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Bold City Contemporary Ensemble
11am & 7pm
The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble (BCCE) is a group of classically trained musicians who believe passionately that our tradition can be successfully continued through the performance of very new music.
For all those who say classical music is dying, we vehemently
disagree and prove the opposite is true through a series of engaging, outside-the-box performances. Think you know classical music and how we play? Think again!
Modular in design, the ensemble ranges in size from 2–11 players, accommodating instrumentation for a variety of newly composed works. Our flexibility is an asset as we travel locally inside Jacksonville and nationally to serve communities and interests that are drastically under-exposed to the arts. Without the constant, strict formality of a concert-hall, we interact with our listeners to create an immersive, all-sensory experience that highlights the development of the classical tradition.
BCCE’s performers on this concert include Rose Grace (piano), Boja Kragulj (clarinet), Charlotte Mabrey (percussion), Linda Minke (cello), Philip Pan (violin), Piotr Szewczyk (violin), Sarah Jane Young (flute), Matt Monroe (french horn) and very special guest Bill Prince (composer and multi-instrumentalist).