Thursday, May 5, 2016

Accidental Music Festival returns to Timucua with six hours of new music at Marathon AMF

Posted By on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 9:27 AM

click to enlarge Jim Ivy's Tangled Bell Ensemble - ASHLEY BELANGER
  • Ashley Belanger
  • Jim Ivy's Tangled Bell Ensemble
The wave of appreciation for modern classical music in Orlando shows no signs of cresting. In the past couple of years, we've witnessed an unusual sight: adventurous, young listeners (well, young-ish) filling seats at classical concerts, or even standing at rock clubs, to hear music by Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Alvin Lucier. No one local group can claim credit for the shift, but Accidental Music Festival has been a big influence. Now they're presenting possibly the summer's most ambitious new music event: the Marathon AMF, Saturday at Timucua. Starting at noon, 10 short programs stretching over six hours will function as a kind of buffet of contemporary composition, interspersed with artist interviews and the shared wine-and-potluck mingling that Timucua is known for. Guests can come and go, stay for a few sets or settle in for the whole thing, and be treated to work by Glass, Reich, Terry Riley, William Duckworth, Györgi Ligeti and other giants of experimental, minimal and modern composition. As our definition of "classical music" becomes more fluid, the current of fandom grows stronger; jump in and give it a try.

noon Saturday, May 7 | Timucua Arts White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave. | | $10 suggested donation

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