April 2016

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.

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Saturday, April 2 @ 9 am
Scholarship Competition

A scholarship may be awarded to a high school senior musician (instrumental) in the greater Jacksonville area entering an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall semester of 2016 who will major in music.
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, April 3 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts: Imani Winds

More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.
* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Tuesday, April 5 @ 7pm
"Bach and Beyond"

Philip Pan and Rhonda Cassano, both from the Jacksonville Symphony, are back to lead our annual concert of lovely Baroque chamber music. This year's concert will feature Bach's wonderful Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 as well as other instrumental favorites. This concert is free and open to the public, so please come and join us. Nursery provided. Reception to follow.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Tuesday, April 5 @ 7:30pm
Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert

Charlotte Mabrey, conductor

Wednesday, April 6 @ 12noon
Music at Noon

"Reflections: What to Listen for in Music". Pianist Eda Schlyam will perform and discuss Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata, Opus 13 in C minor. Concert is followed by lunch in Bittinger Hall
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Thursday, April 7 @ 7:30pm
Faculty Selection Honors Recital

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, April 7 @ 7:30pm
Viola Studio Recital

Dr. Renate Falkner, coordinator
* UNF - Recital Hal

Friday, April 8 @ 11am & 7:30pm
Ilya Yakushev, piano

Beethoven: Sonata Pathétique; Marcello: Adagio/Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

Friday, April 8 @ 7:30pm
Lawson Ensemble Concert with Sonja Harasim

Featuring works by Schubert and Brahms Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurica Duca, violin; Sonja Harasim, violin
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, April 10 @ 3pm
Intermezzo, with Maila Springfield, piano & Linda Cionitti, clarinet

Faculty artists Linda A. Cionitti (Georgia Southern University) and Maila Gutierrez Springfield (Valdosta State University) will present a free recital of duos for clarinet and piano. The varying moods of their program range from the lyricism of Louis Cahuzac's 'Cantilène' and Maurice Saylor's 'Romanza', to jaunty movements from Hindemith's Clarinet Sonata, and the dancing rhythms of both Victor Babin's 'Hillandale Waltzes' and James M. David's 'Historias y Danzas'. Please join us!
* JPL - Main Library/Hicks Auditorium

Monday, April 11 @ 12noon
Out to Lunch with The Adderbury Ensemble

String players from the British ensemble will perform works by Delius and Vaughan Williams, and Jacksonville Symphony Principal Oboist will join them for Mozart's Oboe Quartet.
* JPL - The Lounge at 303 North (just inside the Laura St. entrance)

Tuesday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
Piano Studio Recital

Featuring the students of Dr. Gary Smart and Dr. Erin Bennett
* UNF - Recital Hall

Wednesday, April 13 @ 7:30pm
Charlotte’s Farewell: World Premiere Percussion Concerto

Charlotte Mabrey, percussion; UNF Orchestra, Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor
* UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Thursday, April 14 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Saturday, April 16 @ 7:30pm
JU Percussion Ensemble and The Tom Bennett Band

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Tuesday, April 19 @ 7:30pm
First Ever UNF Tech Ensemble Concert

Alex Hayward, coordinator
* UNF - Fine Arts, Room 1404

Friday, April 22 @ 3pm
Clarinet Studio recital

Featuring students of Dr. Sunshine Simmons and the UNF Clarinet Choir
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, April 24 @ 5pm
St. George's Day Evensong

* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

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