As a residency requirement, artists must give a public performance as a contribution to the community. Often produced in partnership with The REP Theater in Seaside, their readings, screenings, lectures and performances attract meaningfully engaged audiences and bring a diversity of cultural programs to the 30A community.  

2018 Performance Schedule

Performances of 2017

NO SPRING BREAK FOR ASPIRING MUSICIANS

March 23 at 7pm - Chapel in Seaside

E2C Guest Artists Filigree Baroque return to Seaside for a week of music education outreach and a candlelight performance in the Chapel at Seaside featuring timeless music from the Baroque Period to today.  

The founders of Filigree Baroque, the internationally recognized all-female early music ensemble with ties to the Emerald Coast, met as historical performance students at The Juilliard School in 2013. Since then, flutist Melanie Williams and harpsichordist Melody Nishinaga have foregone any notion of spring break to pursue advanced music degrees, garner acclaim as international solo and ensemble performers, and establish active teaching careers on opposite coasts. Currently traveling and teaching with the support of grants from Escape to Create, The Juilliard School, and Early Music America, Williams, who calls both Navarre and New York home, returns to the Florida Panhandle with Nishinaga who will travel from California for their second annual whirlwind week of music education and performance from Pensacola to Seaside. 

While guests of Escape to Create March 20th to 24th, Williams and Nishinaga will spend their spring break teaching music and composition in area schools. On March 23rd at 7:00pm in the nondenominational Chapel in Seaside, they will perform a special candlelight concert celebrating the arrival of spring. Noted for their impeccable musicianship and informative narration of forces that shaped the evolution of music across time, the duo will perform a range of pieces tracing the influence of the Baroque Period across centuries and cultures. Baroque masterpieces by Tessarini, Lebègue and Bach mingle on the program with a Native American inspired piece written for flute by the great Juilliard teacher and composer Katherine Hoover. Also included are two new compositions written by Nishinaga in response to her grandmother's and poems traditional paintings, Orchid and Daffodil.  Nishinaga's poetic compositions intersect Eastern and Western music influences in their shimmering evocations of eternal familial love and the spirit of belonging and renewal.

Chapel Pastor Gary Wingo will also contribute a prayer written during the Baroque period as an added historic element to the evening of music celebration and contemplation. From across the span of almost four hundred years, that is exactly as the Baroque masters intended their masterpieces to be heard.  And as it was custom within their own time, the March 23rd performance by a future generation of inspired musicians is open to all. 

Parking for the 7:00 pm concert at the Chapel in Seaside is available throughout the Town Center and around the Lyceum.  For additional information, email Escape to Create at info@escape2create.org

 

 

March 29 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Academic Village

Book Launch Party

What the critics say about Jack E. Davis' sweeping environmental saga:

 THE GULF: The Making of an American Sea

“A magnificent chronicle of the Gulf of Mexico. . . . A work of astonishing breadth: richly peopled, finely structured, beautifully written. It should appeal equally to Gulf coast residents and snowbirds, students of environmental history, and general readers.”   Robert Eagan, Library Journal (starred review)

“An astonishing work of environmental history, sweeping in its narrative scope while also being wonderfully intimate in its richness of detail. The march of history and the vibrancy of place live on its every page, and the environmental story it tells could not make for more urgent reading in these perilous times.”   Darcy Frey, Harvard University

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Thursday, Jan 19  4-6pm and Sunday, Jan 29 5:30-7:30pm - Saxophonist Matt Otto & Jazz Guitarist William Flynn at 45 Central Wine Bar in Seaside Town Center 4-6pm

Matt Otto

 Composer, saxophonist and bandleader, Matt Otto, is Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at Kansas University and Adjunct Professor at Rutgers New Brunswick.  A Los Angeles native, Otto is co-founder of the esteemed L.A. Jazz Collective, an ongoing outreach program advancing young jazz composers and performers. Otto has performed internationally with a variety of leading jazz artists including Grammy nominated Anthony Wilson Nonet and Alan Ferber Big Band. His jazz quartet performs regularly in Kansas City, MO and is attributed with elevating the level of jazz through Otto’s compositions and solos “imbued with grace and serenity.” While in Seaside he will perform a public concert in Seaside and offer a master class in jazz performance for county jazz band students.

 

William Flynn

 Jazz guitarist, composer and educator, William Flynn, is Assistant Professor of Jazz Guitar at Wichita State University (Kansas). He is considered one of the region’s most important and creative new voices currently working in the genre. Flynn has performed with numerous jazz luminaries including Grammy-nominated One-O’Clock Lab Band. While in Seaside, he will complete a second collection of modern jazz arrangements for his multi-volume “The Songbook Project.” His critically praised arrangements, influenced heavily by pop music of ‘90’s and 2000’s, are dedicated to introducing a new generation to the world of Jazz. While in residency in Seaside, Flynn will perform on guitar and conduct a jazz improvisation clinic for middle school students.

 

Wednesday, Jan 25th and Friday Jan 27th - Rich Orloff's "Radio Ridiculous" at The REP 7:30pm

JOIN US FOR THE FLORIDA PREMIER of RADIO RIDICULOUS  - An Homage To The Golden Age of Radio BY RICH ORLOFF, 2017 GOODY PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE -  TWO NIGHTS OF NON-STOP LAUGHTER   Suitable For All Ages

tickets $25 each at www.lovetherep.com

The Playwright will be in the house for Q&A.

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DISTINGUISHED ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

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Thursday, Feb 9th - Art/Poetry/Music/Video - Judith Modrak (Sculpture), Matthew Whittall (Music/Video) at The REP 7:30pm

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Friday, February 17th - Architectural Historian Judith Dupre and Heritage Seed Pioneer, Diane Ott Whealy The REP 7:30pm

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