Music at the Casa: Lisa Ferrigno
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa: Lisa Ferrigno

Lisa Ferrigno has been Concertmaster of the Brevard Symphony in Melbourne, Florida since 1999. A native of New England, she received her musical training at the New England Conservatory in Boston, the Eastman School of Music in New York, and Florida State University. Ms. Ferrigno has appeared as soloist with Trujillo’s Orquesta Sinfónica and Orquesta Camara del Festival Internacional Bach as well as the Florida Symphony and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestras. As a chamber musician, Ferrigno has performed in recitals and festivals in New York, California, Florida, Vermont, Michigan, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Colorado. Internationally she has performed in the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany.

Ms. Ferrigno has served as Concertmaster of the Walt Disney World Orchestra since 1996 and was Concertmaster of the Orlando Philharmonic from 1993-2003. She was a member of the Florida Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras, Concertmaster of the Heidelberg Castle Opera Festival in Germany, Principal Second Violinist of the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra in New York, and Principal Second Violinist of the Palm Beach Pops. 

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Music at the Casa: Victoria Schultz
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa: Victoria Schultz

Victoria Schultz is known for the passion of her performance, entrancing the audience as she effortlessly weaves her harp, piano and voice in a musical tapestry of Classical, Contemporary, Celtic and original material. She has more than twenty years experience performing throughout Central Florida, featuring all styles of music — traditional, standards, Latin, jazz and Broadway favorites.

Victoria has performed on tour with such artists as Josh Groban and Clay Aiken, Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, and as featured soloist on Celtic harp with the Grammy Award-winning Irish band, The Chieftains.

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Music at the Casa: Alejandro Rowinsky
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa: Alejandro Rowinsky

Treat your ears to beautiful Classical/Jazz guitar arrangements from a true virtuoso.

Alejandro Rowinsky has performed in many spaces, from coffee houses to family festivals to Disney World. His playing style recalls the past while adding fresh, innovative takes by fusing electronics and classical instruments.

Alejandro’s repertoire spans years of music, including the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras as well as hits from the past 60 years from Bach to the Beatles.

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Music at the Casa: Matt Festa
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa: Matt Festa

Originally from Buffalo, New York, and living in Orlando since 1994, Matt was inspired by the likes of Bobby Millitello (Dave Brubeck), Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra) and many more awesome sax players. Inspired by Paul Howards, Matt decided to pursue his dream and now is an accomplished saxophone player and band leader.

Matt’s performance includes a mix of pop, blues and jazz. He looks forward to meeting fans and making new friends during this free Music at the Casa event.

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Music at the Casa: Brian Hayes
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa: Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes received his first acoustic guitar at age 14. He purchased an electric guitar shortly thereafter and began developing his skills through learning music by ear, gaining recognition from fellow guitar players throughout the greater Orlando area.

Brian enrolled at Seminole State College as a classical guitar major with a piano minor. He studied with flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano and performed as part of a Flamenco/Latin-Jazz guitar duo. Today, he performs at various special events in Central Florida, utilizing his training by adapting pieces written for other instruments into his own solo guitar arrangements.

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Music at the Casa: Amy X
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa: Amy X

Amy Xaychaleune (known as Amy X.) is a violinist based in Orlando, with professional experience in: symphony orchestra, Broadway, original theme park entertainment, major touring acts, recording studio session work, world fusion music, rock bands, weddings, special events, network & cable television, teaching, administration, and production.

Her career includes performances with Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and David Foster & Friends in Concert. Amy earned a Master of Music Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) and a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Florida State University College of Music.

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Music at the Casa: Luis Garcia
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa: Luis Garcia

Luis Alfredo Garcia is a classical guitarist with formal training at the Conservatory of Musica of Puerto Rico, and the University of Central Florida. Additionally, Luis has also been fortunate to receive flamenco guitar lessons from world renowned Spanish (Andalusian) flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano. Luis Alfredo has been performing and entertaining in Central Florida for nearly 20 years. He offers great Classical, Flamenco/Spanish, Latin and Jazz Guitar Music Entertainment for Orlando and all of Central Florida. His music selection is sophisticated, colorful, and passionate - excellent for any occasion. 

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Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Parlor Series: The FIRST Generation Gap

Buttoned-up Gibson Girls and free-living flappers ... it was the grandmother of all generation gaps. Our next Parlor Series event explores the fashion and lifestyle changes that occurred between the time of the Gibson Girls in the 1890s and their flapper daughters in the 1920s.

Costumed fashion historian Bonnie Hansen will share compelling period photos and an eye-catching display of authentic period clothing and accessories from both eras in her colorful talk.

  • Free admission

  • Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
    Program begins at 7 p.m.

To reserve your spot, call 407-628-8200 or email rsvp@casafeliz.us

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Music at the Casa presents: Alborea Dances
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Alborea Dances

Alborea Dances is a multicultural Entertainment Dance Company, created and directed by Jenny and Ernesto Caballero, who have been dedicated to the world of dance for more than 20 years. They have combined their experiences as dance educators, performers, choreographers and events coordinators, to present dances from Spain, Bolivia and Middle Eastern countries. After many years of performing in International festivals and important venues around South America, Europe and the United States, life brought them to Florida to delight their audiences on the stages of Universal Studios, Sea World, Walt Disney World, Resorts, Hotels and Conventions. Also, they have been featured on The Travel Channel's Great Hotels Series and Orange County TV's "Central Florida's World of Dance" series.

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Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Lora MacPherson and Lisa Ferrigno

Lora MacPherson, oboe

Lora MacPherson

Lora MacPherson

Lora has a Master's degree in oboe performance from Northwestern University, where she studied with the renowned oboist and teacher, Ray Still, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her position as principal oboe of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, she plays principal oboe in the Villages Philharmonic Orchestra and the Walt Disney World Candlelight Orchestra. She has been a substitute oboe with every major orchestra in Florida over the last 25 years, and previously was a fifer in the "Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps" from 2001 -2015 during their tenure at Epcot. Lora is also a substitute member of the popular chamber music group "Nova Era," which performed at Epcot 1999- 2001, and currently performs at Disney Springs.

Lisa Ferrigno, violin

Lisa Ferrigno

Lisa Ferrigno

Lisa Ferrigno has serves as Concertmaster of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra since 1999. A native of New England, she received her early musical training at the New England Conservatory and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and The Florida State University. Ms. Ferrigno appears frequently as soloist with the Brevard Symphony.   Ms. Ferrigno has performed in festivals throughout the United States and internationally  in Perú, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany. Ms. Ferrigno has served as Concertmaster of the Walt Disney World Orchestra since 1996 and was Concertmaster of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra from 1993-2003.   

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Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Parlor Series: A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport

Join Rollins College's Wenxian Zhang and Maurice O’Sullivan to learn about how an important work of Florida fiction came to be published 150 years after it was written. "A Trip to Florida" is one of the state’s earliest novels and, arguably, the first American coming-of-age novel (written almost 30 years before Huckleberry Finn). For nearly five decades, the handwritten manuscript was preserved but forgotten in an archive at Rollins College.

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Music at the Casa presents: Don Soledad
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Don Soledad

Inspired by the guitar of flamenco legend; Paco de Lucia, Don cultivated his sophisticated, soulful sounds in his hometown of San Jose, CA in the mid 90s and soon was performing in San Francisco and the Napa Valley Wineries.  Don has performed and recorded with top artists from different genres and recorded 2 original albums (Camino de Seda 2006, Soluna 2013) and a Christmas album entitled (December Lullaby December 2014).  Since his departure from the West Coast over 10 years ago, Don has been a mainstay in the Florida professional talent pool and is a regular at the most upscale hotels and resorts.

The Don Soledad Group delivers an authentic, soulful flamenco guitar sound with a touch of Latin Jazz and hint of Bossa Nova.  The band consists of all professional musicians who are also solo artists and composers and have been in the business for over 20 years.

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Music at the Casa presents: Beautiful Music's Paint it Black Quartet
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Beautiful Music's Paint it Black Quartet

Classical Musicians that Rock! Aerosmith-Zeppelin & Bach-Beatles create unique, elegant, and lively soundtrack for any event. Elegant music played in an exceptional way. Classical Quartet is the core of this group with Violin, Flute, Viola and Cello and adding Keyboard/Piano, Double Bass, Electric Guitar Soloist for full stage presentation. Classical look, cutting edge music established in 2000 and presented by Beautiful Music. For Booking Information contact Shannon@beautifulmusic.cc. Award winning music since 1989 and Casa Feliz Preferred Partner since the Casa Feliz - Happy House Grand Opening.

Performing for years,  produced hundreds of the unique requests that has led to our custom book of music - that is like no other in town. We play classical, modern and more.  This music collection has caught fire. At the most recent wedding - the guests started to sing the songs and clap with us, it was very compelling! and so much fun!

2010-2014 – KNOT AWARD BEST MUSIC


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Music at the Casa presents: Anthology Quartet Christmas Classics
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Anthology Quartet Christmas Classics

Anthology String Quartet invites you to a festive gathering that features some of your favorite carols & holiday tunes at the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum. It will be a fun and interactive afternoon. You might not get a white Christmas in Florida, but you can certainly enjoy the music! Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and have a fun afternoon of holiday cheer together!!!

Anthology String Quartet is a professional musical ensemble based in Orlando. They are a unique quartet incorporating bass, guitar and vocals into the traditional string quartet. The blending and versatility of instruments allows them to tap into various genres with a twist on the traditional string quartet.

Audiences enjoy a wide variety of repertoire including classical and chart topping music of every genre. The musicians of Anthology pursue a high level of excellence and create a fun atmosphere in all of their performances.

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Music at the Casa presents: Alborea Dances
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Alborea Dances

Alborea Dances is a multicultural Entertainment Dance Company, created and directed by Jenny and Ernesto Caballero, who have been dedicated to the world of dance for more than 20 years. They have combined their experiences as dance educators, performers, choreographers and events coordinators, to present dances from Spain, Bolivia and Middle Eastern countries. After many years of performing in International festivals and important venues around South America, Europe and the United States, life brought them to Florida to delight their audiences on the stages of Universal Studios, Sea World, Walt Disney World, Resorts, Hotels and Conventions. Also, they have been featured on The Travel Channel's Great Hotels Series and Orange County TV's "Central Florida's World of Dance" series.

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Music at the Casa presents: Hippocrene Saxophone Quartet
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Hippocrene Saxophone Quartet

Formed in 2012, the HIPPOCRENE SAXOPHONE QUARTET has performed at local music festivals and at Universities throughout Central and South Florida.

Founding member and baritone saxophonist Brian Smithers, has been a fixture on the Central Florida music scene for nearly three decades. During much of that time, he performed in and conducted the Walt Disney World Band, He has performed with the Orlando Philharmonic, Sarasota, and Brevard Symphony Orchestras.  An in-demand recording engineer and author of several books on the subject, he is Program Director of the Audio Production degree program at Full Sail University.

Founding member and alto saxophonist George Weremchuk, has been Professor of Saxophone at the University of Central Florida since 1998. He has performed and recorded with such diverse groups as the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra. 

He regularly performs with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, and the Orlando Jazz Orchestra. He performed throughout Europe with the international touring company of "Duke Ellington's 'Sophisticated Ladies'". 

Soprano saxophonist Timothy Rosenberg is the Instructor of Saxophone at Bethune-Cookman University and Course Director at Full Sail University. He has performed with the Binghamton Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the Cayuga Saxophone Quartet, the Hyperbaton Ensemble, and the H2 Quartet. Timothy is also an accomplished recording engineer and producer with several recording credits. Timothy earned his DMA and Master's Degree from Michigan State University. His Bachelor’s degree is from Ithaca College. 

Tenor saxophonist Jeremy Williamson is currently the Director of Bands at Jackson Heights Middle School in Oviedo, Florida. He also assists in the planning and teaching of the Summer Stetson University Saxophone Workshop.  Mr. Williamson has degrees from Stetson University and Northwestern University, and was a finalist in the Coleman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. Mr. Williamson's previous teaching positions include Seminole State College, Daytona State College, Stetson University Community School of the Arts and Heritage Middle School.

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Music at the Casa presents: Brian Hayes
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes performs regularly as a classical guitarist both in concert and at a variety of venues and special events throughout Florida. His exceptional musicality and technical proficiency delights listeners and, along with his engaging and professional manner, has given Brian the reputation as Central Florida’s premier classical guitarist for weddings, anniversaries, private parties, corporate functions, banquets, conventions, festivals and resorts. His extensive selection of music includes Classical, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Spanish and contemporary, consisting of advanced pieces by composers such as Francisco Tarrega, Heitor Villa Lobos, Agustin Barrios and Luiz Bonfa, in addition to many solo guitar arrangements of the works Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bach, George Bizet and many others. With hours of repertoire, Brian tailors the style and volume of music to suit each event. From high-end fundraisers to intimate celebrations, nothing is too elaborate or simple for the touch of a classical guitar.

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Music at the Casa presents: Shirley Wang, Donna Topp and Judy Brown
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Shirley Wang, Donna Topp and Judy Brown

Shirley Wang, Soprano

Chinese-American Soprano, a remarkably versatile singer-actress. Most recently, she has debuted with Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera as Aida which received critical acclaims. As a soloist, Ms. Wang has been heard in California, Washington, Idaho,Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, and New York City including the esteemed Carnegie Hall. A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Wang is a graduate of University of Southern California and a finalist for the NTDTV International Vocal Competition. Additionally, she operates a successful teaching studio for piano and voice in Central Florida.

Donna Topp, Pianist

Donna Dantz Topp, Pianist, graduated Cum Laude from Heidelberg University with majors in music (concentration on piano performance) and psychology. She received her Masters Degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and did further piano study at Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University. Donna ran a private keyboard studio in Rochester, New York for many years; and she was Director of Music, Organist and Choir Director in several Rochester area churches. She also has served as an accompanist for choirs, theatre groups, and vocal and instrumental soloists in both Rochester and in Central Florida. In Ocala she has been an accompanist for the Marion Civic Chorale,

founded and directed the Oak Run Choraliers, as well as substituting as organist/pianist for many churches in the Ocala area.

Featuring Judy Brown, Pianist/Organist

Judy Brown, Pianist/Organist, studied organ at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and an active participant under Marilyn Mason’s Masterclass Series while attending University of Michigan. She has played in Catholic churches, accompanied choirs and ensembles and enriched the community with her educational contribution. In recent years she has offered community concerts in Volusia County with a full organ/piano recital in 2010 and many music for prayers concerts in Port Orange between 2010 and 2017. Mrs. Brown is a member of NPM (National Pastoral Musicians) and AGO (American Guild of Organists)

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Music at the Casa presents: Beautiful Music's Paint it Black Quartet
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Beautiful Music's Paint it Black Quartet

Classical Musicians that Rock! Aerosmith-Zeppelin & Bach-Beatles create unique, elegant, and lively soundtrack for any event. Elegant music played in an exceptional way. Classical Quartet is the core of this group with Violin, Flute, Viola and Cello and adding Keyboard/Piano, Double Bass, Electric Guitar Soloist for full stage presentation. Classical look, cutting edge music established in 2000 and presented by Beautiful Music.

For Booking Information contact Shannon@beautifulmusic.cc. Award winning music since 1989 and Casa Feliz Preferred Partner since the Casa Feliz - Happy House Grand Opening.

Performing for years,  produced hundreds of the unique requests that has led to our custom book of music - that is like no other in town. We play classical, modern and more.  This music collection has caught fire. At the most recent wedding - the guests started to sing the songs and clap with us, it was very compelling! and so much Fun!

2010-2014 - KNOT AWARD BEST MUSIC



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Music at the Casa presents: George Grosman
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: George Grosman

GEORGE GROSMAN

guitarist – vocalist - composer

Born in Prague, the city of a hundred spires, fabulous gothic architecture and smoky jazz clubs, George has resided and played music on three continents, specifically in the U.S., Canada, Iceland, the UK, Israel and the Czech Republic. Educated at the Guildhall School of Music in London - where he often jammed with past and current Sting guitarist, Dominic Miller - and the University of Essex, George played with the Middle East Blues Band in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the chart topping group Kandis in Reykjavik, Iceland and has now been performing as a solo artist and with various bands in Toronto, Canada for the last couple of decades. He has recently relocated to Orlando and is now active on the Central Florida music scene. His 2010 CD “Europa”, recorded with his band, Bohemian Swing, has received wide airplay in Canada on the CBC and Toronto’s Jazz FM, as well as on some European radio station. The music on the CD is almost all original material and in a style close to George’s heart: a heady mix of jazz, French “chanson” and the intriguing harmonies of Gypsy Jazz. George and Bohemian Swing have recently played the Toronto International Jazz Festival, as well as countless other festivals and venues in Canada and the U.S. 

In June 2012, George had the honor and the privilege to share the stage with jazz guitar legend, Larry Coryell. They performed one of George’s originals “Bohemian Blues” together.

George is currently working on two projects: an album of original jazz ballads and a tribute album to the late great New Orleans soprano saxophonist, Sidney Bechet. 

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Music at the Casa presents: Classern Quartet's "Spooktacular Sounds"
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Music at the Casa presents: Classern Quartet's "Spooktacular Sounds"

Please join us for an Open House free event at the historic home Casa Feliz as Classern Quartet performs all your favorite Halloween Hits. Whether your into Classical or Rock we have a little something for everyone. Enjoy modern Halloween inspired hits from Psycho, Ghostbusters, Nightmare Before Christmas and enjoy Classical selections like Danse Macabre, In The Hall Of The Mountain King and many more...It wouldn't be a Classern performance without some of our latest modern hits so stay to the end to hear our latest arrangements from Ariana Grande, Panic at the Disco, selections from The Greatest Showman and many more!

The Classern String Quartet combines the Classic elegance of a string quartet with a modern twist by performing pop and rock melodies from yesterday and today. The Classern Quartet is perfect for anyone looking for something different at their event; modern, but yet Classic at the same time. We specialize in rock and pop, but of course we know all the Classics. The Classern Quartet is perfect for weddings but we play at all major events including corporate functions, birthdays, and anniversaries. Each member of the Quartet is a college educated, Classically trained musician that have performed in major symphonies and events throughout Florida. We have a large repertoire of music and perform anything from Bach to the Beatles, Lady Gaga , the Black Eyed Peas and everything in between. If you are looking for a unique alternative string quartet we would love to perform at your special event and make it unforgettable.

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