2021-2022 Season

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Wellston Winds

*Postponed till May 2022*

Location to be determined

The Wellston Winds is a community wind ensemble made of local band directors, music teachers, former military bandsmen, and other local musicians.  Since forming in 2011, the Wellston Winds have given numerous concerts for our community, including the international city fall festival, holiday and patriotic concerts, and programs for the Warner Robins Community Concert Association.  Wellston Winds is conducted by Jay Davis, Wally Shaw and Todd Howell.

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Calista Anne Koch

October 10, 2021 at 3pm

First United Methodist Church

Nationally recognized harpist Calista Anne Koch has been performing and teaching in the Middle Georgia region since 2004 and throughout the United States since the late 80s and provides a variety of classical, Celtic, religious, Broadway, and popular music. Known to those in Middle Georgia as "The Macon Harpist", Calista Anne Koch made her home in Macon after having grown up in Georgia since she was a young student.

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Ensemble Aubade

November 14, 2021 at 3pm

First United Methodist Church

Hailed for “intensity, imagination, skill, and finesse” (St. Lawrence University), Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; and Steven Sussman, piano) will perform exhilarating chamber music spanning many styles and centuries.  The group is based in Boston and concertizes across the United States, captivating audiences with their virtuosity, versatility, and electrifying performances.

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Karla Harris

January 23, 2022 at 3pm

First United Methodist Church

Vocalist Karla Harris, known for dynamic diversity ranging from velvety vulnerability to soul-tinged power, has made a career within the art form she loves, performing for audiences from Portland to Provence. She has delighted audiences at events such as the Sarasota Jazz Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, Oregon Coast Jazz Party, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Nantucket Arts Festival, Atlanta Jazz Party, Atlanta Jazz Festival and a TED Talk.  She also gives back to the music community as an Artist-in-Residence at Kennesaw State University, where she teaches applied vocal jazz to aspiring young singers.

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Gloriosa Trio

February 20, 2022 at 3pm

First United Methodist Church

The Gloriosa Piano Trio burst onto the music scene in January 2014 as brightly as the flame lily for which the group is named. The trio’s carefully crafted thematic programs delivered in exuberant performance have appealed to diverse audiences around the country.  All experienced chamber musicians with a passion for collaboration, pianist Yoonie Han, violinist Eric Silberger, and cellist Kevin Bate looked to the beauty of nature to inspire them with a name for their group, finding in the Gloriosa lily a fitting symbol to describe their fervent desire to share the music they love. The trio has performed and taught at the New Jersey City University, University of North Florida Jacksonville, Emory University, Georgia Southwestern State University, and the Boulder Chamber Orchestra Music Series. Gloriosa Piano Trio enthusiastically work with living composers and has commissioned new pieces from composer Theodore Wiprud and Karen LeFrak.

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Matt Herskowitz

March 13, 2022 at 3pm

First United Methodist Church

Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music. Over the course of the last decade, Matt has produced a series of critically acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New York’s Central Park to Germany’s Köln Philharmonie, collaborated with top classical, jazz and pop artists, and has performed at music festivals across the globe.