The Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO), under the leadership of the festival’s Music Director, Teddy Abrams, is offering three unique musical experiences for its 2021 season. It begins with a virtual installation art piece titled Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK that will be accessible through a smartphone app. Then, the live performance portion of the BFO season kicks off with a free reading of classic pieces on the Britt main stage entitled A Magical Night at Britt: Your BFO Returns to Read the Classics. And as previously announced, Britt is excited to bring a specially commissioned work to the Jacksonville Woodland Trails system: Brush: Music in the Woodlands. Learn more below or at brittfest.org/britt-festival-orchestra
- Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK
July 1 – October 15
A free virtual online experience using the Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK app on Apple and Android phones
- A Magical Night at Britt: Your BFO Returns to Read the Classics
July 25 @ 7:30 PM
Kick off the BFO season with a free informal reading of classic pieces performed by members of the Britt Festival Orchestra led by Music Director Teddy Abrams. No registration required. Open Seating (first come, first served). Come enjoy a fun, casual evening on the Britt main stage!
- Brush: Music in the Woodlands
July 30 – August 2 @ 6:30 PM
The Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO) presents the world premiere of an experiential new work by the multi-faceted, Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and composer, Caroline Shaw. Under the leadership of the festival’s Music Director, Teddy Abrams, the BFO will perform this special project on the Jacksonville Woodlands Trail system in six free performances from July 30 through August 2, 2021. Audience members will walk along the trails above the Britt Pavilion through groups of musicians spread along the trail, experiencing Brush: Music in the Woodlands as they go.