NOVEMBER 2017




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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Wednesday, November 1 @ 6:30pm & 8pm
Art Walk Community Concerts

MAYO CLINIC COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: Jacksonville Symphony, Deanna Tham conducting. This concert is free and does not require a ticket.
* Hemming Park Main Stage, Downtown (in front of City Hall)

Thursday, November 2 @ 7pm
Community Concert

MAYO CLINIC COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: Jacksonville Symphony, Deanna Tham conducting. This concert is free and does not require a ticket.
* The Bethel Church, 215 Bethel Baptist St. (32202)

Thursday, November 2 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

Enjoy an evening of varied chamber music performed by our top student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, November 3 @ 8pm
Community Concert at Seawalk Pavilion

MAYO CLINIC COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: Jacksonville Symphony, Deanna Tham conducting. This concert is free and does not require a ticket.
* Seawalk Pavilion, Beach Blvd. & Oceanfront S., Jacksonville Beach

Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30pm
Fine Arts Series Concert

Featuring The Charlestones, a professional male a cappella quartet based in Charleston, SC, make their Florida debut with The Charlestones Sing Everything, a concert of a cappella favorites spanning the genres of Renaissance, musical theatre, hymns, barbershop, jazz, country, and pop. Nursery provided.
* Palms Presbyterian Church

Sunday, November 5 @ 3pm
An American Musical Journey

Hosted by Orange Park Chorale; featuring works by Gershwin, Ellington & Copland; plus: "take a trip to Broadway."
* Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church

Sunday, November 5 @ 4pm
Maestro Hector Olivera Organ Concert

Since entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six, Maestro Hector Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists of the present time.
* Riverside Park United Methodist Church

Sunday, November 5 @ 5pm
Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints

One of our most beautiful liturgies, Evensong is a lovely, sung, evening service led by the choir in which we thank God for the day that has passed and ask for peace and protection during the night ahead. Join us as we celebrate all the saints in our lives – especially those that have passed away this year. Music of Brewer, Ebdon, Wood, Parry, and Walmisley. A nursery is available during the service.
* St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Sunday, November 5 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society: Woodwind Showcase

Free concert showcasing the woodwinds of the orchestra. With Les Roettges, flute; Eric Olson, oboe; Ran Kampel, clarinet; Patrick Graham, bass clarinet; Conrad Cornelison, bassoon; and Kevin Reid, horn. Music of Ligeti, Janacek, and Rossini. Come, enjoy the music and then partake of our legendary post-concert receptions!
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Monday & Tuesday, November 6 & 7 @ 7pm
Two Evenings of Piano with R. Andrew Lee

Sponsored by the Chengzhong Focus Foundation, UNF School of Music and UNF Department of English.
* UNF - Recital Hall

Tuesday, November 7 @ 7:30pm
Weapon Of Peace

Throughout history the cello has emerged as a voice of peace in times of war. As part of Jacksonville University’s Confluence semester on War and Peace, cello students will present historical situations from Berlin to Baghdad and perform music that was played in times of conflict as an expression of peace.
* JU - Black Box Theatre (Phillips Fine Arts lower level)

Friday, November 10 @ 7:30pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Vienna Piano Trio

The Vienna Piano Trio today performs in the major concert halls worldwide. In North America, the group has appeared, among others, in New York City (Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, Frick Collection) Washington (Kennedy Center, National Gallery, Library of Congress), in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, and Mexico City.)
This concert is being recorded for APM’s “Performance Today” on NPR.
* St. Paul's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Saturday, November 11 @ 7:30pm
Percussion Ensemble

The JU Percussion Ensemble will be joined by Jonathan Singer, Xylophone Virtuoso. Join us for an evening of diverse works featuring music by classic and not-so-classic novelty ragtime composers and contemporary works for percussion ensemble.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, November 12 @ 3pm
Duo-Piano Concert

Featuring Alan Ragan & Rose Grace; Michael Dell & Andrew Clarke
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Sunday, November 12 @ 6pm
ChoRuss Vocal Ensemble

Vocal quintet from St. Petersburg, Russia performing spiritual music of popular composers from the 19th, 20th century, including Dmitry Bortniansky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Peter Tchaikovsky & Pavel Chesnokov. This music is performed a Cappella.
* All Saints Episcopal Church

Friday, November 17 @ 11am & 7:30pm
Friday Musicale: Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello.

Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio first leapt to international attention when she was a winner at the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Violoncello Competition in Moscow, Russia. She has performed thousands of concerts on six continents with major symphonies at the world’s major music centers and festivals including Aspen, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the Konzert Huset in Stockholm, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Musikverein in Vienna, Ravinia, Orchard and Suntory Halls in Tokyo and Great Mountain Festival in Korea.
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, November 19 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Concert Series presents UNF Violin Studio of Dr. Simon Shiao

Dr. Simon Shiao, associate professor of violin for 15 years at the University of North Florida Shiao, will lead the UNF Violin Studio in a performance that includes works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Elgar and more.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium

Monday, November 20 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents

Pianist Josu Okiñena
* UNF - Recital Hall

Monday, November 27 @ 7:30pm
Student Chamber Music

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator
* UNF - Recital Hall

Tuesday, November 28 @ 6:30pm
Alexei Romanenko performing Bach: 6 Suites for Solo Cello

* St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church

Tuesday, November 28 @ 7:30pm
Honors Recitals

The Student Honors Recitals feature outstanding student musicians nominated by their professors in recognition of distinguished performance.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Wednesday, November 29 @ 7:30pm
Piano Play-Off: Bach Edition

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator
* UNF - Recital Hall

Thursday, November 30 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

JU’s top chamber groups present an exciting concert of varied repertoire.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall


OCTOBER 2017




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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Sunday, October 1 @ 5pm
The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville

Dr. Marguerite Richardson conducting selections from Bizet's Carmen Suites & Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3, featuring Tim Tuller on organ. A champagne reception will follow the concert.
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Wednesday, October 4 @ 12noon
Music at Noon

Featuring Kamila Shahtakhtinski, piano
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Generation Series Concert: Evening Song

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Dr. Jeanie Darnell, soprano & Dr. Michael Baron, piano. The program will include Les nuits d'été (Summer Nights), Op. 7, by Hector Berlioz.
* UNF - Recital Hall

Friday, October 6 @ 7:30pm We Rise Again Concert
Join Wayne Bailey and a host of choral and keyboard musicians for an exciting evening of music to benefit the Garden Reconstruction Fund of The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The concert will feature choral music from The River City Women's Chorus, The River City Men's Chorus, The Don Thompson Chorale, The Riverside Park United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and The Riverside Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, and organ solos by Andrew Clarke, Daniel Francabandiero, Lois Gurney and Richard Lewis. Help restore one of Jacksonville's true gems by donating as you exit the concert. 100% of all donations received will go to the Garden Reconstruction Fund.
* Riverside Park United Methodist Church

Friday, October 6, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Fall Invitational Band Festival

UNF Wind Symphony, Dr. Gordon R. Brock, conductor; Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony, Theodore Shistle, conductor
* UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Sunday, October 8 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concert with Ann Adams, oboe

Collaborating performers include Carol Griffin, flute, Jessica Wieland, clarinet, Ted Shistle, bassoon, Don Casper, guitar & Ben Beck, piano. Program selections include: Madeleine Dring: ​Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano (1968); Eduardo Martin: ​Suite Habana for oboe and guitar; Ange Flegier: Concert Suite for Woodwind Trio; Bill Douglas: Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and Piano.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, October 8 @ 3pm
International Concert

Sister City Chancel Choir
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Harmony for Humanity and Lou Harrison’s 100th Celebration

Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble, Drs. Simon Shiao and Andrea Venet, conductors
* UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Friday, October 13 @ 7:30pm
Opening Night: The EStrella Piano Duo

Elena Doubovitskaya and Svetlana Belsky are accomplished pianists in their own right. Between the two, they have been heard throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Their concert credits include Carnegie (Weill) Hall, Kiev Philharmonic Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakoff Museum, Baptist University of Hong Kong, Ravinia and Tanglewood Music Festivals, among many others.
* Friday Musicale

Saturday, October 14 @ 7:30pm
The Tragic Symphony

The JU Wind Ensemble and the First Coast Wind Symphony combine to present a Masterwork Series Partner Concert featuring James Barnes’ Symphony No. 3 “The Tragic.”
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Tuesday, October 17 @ 7:30pm
Music Around The World

Join the Jacksonville University Orchestra for a tour around the world with music from Asia to Europe to the United States! Explore how composers express their own unique national pride in this exciting program.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Thursday, October 19 @ 7:30pm
High School Choral Invitational

The JU Choirs share the stage with outstanding high school choruses from greater Jacksonville in this annual celebration of choral music in our schools.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, October 20 @ 7:30pm
Honors Recital

The Student Honors Recitals feature outstanding student musicians nominated by their professors in recognition of distinguished performance.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, October 22 @ 4pm
RareSong Concert

Music of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Sunday, October 22 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series presents Fisk Jubilee Singers

Vocal artists and students from Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee) who perform worldwide under the direction of Dr. Paul Kwami
* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea

Sunday, October 22 @ 5pm
Now Thank We All Our God: A Hymn Festival

Combined choirs from around the diocese will gather for this celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This festival will be led by Dr. Carl Daw, a world-renowned hymnologist and Episcopal priest. This will be a beautiful, fun, and edifying evening, so please come to this lovely service and enjoy hearing some of the best hymns of the Reformation.
* St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Tuesday, October 24 @ 7:30pm
The French Connection

The JU Wind Ensemble and the First Coast Wind Symphony present a partner concert with guest artists the Philharmonistes des Pays de Vaucluse,a French wind band.
* JU -Terry Concert Hall

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 12:30pm
Lunchtime Sing Out against Violence

UNF Women’s Chorus & Chamber Singers, Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor.
* UNF - Lufrano Gallery

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Lawson Ensemble presents Mozart, Shostakovich and Beethoven

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin; with special guest Gabriela Peña-Kim, violin
* UNF - Recital Hall

SEPTEMBER 2017




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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Storms a-brewin' ...
Due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, all the free concerts previously announced between September 8 - 11 have been canceled or rescheduled later in the month.

CANCELED: Friday, September 8
To Houston With Love

An encore presentation of this summer’s concerts by the River City Men’s/Women’s Choruses for the benefit of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 100% of all donations will be given to the American Red Cross and will go to the relief efforts for the victims of this great tragedy.

CANCELED: Sunday, September 10 @
Music @ Main Intermezzo Concert with Dr. Gary Smart, piano

Presented monthly (Sept.-June) in the Main Library's Hicks Auditorium, Intermezzo concerts are free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. Free Sunday parking is available in the public garage at Duval and Main; bring your ticket into the Library for validation. Free on-street parking is also available on weekends.

CANCELED: Sunday, September 10
Con Brio String Quartet

With members hailing from Eastern Europe and Latin America, this outstanding ensemble will perform quartets by Brahms & Ginastera. Their emotionally-charged performance at All Saints last year was fantastic!



Tuesday, September 19 @ 7:30pm
Potpourri: Compositions and Improvisations by Dr. Gary Smart, piano

Featuring Dr. James Hall, tenor; Dr. Sunshine Simmons, clarinet; Dr. Michael Bovenzi, soprano saxophone; Dr. Nick Curry, cello
* UNF - Recital Hall

Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30pm
In The Mists - Songs of Karol Szymanowski

Faculty Recital CD Release Concert, with Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone & Dr. Michael Baron, piano
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, September 24 @ 5pm
Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels

One of our most beautiful liturgies, Evensong is a lovely, sung, evening service led by the choir in which we thank God for the day that has passed and ask for peace and protection during the night ahead. Join us as we celebrate Michael and all the angels in their great heavenly war against Satan and the forces of evil during this brief service and immediately afterwards stay for a potluck in Leatherbury Hall. Music of Stanford, Drinkell, Buxtehude, Baynon, and Goss. A nursery is available during the service.
* St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Sunday, September 24 @ 5pm
Sister Cities Peace Concert

Join us in commemorating the events of 9/11 as we reaffirm our hope for world peace and celebrate universal humanity. The Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) and OneJax at the University of North Florida have joined together in presenting this year’s annual Peace Concert, supported globally by Sister Cities International and the September Concert Foundation and coinciding with more than 2,000 musical concerts held worldwide each year on September 11 (Jacksonville's Peace Concert has been rescheduled this year to Sunday, September 24 due to Hurricane Irma.). This event is OneJax’s “Oneness of Humanity” celebration. JSCA will host a reception after the concert with international light refreshments in Taliaferro Hall. Featuring: Atlantic Coast High School Chorus, First Coast High School Chorus, Jacksonville University Singers, Ritz Voices, Paula Merritt, Tim Tuller and Tim Snyder
* St. John's Cathedral Calendar: jaxcathedral.org/events/

Sunday, September 24 @ 7pm
Concert to Benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Public

San Marco Chamber Music Society's annual concert to benefit JDRF, featuring music of Bax and Beethoven. Donations will be taken to support diabetes research. Reception after the concert to meet the musicians. With Eric Olson, Aurica Duca, Clinton Dewing, Ellen Olson, and Nick Curry.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Monday, September 25 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series

Nexus String Quartet with special guest Guitarist Giorgio Mirto
* UNF - Recital Hall

Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:30pm
Lawson Ensemble Concert Presents...

Works by Bax and Beethoven with special guests Ellen Olson, viola and Eric Olson, oboe
* UNF - Recital Hall FACEBOOK AD


Just in case ... OCTOBER 2017

Sunday, October 1 @ 5pm The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville
Dr. Marguerite Richardson conducting selections from Bizet's Carmen Suites & Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3, featuring Tim Tuller on organ. A champagne reception will follow the concert.
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

AUGUST 2017




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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Tuesday, August 1
Sorry, Folks
(and this is a first) ...
As of today no free classical concerts were found advertised for August in Jacksonville.

The various music/events calendars checked include:
* events.jacksonville.com/type/music
* folioweekly.com/calendar...live-music
* fridaymusicale.com/category/schedule/
* jaxago.org/calendar-of-events
* ju.edu/cfa/music/music-events-calendar
* unf.edu/coas/music/Calendar

Maybe something will turn up later ...


In the meantime, here are a few
FREE JAZZ & FOLK MUSIC CONCERTS

Wednesday, August 9 @ 12noon
Lunch @ the Lounge, with Al Poindexter

Folk musician/balladeer Al Poindexter will present an entertaining mix of songs, story, humor, and history. Bring your lunch—bagged, boxed or bought from a local food truck or restaurant and relax to the sounds of live music while dining solo or with friends.
* JPL - Main Library, The Lounge at 303 North

Sunday, August 13 @ 3pm
Navy Band Southeast Concert

Navy Band Southeast's VIP Combo performs a variety of jazz standards and popular instrumental music.
* Jewish Community Alliance

Saturday, August 19 @ 2pm
Navy Band Southeast Presents a Patriotic Musical Salute

Bring the family and enjoy a patriotic musical salute presented by the Navy Band Southeast's Jazz Combo.
* JPL - Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Rd. 32257

Saturday, August 19 @ 8pm
Marcus Printup Quintet: Live

Mr. Printup has performed and/or recorded with Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Roberts among many others. Also featuring Ricky Ravelo, DeAndre Lettsome, Joshua Bowlus, and Ben Adkins.
* The Parlour, 2000 San Marco Blvd. 32207

JULY 2017




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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Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:30pm
Sing A New Song

Join Wayne Bailey and the River City Men’s and Women’s Choruses singing their annual summer concert series. Each year the group presents concerts to promote a local charity. Admission is free, however donations are collected at the end of each concert with 100% of the collections being donated to the chosen non-profit. This year the chosen charity is Rethreaded.
* Riverside Park United Methodist Church (819 Park St. 32204)

Friday, July 21 @ 7:30pm
Sing A New Song

Join Wayne Bailey and the River City Men’s and Women’s Choruses singing their annual summer concert series. Each year the group presents concerts to promote a local charity. Admission is free, however donations are collected at the end of each concert with 100% of the collections being donated to the chosen non-profit. This year the chosen charity is Rethreaded.
* Southside Baptist Church (1435 Atlantic Blvd. 32207)

Saturday, July 22 @ 8pm
Sing A New Song

Join Wayne Bailey and the River City Men’s and Women’s Choruses singing their annual summer concert series. Each year the group presents concerts to promote a local charity. Admission is free, however donations are collected at the end of each concert with 100% of the collections being donated to the chosen non-profit. This year the chosen charity is Rethreaded.
* Island View Baptist Church (900 Park Ave. Orange Park, 32073)

Sunday, July 28 @ 3pm
Sing A New Song

Join Wayne Bailey and the River City Men’s and Women’s Choruses singing their annual summer concert series. Each year the group presents concerts to promote a local charity. Admission is free, however donations are collected at the end of each concert with 100% of the collections being donated to the chosen non-profit. This year the chosen charity is Rethreaded.
* Arlington Baptist Church (6009 Arlington Rd. 32211)

JUNE 2017




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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Wednesday, June 1 @ 7-9 pm
Yearly Recital

Students of Heather Turvey, Suzuki Violin and Viola Instructor
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, June 4 @ 7 pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society

SMCMS Presents All Mozart Concert:
Concert of 3 masterworks by Mozart- Horn Quintet in E flat, K. 407; Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370; and, Viola Quintet in g, K. 516. With Kevin Reid, horn; Eric Olson, oboe; Aurica Duca and Annie Hertler, violins; Ellen Olson and Clinton Dewing, violas; and Nick Curry, cello.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Thursday, June 8 @ 7:30pm
Vega Quartet Concert, Mozart and Brahms

Brought to you by Prelude Chamber Music Festival. Doors open at 7pm. Reception will follow
* Riverside Park United Methodist Church

DATE CHANGE! Sunday, June 11 - See under: June 18
Intermezzo Sunday Concert
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(Due to unexpected circumstances, the pianist had to reschedule)

Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30 pm
First Coast Wind Symphony Bon Voyage Concert

Music of Beethoven, Telemann, Mozart, Pezel, Weber, Stephen Foster and more! The FCWS departs June 21 on a concert tour to Salzburg and Vienna. Come hear the tour program!
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, June 18 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concert with pianist Joshua Ross

Among the winners of the 2013 American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music, pianist Joshua Ross made his Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall in February 2014, with a repeat performance in June 2016.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, June 25 @ 5 pm
Patriotic Concert

* Riverside Presbyterian Church


MEANWHILE, in nearby St. Augustine...
Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17
Friday-Saturday, June 23-24

St. Augustine Music Festival 11th Season
Presented FREE to audiences of all ages, features musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joined by internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions in the historic Cathedral Basilica located in picturesque St. Augustine, Florida. Now in its 11th year, the event is garnering national attention as the largest free classical music festival in the USA, attracting more than 5000 attendees over two weekends. The festival provides the opportunity for new and avid concert goers to appreciate live classical music of the highest quality in the Cathedral’s uplifting setting.
CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE SPECIFICS
* St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica (38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, FL 32084)


MAY 2017




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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Monday, May 1 @ 10:30am
Piano Master Class featuring Alexandre Tharaud

Beaches Fine Arts Series will sponsor a piano master class with Alexandre Tharaud featuring several pianists from the UNF School of Music who will perform works by Ginastera, Debussy, Chopin, and Bach.
* UNF - Recital Hall

Wednesday, May 3 @ 12noon
Music at Noon: Early Romantics at the Piano

50 minute lecture recital: Edna Schlyam. Program: "Papillons" op. 2 by Robert Schumann; Ballade op. 38 by Frederic Chopin; "Rigoletto paraphrase" by Giuseppe Verdi-Franz Liszt
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Friday, May 5 @ 11am & 7:30pm
Akropolis Reed Quintet

The Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, performing an innovative repertoire with acclaimed precision. Founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and the first ever reed quintet to win the Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014, Akropolis took Grand Prize at the MTNA and Plowman chamber music competitions consecutively in 2011, and has garnered prizes at three additional national competitions. MORE INFO.
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

Friday, May 5 @ 7pm
Anna Mans, soprano with Denise Wright, piano

Music by Mozart, Strauss, Brahms, Cole Porter & more! Reception follows.
* All Saints Episcopal Church

Sunday, May 7 @ 4pm
Don Thompson Chorale

The Don Thompson Chorale presents the final performance of its 21st season. The centerpiece of the concert is Gabriel Faure's magnificent Requiem, presented with organ and orchestra, and will also feature choral works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. This performance will be dedicated to the memory of the group's director emeritus and namesake, Don Thompson, who passed away in March, after a long illness. Admission to the concert is free; donations are appreciated.
* Riverside Presbyterian

Sunday, May 7 @ 5pm
Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville Season Finale, A Night at the Opera

The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville will perform operatic masterworks alongside New York City opera singers Rebecca Shorstein, soprano and Monica Pasquini. Please join the musicians for a reception following the concert as we celebrate the successes and adventures of our first year together as an ensemble.
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, May 7 @ 5pm
Choral Evensong

Join as we continue the celebration of the Easter Season with this festive Choral Evensong and stay for a potluck in Leatherbury Hall immediately afterwards. A nursery is available during the service.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Sunday, May 7 @ 6pm
Piano Duo Beaux Arts: from Bach to Tango!

Internationally-renowned concert pianists Catherina Lan and Tao Lin perform solo and duo music of Bach, Beethoven ,Chopin, and the tangos of Piazzolla.
* All Saints Episcopal Church

Sunday, May 7 @ 7pm
Dr. Laura Ellis Organ Concert

Laura Ellis is an associate professor of music in the School of Music at the University of Florida. Dr. Ellis teaches undergraduate and graduate organ, harpsichord, and carillon. This free concert includes “Behold a Host” arranged by John Ferguson, “Variation on ‘Children of the Heavenly Father” arranged by David Dahl, and “The Three Festivals” by Herman Belinski. An offering will be taken.
* Saint Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30pm
The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club

Founded in 1859, the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club is one of the oldest collegiate choruses in the United States and long acclaimed as one of the finest male choruses in the world. The Glee Club is known for its wide repertoire that incorporates selections from different musical styles and periods including Renaissance motets, Romantic anthems, opera choruses, folksongs, spirituals and contemporary songs.
* Palms Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 14 @ 3 pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concert with Cliff Newton (trumpet) & Friends

The concert will feature a variety of classical and Dixieland selections, including performances with The Florida Brass Quintet (Cliff Newton, Trumpet; Dr. Bill Prince, Trumpet; Susan McGee, Horn; Robert Gauger, Trombone; Kurt Ziegler, Tuba) and pianist Bonita Wyke.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, May 21 @ 5pm
Ancient City Brass

The Ancient City Brass Band appeals to audiences of all ages and provides a sparking variety of sacred, traditional, and historic literature.
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Friday, May 26 @ 7:30pm
Friday Musicale Scholarship Laureates

Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

APRIL 2017




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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Sunday, April 2 @ 5pm
Community Concert with the JU Chorale

* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Monday, April 3 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Trio Bel Suono

Rhonda Cassano, flute; Renate Falkner, viola; Kayo Ishimaru, harp
* UNF - Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 6 @ 7:30pm
Lawson Ensemble Concert

With special guests Dr. Andrea Venet and Steve Merrill, percussion Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurelia Duca, violin; Dr. Cara Tasher, soprano; Dr. James Hall, tenor; Joseph Henderson, violin
* UNF - Recital Hall

Friday, April 7 @ 11am & 7:30pm
DUO SONIDOS: ADAM LEVIN, GUITAR & WILLIAM KNUTH, VIOLIN

*Friday Musicale

Friday, April 7 @ 3pm
Guest Artist Recital: Dr. Phil Pierick, saxophone with Kurt Galván, piano

* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, April 9 @ 3pm
Intermezzo with oboist Susan Hicks Brashier, bassoonist Shannon Lowe & pianist Maila Guttierrez Springfield.

Active as a solo and chamber music recitalist, oboist Susan Hicks Brashier has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, and also as principal oboist with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Camerata and Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Shannon Lowe is Associate Professor of Bassoon at Valdosta State University and principal bassoonist of both the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra. Another faculty artist from Valdosta State, award-winning pianist Maila Gutierrez Springfield is a member of the Maharlika Trio.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, April 9 @ 3pm
Wind Ensemble Concert

* JU- TERRY CONCERT HALL

Monday, April 10 @ J:30pm
Piano Studio Recital

Dr. Erin Bennett, director
* UNF - Recital Hall

Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:30pm
Senior Honors Recital

* JU - TERRY CONCERT HALL

Friday, April 14 @ 7:30pm
Spring Percussion Concert

Dr. Andrea Venet, director
* UNF -Lazzara Performance Hall

Friday, April 14 @ 3pm
Guest Artist Recital featuring Duo Vim

Saxophonist duo Alexia Perez and Michael Wilson
* UNF -Recital Hall

Saturday, April 15 @ 7:30pm
Violin Studios Exchange Concert

Violin Studios from Charleston College of Music and UNF School of Music
* UNF -Recital Hall

Monday, April 17 @ 7:30pm
Spring Osprey Choral Showcase
Featuring the Osprey Women’s Chorus and Osprey Men’s Chorus Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies and conductor & Tommy Shapard, conductor; Yume Omura, collaborative keyboard artist
* UNF -Recital Hall

Monday, April 17 @ 8pm
Faculty Voice Recital

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone & Dr. Michael Baron, piano
* UNF -Recital Hall

Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30pm
Faculty Violin Recital

20th Anniversary Celebration of Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Debut
Dr. Simon Shiao, violin, Dr. Michael J. Mastronicola, piano; UNF String Students
* UNF -Recital Hall

Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30pm
Chamber Ensembles Concert

* JU - TERRY CONCERT HALL

Saturday, April 22 @ 7:30pm
Italian Night at the Symphony!

* JU - TERRY CONCERT HALL

Sunday, April 23 @ 3pm
First Coast Wind Symphony Concerto Competition
* JU - TERRY CONCERT HALL

Sunday, April 23 @ 6pm
University Singers in Concert

* ST. PAUL METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday, April 30 @ 3pm
A Choral Kaleidoscope

Heritage Singers of Jacksonville
* Palms Presbyterian Church

Sunday, April 30 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series presents Alexandre Tharaud, piano

* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

MARCH 2017




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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Friday, March 3, 2017, 11am & 7:30pm
Sidney Outlaw, baritone & Denise Wright, piano

Sidney Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence. http://sidneyoutlaw.com
* Friday Musicale

Saturday, March 4 @ 7:30pm
Percussion Ensemble

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, March 5 @ 5pm
Lenten Evensong

* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Monday, March 6 @ 5pm
Gila Goldstein Piano Recital

Gila Goldstein is on the piano faculty at both New York University and Boston University. Program selections include Janáček’s In the Mists; Selections from Bartok's 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs; Medtner’s Canzona Serenata, op. 38, no. 6, and Fairy Tale, op. 20, no. 1; and, Prokofiev Sonata no. 2 in D minor.
The concert is free and open to the public; doors will open at 4:30 PM. Additionally, Ms. Goldstein will be giving a masterclass at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts on Tuesday, March 7 at 2 PM.
* EWC - Milne Auditorium

Tuesday, March 7 @ 7:30pm
Honors Recital

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, March 12 @ 3pm
Intermezzo: Douglas Anderson Piano Students Spring Recital

Under the guidance of faculty coordinator Vera Watson, piano students from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts return to the Hicks Auditorium for their annual recital at the Main Library! The recital will include works by Beethoven, Chopin, Joplin, Khachaturian, Liszt & Mozart, among others.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, March 12 @ 6pm
Music Through the Ages Concert Series

Featuring UNF String Students, Dr. Simon Shiao, violin & Dr. Michael J. Mastronicola, piano
* All Saints Episcopal Church

Sunday, March 12 @ 7:30pm
Piano Studio Recital

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Monday, March 13 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Clarinetist Claudio Mansutti

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* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, March 19 @ 3pm
JCA Young Concert Artists Series: Violinist Aleksey Semenenko

Young Concert Artists is a non-profit organization that discovers and promotes the careers of exceptional, emerging young concert musicians. The Jewish Community Alliance is happy to receive these brilliant newcomers as they launch their careers.
* Jewish Community Alliance

Sunday, March 26 @ 5pm
Choral Evensong for Lent

This fourth Sunday in Lent, called Laetare Sunday (meaning “rejoice”), is traditionally a “lighter” Sunday compared to the rest of the season, so please join us as we liven things up with a festive Choral Evensong.
Followed by Potluck at 5:30 p.m.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Monday, March 27 @ 8pm
Tech Ensemble Concert

Alex Hayward, coordinator
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* UNF - Fine Arts Center, Room 1420

Thursday, March 30 @ 7:30pm
Faculty New Music

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, March 31 @ 7:30pm
Guest Piano and Violin Faculty Recital

Dr. Simon Shiao, violin & Jason Bae, piano
* UNF - Recital Hall

FEBRUARY 2017




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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Wednesday, February 1 @ 12noon
Music at Noon

Matthew Phan, 11 year old pianist
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Thursday, February 9 @ 7:30pm
Chamber Ensembles Concert

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Saturday, February 11 @ 11am
University Singers in Concert

Choral music from Jacksonville University under the direction of Dr. Timothy Snyder
* San Jose Catholic Church (3619 Toledo Road, 32217)

Sunday, February 12 @ 3pm
Intermezzo with Pianists Mimi Noda & Kyungju Lee

Mimi Noda was a collaborative pianist with the Japanese Choral Association before relocating to the United States in 1998 to pursue graduate studies, and is now an Associate Professor of Music at Georgia's Albany State University. Kyungju Lee is a professional pianist based in Tallahassee who holds degrees from Yonsei University (in Seoul, South Korea), Indiana University and The Florida State University. The duo will perform 4-hand piano works by Faure, Poulenc & Saint-Saens.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, February 12 @ 3pm
JCA Young Concert Artists Series: Zora String Quartet

Young Concert Artists is a non-profit organization that discovers and promotes the careers of exceptional, emerging young concert musicians. The Jewish Community Alliance is happy to receive these brilliant newcomers as they launch their careers.
* Jewish Community Alliance

Sunday, February 12 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Harlem Quartet

Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world; from a 2009 performance at The White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012, and numerous venues in between.
* St Paul's By the Sea Episcopal Church

Sunday, February 12 @ 4pm
Sing into Spring

Singing Alone and Together: A Vocal Showcase featuring the four Osprey Choral Ensembles and select soloists. Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies and conductor; Tommy Shapard, conductor
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, February 12 @ 6pm
JaxAGO: Instruments and Organ Together!

Jacksonville organists team up with college music students from local colleges and universities to provide an entertaining and varied program.
* St Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Friday, February 17 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Spring Percussion Concert with “Saturday Night Live” Percussionist Valerie Naranjo

Dr. Andrea Venet, director
* UNF - Robinson Theater

Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30pm
Lawson Ensemble Concert with special guests Dr. James Hall, tenor and Dr. Cara Tasher, soprano

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurelia Duca, violin
* UNF- Recital Hall

Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30pm
Prayer Songs: A Cycle of Music Exploring Prayer

Join CJ Dates for an evening of exploring the intersection between prayer and music through songs that express emotive language with synonymous acoustic music.
* Palms Presbyterian Church

Sunday, February 19 @ 5pm
Recital with Timothy Tuller, Organ and Bill Hazlett, trombone

Partita on “Ein feste Burg” – Andrew Clarke; Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 547 – J. S. Bach; Duet for Trombone and Organ - Gustav Holst; Chorale No. 1 in E Major - Cesar Franck; Fantasia and Fugue on “BACH” – Liszt/Guillou
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:30pm
Invitational Band Festival with special guests UNF Faculty Brass Quintet and Bartram Trail High School

Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Wind Symphony conductor; Jason Duckett, Bartram Trails High School Wind Symphony conductor
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* UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Sunday, February 26 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: The Habana Boys

The Habana Boys is comprised of four classically-trained Tenors: Ernesto Cabrera, Saeed Mohammed, Rey Reyes and Ian Sanchez in a repertoire of highly recognizable arias and greatest popular songs. The Habana Boys will steal your heart and create a memorable evening of music you do not want to miss, direct from Havana, Cuba on their first North American tour.
* St Paul's By the Sea Episcopal Church

Saturday, February 25 @ 7:30pm
JU Wind Ensemble and First Coast Wind Symphony

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, February 26 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society: Featuring harpist Kayo Ishimaru

Works include Ravel's Introduction and Allegro (with Clinton Dewing and Piotr Szewczyk, violins; Ellen Olson, viola; Betsy Federman, cello; Les Roettges, flute; Peter Wright, clarinet) Free admission. An offering will be taken. http://www.sanmarcochambermusic.org/
* St Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tuesday, February 28 @ 7:30pm
Center Stage - Winners of the JU Concerto Competition

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

JANUARY 2017




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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Tuesday, January 3 @ 12noon
Vivace Trio Concert

Enjoy beautiful music on a Tuesday at noon on January 3rd in the Kinne auditorium.
* Kinne Auditorium, Mayo Clinic Florida Jacksonville, Florida 32224

Friday, January 6 @ 7:30pm
OUTSTANDING YOUNG PIANISTS

5th-6th Grade: Matthew Phan; Concerto: Jessica Wu; 7th-8th Grade: Katie Carlson; 7th-8th Grade Honorable Mention: Jennifer Zeng​; 9th-10th Grade: Amy Lao; 11th-12th Grade: Alicia Hou; 11th-12th Grade Honorable Mention: Skylar Derr
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, January 8 @ 3pm
INTERMEZZO: "Love and Other Misadventures"

Regina Torres, mezzo-soprano, Stephen Mumbert, Baritone, and Bonita Wyke, piano, in a concert of Broadway Duets. From complications arising from love triangles and misunderstandings to good old ego competition, intricate characters are brought to life in scenes from "Annie Get Your Gun", "A Little Night Music", "Showboat", "Wonderful Town", "The Music Man", "Into the Woods", "Trouble in Tahiti", and "Spamalot".
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Friday, January 13 @ 11am & 7:30pm
Friday Musical: Jasper String Quartet

Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University.
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

Sunday, January 15 @ 6pm
Organ Recital: Dr. Peter DeWitt

* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Friday, January 20 @ 7:30pm
Faculty Solo Percussion Recital

Dr. Andrea, Venet, percussion
* UNF - Recital Hall

Sunday, January 22 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

As winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, Brandon makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut at Weill Recital Hall (CAG Winners series).
* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Sunday, January 29 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society Goes for Baroque 2017

Eric Olson and Claudia Minch, oboes, and Les Roettges and Rhonda Cassano, flutes. SELECTIONS: Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Telemann Concerto for 2 oboes and 2 flutes; Michel Blavet Flute Concerto in A minor; Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for 2 oboes; ​ Quantz Duet for 2 flutes in A minor
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tuesday, January 31 @ 7:30pm
Honors Recital

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Tuesday, January 31 @ 7:30pm
Project Trio

Performing for The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series
* UNF - Recital Hall
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RELATED INTEREST (Out-of-County Concerts)
Sunday, January 8 @ 7pm
Amahl and the Night Visitors

An opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti, this heartwarming tale is presented as part of our Epiphany celebration, and includes a reception in the courtyard preceding the show.
* Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Saturday, January 14 @ 7pm
"Epiphany" with Composer Bob Chilcott

We welcome renowned composer, chorister, conductor Bob Chilcott. Christ Church Chancel Choir and Harmonia, UNF Chamber Singers and Jazz Combo, and the Gainesville Brass Quintet in concert. Previewing the anthem “Epiphany” commissioned work by Bob Chilcott for Christ Episcopal Church. Meet Bob Chilcott at a reception following the concert.
* Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082