November 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, Nov. 1 @ 3 pm
The UNF Orchestra: Simon Shiao, conductor

* Palms Presbyterian Church

Sunday, Nov. 1 @ 3 pm
Violinist Sergiu Schwartz and Pianist Tao Lin

Thanks to the generosity of Henson Markham, this event is free for the entire community. MORE INFO
* Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd, 32217 [Mandarin]

Sunday, Nov. 1 @ 5 pm
All Saints’ Day Choral Evensong

Evensong is particularly suited to a celebration of the Feast of All Saints. The imagery of the evening and the passing from one day to the next blends perfectly with the prayers and remembrances of our loved ones who have gone on before us. Join us as we remember all the saints in our lives during this brief service and immediately afterwards for a potluck in Leatherbury Hall. Music of Harwood, Wood, Ebdon, Parry, and Walmisley. A nursery is available during the service.
* St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Sunday, Nov. 1 @ 6 pm
Choral Evensong: Remembering our departed loved ones

Featured musical offerings include Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B Flat by Charles Villiers Stanford; Versicles and Responses by Thomas Ebdon; Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo; and We Come Unto Our Savior God by Jane Marshall, all sung by the Chancel Choir under the direction of Donald McCullough, Organist and Choirmaster. A special feature of the service provides an opportunity for congregants to offer the names, mementos, and/or photos of their departed loved ones at the Altar of Remembrance. A memorial votive may also be lighted at the altar. (Mementos may be retrieved after the service.)
* Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

Monday, Nov. 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents Hugo Wolf Quartet

Weekday parking rates may apply
* UNF -Recital Hall

Thursday, Nov. 5 @ 7:30 pm
Faculty Selection Honors Recital

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, Nov. 6 @ 7:30 pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Montrose Trio

Accomplished soloists and chamber musicians, pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins forces with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith (both formerly of the Tokyo Quartet) in an exciting new piano trio that showcases their impeccable playing and captivating performance style. “Poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.” The Washington Post
* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Saturday, Nov. 7 @ 2 pm
Fair Winds Woodwind Quintet from Navy Band Southeast

An open-air concert in the Library's courtyard. Take in the vibrant sounds as a part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Main Library. This program will be preceded by "Teen Battle of the Bands" in Hemming Park beginning at noon.
* JPL-Main Library, Lovett Courtyard

Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 3 pm
Intermezzo with the JU Piano Trio

Jacksonville University faculty artists Marguerite Richardson (violin), Shannon Lockwood (cello) & Scott Watkins (Piano) in a free concert including Piano Trio No. 2 in G Major by Beethoven, Sad Minuet by local composer Edward Lein, and Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor by Mendelssohn.
* JPL- Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 5 pm
Organ Recital

[No details supplied]
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 7 pm
"Halloween is Not Over Yet"

The San Marco Chamber Music Society will present a concert of spooky music, ranging from the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor of J. S. Bach to a string quartet arrangement of Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens. Especially ghoulish and creepy will be Andre Caplet's The Mask of the Red Death for string quartet and harp, which will be performed by JSO harpist Kayo Ishimaru and narrated by the Jacksonville Symphony's new music director, Courtney Lewis! Performers for this concert will be Rodney Cleveland, organ, Melissa Barrett and Andy Bruck, violins, Ellen Olson, viola, and Betsy Federman, cello. Here's a chance to get more mileage out of your Halloween costume this year! Audience members are welcome to come to this concert in costume! So why limit yourself to just one day of Halloween? Come to this free concert and afterwards enjoy a delicious reception with the performers!
* St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church

Wednesday, Nov. 11 @ 1 pm
First Coast Wind Ensemble Veteran's Day Concert

* Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Blvd, 32202 [Riverside]

Friday, Nov. 13 @ 7:30 pm
JU Percussion Ensemble and University Singers

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, Nov. 15 @ 11 am
“In Remembrance”

Worship led by Chancel Choir, Sanctuary. Music by Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, and Andrew Clarke.
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Sunday, Nov. 15 @ 5 pm
Voice Recital

[No further details supplied]
* St. John's Episcopal - Taliaferro Memorial Building

Wednesday, Nov. 18, @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti with the UNF Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble 1

Dr. Gordon Brock, Wind Symphony conductor; J.B. Scott, Jazz Ensemble 1, director
"The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series and Great American Jazz Series present"
Free admission (GAJS Season ticket holders receive reserved seating) - E-ticket not required, but available. Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.
Weekday parking rates may apply
* UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Thursday, Nov. 19 @ 7:30 pm
Osprey Choral Showcase

Osprey Men’s and Women’s Choruses, Yukino Miyake, piano, Tommy Shapard, conductor
Weekday parking rates may apply
* UNF - Recital Hall

Friday, Nov. 20 @ 7:30 pm
Lawson Ensemble Concert with Yukino Miyake

Works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Haydn. Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurica Duca, violin; Yukino Miyake, piano
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, Nov. 22 @ 7:30 pm
Guest Artist Voice Recital: Raymond Feener, baritone

Natalia Rivera, piano
* UNF - Recital Hall

Monday, Nov. 23 @ 7:30 pm
Student Piano Recital

Dr. Erin Bennett, coordinator
Weekday parking rates may apply
* UNF - Recital Hall

Tuesday, Nov. 24 @ 7:30 pm
Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert

Charlotte Mabrey, conductor.
Weekday parking rates may apply
* UNF - Robinson Theater