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