MARCH 2018

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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Thursday, March 1 @ 7:30pm
Ritz Chamber Players • Creative Collaborators

The Ritz Chamber Players will be joined for this performances by the famed Lawson Ensemble, comprised of faculty members of the University of North Florida and members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. This program showcases works by great black female and American composers written for pure fun and enjoyment!
O’CONNOR Old Country Fairy Tale | WALLEN Five Postcards | MOZART Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 | BRAHMS String Sextet No 2 in G major, op. 36
Players: Kyle Lombard and Aurica Duca – Violin, Orlando Wells and Clinton Dewing – Viola, Nick Curry and Grace Bahng Gavin – Cello and Terrance L. Patterson – Clarinet
* Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
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Thursday, March 1 @ 7:30pm
Student New Music

Join us for a showcase of student works featuring varied instrumentations and an array of new soundscapes from the JU Music Composition studio.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Friday, March 2 @ 7:30pm
Guest Artist Recital with Nicholas Phillips, piano

* UNF - Recital Hall
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Saturday, March 3 @ 7:30pm
Hot Off The Press!

Join the Jacksonville University Orchestra in a celebration of new music that is “hot off the press!” Featured will be commissioned works by the Delius Composition Award winners for 2016 and 2017, Anne McKennon and Daniel Farrell. Also featured will be Transposed Memories by award-winning composer Dr. Piotr Szewczyk.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Monday, March 5 @ 7:30pm
Faculty Violin Recital: Music for Dance, works by Stravinsky, Bach and Piazzolla

Dr. Simon Shiao, violin
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Tuesday, March 6 @ 7:30pm
An Historic Recital Recreation

Featuring Baritone Jay Ivey, Violinist Marguerite Richardson, and Pianist Benjamin Beck. Enjoy this historical recital program given at the College of the Pacific in San Jose, California, October 27, 1919, featuring music by Mendelssohn, Grant-Schaeffer, Hubay, Chopin. Program closes with the (then) premiere performance of Howard Hanson’s “Symphonic Rhapsody,” played by the composer. History comes to life in this unique concert!
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Wednesday, March 7 @ 12noon
Music at Noon

Matthew Phan, piano
* Riverside Presbyterian Church
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Friday, March 9 @ 7:30pm
Alpha Psi Omega Spring Production

Jacksonville University’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the theater honors society, presents the annual student-led production on campus. This year’s production promises family friendly fun, intrigue for theater and non-theater goers, and a range of musical styles to interest everyone.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Saturday, March 10 @ 7:30pm
The University Singers of Florida State University

Under the direction of Kevin Fenton, The University Singers, founded in 1948 by Dr. Wiley Housewright, is the premier undergraduate touring choir at Florida State University.
* Palms Presbyterian Church
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Sunday, March 11 @ 3pm
Music @ Main Intermezzo Concerts presents Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is a Duval County Public School for students grades 9 through 12 with a desire for intensive study in the arts. In 2000, DA’s Piano program was recognized as the best music program in Northeast Florida and was awarded the Jacksonville Symphony Association’s Harmony Grant. With Vera Watson, faculty coordinator.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
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Sunday, March 11 @ 3pm
The Nouvelle Central Florida Trio

Music for violin, clarinet & piano
* Riverside Presbyterian Church
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Sunday, March 11 @ 5pm
Choral Evensong for Lent

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. This fourth Sunday in Lent, called Laetare Sunday (meaning “rejoice”), is traditionally a “lighter” Sunday compared to the rest of the season, so please join us as we liven things up with a festive Choral Evensong and stay for dinner in Leatherbury Hall immediately afterwards ($5 suggested donation; proceeds benefiting St. Mary’s Mission). Music of Harwood, Reading, Luther, Wood, and Ley. A nursery is available during the service.
* St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
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Tuesday, March 13 @ 7:30pm
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Senior Recital

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Orchestra
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Wednesday, March 14 @ 12noon
Lunch @ the Lounge concert featuring Samantha Wells, classical guitarist

Bring your lunch - bagged, boxed or bought from a local eatery - to the Lounge, located just inside the Main Library entrance on Laura Street.
* JPL - Main Library, The Lounge at 303 North
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Thursday, March 15 @ 7:30pm
Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Arthur Haas, harpsichord

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents...
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Friday, March 16 @ 7pm
Music at All Saints: Fuego Saxophone Quartet

An award-winning saxophone ensemble that is changing the way people hear the saxophone!
* All Saints Episcopal Church
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Friday, March 16 @ 7:30pm
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet & Allen Vizzutti, trumpet

With the UNF Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Simon Shiao and Jazz Ensemble 1, under the direction of J.B. Scott
* UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Sunday, March 18 @ pm
JCA Young Concert Artists Series: Pianist Dasol Kim

The JCA welcomes Korean pianist Dasol Kim to the JCA. Kim is the winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artist Series. Thanks to the generosity of the Berman Family, this concert is free to the community.
* Jewish Community Alliance
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Thursday, March 22 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 23 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 24 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 25 @ 2:00 PM
Le Grande Tango

Join us for an evening celebrating the music of Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla. Jacksonville University faculty Shannon Lockwood, cello, Marguerite Richardson, violin, and Scott Watkins, piano, will perform Piazzolla’s greatest tangos, including The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Oblivion.
* JU - Swisher Theater
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Friday, March 23 @ 7:30pm
JU Percussion Ensemble

This final percussion ensemble concert of the year will highlight contemporary works for percussion. On the program is the Carlos Chavez’s, Xochipilli: An Imagined Aztec Music. This concert will exemplify the wide variety of expression found in the percussion family.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, March 25 @ 3pm
The Florida Chamber Music Project

Live classical music in an intimate chamber music setting.
The players: Patrice Evans & Anna Genest, violins; Susan Pardue, viola; Laurie Casseday, cello
* Friday Musical

Sunday, March 25 @ 7pm
SMCMS Goes for Baroque 2018

San Marco Chamber Music Society Our annual concert of all-Baroque music. This year we feature 3 pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, plus a piece by largely unknown, but fabulous, composer Johann Janitsch. With Les Roettges, flute; Eric Olson, oboe; Conrad Cornelison, bassoon; Melissa Barrett, violin; Ellen Olson, viola; and Peter DeWitt, harpsichord. Free admission
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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