Free concert set for Mother’s Day


The final concert of Beaches Fine Arts Series’ 51st Season brings Emilio Solla and Tributango as a special Mother’s Day concert on May 12.

The free concert will start at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. and seating is first come, first served. A reception follows with an art exhibit by Kim Collier.

Performers of Tributango include: Emilio Solla, piano; Pablo Aslan, bass; Sami Merdinian, violin; and Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneon.

With 11 CDs as bandleader and more than 40 as arranger/producer, Solla is regarded by peers and critics as one of the most outstanding and unique composers in the tango-jazz field, a musical language which blends Argentine tango and folk with jazz and other contemporary music styles.

Collier grew up in Northeast Florida, majored in textile design at Florida State University, taught high school art in Duval and St. Johns counties, and lives in Jacksonville today. Her artwork has exhibited locally at Word Revolt Gallery, FemArt, The Art Center, Florida State College South Campus, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Reddi Arts and nationally at the Electronic Gallery 2000 out of Los Angeles, at Three Rivers Art Festival in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and at High on Fiber in Mesa, Arizona.