January 2015

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, January 3 @ 2pm
J-Sym Cover the Town with Sound
Looking to enjoy some art and music this weekend? This concert series features groups of Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Musicians.
NOTE: Admission to the museum is free each "Weaver First Satrday," 10am-4pm.
* Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.

Tuesday, January 6 @ 7pm
Emergence with Kaisar Anvar, piano

Soon after moving to Tallahassee in 2013 to study with Dr. Read Gainsford, Uyghur pianist Kaisar Anvar was recognized as one of FSU’s most talented instrumentalists, winning the Young Artist Competition that same year. Among earlier awards, Anvar placed first in both the Michigan Music Teachers Association’s Piano Concerto Competition (2007) and the Georgia Southern University Piano Competition (2011). His Jacksonville debut will include three sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Five Bagatelles by Australian composer Carl Vine, and sonatas by Beethoven (no. 16) and Chopin (no. 3).
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Friday, January 9 @ 7:30pm
Friday Musicale Presents Outstanding Young Pianists Concert

* Friday Musicale

Sunday, January 11 @ 3 p.m.
Intermezzo with Cliff Newton, trumpet
Although Cliff Newton retired from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra after 32 years as Principal Trumpet, he still maintains a busy performance schedule as a solo artist and as Acting Principal Trumpet for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. The co-founder of the Ancient City Brass Band and instructor at the Northeast Florida Conservatory will be joined by FSCJ's Bonita Sonsini Wyke, one of the First Coast's most sought-after collaborative pianists, and the multi-talented Dr. Bill Prince, Professor Emeritus from UNF, as well as Jonathan M. Lacey on trombone, and Dennis Hunsicker on accordion.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Monday, January 12 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents Clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom

J. Lawrie Bloom is a versatile player who has been heard in chamber, orchestral and concerto appearances on soprano clarinet, basset clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet. In September of 1980, Sir Georg Solti invited Lawrie to join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the position of clarinet and solo bass clarinet. Bloom has been a featured performer at numerous International Clarinet Association conferences and at the Ambler, Grand Teton, Ravinia, Skaneateles and Spoleto festivals and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. Bloom is a senior lecture in clarinet at Northwestern University and is an artist performer of the Buffet Crampon Company and RICO International. More at http://jlawriebloom.com/

Tuesday, January 20 @7pm
Tuesday Serenade with oboist Ann Adams
Join us for an evening of chamber music featuring oboist Ann Adams, the Band Director at La Villa School of the Arts and Adjunct Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music at UNF. Sharing the stage with Dr. Adams will be violist Angelo Goderre, also on faculty at La Villa; bassoonist Ted Shistle, Band Director at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts; and pianist Rose Shlyam Grace, an Assistant Professor at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. Musical selections will include pieces by local composer Edward Lein, C. M. Loeffler’s Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano, and Andre Previn’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Thursday, January 22 @  7pm
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensembles
Free recital by the JSYO Chamber Music ensembles, comprised of the top-level Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra musicians, offer an inspiring, close-up performance of a variety of styles.

Sunday, January 25th @ 2:30pm
Edward Waters College Concert Choir

* Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4731 Norwood Avenue

Sunday, January 25 @ 3pm
Friday Musicale presents UNF Faculty Woodwind Quintet

Rhonda Cassano, flute; Claudia Minch, oboe; Sunshine Simmons, clarinet; Brad Behr, bassoon; Kevin Reid, horn
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, January 25 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Chanticleer

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.
* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea

Sunday, January 25 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society - SMCMS Goes for Baroque 2015

  Telemann: Concerto for oboe d’amore
  Tartini: Concerto for trumpet
  Handel: Concerto for harp
  Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor, 1st mvmt.
Featuring Julian Kaplan, trumpet, Eric Olson, oboe d’amore, and Kayo Ishimaru, harp
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tuesday, January 27 @ 7:30pm
UNF Percussion Ensemble Chamber Concert

Charlotte Mabrey, coordinator

Thursday, January 29 @ 7:30pm
Faculty Selection Honors Recital

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

Saturday, January 31 @ 7:30pm
Tony Steve, Percussion

Percussion professor Tony Steve provides an evening of works and improvisations for marimba and vibraphone.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall