AICF Press Release
February 23, 2022
A Concert Dedicated to the Memory of Susan Wilson Goldman
March 31st at 7:30 PM at the Amelia Plantation Chapel
Amelia Island, FL — The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents the Danish String Quartet on Thursday, March 31st at the Amelia Plantation Chapel. The concert is being dedicated to the memory of Susan Wilson Goldman, a founding member of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. Susan was a tremendous supporter of the arts on Amelia Island. She met Christopher Rex, General and Artistic Director of the Festival, when he performed for a women’s group called Centered Ladies. Susan, along with four other volunteers, took on the project of supporting Mr. Rex’s vision of producing aChamber Music Festival on Amelia Island. Susan became President of the Board of Directors, a job she held for five years and then continued to be a supporter and advocate of the Festival throughout her life.
“Thanks to Susan’s leadership, energy and enthusiasm The Festival has grown to become a signature event for Amelia Island bringing internationally acclaimed artists to our community,” said Emma Mills Bledsoe, President of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival’s Board of Directors. “To say she will be missed is an understatement, but her legacy lives on, and we are forever thankful for her inspiration and support of the arts community. It is genuinely our pleasure and appropriate to honor Susan by dedicating the performance of the talented Danish String Quartet to her memory,” added Ms. Bledsoe.
About the Danish String Quartet
Among today’s many exceptional chamber music groups, the Grammy nominated Danish String Quartet continuously asserts its preeminence. The Quartet’s playing reflects impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and, above all, an expressivity inextricably bound to the music, from Haydn to Shostakovich to contemporary scores.
Performances bring a rare musical spontaneity, giving audiences the sense of hearing even treasured canon repertoire as if for the first time. The Quartet is the recipient of many awards and prestigious appointments, including Musical America’s 2020 Ensemble of the Year and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. The evening’s program will include Britten: 3 Divertimenti and Schubert: “Death and the Maiden.” For tickets and more information visit www.aicmf.org or call 904.261.1779.
The Festival’s 21st Season Complete Lineup Includes:
- Danish String Quartet, March 31
- University of North Florida Big Band Ensemble I, April 2
- Dover Quartet Master Class, April 9
- Dover Quartet with Roberto Díaz, Elissa Lee Koljonen, and Christopher Rex, April 10
- The Gibson Brothers April 16,
- Zukerman Trio, April 22
- “The Legend of Peer Gynt”- A Concert for All Ages, May 7
- Beer & G-Strings -Musical Fireworks, May 22
- Spring Institute, May 30 – June 4
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).