February 2014

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.

Saturday, February 1 @ 5pm
Music for Cellos

There will be a wide range of students performing works of Vivaldi, Bach, and Beatles, and Victor Minke Hulls will conduct a little piece by David Popper for 9 celli.
St. Paul's by the Sea

Tuesday, February 4 @ 7pm
Julian Toha, piano: Immersion

Currently engaged in a 30-city concert tour throughout the United States, Toha is known for his passionate performances and innovative concert design. His Immersion is a through-composed performance piece which combines music with dance, poetry and the visual arts.
JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Friday, February 7 @ 11am & 7pm
Saturday, February 8 @ 7:30pm

Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists. This instrumental combination allows the ensemble flexibility to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire and modern works that continue to forge new boundaries.
Friday Musicale (Friday only)
UNF - Recital Hall Saturday only)

Friday, February 7 @ 7:30pm
Sing into Spring

Visiting Professor Frank Watkins, conductor. Free admission (Limited seating!) Get E-tickets
UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, February 9 @ 3pm
Jorge A. Peña, viola and Maila Gutierrez Springfield, piano

Jorge Peña is a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Founder and Artistic Director of the annual St. Augustine Music Festival. Award-winning pianist Maila Gutierrez Springfield is an instructor at Valdosta State University.
* Haydn/Piatigorsky : Divertimento in D Major
* Manuel De Falla/Peña : Suite Populaire Espagnole
* Henri Vieuxtemps : Sonata in B-flat Major
JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, February 9 @ 3pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

JU's top student chamber groups present an exciting concert of varied repertoire.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, February 9 @ 5pm
Diocesan Evensong

Choral Evensong sung by St. John's Cathedral Choir
St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church

Sunday, February 9 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society Organ Showcase

St Mark's newly upgraded organ is the star of this concert! Of course, there is organist Rodney Cleveland, trumpet player Julian Kaplan, and oboists Eric Olson and Claudia Minch, plus a small chamber orchestra. Performing music of Handel, Mullikin, Albinoni, and Telemann. Free admission, free will offering taken.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Thursday, February 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Studio Recital featuring the Voice Students of Dr. James Hall

UNF -Recital Hall

Thursday, February 13 @ 7:30pm
JUMU Student Recital

The fifth installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Monday, February 17 @ 7:30 p.m. 
Presidents' Day Concert : Testament of Freedom
First Coast Wind Ensemble and the Don Thompson Chorale in a joint concert featuring “The Testament of Freedom” by American composer Randall Thompson. This work, for mixed voices and wind symphony, is a setting of four passages from the writings of Thomas Jefferson. To celebrate Black History month, the Don Thompson Chorale will present two arrangements of spirituals by local composer Don McCullough. The First Coast Wind Ensemble will feature the music of popular band composer James Curnow, including his “Fantasia” for tuba and winds, which will feature soloist Hugh Rankin.
Bolles School Bartram Campus, Parker Auditorium -- 2264 Bartram Road

Tuesday, February 18 @ 7 p.m. 
St. Mark’s Bach Ensemble Concert
Led by Rhonda Cassano and Philip Pan (both of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra), our wonderful Bach Ensemble offers its yearly “Bach and Beyond” concert of lovely Baroque music. This concert will feature favorite instrumental music by Telemann, Pergolesi, Bach, and Mozart. Please join us for this wonderful free concert.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Saturday, February 22 @ 7:30pm
Jacksonville Private Schools Honor Band Concert
James Curnow, guest composer/conductor.  This 21st annual young artist program features the best instrumentalists from seven area private schools: Bishop Kenny, Bishop Snyder, Bolles, Episcopal, First Coast Christian, Providence and Trinity Christian Academy.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, February 21 @ 11am & 7:30pm
Friday Musicale presents Maurizio Moretti, piano
The internationally acclaimed Italian concert pianist, on a Carnegie Hall tour of United States, is one of the best interpreters of the renowned Italian school of pianoforte.
Friday Musicale

Wednesday, February 26 @ 7:30pm
A Traditional Chinese Orchestra

A special evening of music played on traditional Chinese instruments by The Qingdao University Orchestra, not often seen in the Jacksonville area. A night not to be missed!
JU - Terry Concert Hall