November 2013

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.

Friday, November 1 @ 7:30pm
Thomas Strickland, organist

Music Director at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Denver. For this concert, Tom will perform music by American composers. Freewill offering.
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Saturday, November 2 @ 11am
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra - Musical Storybooks

An early literacy program for pre-K children, presenting a story combined with string quartet to engage them in active listening and foster a love of reading through music. (The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)
Southeast Branch Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.

Saturday, November 2 @ 2pm
Jacksonville Symphony “Cover the Town with Sound”

A free community concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians (including string, woodwind, and brass quintets) bringing music directly to local residents in neighborhoods throughout Jacksonville.
The Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.

Saturday, November 2 @ 7:30 pm
Faure Requiem
JU Choir & Orchestra, Dr. Timothy Snyder conducting
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, November 3 @ 3pm
Jacksonville Symphony - Cover the Town with Sound
JSO chamber music players TBA
Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn Ave.

Sunday, November 3 @ 3pm
The Art of Clarinet
The program will feature members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in works by Mozart, Mahler, Kibbe, Jacob, Gershwin and Lockhart. Performers include Peter Wright, Marci Gurnow, Bruce Marking, Artie Clifton and Rachel Clifton. The concert finale will feature the Jacksonville Festival Clarinet Choir, a group of student and community players who will perform several selections with the JSO clarinet quartet.
JU - Terry Hall

Sunday, November 3 @ 3pm
Synergy Chamber Ensemble

Philip Pan, violin; Rhonda Cassano, flute; Scott Watkins, piano
Friday Musicale

Sunday, November 3 @ 5 pm
Choral Evensong - The St. Mark’s Choir
The St. Mark’s choir will sing an Evensong for the Feast of All Saints featuring beautiful classical organ and choral music. Free and open to the public.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Sunday, November 3 @ 6 pm
Faure Requiem
JU Choir & Orchestra, Dr. Timothy Snyder conducting
All Saints Episcopal Church

Tuesday, November 5 @ 7pm
Tuesday Serenade with the JU Singers
Under the direction of Dr. Timothy Snyder, the JU Singers will perform an eclectic program ranging from a cappella classics and selections from Faure's Requiem to African folksongs and The Beatles' Blackbird.  Complete concert information and program notes are available online, at
Free parking is available, including on-street parking
Main Library - Hicks Auditorium

Tuesday. November 5 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

Enjoy an evening of varied chamber music performed by our top student groups, including the Honors Chamber Ensembles.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Wednesday, November 6 @ 12:30pm
Wednesday Happening: David Scheininger, Baritone

David earned a bachelor of music degree at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in voice. Since returning to this city in 1986, he has become one of the most sought-after soloists in the area, singing repertoire ranging from oratorio and operatic arias to Broadway show tunes. Among the ensembles he has appeared with are the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the River City Band and the Chancel Choir of Riverside Presbyterian Church.
Riverside Presbyterian Church

Thursday, November 7 @ 7:30pm
Chamber Music by Brahms

Please join pianist Scott Watkins, violinist Marguerite Richardson, cellist Shannon Lockwood, clarinetist Artie Clifton, and hornist Sean Morgan in this program (rescheduled from last season) of some of Brahms’ most vivid works, including his Horn Trio, Clarinet Trio, and his dramatic Quartet in C minor.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Saturday, November 9 @ 7:30pm
Percussion Ensemble

The percussion ensemble performs a wide variety of songs, styles, and pieces from around the world.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, November 10 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society: Astronomical Musical Experience
Oboe Concerto in E Flat (Eric Olson, oboe);  
Ravel Piéce en forme de Habañera (Eric Olson, oboe)
Shostakovich Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57 (Scott Watkins, piano)
Free. An offering will be taken.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:30pm
Ritz Chamber Players Opening Concert: Faith & Unity!

Celebrating Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr.
BACH Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030
SPIRITUAL I'm Going Home on Morning Train
LEE “Night Visions of Kippur” 
McLIN I’m a Soldier in the Army of the Lord
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Times-Union Center - Jacoby Hall

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:30pm
JUMU: Students’ Recital
The third installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, November 15 @ 11am & 7:30pm 
JSYM Woodwind Quintet
Les Roettges, flute; Eric Olson, oboe & English horn; Peter Wright, clarinet; Marat Rakhmatullaev, bassoon; Kevin Reid, horn
Friday Musicale

Friday, November 15 @ 7:30pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: David Finckel and Wu Han

Music for cello and piano
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Sunday, November 17 @ 3pm 
Community Concert - Orange Park Chorale
Riverside Presbyterian Church

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30pm
Osprey Men's and Women's Choruses' Holiday Concert

Wayne Bailey, conductor
UNF - Recital Hall

Friday, November 22 @ 7:30pm
In memoriam: President John F. Kennedy

Saint John's Cathedral Choir commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with a concert featuring Herbert Howell's masterpiece Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, which was composed for Kennedy's memorial service. November 22 also happens to be the 100th birthday of composer Benjamin Britten and the feast day of St. Cecilia, the program includes music by Britten as well as Howell's A Hymn to St. Cecilia. The program is rounded out with works by Orlando Gibbons, C. H. H. Parry, Charles Stanford, John Rutter, Christopher Tye, Arvo Part, William Walton, and others. Freewill offering.
St. John's Cathedral

Saturday, November 23 @ 7:30pm
UNF Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert

Charlotte Mabrey, conductor
Free, but there will be bucket passing for donations to Percussion Rocks scholarships.
UNF - Robinson Theater

Sunday, November 24 @ 3pm
JU Wind Ensemble

Conducted by Professor Artie Clifton, the Wind Ensemble features the best brass, woodwind, and percussion players on campus.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, November 24 @ 6pm
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church: Bach Vespers
Cantata BWV 1, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, sung in the context of a Lutheran Vespers service (Evening Prayer). Singers from St. Mark's and the community with an orchestra of instrumentalists from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra combine to present this cantata by J. S. Bach.
Free. All Are Welcome.  An offering will be taken.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church