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-Sa├źns' 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