Festival Is A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity
The Time to buy or book a ticket is here – before it is too late. The Nassau Music Society’s FESTIVAL is upon us – Wednesday is D-Day – “A Festival of Afro-Caribbean Composers”. It may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and if you miss the opportunity you will never be able to say to your Grandchildren – “I was there, when they played the music of Le Chevalier de Saint George, the most famous composer from the Caribbean”.
The Festival starts on Wednesday with a concert by local artists, and playing local and Caribbean music, 7.30pm at the College of the Bahamas Performing Arts Centre, Cleophas Adderley and the Bahamas National Youth Choir, JoAnn Callender accompanied by Christy Lee and C-Force, Christy Lee again, Christine Gangelhoff and Chris Justillien, will set the standard for the week and it will be high.
Tickets are inexpensive and will not break the pocket book. But book now – Logos, Custom Computer, Chapters Book Store and Moir & Co plus of course the Nassau Music Society website www.nassaumusicsociety.org .
But that is only the start, there is a concert at Atlantis Friday 8pm, Saturday at College of the Bahamas again 7.30pm. At both the full Chamber Orchestra – Ensemble Du Monde – under their able conductor Marlon Daniel, will perform music from Saint George of course, Hayden and Mozart as contrast. Saint George. On Saturday three, not one but three, world premieres will be performed – one written by our own Cleophas Adderley, and two written by Dominique Le Gendre from Trinidad, both of whom will be present at the concert. Come on out!!
Sunday a smaller group, Quartet, Octet and a piano Quintet, will perform at St Paul’s, Lyford Cay where there will be a champagne reception to finish off the Festival and also on Saturday after the concert, Champagne from Young’s and finger food from Choices (Saturday) and Blu Caviar (Sunday).
Check ticket prices for the above concerts on the internet and then there are two Free events, an Educational Concert supported by the US Embassy and the Lyfrod Cay Foundation on Friday at College of the Bahamas, for 400 children, free lunch, free tee shirt and a video as well as a narration of the life of Saint George by well known radio personality Chrissy Love. Thursday at the College of the Bahamas library, there is a symposium at which composers and music buffs from the Bahamas, Cleophas Adderley, Audrey Dean Wright and others will talk about their compositions and about the composers of the Caribbean. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
Sponsors make these events work and Societe Generale, Pictet Bank and Trust, RoyalStar Assurance and Colina Insurance along with Atlantis have done just that.
As said this is a lifetime experience and one not to be missed either for you or your children. Just do it – buy a ticket. 10% off if you buy one to all concerts except Atlantis.
President, The Nassau Music Societyarts, caribbean, culture, music