFest Vero Beach is an annual chamber music festival that integrates world-class chamber music performances with engaging hands-on workshops and thought-provoking discussions. “The workshop was very energized,” said 2018 Festival participant and clarinetist, David Welch. “The location, the VBHS students, the teaching leadership and ‘staff’ performance were some of the wonderful aspects of this year’s event.”
The performance on Saturday, January 26, at 4:00pm features solo work and collaborations by professional Festival Artists including Artistic Director Jessica Tong, Ashley Bathgate, Yoni Gertner, Tobias Werner, Brady Anderson, David Kaplan, Michael Sheppard, Michael Brown, Yuri Namkung, Jessica Change, Sonja Harasim, and Amadi Azikiwe.
Sunday, January 27, at 4:00pm will include a joint performance with Vero Beach High School Orchestral students and the Festival Artists. The concert will end with a community sight-reading party, where audience members who play string or wind instruments can bring their instrument to join in with the Festival Artists and students on a large ensemble piece.
Through curated interactive lectures for the entire community, educational seminars for talented young students, a weekend amateur chamber music intensive workshop, and intimate performances by internationally acclaimed artists, ChamberFest seeks to break down the formal barriers between artists and amateurs and encourages a discussion about the interconnectedness of music with the world-at-large.
For more information, please contact Ginger Lagemann, Music and Arts Administrator, at (772) 562-9088 or Ginger@firstpresvero.org