05/24 @ 7:30 p.m.: Palms Presbyterian (Jax Beach)

Monday Evening, May 24, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening in Paris:
Choral Masterworks from France and Beyond

The Concert Choir of Tennessee Wesleyan College
Dr. Nathan Windt, conductor

The 45-voice TWC Concert Choir tours extensively throughout the United States and Europe – a recent tour took them to Germany to perform for US troops. The evening’s program will feature music by French composers as well as music inspired by France, in addition to a traditional selection of sacred and secular American folk songs. Nathan Windt is entering his second year as Director of Choral Activities at TWC. Dr. Windt is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Palms Presbyterian Church
3410 S. Third Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Fax: 904-246-0541

05/21 @ 11am & 7:30 pm: Friday Musicale


Art, Ascension and Absolution

The last three Piano Sonatas of Ludwig Van Beethoven:
  • No. 30 in E major op. 109
  • No. 31 in A-flat major op. 110
  • No. 32 in c minor op. 111

    Kevin Sharpe is regarded as one of the country's most promising concert pianists. After a successful debut in New York City's Weill Hall, he has been praised by critics and has enchanted audiences with his "precise touch" and "strong individual voice."

    Sharpe's piano studies began at the age of twelve at the Newark School of the Arts. He continued his education at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with renowned pianist and teacher, Frances Walker. According to Walker, "Sharpe is a fine sensitive musician and one of the best pianists I have ever worked with." After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin, Sharpe went on to Study at Indiana University where he received his Masters Degree and Doctorate of Music under the tutelage of Menahem Pressler, distinguished pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio. Pressler describes Sharpe as "an excellent pianist rather extensive repertoire ... his playing has true brilliance."

    Among the many awards Sharpe has received are the Oberlin Conservatory Rudolph Serkin prize, The National Association of Negro Musicians Competition and the National Young Artists Piano competition. In 1991, Sharpe was the top prize winner in the Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition in Washington DC.

    Since that time, Sharpe has maintained a busy performing schedule in Washington, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida and Atlanta. His performances of Bach's "Goldberg Variations" won him acceptance from New York's critical elite when Bernard Holland of the New York Times declared, "Mr. Sharpe's rock-steady progress through this complex music reflected both understanding and command." His Performance of the great Bach work at Washington's Organization of American States was broadcast live throughout the Latin Americas. His performance at the Kennedy Center's Terrace theatre was described as "a thoughtful performer with an attractive ear for nuance and detail."

    Currently, Dr. Sharpe holds the position of Associate professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of Florida where he is active as a soloist and chamber musician. A guest Soloist, he performs frequently with orchestras throughout Florida, Washington and Indiana. International appearances have included appearances in Mexico, Iceland, Finland Argentina, Hong Kong, and the Czech Republic where he was an American representative for the American Liszt society.

    Friday Musicale, Inc.
    645 Oak Street

    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    904-355-7584, phone
    904-350-3548, facsimile

  • 05/18 @ 5:30 p.m.: Music @ Main

    Piotr Szewczyk's Violin Futura II

    Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra violinist Piotr Szewczyk returns to the Hicks Auditorium, performing new music for solo violin written especially for him by composers from around the country.

    Featured composers/works include:
    • Jason Bahr – Ephemeral Rhapsody
    • Richard Belcastro - Buyer's Remorse
    • Tyler Capp - Scatterbrain
    • Lisa Coons - Coming Undone
    • Jianjun He - Yang-Ge Dance
    • Sydney Hodkinson - RUSH
    • Kari Juusela - Red Bull #3
    • John Oliver - Tossing and Turning
    • Philip Pan - Thrash
    • William Schirmer - Lyric
    • Adam Schoenberg - Swoosh
    • Laurence Sherr – Midnight Dance
    • Gary Smart - Benediction
    • Suzanne Sorkin – Toward the Other Shore>/li>

    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. About the MAIN LIBRARY

    Concert Parking
    Library customers who use the public garage at the corner of Duval Street and Main Street may take their garage tickets to the ground-floor Popular Services Desk to get validation for free parking weekday evenings when entering after 5 p.m., and on weekends. Free on-street parking is also available on weekends and evenings after 6 p.m.

    Main Library
    303 North Laura Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    TTY for the hearing impaired: 904-630-2740

    CLICK HERE for complete information

    05/15 @ 12:30 p.m.: Baroque n’ Flutes

    Regency Regional Library presents ...

    Flutists Anne McKennon & Gia Sastre

    in a delightful afternoon concert of Baroque flute duets featuring Works by J.S. Bach, Boismortier, Telemann, Quantz, and Vivaldi

    Reception to follow

    Regency Square Regional Library
    9900 Regency Square Blvd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    (904) 726-5142

    05/04 & 05/05: Music @ Main

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m.
    Scott Watkins, piano

    Renowned concert pianist Scott Watkins repeats repertoire from his recent Carnegie Hall recital, performing works by Beethoven and Chopin.
    CLICK HERE for more information.

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m.
    Art Walk with the Symphony

    Listen in on the celestial sounds of the harp with Kayo Ishimaru, the Jacksonville Symphony's principal harpist, as she presents a 30-minute preview of an upcoming JSO concert, accompanied on piano by Bonita Sonsini Wyke.
    CLICK HERE for more information.

    Both concerts will be held at
    Main Library -- Hicks Auditorium
    303 North laura Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202