February 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 3 @ 12noon
Music at Noon: Matthew Phan, 9 year old pianist

Free Community Concert in Sanctuary, followed by luncheon in Bittinger Hall.
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Thursday, Feb. 4 @ 7:30pm
Faculty Chamber Recital

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, Feb. 5 @ 11:00am & 7:30pm
Friday Musicale: Mariana Hill, violin Naira Cola, violin

PROGRAM: Duos for Two Violins, No. 9, Op. 70 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791); Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56 by Sergei O. Prokofiev (1954 - 2014); Selections from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin. Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, Feb. 7 @ 3pm
RareSong: Music from 16th Century Spain

Featuring Patricia and Peter DeWitt, Barrie and Linda Mosher, Marcy Brenner, Lynne Radcliffe and Tony Cruz. Using musical instruments popular or available at that time, these talented musicians will perform the compositions of: del Enzina, Gombert, Ortiz, Guerrero, di Lasso and others.
* St Paul's By the Sea Episcopal Church

Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ 12noon
Lunch @ the Lounge, with Friction Farm

Combining country, folk and pop, Friction Farm combines storytelling, social commentary and humor to create ballads and anthems based upon books, everyday life and quirky observations. Bring your lunch to the Lounge (just inside the Laura St. entrance) and settle in for a good time! Free, public invited.
* JPL - Main Library, the Lounge at 303 North

Thursday, Feb. 11 @ 7:30pm
Faculty Selection Honors Recital

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, Feb. 12 @ 7:30pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series, featuring Voice

Voice is a London-based, female a cappella trio performing repertoire spanning both ages and continents. Formed in 2006, Voice performs secular and non-secular music from the medieval music of Hildegard of Bingen, to twenty-first-century commissions, and songs from around the world. Their distinctive sound is driven by individual voices that blend to create beautiful harmonies.
* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Friday, Feb. 12 @ 7:30pm
Sing into Spring Concert

featuring the University of North Florida Chamber Singers, Chorale, and the Osprey Men’s and Women’s Choruses, Dr. Cara Tasher, director, Tommy Shapard, assistant conductor
* Palms Presbyterian Church

Sunday, Feb. 14 @ 3 p.m.
Intermezzo with Cliff Newton & Friends
As a special Valentine's Day treat, Jacksonville Public Library will present a free Intermezzo Concert featuring Cliff Newton, who retired from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra after 32 years as Principal Trumpet. Joining him are his wife, Jacksonville Symphony violinist Glynda Newton, Dr. Bill Prince (winds), Bob Gauger (trombone), Bonita Sonsini Wyke (piano), Dennis Hunsicker (accordion) and Thomas P. "Pat" Brown (percussion). Their varied program ranges from concert selections by Hindemith, Hovhaness and Shostakovich to pieces inspired by Latin American dances by Milhaud and Piazzolla, further spiced with a little Louis Armstrong. (Visit http://jplmusic.blogspot.com/ for additional information)
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 7:30pm
DA Band Senior Recital

Fancy clothes, lots of flowers, an elegant reception….is it a wedding? No! It’s the DA Band Senior Recital. Please join us as select DA Band Seniors showcase their high school musical achievements! The concert is free and open to the public and, as always, there is no charge for parking. We hope you will join us and show your support for these dedicated and extraordinarily talented musicians!
* Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Theater, 2445 San Diego Rd, 32207

Wednesday, Feb. 17 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Pianist Bertrand Giraud

* UNF - Recital Hall

Friday, February 19 @ 11:00am & 7:30pm
Friday Musicale: The Mana Quartet

Music for 4 saxophones by J.S. Bach, Glazunov, Piazzolla and Dankner. Concerts are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, February 21 @ 7:30pm
Faculty New Music Recital

Featuring Guest Composer Daniel Fulmer (EWC & FSCJ faculty)
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Tuesday, February 23 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, February 25 @ 7:30pm
Student New Music Concert

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, February 26 @ 7:30pm
Lawson Ensemble Concert with Rimma Bergeron-Langlois

featuring works by Mendelssohn and Mozart. Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurica Duca, violin; Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violin
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, Feb. 28 @ 3pm
All American Program for Cello and Piano

Music by Arthur Foote, Amy Beach, Adolphus Hailstork, and Zack Browning.
Rosemary Elliott, cello and Rose Grace, piano.
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Sunday, February 28 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprising some of Russia's finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. Whether it is the highly-acclaimed CDs or its mesmerizing concerts, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin's warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.
* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church