Florida Chamber Music Project to perform at Romanza Festivale


Florida Chamber Music Projects (FCMP) will perform quartets by Haydn and Schumann on May 6 as part of the St. Augustine Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts. The concert will be at Memorial Presbyterian Church at 32 Sevilla St. from noon to 1 p.m.

St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts features two weeks of daily events including dozens of concerts, shows, exhibits and much more at locations throughout the city.

“We are delighted to be part of this celebration of music and art,” said FCMP Artistic Director Susan Pardue. “Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Opus 77, No. 1 is an example of how he evolved as a composer. Along with the other of his last quartets, it is described as Beethovenian. Robert Schumann’s String Quartet in F Major, Opus 41, No. 2 is among the first of his quartets and Haydn’s influence can be heard throughout.”

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

For more information about FCMP, go to flchambermusic.org. For more information on the Romanza Festivale, go to romanzafestivale.com.