Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey leads a crack ensemble of 8 cellists in a celebration of the life and work of Christopher Rex, beloved Founder of AICMF. A special transcription of Tchaikovsky’s brilliant “Rococo Variations” is featured.

Juilliard String Quartet

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 and hailed by The Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the ensemble draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works, a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring.

“Sonata Mulattica” – Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata

Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States, Rita Dove reads from her award-winning true tale of the volatile and dramatic relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven which resulted in the composer’s iconic “Kreutzer” Sonata. Violinist Njioma Grevious, recent winner of both the Concert Artists Guild and Sphinx competitions, performs the Beethoven with pianist William Ransom.

Sibling Rivalry

Three pairs of extraordinary musical siblings- Andrés and Roberto Díaz; Helen and Michael Kim; and Kate and William Ransom showcase the special musical bond that siblings experience both on and off stage. Dvořák’s sparkling Piano Quintet is featured.

Jerry Douglas Band

Dobro master and 15-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Additionally, Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording and touring artist whose output incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Family Concert

Enjoy two Musical Stories- Paddington Bear’s First Concert and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Designed for young listeners but perfect for audiences of all ages, the dazzling Julie Coucheron, pianist, performs, and Susan Dodge’s delightful Amelia Island Dance Festival dancers will add to the festivities.

The Magic of Mozart

Festival Favorite the Dover Quartet is joined by master clarinetist David Shifrin (longtime Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Chamber Music Northwest) for Mozart’s timeless Quintet as well as his dramatic Piano Quartet in G Minor with AICMF Artistic Director William Ransom.

Meet the Artistic Director

Pianist William Ransom, AICMF’s new Artistic Director, appears as a recitalist, soloist with orchestras, and chamber musician around the world. Come hear and meet him, along with his wife violist Yinzi Kong, a founding member of the international award-winning Vega Quartet, in music of Debussy, Franck, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in the original solo piano version.

Big Band Holidays

With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performances, education, and broadcast events each season in […]

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the hottest classical musician onstage today, makes his Festival debut. He became a household name in 2018 after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle, his performance having been greeted with universal excitement after being watched by nearly two billion people globally.