May 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.

Sunday, May 3 @ 2:30pm
Singers by the Sea “Come Alive in Song” 
Program followed by a reception. Free, donations accepted
* Palms Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 3 @ 3pm
First Coast Wind Ensemble Family Concert

This annual family concert will include music of interest to all ages. The event will feature the winner of the FCWE 2015 Concerto Competition for High School Musicians. The concert will also include a new work written especially to celebrate the First Coast Wind Ensemble’s 25th anniversary by internationally-known American composer Robert W. Smith, titled “Postcards from the First Coast,” and popular music by W.A. Mozart, Percy Grainger, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams and John Philip Sousa.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, May 3 @ 5pm
Festal Evensong for St. George’s Day

Celebrating the Patron Saint of England with music for choir, organ, brass and bagpipes. The Cathedral Choir, The Cathedral Brass.
* St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

Tuesday, May 5 @ 7pm
Community Standards with the Don Thompson Chorale

Boasting two decades of performances and recordings, the Don Thompson Chorale has long been recognized among the First Coast’s premiere community music organizations. Under the direction of Jay Stuckey and with Terry Stuckey on piano, their Spring Concert will feature more than a dozen choral settings ranging from a traditional Gospel blues arrangement of John the Revelator to Morten Lauridsen’s popular Sure on this Shining Night.
* JPL, Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Wednesday, May 6 @ 12:30pm
Wednesday Happening

Music Outreach Program of Betune-Cookman University
Lunch Follows Wednesday Concerts RSVP 904-355-4585)
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, May 6 @ 7:30pm
Ritz Chamber Players Season Finale

Featring Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Alison Buchanan, Tahirah Whittington and Orlando Wells performing:
- Antonio Caldara Vi perdei, oh luci belle
- Herbert Willi Kairos Im Kronos 1756/1956 for String Trio
- Holland After the Wailing for Soprano, Violin, Viola, Cello
- W. A. Mozart Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat .
* JPL, Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Friday, May 8 @ 7:30pm
"A Mother's Love"

North Florida Women's Chorale will sing settings of "Ave Maria" and songs from many cultures that celebrate mothers. This concert will include the St Augustine Youth Chorus as special guests. It is fitting that we combine the voices of women and children to sing about motherhood and family. As part of your celebration, bring your mother to this charming concert.
* Community Presbyterian Church (150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233)

Sunday, May 10 @ 3 p.m.
Intermezzo, with the Maharlika Trio

Valdosta State Faculty Artists Joren Cain (saxophone), David Springfield (trombone) and Maila Gutierrez Springfield (piano) have been performing together for ten years, including recent concerts for the Georgia Music Educators Association, the College Music Society and the Southeastern Composers League. Their repertoire ranges from classical to jazz, and features arrangements and original compositions written especially for them and their unique combination of instruments.
* JPL, Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, May 17 @ 11am
Musical Cantata with Iive orchestra

During the regular Sunday morning service.
* Lakewood Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 17, 3pm
Don Thompson Chorale Spring Concert

* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, May 19 @ 7pm.
Tuesday Serenade, with JiWon Hwang, violin & Boyan Bonev, cello

Korean violinist JiWon Hwang and Bulgarian cellist Boyan Bonev each won national and international performance awards while in their respective homelands, and both moved to the United States to continue their studies at the Florida State University, earning Doctor of Music degrees while pursuing their performance and teaching careers. Among the works chosen for their joint recital are unaccompanied sonatas for violin (by Prokofiev) and cello (by Kodaly), and Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.
* JPL, Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30pm
Friday Musicale Scholarship Laureates

2010 - Danielle Cheiken, soprano, Graduate of Oberlin College, Recipient of the Friday Musicale Vocal Scholarship
2011 - Elisa Gentry, clarinet, Florida State University, Recipient of the Friday Musicale Scholarship
2014 - Rachel Lovelace, bassoon, University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship
2015 - Christy Shelenberger, piano, Florida State University, Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, May 31 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society Season Finale: Woodwind Showcase

Free concert featuring Marci Gurnow, clarinet and bass clarinet, Les Roettges, flute, Eric Olson, oboe and oboe d'amore, with pianist Scott Watkins, plus strings! Music of Saint-Saens, Bruch, Ibert, Lotti, and a piece by York Bowen for bass clarinet and string quartet! Please join us for this eclectic mix of music and enjoy our post concert reception!
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Sunday, May 31 @ 7pm
Mayse-Turner Festival of Anglican Hymnody

* Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd