Dr. Tim McKee, for the rare opportunity to hear him in concert on the "King of Instruments".
Fernandina Beach – Amelia Arts Academy brings back its founder, Dr. Tim McKee, for the rare opportunity to hear him in concert on the “King of Instruments”. McKee is well-known regionally, both for his vision in creating the county’s only community school of the arts, and for his talent on the pipe organ.
Opening the performance will be 12-year-old Morgan Waas, recipient of the 2009-2010 Henry T. Vollenweider Pipe Organ Scholarship. Waas has played the piano for 6 years, and has spent the year studying the Pipe Organ with Peter Deane. She is a first honors student at The Bolles School where she is a flutist in the intermediate band and a member of the chorus.
A ground-breaking addition to this concert is a “live painting” performance. Artist Brian Barnard will create an original artwork during the concert that is inspired by the music. “We wanted a way to incorporate the visual arts element of our Academy into our Sunday Musicale Series. Brian is a talented artist, and this will turn his visual art into a performance art,” says Executive Director, Pegge Ealum. The painting will be auctioned after the performance.
The Sunday Musicale will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Following the 5:00 performance, ticket holders will be treated to a social hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by Bonito Grill & Sushi, Brett’s Waterway Cafe and The Crab Trap. There will also be the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists. Tickets are $40 each and available by calling Amelia Arts Academy at (904)277-1225 or by visiting www.AmeliaArtsAcademy.org.
Amelia Arts Academy is a registered 501C3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide high quality arts education and cultural opportunities to all interested persons, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic origin, financial means or level of ability. The Academy has been carrying out this mission since 1992 through individual instruction, group lessons and ensembles, after-school art and music workshops, programs for the disabled and disadvantaged, creative arts programs for seniors, community entertainment, guest performances, and more.