September 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.

Friday, September 5 @ 7:30pm
Piano Recital
Rachmaninoff: Five Preludes; Mozart: Sonata in A minor, K. 310; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

September 5, 2014 @ 7:30pm
 “Q” Ensemble presents “Friday Night Movie-Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1920) 
Silent movie with live background music
* JU - Mason Hall auditorium
Tuesday, September 9 @ 7:30pm
UNF Faculty Recital
Featuring Piano Music by Mendelssohn and Prokofiev, Gershwin Songs, Piano Solo and Duo Music Dr. Gary Smart, piano Marilyn Smart, soprano, special guest Yukino Miyake, piano, special guest
* UNF - Recital Hall

Thursday, September 11 @ 6pm
September Peace Concert
Sponsored by Jacksonville Sister Cities Association: Annual 9/11 Commemoration Event Includes Performances by UNF Chamber Singers, the DASOTA Concert Choir and the Atlantic Coast High School Honor Chorus with Deborah McDuffie-Doby, conductor Dr. Cara Tasher, coordinator
* St. John’s Cathedral

Friday, September 12 @ 7:30pm
Faculty and Select Student Scholarship Benefit Concert
Featuring UNF Classical Faculty Members in Performance in Special Collaborations with Select Students Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator
Free admission, but donations welcome
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, September 14 @ 2pm
UNF Faculty Recital 
Rhonda Cassano, flute Jihye Chang, pianist
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, September 14 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society 
Concert to Benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Les Roettges, flute, Eric Olson, oboe, Ellen Olson, viola, Rachel Clifton, piano
Free, but donations to combat childhood diabetes gratefully accepted
* St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Tuesday, September 16 @ 7pm
Music @ Main Season Opener & Reception
Max Huls, violin, Alexei Romanenko, cello & Christine Clark, piano
performing chamber music by local composer Edward Lein
The Laura St. entrance closes at 7pm so concertgoers are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early or to use the Main St. entrance at the corner of Monroe St.
FREE PARKING in the public garage at the corner of Main and Duval st.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Friday, September 19 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents The Brahms Sextets
Featuring Simon Shiao, Aurica Duca, Clinton Dewing, Renate Falkner, Grace Bahng Gavin and Nick Curry; Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday September 21, 2014 @ 3pm 
Edward Waters College Music Dept. presents Serafini
Rhonda Nus Tinnin, soprano, Randy Tinnin, trumpet, and Erin Bennett, Piano
* EWC - Milne Auditorium

Friday, September 26 @ 7:30pm 
Jacksonville SINGS! Invitational Showcase
Featuring the UNF Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Student Soloists and Faculty Members Dr. Jimmy Hall, Dr. Gary Smart and Dr. Nick Curry, Dr. Cara Tasher, artistic director
* UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Friday, September 26 @ 7:30pm
Julietta Curenton, flute & Soyeon Kim, piano

* Friday Musicale

Saturday, September 27 @ 6:30pm 
Jacksonville SINGS! Finale Concert
Featuring Charlotte Mabrey and the UNF Percussion Ensemble with the UNF Chorale and the 2014 High School Invitational Honor Chorus, Dr. Joey Martin, guest clinician, Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral activities.
* UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Sunday, September 28 @ 6pm
Brian McMillan, piano
Works by Mussorgsky, Copland, Prokofiev, and others.
* All Saints Episcopal Church

August 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.

Friday, August 15 @ 7:30pm
Voice Recital: Matheus Coura, tenor & Jordan Rutter, countertenor
Shirley Elliott, piano
* UNF Fine Arts Center

Sunday, August 24 @ 10:45 am

Sunday Music: Timothy Edwards, violin
Followed by worship service

Thursday, August 28 @ 7pm
Bob Moore: Canticle
Song cycle on 5th-Century texts by Augustine of Hippo 
Bob Moore, baritone & Jim Wright, piano
* Episcopal Church of Our Saviour


The San Marco Chamber Music Society, Inc.
            world class chamber music in the marvelous acoustics of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, FL  
2014-2015 Concert Season
Five Sundays at 7:00 PM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3976 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville 32207

September 14, 2014   Concert to Benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
              Robert Schumann            Marchenbilder for viola and piano
                Robert Schumann            Romance for oboe and piano
                Madeleine Dring              Trio for flute, oboe and piano
                Ph Gaubert                         Tarantella for oboe and flute
                J. M. Kraus                          Duo for flute and viola
Featuring Les Roettges, flute, Rachel Clifton, piano, Eric Olson, oboe, and Ellen Olson, viola

November 2, 2014     Back to BASS-ics
                Hoffmeister                       Quartet for double bass, violin, viola, and cello
                Tom Knific                           Duo for viola and bass
                Andrea Clearfield             3 Songs for Oboe and double bass
                Franz Schubert                  Trio in B flat, op. 471
Featuring Kevin Casseday, bass

January 25, 2015    SMCMS Goes for Baroque 2015
                Telemann                            Concerto for oboe d’amore
                Tartini                                   Concerto for trumpet
Featuring Julian Kaplan, trumpet and Eric Olson, oboe d’amore

March 1, 2015     Percussion Concert
                Koppel                                  Toccata for Marimba and Xylophone
                Debussy                               Children’s Hour arranged by Steve Merrill
                Nathan Daughtry             Tangling Shadows for oboe and vibraphone
Featuring percussionists Steve Merrill and Joel Panian

May 31, 2015  Program to be announced

All programs are subject to change.  Please check this page for updates or ask to be put on our email list.  Contact us  


2014 - 2015 Concert Schedule

Italian Saxophone Quartet

Friday, October 3 - 7:30pmSt. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  
The Italian Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1982 by four close
friends determined to join together to perform ensemble music for
saxophone at the very highest artistic level. Early in their career, the
quartet won a number of important chamber music competitions
including the unanimous First Prize at the prestigious “Premio Ancona”
(under the direction of Goffredo Petrassi), and in addition, were
awarded a special prize for their performance of contemporary music.
Sunday, October 26 - 4:00pm St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  
Following a highly successful 2012 US debut tour of The National
Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, this highly energetic ensemble who
are members of the orchestra will bring to you what is the “Heart
of Havana,” its music and culture. Though classically trained, Habaneros
will not only delight you with familiar pieces such as Mozart, they will
also introduce you to Latin repertoire that will surely have you clapping
and tapping!
Todd Wilson, organist
Sunday, November 9 - 4:00pmSt. John's Cathedral 
Regarded across America and around the world as one of today’s
finest concert organists, Todd Wilson is head of the Organ
Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Director of
Music and Worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition, he is Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance
Hall (home of The Cleveland Orchestra), and House Organist for
the newly-restored Aeolian organ at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
in Akron, Ohio.
Dallas Brass
Friday, December 5 - 7:30pmSt. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  
Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has
become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles.  The group
has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with
a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing
entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges.  The Dallas Brass
repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway,
Hollywood and patriotic music.


Sunday, January 25 - 4:00pmSt. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker
magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award winning
ensemble Chanticleer embarks upon its 37th season in 2014-15,
performing in 25 of the United States, Canada, France, Germany,
Italy and Sweden.
Kurt Elling & The UNF Jazz Ensemble 1
Friday, February 6 - 7:30pmUNF Fine Arts Center 
GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost
jazz vocalists. He has won every DownBeat Critics Poll for the
last fourteen years and has been named “Male Singer of the
Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that
same span. Every one of Elling’s ten albums has been
nominated for a GRAMMY.
St. Thomas Choir
Friday, March 27 - 7:30pm
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
The Saint Thomas Choir School houses, nurtures and educates
the boy choristers of the world-renowned choir of Saint Thomas
Church Fifth Avenue. Founded in 1919, and located in the
heart of New York City, Saint Thomas Choir School is the only
church-affiliated boarding school of its kind in the United States.
Sean Chen, Crystal Award Winner, 2013 Cliburn Competition
Sunday, April 12 - 4:00pmSt. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church  
Pianist Sean Chen is being hailed as a rising star with a "million-volt
smile" and a "formidable set of fingers" (Dallas Morning News).
In 2013 Chen won the American Pianists Association's DeHaan
Classical Fellowship, one of the most lucrative and significant prizes
available to an American pianist. He also won Third Prize at the
14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, becoming the first
American to reach the finals since 1997Republic.


Sean Lee Peter Dugan Friday Musicale
Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:30pm Concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm Violinist Sean Lee and pianist Peter Dugan present an all-Beethoven program featuring three Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Ludwig van Beethoven's (1770-1827) work is often grouped into three periods: the Early, Middle, and Late Periods--this program features one sonata from each,...


Michel Brousseau & Maria Knapik-Sztramko
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00pm Concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30pm Pieśni – Chopin’s Songs for Voice and Piano Maria Knapik * Michel Brousseau Polish-born Soprano Maria Knapik and Montreal pianist and conductor Michel Brousseau offer a concert dedicated to Chopin’s most beautiful melodies for voice and piano. Showcasing a profound romantic sensibility, these...