February 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.

Tuesday, February 3 @ 7 pm
Emergence,  with JU Chamber Ensembles
Join us for an evening of chamber music performed by talented students from the Jacksonville University Division of Music. Presenting works by Mozart, Lecuona, Mussorgsky, Mintzer, Ewazen and Dvořák, the featured ensembles will include the JU Honors String Quintet, the JU Honors Brass Quintet, the JU Flute Ensemble, the JU Saxophone Quartet, and the JU Student Piano Quartet.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Wednesday, February 4 @ 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday Happening: Alicia Hou, Piano

Lunch Follows Wednesday Concerts, RSVP 904-355-4585.
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Friday, February 6 @ 11:00am & 7:30pm
Friday Musicale presents Martin Munch, piano

Martin Münch, professor of piano at the University of Bamberg, is the founder of the “turn-of-society”, Heidelberg, first chairman of the company “piano internationally” and artistic director of several international piano cycles, including the PIANORAMA Florence 2005. Doors open 30 minutes prior to concerts. Program information at fridaymusicale.com
* Friday Musicale

Friday, February 6 @ 7pm – 8pm
The University Singers of Jacksonville University and Voice Faculty

Dr. Tim Snyder directs the choir in this FREE "homecoming" concert which ends the choir's recent Florida tour. The ensemble's eclectic repertoire spans centuries and musical styles to include Renaissance polyphony, Baroque and Classical masterworks, and more. Voice Faculty Professor Kimberly Beasley and Dr. Jay Ivey join the choir for this concert.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Sunday, February 8 @ 3pm
Intermezzo, with percussionist Tony Steve
Percussionist and composer Tony Steve is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Music and Percussion at Jacksonville University. Well-known to First Coast music lovers, he has won numerous ASCAP writers awards for his compositions, and his inventive programming never fails to dazzle and delight. With the assistance Dr. Michael James Olson (piano) and the JU Marimba Band, Prof. Steve will present two new original compositions, plus Red Arc/Blue Veil by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, and three novelty rags by Harry Breuer.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, February 8 @ 3pm
YCA Clarinetist Narek Aruntyunian in concert at the JCA

We welcome back Narek Arutyunian, an artist who reaches “passionate depths with seemingly effortless technical prowess and beguiling sensitivity” (Washington Post). Born in Gyumri, Armenia, he is the winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and other music competitions. He lives in New York City where he studies with Charles Neidich at the Julliard School.
* Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., 32217 (904)730-2100

Sunday, February 8 @ 4pm
Sing into Spring

Featuring Osprey Choral Ensembles, Student Conductors and Select Student Soloists, Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor.
* UNF - Recital Hall

Monday, February 9 @ 5-7pm
Lin He Violin Master Class

Dr. Simon Shaio, coordinator
* UNF - Recital Hall
PARKING INFO (see 2nd paragraph)

Tuesday, February 10 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

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

Sunday, February 15 @ 3pm – 4pm
Riverside’s Concert Series: Rose S. Grace, piano; Jason Hastings, clarinet

* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, February 17 @ 7pm
Tuesday Serenade, with pianist Heidi Louise Williams
 Heidi Louise Williams has appeared in solo and chamber music performances across the United States and abroad, including recitals at Carnegie's Weill Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Taiwan National Recital Hall. An Associate Professor of Piano at FSU, Dr. Williams is the recipient of numerous awards, and her solo debut CD, Drive American, made Fanfare magazine's 2012 Critics' Wants List. Her Tuesday Serenade program will include Busoni’s majestic transcription of J.S. Bach’s Nun komm, der heiden Heiland, Schumann’s dramatic Kreisleriana, and the brilliant Piano Sonata by Charles Tomlinson Griffes.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Wednesday, February 18 @ 7:30pm
Tragedy Towards Peace, with the Ritz Chamber Players
Jacksonville Public Library is delighted to host one of the country's finest chamber music ensembles! For their Black History Month Performance the Ritz Chamber Players share a thought-provoking program commemorating the tragic deaths of African-American youth by gun violence. For more information about this free concert, please visit their website.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Tuesday, February 24 @ 7:30pm
"Songs of Eve" - Rhonda Nus Tinnin, soprano
Graduate voice recital with by Denise Wright, piano & guests Dr. Erin Bennett, piano & Randy Tinnin, trumpet
* UNF - Recital Hall
PARKING INFO (see 2nd paragraph)

Thursday, February 26 @ [no time provided]
EWC Concert Series

Dr. Quincy Hilliard, EWC High School Honor Band
Featuring the EWC Concert Choir, and EWC Music Department
* EWC - Milne Auditorium