May 2, 2022

“The Legend of Peer Gynt” — An Afternoon of Family Fun Presented by the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

“The Legend of Peer Gynt,” A Concert for All Ages

Saturday, May 7, 1:00 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island

 

The Legend of Peer Gynt features Julie Coucheron in her native costume.

(Amelia Island, FL — The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents ”The Legend of Peer Gynt,” A Concert for All Ages with music composed by Edvard Greig and set to the Norwegian poem by Henrik Ibsen. The concert is on Saturday, May 7th at 1 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island. This family friendly multi-arts event is hosted by the Young Patrons of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages. The afternoon is being narrated by the internationally acclaimed pianist Julie Coucheron, who will also be performing. Ms. Coucheron who was born in Oslo, Norway, will bring an authentic and whimsical element to this fun and inspiring afternoon. For tickets and information visit www.aicmf.org or 904.261.1779.

“We are so proud of our Young Patron steering committee led by Chair, Carrie Anderson Mays, Lauren Templeton, Trang Weist and Jen Hamilton Bauer. Their vision and energy helped to inspire this arts event, which joins the local talents of our Island with renowned international musicians,” said Emma Mills Bledsoe, President of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

More About “The Legend of Peer Gynt”

Edvard Grieg’s music inspires a concert presentation of dance and live art. Grieg’s, most popular work, was composed for Henrik Ibsen’s Norwegian allegorical play in 1875. Today, it is considered to be one of the best examples of beautiful melodic “picture painting.” Children of all ages will especially enjoy two of its best-known movements: “Morning” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”

The performance features two dancers from the Amelia Island Dance Festival, Reese Vonnoh and Zoe Gilsenan who will perform an interpretative dance to the music. Artist Andrea Jones from Lauren Templeton’s Amelia Art Studio will be on site creating a painting in real time inspired by Grieg’s music. Julie Coucheron narrates the story while musicians Elizabeth Pridgen, piano, and David Coucheron, violinist, provide the Inspiration for the dancers and artists.

About the Artists

Pianist Elizabeth Pridgen is a distinguished soloist and chamber musician. She is artistic director of the Atlanta Chamber Players. Violinist David Coucheron is concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Kennedy Center. Susan Dodge, founder and Director of the Amelia Island Dance Festival, is a noted choreographer and professional dancer. She was formerly a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Co. Lauren Templeton is a certified Visual Arts Specialist and founder of the Amelia Art Studio.

The Festival’s 21st Season Complete Lineup Includes:

“The Legend of Peer Gynt”- A Concert for All Ages, May 7

Beer & G-Strings -Musical Fireworks, May 22

For information and tickets visit: AICMF.ORG.

About the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The office is located at 1405 Park Avenue, Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034. For additional information, concert tickets, or to learn more about becoming involved visit www.aicmf.org or call 904.261.1779. Follow The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival on Facebook.

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is registered with the State of Florida and is in good standing with regards to its Solicitation of Contributions registration (#CH19166).

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA (800-435-7352), OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSMENT APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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