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