Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 010816 Contents THE RIVER - JANUARY 8, 2016
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Music is in the air around Lee County.
On Friday, January 8, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center pres-
ents the Amernet String Quartet as part of its Chamber Concert Series.
Cocktails are at 7 p.m . The performance begins at 8 p.m . Tickets are $25 in advance
or $30 at the door.
Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York
Times, the Amer net String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s excep-
tional string quartets and are ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University
in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Strad
Magazine described the Amernet as “...a group of exceptional technical ability.” The
group includes Misha Vitenson, violin; Tomas Cotik, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Jason
The Sidney & Ber ne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers.
Call 333-1933 or go to www.sbdac.com.
What better place to enjoy live music than on the beach? Every Friday and Saturday
nights, music lovers gather at Times Square on Fort Myers Beach for the free Sunset
Celebration series of concerts.
Sunset Celebration provides a great opportunity to hear local bands in a spectacular
setting. It is held every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m ., weather per mitting.
The concerts are free to the public.
Friday, January 8 features music by popular local band High Tide, which plays an
unusual and refreshing collection of popular music covers: reggae, classic rock, alterna-
tive rock, R&B and funk. On Saturday, it’s Everrock.
For more information about Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900 .
Also on Saturday, All Faiths Unitarian Church presents a Live Acoustic
Americana Concert featuring Heather Pierson. Joe Virga opens. Doors open at
6:30 p.m . and show starts at 7 p.m . Cost is a $10 to $15 donation.
The ACMA provides a venue for nationally touring artists, many award winning
performers in the national and international Americana/folk community. It offers year-
round shows in a small, intimate setting. Every show includes a meet- and-greet the
Although ACMA’s concerts are held at All Faiths, the music it presents is strictly
secular, in acoustic-based categories like Americana, folk, roots and blues.
All Faiths Unitarian Church is located at 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers.
Call 691-4069 or go to www.americanacma.org.
The first Downtown Bike Night of the year is on Saturday, January 9 in the his-
toric Fort Myers River District. The event is free to the public.
See hundreds of motorcycles displayed along the downtown streets while listening
to live bands from 6 to 10 p.m . Many restaurants will feature specials.
For more information, go to www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.
On Sunday, January 10, there’s Bluegrass in the Theatre at Lee County
Alliance for the Arts from 2 to 5 p.m . with Kindred Spirit, Pain in the Grass and
the Bugtussle Ramblers.
Join fellow acoustic music lovers in the Foulds Theatre for three hours of great live
music by bands from Southwest Florida and beyond. It is presented in partnership with
the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida (www.Palmgrass.org). Seating is first
come, first served. Tickets are $8 or $6 for Alliance members.
Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near
Colonial Boulevard. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org.
Also on Sunday, Shell Point Retirement Community presents Season of
Praise: Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass at 6:15 p.m .
Add some excitement to the New Year with a performance of classic hymn
arrangements with a contemporary flair. The King’s Brass unites three trumpets, three
trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards to create innovative worship for all gen-
erations. Formed more than two decades ago, the group is comprised of professional
musicians from across the country who desire to use the instruments they love to lead
others in praise and worship. Secular and sacred music critics alike applaud their con-
certs as “superb in every way” and “innovative and well played.”
Tickets for Season of Praise are $10 and can purchased by calling 454-2147 or
going to www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise.
On Thursday, January 14, Shell Point presents Discover Beethoven, Eroica
at 7:30 p.m . at The Village Church Auditorium. Shell Point partnered with the
Southwest Florida Symphony to offer this multimedia orchestral presentation con-
ducted by Maestro Leif Bjaland. The orchestra will chronicle Ludwig van Beethoven’s
creative journey as he composed his first great symphonic masterpiece, Symphony
No. 3, Eroica.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 454-2067 or going to www.shell-
Shell Point is located at 15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers.
The Amernet String Quartet performs on Friday at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
photo courtesy of So-Min Kang Photography
The Bugtussle Ramblers are one of the featured bands playing in the Alliance for the Arts’
Bluegrass in the Theatre show on Sunday
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