April 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.

Wednesday, April 1 @ 12:30pm
Wednesday Happening
Christopher Tam, Piano
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, April 7 @ 7:30‏pm
UNF Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series
Presents Pianist YASUKO TASUMI
Program includes works by Stephen Reynolds, Frederick Delius, Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten, Felix Mendelssohn and others.
* UNF - Recital Hall

Friday, April 10 @ 7:30pm
The UNF Percussion Ensemble

Works by Hollinden, Duckworth, Cowell & Gipson. The concert is free and open to all. Bring a buck for the orange scholarship buckets if you want to help a needy percussion student at UNF.
* UNF - Robinson Theater

Sunday, April 12 @ 3pm
Intermezzo with FSU’s Trio Solis

distinguished as solo performers, FSU’s resident faculty artists Corinne Stillwell (violin), Gregory Sauer (cello) and Read Gainsford (piano) formed Trio Solis in 2008. Exploring the piano trio repertoire with a unique synergy of brilliant technique and probing musicianship in venues including Carnegie Hall, their debut recording, Diamonds in a Haystack, was named “Critic’s Choice” by American Record Guide. Please join us in welcoming Trio Solis back to the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium for a concert featuring works by First Coast composers Piotr Szewczyk (Piano Trio No. 1) and Edward Lein (Dark Eyes Variations), plus Schubert’s magnificent Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, op. 99.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, April 12 @4pm
Kenneth Law – Cello & Stephen Buck – Piano

BEETHOVEN Sonata in G Minor, op. 5, no. 2; FAURE Sonata in G Minor, op. 117, no. 2; RUBINSTEIN Sonata in D Major, op. 18, no. 1
* Friday Musical

Sunday, April 12 @ 3pm
JU Wind Ensemble "Song and Dance"

The Wind Ensemble will feature a concerto soloist and works from the standard and contemporary wind band repertoire.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Saturday, April 18 @ 7:30pm
Mozart Requiem
Come enjoy a powerful evening of music as Dr. Marguerite Richardson leads the Jacksonville University Orchestra and Jacksonville University Choirs (Dr. Timothy Snyder, Director) in a musical tour de force.
*JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, April 19 @ 3pm
Riverside Concert Series: Eda Shlyam, Piano

* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Tuesday  April 21 @ 7pm
Tuesday Serenade with Scott Watkins, piano
Scott Watkins, Assistant Professor of Piano at Jacksonville University, is well-known to First Coast audiences for his performances with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, his numerous solo recitals and his frequent collaborations with many of the areas finest singers and instrumentalists. In addition to repeat appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and on NPR, Dr. Watkins’ solo and concerto performances have taken him throughout the Americas, Europe and China. His Tuesday Serenade recital will include selections by Franz Liszt, Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 17, and the recently-discovered complete version of Howard Hanson’s Piano Sonata, Op. 11.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Tuesday, April 21 @ 7:30pm
Piano Studio Recital featuring the Students of Erin Bennett and Gary Smart

*UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, April 26 @ 6:30pm
Organ Recital, Choral Evensong and Dinner

* Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd