August Concerts


Free Jacksonville Concerts scheduled for August, 2010

Sunday, 8/8@6pm : Friday Musicale Summer Festival

Anastasiya Naplekova

The Friday Musicale is pleased to announce its first annual Friday Musicale Summer Festival with a concert Sunday, August 8, 6 pm in the Friday Musicale concert hall, 645 Oak Street, Riverside. Festival concerts are free and open to the public; donations will be gratefully received for the benefit of the Friday Musicale's scholarship programs.
    The inaugural concert August 8th will feature Ukrainian pianist Anastasiya Naplekova playing:
  • Sonata in A Major K.322 by Domenico Scarlatti
  • Sonata in E Major K.380 by Domenico Scarlatti
  • Partita no.3 in E Major BWV 1006 by J. S. Bach (arr. by S. Rachmaninoff)
  • Prelude Op.32, No.10 in B minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Etude-tableau Op.39, No. 3 in F-sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op. 58 (Allegro maestoso) by Frederic Chopin
The August 8 concert will open with a performance of the Saint-Saens Sonata for Oboe performed by Cuban oboist Reinaldo Perez assisted by Philippine pianist Rodgin Arpon, followed by the aria 'Caro nome' from Verdi's Rigoletto sung by Gabrielle Williams accompanied by Jeanne Huebner.

About Anastasiya Naplekova:
Anastasiya Naplekova was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. In 2002, she entered the Kharkov State University of Arts to study piano under the honored artist, Professor Nataliya Melnikova. She completed her master’s degree in 2007.
Ms. Naplekova has been a recipient of numerous prizes in international piano competitions, such as the 4th premium laureate of the 4th International A. Alieva Piano Competition (France, 2004); honorary mention in the 6th International Paderewski Piano Competition (Poland, 2004); 1st prize laureate and special prize of the R. Firkusny International Piano Competition (Czech, 2005), and 6th prize laureate of the International Piano Competition in memory of V. Horowitz (Ukraine, 2007). Ms. Naplekova participated in international musical festivals and master-classes, such as the Paris International Summer sessions organized under the Foundation Bell’Arte, and Beethoven master-classes with Menahem Pressler in Boston, MA, among many others. She has given solo recitals and has been featured with numerous orchestras in Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, France and the USA. Winner of the 2008 UF Concerto Competition, Ms. Naplekova completed a master’s degree in piano performance at the University of Florida with Dr. Kevin Sharpe in 2010.

Friday Musicale, Inc.
645 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Henson Markham, president
Christopher Heacox, executive director, 904-232-2601

Sunday, 8/15@6pm : Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd

Concerts by the Chamber Music Society are offered on the third Sunday of each month. All concerts are free and open to the public.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 flute (Anne McKennon, Kathy Hunt, flutes)
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for guitar (Brent Bevis, guitar)
  • Handel: Aria 'Ne men con l'ombre' from Serse (Gabrielle Williams, soprano; Timothy Edwards, violin)
  • Albinoni: Concerto for 2 oboes (Caroline Sampson, Reinaldo Perez, oboes)

Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd
Henson Markham, founder
Timothy Edwards & Gregory Spiess, artistic directors
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd : Craig Hall

1100 Stockton Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone 904-387-5691

Friday, 8/27@7:30pm : Friday Musicale Summer Festival

Rodgin Arpon, piano
John Henry Kruer, violin
Victor Minke Huls, cello & Brent Pafford, piano
Jahaan Sweet & Jamar Woods, jazz pianos

The second concert in this inaugural season will take place Friday, August 27, 7:30 pm, with a program including violinist John Henry Kruer, winner of the Friday Musicale's 2007 scholarship competition, and closing with a jazz set by pianist Jahaan Sweet and a jazz improvisation on the Friday Musicale's two Steinway concert grands by Mr. Sweet and Jamar Woods.
  • Overture In B Minor , Op. 39 No. 11, by Charles-Valentin Alkan (Rodgin Arpon, piano)
  • Sonata No. 6, Op. 27, by Eugene Ysaye (John Henry Kruer, violin)
  • Sonata in B Minor, by Alexander Borodin (Victor Minke Huls, cello; Brent Pafford, piano)
  • Jazz Piano (Jahaan Sweet, piano)
  • Jazz Improvisation for Two Steinways (Jahaan Sweet & Jamar Woods, pianos)

Friday Musicale, Inc.
645 Oak Street

Jacksonville, FL 32207
Henson Markham, president
Christopher Heacox, executive director, 904-232-2601

Friday, 8/27 @8pm: The River City Men's Chorus

Fight the Good Fight #2

The River City Men's Chorus is giving a Benefit Concert for "In The Pink" and all breast cancer survivors. The music ranges from Classical to Gospel, and is directed by R. Wayne Bailey, with Marilyn Parrish as accompanist. Free, but with good-will donations going to "In The Pink".

St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
465 11th Avenue North
Jacksonville Bch, FL 32250-4722
(904) 249-4091