Fairchild's GardenMusic Festival

Fairchild's GardenMusic Festival

When: Thursday, January 9, 2014 5:00 AM to

Tickets: Tent Seats for the Jazz Concert are SOLD OUT.
Lawn Tickets are still available - Purchase tickets at the door for $5.
Fairchild Members are admitted for FREE!

Website: www.GardenMusicFestival.com

Parking: Please enter and park via the Main (North) Entrance of the Garden.



Join us at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for two weeks of incredible music and beautiful art in a magnificent setting.

Throughout the Festival week, visitors to Fairchild will be treated to chamber music through open, outdoor rehearsals and surprise concerts during the day. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and engage the musicians, experiencing music on an intimate and personal level.

The four subscription concerts will feature many musical genres, from Schubert to Mumford & Sons!

GardenMusic’s musical programs are developed by Teddy Abrams, Harrison Hollingsworth and Johnny Teyssier, the members of the Sixth Floor Trio, who met while studying at the Curtis Institute of Music.  The extensive educational programming is developed by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich.

Join us at www.GardenMusicFestival.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for behind-the-scenes footage and the latest updates on the exciting events that will take place throughout the festival!

The mission of Fairchild GardenMusic is to bring the highest-quality and most exciting chamber music to South Florida, to create a powerfully immersive experience for visitors to Fairchild that will connect music with the garden space and other artistic disciplines to foster the collaborative and creative spirit between musicians and artists in other genres, and to provide engaging and stimulating educational opportunities for young people at Fairchild.

Subscription Concert Dates:

Opening Night Concert, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00PM

The Opening Concert will primarily feature the Sixth Floor Trio with additional artists in residence at GardenMusic. Come join us for an exhilarating evening of music including original works by members of the Sixth Floor Trio, traditional folk music, selections of classic works such as Schubert's Death and the Maiden and Brahms' Piano Quartet No.1, and current popular works.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:00PM
"Stories Told Through Music"

Great music often takes us on a journey.  Come be carried away by beautiful arias, a Chausson string quartet, and tales woven in the voices of Schubert, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, John Adams, and more.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00PM
"The Edge: Music that pushed the boundaries of its time"

Many of the great works we now consider to be standards caused riots and scandals in their time.  Revisit the works that propelled music into new territory; from ancient African drumming and early experiments with notation, or the cutting-edge works of Bach and Beethoven, to music that prompts us to examine tonality and the boundaries of different artistic mediums.

Finale, Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 7:00PM
"A Jazzy Night"

The sounds of jazz can be found infiltrating other genres in unexpected ways.  Jazz and Latin musicians join the resident GardenMusic artists for a Miami night of jazz and a nod to composers such as Bela Bartok and Maurice Ravel who were profoundly influenced by the sounds of their time.  



January 9, 2014, 6:00PM-6:30PM Please join us for a special pre-concert event, to be announced shortly!

January 11, 2014, 6:00PM-6:30PM Don't miss this pre-concert discussion and demonstration with GardenMusic's resident artists, led by esteemed professor of the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr. Ford Lallerstedt, and renowned mezzo-soprano Ms. Brenda Boozer.

January 14, 2014, 6:00PM-6:30PM Praised for her "luminous voice" and "intensely expressive interpretations" (The New York Times) soprano Sarah Shafer is quickly emerging as a sought-after operatic and concert artist. Come hear her in a beautiful pre-show recital and settle in for an evening of great music!

January 19, 2014, 6:00PM-6:30PM Miami Music Project uses music as an instrument for social transformation, empowering children to acquire values and achieve their full potential, positively affecting their society through the study and performance of music. Come see Miami Music Project's top students in a side-by-side performance with GardenMusic’s resident artists!

Broadway in the Garden with Morgan James

Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00PM

A special benefit for Fairchild's GardenMusic Festival, featuring Morgan James and Festival Resident Artists. Please call (305) 663-8091 to purchase tickets for this special evening ($150).

The location for this event will be our Glasshouse Cafe, guests are asked to enter and park via the South Entrance of the Garden.

Concert for Kids

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:30AM

Bring the whole family! With a program designed especially for kids, this morning's interactive performance will satisfy every kid and kid-at-heart. 

Ticket Information

To purchase tickets online, click here or to puchase by phone, call (305) 663-8091.

Premium seating (tables): $15 Fairchild members; $20 non-members

Tent seating (general admission): $5 Fairchild members; $10 non-members

Lawn seating: FREE for Fairchild members; $5 non-members

GardenMusic Society: $70 for premium seating at all four concerts; $130 for a couple

Concert for Kids: Free for Members; Non-members: regular price of admission to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Artists and Staff

Artistic Directors

Sixth Floor Trio
    Teddy Abrams
    Harrison Hollingsworth
    Johnny Teyssier

Director of Education

Gabe Globus-Hoenich

Resident and Guest Artists

Morgan James
Jeremy Kittel
Michele Oka Doner
Emily Deans
Lily Francis
Johannes Dickbauer
Gal Nyska
Chase Morrin
Julio Elizalde
Javier Nero
Sebastian Chang
Bam Bam Rodriguez
John Britton
Sarah Shafer
Troy Roberts
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities are available starting at $500 - click here for information, or contact fairchildgardenmusic@gmail.com for details. 

Sponsorship Information

This season is generously funded through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

We owe our gratitude to the following sponsors:

Buttrick Family
William Abrams 
Bruce and Martha Clinton
Gary Wasserman
Stearns Weaver Miller
Greer Family
Sixth Floor Trio
Angie Whitman
Teddy Abrams
Marilyn Abrams
Johnny Teyssier
Dan Lewis
Hal Phillips
New York Community Foundation
Arthur Klurstein
Donald and Shirley Diamond
Will Timmons

A special thanks to our generous partners at Marriott.