All-Beethoven concert opens Florida Chamber Music Project season


Florida Chamber Music Project (FCMP) will open its 11th season on Sept. 17 at the Beaches Museum Chapel at the Beaches Museum at 505 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, with an all-Beethoven concert.

The program will show the contrasts between Beethoven’s early quartets and his middle period. The program includes String Quartet, Opus 18, No. 5 and String Quartet in E flat Major, Opus 74, “The Harp.”                                

“Beethoven quartets are backbone pieces of the quartet repertoire,” said Artistic Director Susan Pardue.

“In this concert we will explore the differences and similarities between an early Beethoven quartet and a quartet from his middle period, when he wrote much of his famous music.”

Joining the FCMP for this concert will be Jacksonville Symphony violinist Igor Khukhua.

Season tickets for the six-concert season are still available and cost $162. There is also a three-concert flex ticket purchase for $81. Season tickets and flex passes can be purchased through FCMP’s website, Single tickets are $30. All tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite. Single tickets are also available for purchase at the door.

Beaches Museum Chapel is wheelchair-accessible and has free parking along Pablo Avenue near 4th Street North of Beach Boulevard. All concerts begin at 3 p.m.

The Florida Chamber Music Project was founded 11 years ago by violist Susan Pardue. Members include  violinists Patrice Evans and Ann Hertler and cellist Laurie Casseday. All are members of the Jacksonville Symphony.

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