Sunday, 11/1/2009 @ 10:45 am: Abbas Abboud, piano

UUCJ Music for a Sunday Morning

Iraqi virtuoso Abbas Abboud, after completing studies at the Baghdad School of Music and Ballet and the National Conservatory of Music in Amman, Jordan, attended France's Conservatoire National on full scholarship and was unanimously awarded the Gold Medal.
Free and the public is invited. Nursery care provided.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville • • 904-725-8133
7405 Arlington Expressway • Henson Markham, Music Director • 904-346-0373

Tuesday, 10/20/2009 @ 6:15pm: Abbas Abboud, piano

Upon completing studies at the Baghdad School of Music and Ballet and the National Conservatory of Music in Amman, Jordan, Iraqi virtuoso Abbas Abboud attended France's Conservatoire National on scholarship, and was awarded their Gold Medal by unanimous vote of the Jury des Concours. Other awards include first prizes in both the Concours International de Piano and the Foundation Natexis Banque Populaire music competition. In addition to concertizing throughout France, Germany, Switzerland and Jordan, Mr. Abboud performed under contract with the Alsumaria Iraqi Satellite TV Network from June 2007 - May 2008.

  • Mozart : Piano Sonata No. 14 in C–minor, K. 457
  • Beethoven : Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata"). 3. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto
  • Liszt : Funérailles -- Watch Abbas Abboud on YouTube!
  • Chopin : Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20 -- Watch Abbas Abboud on YouTube!
  • Chopin : Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31

    Main Library
    303 North Laura Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    TTY for the hearing impaired: 904-630-2740

    Music @ Main concerts are presented in the Main Library's Hicks Auditorium, located on the Conference Level of the Library near the Main Street entrances.

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  • Thursday, October 8 @ 7:30pm: UNF Recital Hall

    Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki and Christine Clark will perform works by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and others at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the UNF Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    University of North Florida - Department of Music | 1 UNF Drive | Jacksonville | FL | 32224

    Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone
    Baritone Krzysztof Biernacki established strong reputation as a powerful performer, versatile stage director, and talented pedagogue. Born and raised in Poland, his professional credits include opera, oratorio, concert, and recital performances in Canada, United Sates, and Europe. Dr. Biernacki holds degrees from University of Manitoba (B. Mus.), University of Western Ontario (M. Mus.), and University of British Columbia (D.M.A). He holds the position of Assistant Professor and Head of Applied Voice at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

    As a singer Dr. Biernacki has appeared in principal roles with Vancouver Opera, Manitoba Opera, Calgary Opera, Orchestra London Canada, Theaters of Jablonec and Usti nad Labem in Czech Republic, as well as opera ensembles of University of British Columbia and University of Western Ontario. Highlights of his operatic engagements include Eugene Onegin, Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Cunning Little Vixen, La Fanciulla del West, Rigoletto, Carmen, Dido & Aeneas, The Crucible, Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Der Freischütz, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Pasquale, Gianni Schicchi, and Merry Widow. Learn more.

    Christine Armington Clark, piano
    Christine Armington Clark received performance degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Illinois before studying with Leon Fleisher in the Peabody Conservatory Artist Diploma Program. Ms. Clark has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and at the Aspen Music Festival as a fellow in solo piano performance and accompanying. She taught piano at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Her chamber music performances include appearances at the Goethe Institute in San Francisco, the Good Shepherd Chamber Music Society, EMMA, and the St. Augustine Chamber Music Festival. Ms. Clark is a frequent performer on the concert series at Riverside Presbyterian Church, and in 1999 she gave an all-Liszt recital for the St. Cecilia Music Society. While working as a law clerk in Washington, D.C., she gave perhaps her most unusual recital, performing in the United States Supreme Court at the request of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

    Monday, October 5 @ 6:15pm: Music @ Main

    Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale

    Now in its 20th season and under the direction of Dr. Mark Stallings since 2002, the Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale is comprised of choral enthusiasts who love rehearsing and performing masterpieces of choral literature.

  • Larry Farrow: Doodlin'
    Traditional German, arranged by Robert Swift: Die Musici (Music Shall Live)
  • Franz Schubert: Mirjams Siegesgesang (Miriam's Song of Triumph) op. 136
  • Robert Schumann: Zigeunerleben (Gypsy Life) op. 29, no. 3
  • Traditional American, arranged by John Horman: Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Lloyd Pfautsch: Fraulein Bo-Peepen and Jack Der Spratt (from Songs Mein Grossmama Sang)
  • Traditional Sea Chantey, arranged for Treble Voices by Emily Crocker: The Drunken Sailor
  • John Rutter: Banquet Fugue (from The Reluctant Dragon)

    Main Library
    303 North Laura Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    TTY for the hearing impaired: 904-630-2740