The Timucua Arts Foundation (Facebook | Website) has just announced its 2022-2023 season highlights, running from August through June.

The season will include an International Guitar Festival, chamber music including performances by the Ulysses String Quartet, and more theater programming.

“When we first opened the doors to our house for live music, more than 21 years ago, our purpose was to share with the community our love of music. Art and music belong to everyone. More than 1,000 performances have delighted audiences and caught the attention of the city’s chief arts supporters and patrons, as well as local and national media. In 2018, the New York Times featured Timucua as a 36-hour tour stop in Orlando not to be missed. The current, state-of-the art, yet intimate living room concert hall at 2000 S. Summerlin Ave., near downtown Orlando, opened in 2007. 


The 2022-2023 season kicks off in August with an International Guitar Festival highlighting local artists and guitarists from abroad jazz guitarist James Zito, a member of the Artist Diploma Program at the Juilliard School and that plays with the Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra. Guitar player Don Soledad and pianist John Olearchick’s will bring their style of nuevo flamenco from the Southern region of Spain, performing arrangements of classics and original compositions of flamenco and jazz. 

Australian fingerstyle singer-songwriter Daniel Champagne, country star Catherine Britt, a five-time Golden Guitar Awards winner, and a five-time Album of the Year nominee at the Country Music Awards of Australia, will be also be performing, as well as Japanese fingerstyle artist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto

Another season highlight is Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts with Orlando’s homegrown Alterity Chamber Orchestra, which will be guest conducted by Mexican-American composer and conductor Juan Trigos and feature University of Central Florida guitarist Eladio Scharrón and flutist Carrie Wiesinger. The performance will also feature the world premiere of the Double Concerto for Guitar, Flute, and Chamber Orchestra by Puerto Rican composer Alberto Rodríguez Ortiz.  

A new component of Timucua’s programming will be a celebration of Native American arts during Native American Heritage Month, in November. Established in 2017 to explore music by living composers, Fernwood String Quartet will highlight contributions to the string quartet genre from Native American and Indigenous composers.

Finally, Timucua will celebrate the holidays with a special Kwanzaa concert by Kevin Harris.

Click HERE for the full schedule.

Brendan O'Connor

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