Top Opera Voices, Miro Quartet, Jason Marsalis Quartet to Perform at Annual St Barts Music Festival Jan 12-20, 2010

Newport, RI (PressExposure) January 09, 2010 -- Book One of 270 Wimco Villa Rentals on St Barts - Receive Tickets to the Special Benefit Dinner at Eddy's

The 2010 St. Barts Music Festival ( spans two weeks from Jan. 12 through Jan. 20, 2010. Advance purchase of performance tickets is not required. Visitors who book a luxury villa rental through Wimco Villas ( for a week during the music festival will earn complimentary tickets (as long as supplies last) to a benefit dinner at Eddy's (a $150 per person value).

This year's lineup includes on opening night Jan. 12 pianist Jon Nakamatsu who holds a Gold Medal from the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He performs with clarinetist Jon Manasse. They are artistic directors of the annual Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival.

There are nightly concerts leading up to Friday and Saturday night performances that bring opera front and center on Friday and The Jason Marsalis Quartet and New Orleans jazz on Saturday.

On Friday mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, who has gained world-wide acclaim at international opera houses and concert halls, joins Canadian lyric baritone Gino Quilico who has performed with the New York Metropolitan Opera; Robin Follman, soprano, who made her Arizona Opera debut in the title role of Salome in early 2009; and another Canadian, Jeffrey Halili who performed in a recent New York City Opera performance of Verdi's Falstaff.

Francis Gouton and Eric Franceries on classical guitar and cello respectively perform Jan. 19, followed on Jan. 20 by the Miro Quartet, a young but already high-profile classical string quartet.

Since 1985, St. Barts has hosted a performing arts festival unlike any other in the world. Each year during January, more than a dozen nights of the finest live music and dance performances are offered in an informal, island setting. Audiences are treated to intimate concerts by some of the world's most prominent classical, opera, ballet, and jazz stars.

About Wimco Villas & Hotels

Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa rental company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional private villas. In the Caribbean Wimco represents over 270 villas on St Barts and offers an expansive selection of privately owned villas throughout the region including the US and British Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Anguilla, Barbados, Mustique, Nevis, St Martin, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. In Europe, Wimco represents vacation villas in Italy, the South of France, and Mykonos. Wimco also recently introduced a selection of private villas in Maui.

Voted 'Best Presented Villas' by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Wimco Villas’ inspection process of visiting and evaluating each villa insures that a match is made for each client's expectation of value. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco Villas can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client's needs, whether it be arranging for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.

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