April 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.

Tuesday, April 1 @ 7:30pm
UNF Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
Special Guests: Students from Pacetti Bay Middle School
 Charlotte Mabrey, conductor, Charlie Rankin, director
(There will be bucket passing for donations to Percussion Rocks scholarships.)

UNF - Robinson Theater 

Sunday, April 6 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concert with Kimberly Beasley (soprano) & Scott Watkins (piano)
Jacksonville University faculty artists in an afternoon of art songs in Italian (by Wolf-Ferrari), Russian (by Tchaikovsky), German (by R. Strauss), French (by Debussy) & English (by William Bolcom).
JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, April 6 @ 6pm
UNF Pianopalooza
Music for solo piano, duets, and two-pianos by Chopin, Debussy, Saint-Saens, and others.  Students and faculty will perform.
Friday Musicale

Monday, April 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Saxophone Recital
“New and Rediscovered Works”

Dr. Michael Bovenzi, saxophone
Dr. Gary Smart, piano
Charlotte Mabrey, percussion

Free admission/ Get E-tickets
UNF - Recital Hall 

Tuesday, April 8 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series “Generation Series” 
Gloriosa Trio
Free admission / Get E-tickets
UNF - Recital Hall 

Thursday, April 10 @ 7:30pm
 JUMU: Students Recital
The sixth and final installment in the series of recitals that feature
nominated music students for special recognition as performers
and composers.

JU - Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, April 10 @ 7:30pm
UNF Wind Symphony/Concert Band Concerto Showcase Concert
Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Wind Symphony director
Shawn Barat, Concert Band director

Mandarin High School, 4831 Greenland Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258

Friday, April 11 @ 11am & 7:30pm
Gloriosa Trio
Friday Musicale

Friday, April 11 @ 6pm
Lenten Sacred Recital at Assumption featuring Pablo Pomales-Ojeda, tenor, Regina Torres, mezzo-soprano, and Bonita Wyke, piano
The program includes a wide range of composers: Bach, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Faure, Casals, Mascagni, Markus Williams, and Gounod. Attendees are welcome to remain for Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
Assumption Catholic Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd. 32207

Saturday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
JU Percussion Ensemble
Under the direction of Professor Tony Steve, enjoy exciting new
sounds and music from students and area composers.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, April 13 @ 3pm
JU Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble will feature a concerto soloist and works from
the standard and contemporary wind band repertoire.

JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, April 13 @ 4pm
Julietta Curenton - Flute, Bridget Kibbey - Harp

Presented by the Ritz Chamber Music Society
Bach, Debussy, Dohnanyi
Friday Musicale

Sunday, April 13 @ 4pm
UNF Orchestra presents Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor
St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church

Sunday, April 13 @ 7pm

Saint Mark's Chamber Music Society
Season Finale Concert
All of the music on this concert will involve harp and flute, with pieces by Telemann, Mozart, Debussy, and Krouse. This concert runs the gamut from baroque, classical, impressionistic, and Celtic styles of music! Featured musicians are Kayo Ishimaru, harp, Les Roettges, flute, Ellen Olson, viola, Eric Olson, oboe, and Betsy Federman, cello. Please join us for this fun and free concert! Free will donations taken.
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Monday, April 15 @ 7:30pm
Spring Finale - JU Orchestra
From the opening notes of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture until
the final strains linger in the concert hall, the spring finale concert
of the Jacksonville University Orchestra promises to excite and

JU - Terry Concert Hall

Wednesday, April 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Piano Studio Recital Featuring the Students of Dr. Erin K. Bennett and Dr. Gary Smart
Free admission / Get E-tickets
UNF - Recital Hall

Thursday, April 17 @ 7:30pm
JU Choirs in Concert
The University Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Choruses
wrap up the season with a varied program of choral works highlighting
student and faculty soloists and conductors

JU - Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, April 17 @ 7:30pm
Osprey Choral Showcase Featuring the UNF Chorale, Chamber Singers and the Osprey Choruses
Visiting Professor Frank Watkins, conductor
UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall 


Friday, April 18 @ 7:30pm
Good Friday Organ Recital and Poetry Reading
The Stations of the Cross by Marcel Dupré, presented by Timothy Tuller, organ 

St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Wednesday, April 23 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles
From saxophones to string quartets, enjoy an evening of chamber
music performed by JU student groups, including the Honors
Chamber Ensembles.  

JU - Terry Concert Hall 

Sunday, April 27 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concert with M. Brent Williams (violin) & Douglas Jurs (piano)
Faculty artists from Valdosta performing jazz-inspired works for violin & piano, including sonatas by Ravel & Antheil, and selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess arranged by Heifetz
JPL- Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, April 27 @ 3pm
Pianist Cristina Altamura
Friday Musicale

Sunday, April 27 @ 4:30pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series presents Ukranian pianist Vadym Kholodenko
2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist
Doors open at 3:15 PM and seating is first come, first served. Reception follows the concert, with art exhibit by Lyn Asselta.
St. Paul's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church