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Run for the Arts-Inaugural 5K Design Contest

by stacy.aubrey on May 9, 2014

Riverside Fine Arts Association

Run for the Arts – Inaugural 5K

Design Contest

Submit your design today for a chance to have it featured on the inaugural RFAA 5K race shirt as well as posters and flyers! The winner will be recognized in the 2014/2015 RFAA program booklet and will receive a subscription for the 2014-2015 concert series (2 tickets to each concert; approximately 6 concerts).


Contest Rules

Artists may submit up to two designs each

Designs will be accepted by mail or hand-delivery

Designs may be mailed to:

1100 Stockton Street

Jacksonville, FL 32204

Designs may be hand-delivered to the above address by appointment.

**Please call (904) 389-6222 to set up an appointment to hand-deliver your design.**

Designs must be received no later than June 13, 2014

Designs should:

Measure 12×12”

Be in color, using a maximum of four colors

Be submitted on unlined what paper or illustration board

Be hand-drawn using markers, paint, pencils, inks, chalks, or crayons

Designs must include:

Run for the Arts

Designs can also include (if not included, these items will be added):

Inaugural 5K


No other company logos or names may appear in the design

Do not sign the artwork

An official entry form MUST accompany all design submittals


*Open to participants 18 years of age and up. Board members of RFAA and associated family members are not eligible to submit designs.

20th Anniversary Grande Finale Fundraiser

by stacy.aubrey on April 22, 2014

Sunday May 4, 2014 – Sunday May 4, 2014

1100 Stockton Street

View MapMap and Directions | Register


Sunday, May 4 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Craig Hall and the beautiful Courtyard

Tickets available on-line NOW.

$20 Flat Fee

Funds support our outreach program

Join us for a great afternoon of LIVE MUSIC-

Three of our Project Listn Ensembles will be playing for you.

Ohm Glocken

We 3 Swing

Bella Voce Cabaret

Silent Auction

50/50 Raffle


Light Fare



Organ Fanfare

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Felix Hell, organ

Solo Organ Fanfare to be Announced

Felix Hell, organ

George Frideric  HANDEL Overture to Saul for Organ and Orchestra

Allegro — Larghetto — Allegro — Andante larghetto

Felix Hell, organ

Francis POULENC Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra and Timpani

in G minor

Felix Hell, organ

Michael COLINA Sobre las Olas for Organ and Orchestra


World Premiere

Commissioned by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and 

Dr. Ross and Jean Krueger

Felix Hell, organ


The  Fusion concerts are performed without intermission.



2012 Taste of Talent

by stacy.aubrey on March 10, 2012

Please join us this year as we celebrate music with our annual fundraiser Taste of Talent. Spend Cinco de Mayo with friends as you walk the grounds of our venue and experience live music, taste food from area restaurants, and observe visual art from around the city. A silent auction, more than fifteen visual artists, over ten local restaurants, and of course music throughout the evening on multiple stages. Who wouldn’t want to miss this event? Some of our featured musicians are returning to share their talents once again, and new and exciting musicians will join them. Save the date, buy your tickets, and check back with us to see who will be performing at what time, and on which stage! Tickets are only $55 for a single and $100 for a pair. $250 gets you six tickets and a mention in our program. Come eat, drink, dance and enjoy—we hope to see you soon!

May 5, 2012 6:30-10:30 PM Buy Tickets

Boston Brass is celebrating its 25th anniversary by seeking out local composers at each of their tour stops. Riverside Fine Arts joined the search and asked area musicians and composers to submit a short fanfare to premier at our December 9th concert. Michael Hosford, Gary Smart, and Piotr Szewczyk submitted scores. Boston Brass picked a winner, and Jacksonville is now going to have the opportunity to hear MICHAEL HOSFORD’S composition played LIVE at the concert.

Michael Hosford (b. 1969) is from Woodbine, Maryland. He studied at Oberlin Conservatory with trombonist/composer Raymond Premru and at Aspen Music Festival with composer Charles Jones, later moving to New York to complete Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in trombone performance at the Juilliard School.

In New York, he spent eleven years as a freelancer, performing with such world-class ensembles as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, and for the Broadway productions of The King and I, 1776, Candide, Les Miserables, The Music Man, Parade, and The Lion King.

Mr. Hosford has been a member of the New Haven Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, and the Saturday Brass Quintet, and he served provisionally as 2nd Trombone in the Jacksonville Symphony from November 2005 through December 2006.

Currently he is Principal Trombone and Orchestra Librarian of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Assistant Principal Trombone of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, and an active freelancer, performing with orchestras including the Charleston Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, and the Savannah Philharmonic.

Alongside his performing career, he has been composing and arranging music since he was 13.  His works range from solo to symphonic, but he enjoys writing odd little pieces for odd little groups of instruments. His concert music has been performed at Lincoln Center and broadcast on WNCN radio in New York City, and his brass fanfares have been heard on Young People’s Concerts at the Colorado Music Festival and have inspired (or at least awakened) patrons on opening nights at the Sarasota Opera.  Locally his music has been performed on the Friday Musicale and San Marco Chamber Music Society series. He and his wife have lived in Murray Hill Heights for almost 9 years, and she (Karen Pommerich) is a violinist who plays in the Jacksonville Symphony and other orchestras.


A brief fanfare composed for Boston Brass, Argentum is named after silver (the noble metal’s chemical symbol, Ag, is an abbreviation of this Latin word).  Silver, of course, is a traditional gift for 25th anniversaries.  This piece is an attempt to evoke the glitter and worth of the precious metal and embody the celebratory spirit, both of Boston Brass’ silver anniversary and of the season.