NOVEMBER 2019




Calendar of Free* Classical Concerts in Jacksonville



*Listings of Jacksonville concerts advertised as FREE are compiled chiefly from online calendars. Listed concerts could be subject to change or cancellation, and additional concert listings might be added.  Most venue addresses are given at left.

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Sunday, November 3 @ 3pm
Lawson Ensemble with principal violist DJ Cheek

Dr. Nick Curry (cello), Clinton Dewing (viola), Aurica Duca (violin), and DJ Cheek (viola) performing Mozart: "Dissonance" Quartet and Beethoven: String Quartet opus 59. No. 3
* UNF -Recital Hall
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Sunday, November 3 @ 5pm
Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints

One of our most beautiful liturgies, Evensong is a lovely, sung, evening service led by the choir in which we thank God for the day that has passed and ask for peace and protection during the night ahead. Join us as we celebrate all the saints in our lives – especially those that have passed away this year. Music of Dyson, Drinkell, Bullock, Parry, and Walmisley. A nursery is available during the service. Wine and cheese reception following.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church
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Sunday, November 3 @ 6pm
Fauré Requiem Memorial Concert

Featuring orchestra with choir comprised of Southside United Methodist Choir, Voices of Jacksonville and members of the JCC Touring Choir.
* Southside United Methodist Church (3120 Hendricks Ave, 32207)
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Sunday, November 3 @ 7pm
SMCMS Goes for Baroque

The annual San Marco Chamber Music Society's all-Baroque concert! This year we feature bassoonist Conrad Cornelison, oboist Eric Olson, and flutist Les Roettges in works by Heinichen, Fasch, and Vivaldi. Plus a Corelli concerto grosso with strings and harpsichord.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:30pm
Baritone Kyle Ferrill with Pianist Denise Wright

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Wednesday, November 6 @ 5:30pm
November Art Walk Ensembles

Three symphony ensembles will again perform at the November Art Walk! Patrons will be given an Ensemble Passport card at the first ensemble location they attend, those who attend all three ensembles can redeem their Passport card for a voucher for two tickets to attend a concert in the Symphony's 2019-2020 season.
* Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk, at Regions Bank, MOCA, and the Vystar Tower Lobby.
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Friday, November 8 @ 7:30pm
Beaches Fine Arts presents Spanish Brass & Timothy Tuller, organ

In 1989 five Spanish musicians created Spanish Brass—an innovative project that quickly gained world renown for its performances, educational activities and creative collaborations, and won the First Prize in the 1996 Narbonne (France) International Brass Quintet Competition, the most prestigious event of its kind in the world. Since 2007, Tim has been the Canon for Music at St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville, Florida. As Canon, Tim’s duties include playing the Cathedral’s magnificent 1983 Austin organ for all Cathedral services, conducting the 40-voice Cathedral Choir, and presiding over an extensive music series of secular and sacred performances.
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
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Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm
Chamber Music Benefit Concert

Free, but donations will be gratefully accepted, and all funds received will go towards the restoration of the church's historic 1929 Skinner organ. Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra musicians Melissa Barrett, Megan McClendon Rios, DJ Cheek, Ellen Olson, and Alexei Romanenko will perform masterpieces by Beethoven, Martinu, Bartok, and Mendelssohn. The concert will last approximately one hour with no intermission.
* Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
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Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm
Two Piano Concert

Duo performances by Alan K Ragan & Rose S Grace; and, Andrew Clarke & Michael G Dell
* Riverside Presbyterian Church
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Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm
Seven Decades of Composition

Faculty and students perform compositions by Professor Emeritus Dr. William Schirmer.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Monday, November 11 @ 7pm
Veterans' Day Concert

A magnificent event to honor our Veterans and support the music program of St. Paul's by-the-Sea, featuring TEN members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra!
* St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
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Sunday, November 17 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concerts: Jonathan Kuo, Violin

Jonathan Kuo joined the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in 2016. He is a graduate of The Julliard School (Bachelor’s) and the Manhattan School of Music (Master’s). Mr. Kuo will perform with Symphony colleagues Yuping Zhou (violin) and Alexei Romanenko (cello).
* JPL - Main Library Hick's Auditorium
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Sunday, November 17 @ 3pm
American Landscapes

The JU Wind Ensemble presents a program of music that captures the emotional images of the vast and varied American landscape. Clarinet soloist Kevin Clasen will be featured in the operatic special La Sonnambula: Fantasia for Clarinet.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, November 17 @ 7pm
Bach Vespers: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Sagen

Choral cantata with chamber orchestra; soloists: Kimberly Beasley, Timothy Keatley, & Clinton M.H, Weinberg; Tony Cruz, conducting. Free; an offering will be taken.
* St. Mark;s Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Monday, November 18 @ 12noon
A Little Lunch Music: Welcome Center

JU’s string chamber music ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Marguerite Richardson, Dr. Shannon Lockwood, and Mr. Brian Magnus, perform favorites of the chamber music repertoire.
* JU - Frisch Family Welcome Center Lobby
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Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:30pm
Jax Cello Quartet

An evening of favorites with members of the Jacksonville Symphony cello section.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30pm
Symphonic Band Concert

Under the direction of Dr. Paul Weikle, the Symphonic Band performs a diverse musical selection that will have you rockin' in your seats and humming to the beat.
* FSCJ - Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

Chamber music performances by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.
* JU - Swisher Theater
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Friday, November 22 @ 7:30pm
Choral Concert

The Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus and The Chorale will lift their voices and sing from their hearts.
* FSCJ - Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
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Friday, November 22 @ 8pm
Tech Ensemble Concert

Michael Taylor, coordinator
* UNF - Robinson Theater
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Sunday, November 24 @ 5pm
St. Andrew's Day Evensong

Reception following in Taliaferro Hall
* St.John's Episcopal Cathedral
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UNF's "Suggested Donation $10" Concerts
Friday, November 15 @ 7:30pm
Fall Choral Showcase

Featuring Chorale, Osprey Treble and 5 O’clock Singers; Cara Tasher, Holly Hammond, Tommy Shapard, conductors
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Sunday, November 24 @ 4pm
G.F. Handel’s Messiah

Featuring Chamber Singers, Lawson Ensemble and Friends; Cara Tasher, conductor
* Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
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Friday Musicale's "Suggested Donation $20" Concerts
Thursday, November 7 @ 7pm
Fanya Lin, Piano

"An avid soloist, Fanya promotes classical music to the general public by creating innovative concert programs and engages her audience by presenting interactive performances. Her solo recitals have been featured in numerous prestigious concert series, including the Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise, Stecher and Horowitz Young Artist Series, and Eslite Emerging Artist Series. "
* Friday Musicale
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Friday, November 8 @ 11am
Fanya Lin, Piano

"An avid soloist, Fanya promotes classical music to the general public by creating innovative concert programs and engages her audience by presenting interactive performances. Her solo recitals have been featured in numerous prestigious concert series, including the Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise, Stecher and Horowitz Young Artist Series, and Eslite Emerging Artist Series. "
* Friday Musicale
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Thursday, November 21 @ 7pm
Opus Two: William Terwilliger, violin & Andrew Cooperstock, piano

Opus Two first came to international attention as winners of the United States Information Agency’s Artistic Ambassador Auditions in 1993 and has since performed across six continents, including major tours of Europe, Australia, South American, Asia, and Africa. Their US engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, where they performed Haydn’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall and a standing-room-only recital at New York’s Library for the Performing Arts
* Friday Musicale
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Friday, November 22 @ 11am
Opus Two: William Terwilliger, violin & Andrew Cooperstock, piano

Opus Two first came to international attention as winners of the United States Information Agency’s Artistic Ambassador Auditions in 1993 and has since performed across six continents, including major tours of Europe, Australia, South American, Asia, and Africa. Their US engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, where they performed Haydn’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall and a standing-room-only recital at New York’s Library for the Performing Arts
* Friday Musicale
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