NOVEMBER 2019




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, November 3 @ 3pm
Lawson Ensemble with principal violist DJ Cheek

Dr. Nick Curry (cello), Clinton Dewing (viola), Aurica Duca (violin), and DJ Cheek (viola) performing Mozart: "Dissonance" Quartet and Beethoven: String Quartet opus 59. No. 3
* UNF -Recital Hall
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Sunday, November 3 @ 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 Dyson, Drinkell, Bullock, Parry, and Walmisley. A nursery is available during the service. Wine and cheese reception following.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church
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Sunday, November 3 @ 6pm
Fauré Requiem Memorial Concert

Featuring orchestra with choir comprised of Southside United Methodist Choir, Voices of Jacksonville and members of the JCC Touring Choir.
* Southside United Methodist Church (3120 Hendricks Ave, 32207)
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Sunday, November 3 @ 7pm
SMCMS Goes for Baroque

The annual San Marco Chamber Music Society's all-Baroque concert! This year we feature bassoonist Conrad Cornelison, oboist Eric Olson, and flutist Les Roettges in works by Heinichen, Fasch, and Vivaldi. Plus a Corelli concerto grosso with strings and harpsichord.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:30pm
Baritone Kyle Ferrill with Pianist Denise Wright

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Wednesday, November 6 @ 5:30pm
November Art Walk Ensembles

Three symphony ensembles will again perform at the November Art Walk! Patrons will be given an Ensemble Passport card at the first ensemble location they attend, those who attend all three ensembles can redeem their Passport card for a voucher for two tickets to attend a concert in the Symphony's 2019-2020 season.
* Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk, at Regions Bank, MOCA, and the Vystar Tower Lobby.
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Friday, November 8 @ 7:30pm
Beaches Fine Arts presents Spanish Brass & Timothy Tuller, organ

In 1989 five Spanish musicians created Spanish Brass—an innovative project that quickly gained world renown for its performances, educational activities and creative collaborations, and won the First Prize in the 1996 Narbonne (France) International Brass Quintet Competition, the most prestigious event of its kind in the world. Since 2007, Tim has been the Canon for Music at St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville, Florida. As Canon, Tim’s duties include playing the Cathedral’s magnificent 1983 Austin organ for all Cathedral services, conducting the 40-voice Cathedral Choir, and presiding over an extensive music series of secular and sacred performances.
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
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Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm
Chamber Music Benefit Concert

Free, but donations will be gratefully accepted, and all funds received will go towards the restoration of the church's historic 1929 Skinner organ. Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra musicians Melissa Barrett, Megan McClendon Rios, DJ Cheek, Ellen Olson, and Alexei Romanenko will perform masterpieces by Beethoven, Martinu, Bartok, and Mendelssohn. The concert will last approximately one hour with no intermission.
* Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
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Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm
Two Piano Concert

Duo performances by Alan K Ragan & Rose S Grace; and, Andrew Clarke & Michael G Dell
* Riverside Presbyterian Church
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Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm
Seven Decades of Composition

Faculty and students perform compositions by Professor Emeritus Dr. William Schirmer.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Monday, November 11 @ 7pm
Veterans' Day Concert

A magnificent event to honor our Veterans and support the music program of St. Paul's by-the-Sea, featuring TEN members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra!
* St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
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Sunday, November 17 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concerts: Jonathan Kuo, Violin

Jonathan Kuo joined the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in 2016. He is a graduate of The Julliard School (Bachelor’s) and the Manhattan School of Music (Master’s). Mr. Kuo will perform with Symphony colleagues Yuping Zhou (violin) and Alexei Romanenko (cello).
* JPL - Main Library Hick's Auditorium
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Sunday, November 17 @ 3pm
American Landscapes

The JU Wind Ensemble presents a program of music that captures the emotional images of the vast and varied American landscape. Clarinet soloist Kevin Clasen will be featured in the operatic special La Sonnambula: Fantasia for Clarinet.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, November 17 @ 7pm
Bach Vespers: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Sagen

Choral cantata with chamber orchestra; soloists: Kimberly Beasley, Timothy Keatley, & Clinton M.H, Weinberg; Tony Cruz, conducting. Free; an offering will be taken.
* St. Mark;s Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Monday, November 18 @ 12noon
A Little Lunch Music: Welcome Center

JU’s string chamber music ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Marguerite Richardson, Dr. Shannon Lockwood, and Mr. Brian Magnus, perform favorites of the chamber music repertoire.
* JU - Frisch Family Welcome Center Lobby
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Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:30pm
Jax Cello Quartet

An evening of favorites with members of the Jacksonville Symphony cello section.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30pm
Symphonic Band Concert

Under the direction of Dr. Paul Weikle, the Symphonic Band performs a diverse musical selection that will have you rockin' in your seats and humming to the beat.
* FSCJ - Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

Chamber music performances by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.
* JU - Swisher Theater
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Friday, November 22 @ 7:30pm
Choral Concert

The Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus and The Chorale will lift their voices and sing from their hearts.
* FSCJ - Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
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Friday, November 22 @ 8pm
Tech Ensemble Concert

Michael Taylor, coordinator
* UNF - Robinson Theater
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Sunday, November 24 @ 5pm
St. Andrew's Day Evensong

Reception following in Taliaferro Hall
* St.John's Episcopal Cathedral
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UNF's "Suggested Donation $10" Concerts
Friday, November 15 @ 7:30pm
Fall Choral Showcase

Featuring Chorale, Osprey Treble and 5 O’clock Singers; Cara Tasher, Holly Hammond, Tommy Shapard, conductors
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Sunday, November 24 @ 4pm
G.F. Handel’s Messiah

Featuring Chamber Singers, Lawson Ensemble and Friends; Cara Tasher, conductor
* Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
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Friday Musicale's "Suggested Donation $20" Concerts
Thursday, November 7 @ 7pm
Fanya Lin, Piano

"An avid soloist, Fanya promotes classical music to the general public by creating innovative concert programs and engages her audience by presenting interactive performances. Her solo recitals have been featured in numerous prestigious concert series, including the Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise, Stecher and Horowitz Young Artist Series, and Eslite Emerging Artist Series. "
* Friday Musicale
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Friday, November 8 @ 11am
Fanya Lin, Piano

"An avid soloist, Fanya promotes classical music to the general public by creating innovative concert programs and engages her audience by presenting interactive performances. Her solo recitals have been featured in numerous prestigious concert series, including the Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise, Stecher and Horowitz Young Artist Series, and Eslite Emerging Artist Series. "
* Friday Musicale
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Thursday, November 21 @ 7pm
Opus Two: William Terwilliger, violin & Andrew Cooperstock, piano

Opus Two first came to international attention as winners of the United States Information Agency’s Artistic Ambassador Auditions in 1993 and has since performed across six continents, including major tours of Europe, Australia, South American, Asia, and Africa. Their US engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, where they performed Haydn’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall and a standing-room-only recital at New York’s Library for the Performing Arts
* Friday Musicale
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Friday, November 22 @ 11am
Opus Two: William Terwilliger, violin & Andrew Cooperstock, piano

Opus Two first came to international attention as winners of the United States Information Agency’s Artistic Ambassador Auditions in 1993 and has since performed across six continents, including major tours of Europe, Australia, South American, Asia, and Africa. Their US engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, where they performed Haydn’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall and a standing-room-only recital at New York’s Library for the Performing Arts
* Friday Musicale
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OCTOBER 2019




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, October 4 @ 7:30pm
"Celebrating Bach": Beaches Fine Arts Series

Join us Friday, October 4th, as we open our 47th season with harpist, Bridget Kibbey, and The Dover Quartet in "Celebrating Bach". Reception follows the concert with art exhibit by the Beaches Photography Club.
* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
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Sunday, October 6 @ 3pm
Jacksonville Symphony Open House & Free Concert

With Gonzalo Farias, Associate Conductor. Join us for a free concert and open house to kick off the season! Come early for a backstage tour of Jacoby Hall, take a turn at the conductor’s podium conducting Symphony musicians, and visit our Instrument Zoo! Doors open at 1:30 PM.
* Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall (300 Water St., 32202)
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Sunday, October 6 @ 5pm
Nathan Kyle Lively Organ Concert

Works by Widor, Hakim, Sowerby, Saint-Saens, and others, including Rubenstein's Rêve angélique. With Michael Clark (piano).
* Riverside Presbyterian Church
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Sunday, October 6 @ 5pm
Civic Orchestra with Timothy Tuller, organ

Reception following in Taliaferro Hall
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
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Thursday, October 10 at 7:30pm
Choral Invitational

The JU Choirs share the stage with outstanding high school choruses from greater Jacksonville in this annual celebration of choral music.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Friday, October 11 @ 7:30pm
One Evening: Two Concerts

Featuring the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Paul Weikle, and the Choral Concert, under the direction of Tommy Shapard, featuring The Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus and The Chorale. The Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. and the choral groups will follow after intermission.
* FSCJ South Campus-Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, Main Stage
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Sunday, October 13 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concert

Featuring members of The First Coast Wind Symphony
* JPL - Main Libary Hicks Auditorium (Enter via the main entrance on Laura St.)
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Sunday, October 13 @ 5pm.
Trombone and Flute Recital: Voyage Through the Americas

Featuring works written by American and South American composers. Teresa Perrin, flutist, will be accompanied by classical guitarist, Mike Delorean. Cesar Pimentel, trombonist, will be accompanied by the pianist Danielle Duncan.
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral - Taliaferro Hall
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Thursday, October 17 @ 7:30pm
Symphonic Dances

The JU Wind Ensemble and the First Coast Wind Symphony combine to present a Masterwork Series Partner Concert featuring the five Symphonic Dances of Clifton Williams, which have rarely been played as a complete set.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, October 20 @ 5pm
Hymn Festival

The theme of the festival will be "All Nature Sings." Featured players will include Lee Gwozdz, Jane Daugherty, Glendon Frank, Jean Spyksma, Bette Mattox, and James Freeman. Refreshments will follow the festival.
* Southside Baptist Church (1435 Atlantic Blvd, 32207)
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Sunday, October 20 @ 6pm
Choral Evensong

Contemplative in nature, the choir is the main component of Choral Evensong, singing Psalms, responses (Ebdon), canticles (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis-Stanford in C) and anthems (When Rooks Fly Homeward-Baynon) on behalf of the congregants who are invited to join in the hymns. Reception follows.
* Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
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Tuesday, October 22 @ 7:30pm
Soprano Millicent Scarlett with Pianist Denise Wright

Included in The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series.
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Tuesday, October 22 @ 7:30pm
JU Orchestra Fall Concert

The Jacksonville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Marguerite Richardson, opens its season with a concert of orchestral masterworks, featuring JU alumna and Kinne Endowed Guest Artist Haley Russell, oboist, in the Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Strings by Benedetto Marcello.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Thursday, October 24 @ 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
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Saturday, October 26 @ 7:30pm
Vocal Studies Recital

JU Voice Faculty perform solos and scenes from opera to musical theater.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, October 27 @ 6pm
Pergolesi Vespers: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, an emotional song of the weeping mother at the foot of the cross, will be conducted from the organ console by Director of Music Zeek Smith, featuring soprano Adina Diehl and countertenor Hector Smith, and with violinists Timothy Edwards and Edward Latimer, violist Joseph Henderson, and cellist Alexander Downs. The service is free and open to the public. Offerings collected at the conclusion of the service will support the music program at San Jose Episcopal.
* San Jose Episcopal Church (7423 San Jose Blvd, 32217)
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Sunday, October 27 @ 6pm
Howard Hanson: A Lecture Recital

Dr. Scott Watkins, Professor of Piano, presents his recent research on American composer Howard Hanson in this unique lecture-recital featuring rare photographs of the composer from his earliest days as Dean of the College of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Watkins’ presentation concludes with Hanson’s recently discovered “Symphonic Rhapsody” on the 100th anniversary of the work’s premiere.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, October 27 @ 7pm
RareSong Concert

Music of the Renaissance
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Tuesday, October 29 @ 7:30pm
JU Oktoberfest!

The First Coast Wind Symphony hosts Jacksonville’s Douglas Anderson Wind Symphony in a concert of band favorites.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Thursday, October 31 @ 7:30pm
Nosferatu (1922) for Halloween

JU Percussion Ensemble performs “Nosferatu,” the original vampire movie from 1922 directed by F.W. Murnau, which brings to life (sort of) the story of Count Orlok. This is the perfect way to spend All Hallows’ Eve. Wear a costume and enjoy the evening.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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SEPTEMBER 2019




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, September 6 @ 7:30pm
Contralto Classics: Dina Barone in Recital

With Guest Collaborative Artist, Sachiko Frampton, performing Songs & Arias composed throughout four centuries, for the rare contralto voice.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, September 8 @ 2pm
Sound Effects, with Rhonda Cassano, Friends and The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble

Featuring Marjan Mozetich’s Fantasia for flute and string quartet, Jack Heggie’s The Deepest Desire for flute, voice and soprano, Arvo Pärt Fratres for violin and percussion, Gary Smart’s Street Music for violin and cello, Piotr Szewczyk’s Sneaky Dances for clarinet, violin and cello, and Randall’s Fausts Dances for Natural Horn and Percussion
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Sunday, September 8 @ 3pm
Music@Main Intermezzo Sunday Concert

Brian Luckett, guitar - Dr. Luckett joined the Music Department of Jacksonville University as adjunct professor of Classical and Flamenco guitar. He also maintains a private Classical and Flamenco studio. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, he was director of classical guitar studies at Emory University, was on the faculty of Agnes Scott College, and was director of the classical guitar program at Georgia Southern University.
* JPL - Main Library - Hicks Auditorium
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Wednesday, September 11 @ 6pm
Sister Cities Peace Concert

Reception following in Taliaferro Hall
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
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Thursday, September 12 @ 7:30pm
Classical Faculty Scholarship Concert

Series: The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Friday, September 13 @ 7:30pm
Lawson Ensemble featuring works by Mozart, Devienne & Beethoven

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurica Duca, violin
* UNF- Recital Hall
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Sunday, September 15 @ 3pm
Faculty Showcase Concert

Join us for the annual Faculty Music Showcase, featuring the talents of our distinguished faculty artists.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, September 15 @ 3pm
Reminiscences of Brazil

Solo Piano Music of Villa-Lobos, Mignone, & Milhaud with Dr. Justin Badgerow, Associate Professor of Music, Elizabethtown College
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Sunday, September 15 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society : Annual JDRF Benefit Concert

Featuring music of Felix White, Alyssa Morris, and Ludwig van Beethoven. With Les Roettges, flute, Eric Olson, oboe, Patrick Graham, clarinet, Conrad Cornelison, bassoon, Ellen Olson, viola, and Scott Watkins, piano. This is a free concert and donations will be taken to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. St. Mark's is wheelchair accessible.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Tuesday, September 17 @ 7:30pm
Trumpeter Tom Hooten and Pianist Rebecca Wilt

Series: The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Friday, September 20 @ 6:30pm
Faculty Solo Recital: Dr. Andrea Venet, percussion

Performing contemporary works for percussion, including Vocalise for solo marimba and soprano by Steve Danyew.
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Friday, September 20 @ 7pm
Friday Musicale: 130th Opening Night Concert – Ana Vidovic, guitar

Ms. Vidovic performs internationally and has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions, including first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition in Bath, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, Italy and the Francisco Tarrega competition in Benicasim, Spain. Other top prizes include the Eurovision Competition for Young Artists, Mauro Giuliani competition in Italy, Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York
Pre Concert Cocktail Reception: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Limited Seating - RSVP Required – Call 904-355-7584 OR email jeff@fridaymusicale.com
*Friday Musicale
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Friday, September 20 @ 7:30pm
The Kinne Trio

The Kinne Trio presents a delightful program of early music to celebrate the beautiful gift of Jacksonville University’s new harpsichord. Dedicated to the instrument’s generous donor Mr. Henson Markham, the Trio’s program features music by J. C. Bach, Eichner, Boccherini, Schobert, and Mozart.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Monday, September 23 @ 7:30pm
New Works: A concert of four new pieces by composer Gary Smart

Featuring the Bold City Contemporary Music Ensemble, and violinists Simon Shiao and Anna Genest
* UNF Recital Hall
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Wednesday, September 25 @ 7:30pm
A Chamber Recital – Postcards from Spain

Series: UNF Wind Symphony presents:
* UNF - Recital Hall
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Saturday, September 28 @ 7:30pm
Bach's Goldberg Variations: A Celebration with Dr. Boyd Jones

Join us for the dedication of the Markham Harpsichord, a 2-manuel German-built instrument by Sassman. We welcome Dr. Boyd Jones, Stetson University Organist and the John E. and Aliese Price Professor of Music, in a performance of the crowning achievement of Baroque keyboard music.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
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Sunday, September 29 @ 4pm
Music Through the Ages: St. Marks Bach Ensemble

Glorious music by J.S. Bach and Handel. Performers include Deana Barone (contralto), Rhonda Cassano (flute), Daniel Rios (oboe d'amore), Laurie Casseday (cello), & Michael Mastronicola (harpsichord).
* All Saints Episcopal Church
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Sunday, September 29 @ 5pm
Voice Recital: Robert Roth, baritone

English Song recital featuring music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gerald Finzi
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral - Taliaferro Hall
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Sunday, September 29 @ 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 stay for a reception immediately afterwards benefitting Angels for Allison. Music of Brewer, Ebdon, Vulpius, Stainer, and Goss. A nursery is available during the service.
* St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
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Sunday, September 29 @ 6pm
Songs of the Silver Screen

The Don Thompson Chorale, performing songs from The Sound of Music, Carousel, Sister Act, Working Girl, Sister Act 2, We Were Soldiers, Till There Was You, The Preacher’s Wife and more. R. Hugh Patterson, music director, and Terry Stuckey, piano.
* Jacksonville Heights Baptist Church (6730 Ricker Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32244)
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AUGUST 2019




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, August 11 @ 7pm
Alexei and Friends: "The Jet Whistle"

Alexei Romanenko (cello), with Les Roettges (flute), Jonathan Kuo (violin), Lynne Radcliffe (piano), and Jason Lindsay (double bass) performing works by VIlla Lobos, Gliere, Reger, Bloch, Handel, Hindemith, Rossini and more.
The series also includes out-of-town concerts, each with a different program:
  • Orange Park (Grace Episcopal Church: Aug. 13 @ 7:30pm)
  • Green Cove Springs (St. Mary's Episcopal Church: Aug. 16 @ 7pm)
    Free, but your generous donations will benefit the free Beaches Fine Arts series.
    * Saint Paul's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
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  • JUNE-JULY 2019




    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, June 2 @ 5pm
    Ancient City Brass Band

    The Ancient City Brass Band is one of the oldest, continuous brass bands in Florida - the 3rd Florida Regimental Band, and draws musicians from throughout Northeast Florida.
    * St. John's Episcopla Cathedral
    Online listing

    Saturday, June 8 @ 3pm
    Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert

    Preceded by an "Instrument Zoo" at 2pm on the Main Library 1st floor.
    * JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
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    Sunday, June 9 @ 8:30am & 11am
    Music Sunday

    Join us as we celebrate the gift of music in worship! Featuring The Palms Chancel Choir, The CAMP Choir, organist Cathy Fortson Green, and 26 members of The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Ronn Cummings.
    * Palms Presbyterian Church
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    Sunday, June 9 @ 3pm
    Music @ Main Sunday Intermezzo with Lauren Hodges and Jasmin Arakawa

    Violist Lauren Burns Hodges, Assistant Professor of Viola and Music Appreciation at the University of Florida, enjoys a varied career as a teacher and performer throughout the United States and abroad. Hailed by Gramophone for her ‘characterful sparkle’, pianist Jasmin Arakawa is Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Florida, and has performed widely in North America, Central and South America, Europe, China and Japan.
    * JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
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    Sunday, June 9 @ 5pm
    Chamber Music Concert

    Tim Tuller-piano, Gabriela Pena Kim-violin, Jorge Pena-viola, and Jin Kim-cello. Piano Quartet in E flat, op.47 by Robert Schumann and Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, op.66 by Felix Mendelsson.
    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
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    Monday, June 10 @ 7pm
    The San Marco Chamber Music Society

    The performance will include music of Gershwin, Barber, Douglas, Schickele, Haydn, and Szewczyk. With Les Roettges, flute, Eric Olson, oboe, Aurica Duca and Clinton Dewing, violins, Ellen Olson, viola, and Nick Curry, cello. This is a free concert. Donations will be taken to benefit Kid's Kitchen.
    * Palms Presbyterian Church - The Chapel at Palms
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    Friday, June 14 @ 7pm
    Friday Musicale presents Trio Peña

    Trio Peña strives to be music educators to audiences, both young and old. They believe that chamber music is a perfect medium to familiarize students with classical music and have collaborated with schools around the area to promote its exposure and understanding. They perform a range of chamber music spanning from the Baroque era to the later 20th century and are continually expanding.
    * Friday Musicale
    Online listing

    Sunday, June 16 @ 4pm
    At Dusk: The Astralis Ensemble

    The Astralis Ensemble performing works for harp, cello, and flute by Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Chopin, Saint-Saens, Faure, and Foote. Reception follows. Visit them at http://astralisensemble.com/
    * All Saints Episcopal Church
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    Sunday, June 16 @ 4pm
    Friday Musicale presents Vega String Quartet

    The Vega String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, is cultivating a new generation of chamber music lovers through dynamic performances and innovative community engagement. The New York Times raved that their "playing had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along…the musicians took real risks in their music making.”
    * Friday Musicale
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    Sunday, June 23 @ 4pm
    Prelude Chamber Music Grand Finale Concert

    Concert featuring the advanced student ensembles and orchestra.
    * Friday Musicale
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    Friday, June 28 @ 7pm
    Friday Musicale presents the St. Augustine Music Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Renowned for its artistic excellence, remarkable versatility of musical styles and adventurous programming, the St. Augustine Music Festival Chamber Orchestra has been praised by guest soloists and audience alike since its inception. SAMFCO primarily plays camerata style, where the musicians play conductorless and standing.
    * Friday Musicale
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    Sunday, June 30 @ 5pm
    Patriotic Concert

    Annual event featuring a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles.
    * Riverside Presbyterian Church
    Online listing


    JULY 2019
    Saturday, July 20 @ 7pm
    The Circle of Life

    Join Wayne Bailey and the River City Men’s and Women’s Choruses for their 2019 summer concert series. Each year the group presents concerts to promote a local charity. This year we welcome composer Elaine Hagenberg, who will direct three of her compositions, and our guest soloist, Broadway performer James Beeks. 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 K9s for Warriors.
    * Southside Baptist Church (1435 Atlantic Blvd.)
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    Sunday, July 21 @ 3pm
    The Circle of Life

    Join Wayne Bailey and the River City Men’s and Women’s Choruses for their 2019 summer concert series. Each year the group presents concerts to promote a local charity. This year we welcome composer Elaine Hagenberg, who will direct three of her compositions, and our guest soloist, Broadway performer James Beeks. 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 K9s for Warriors.
    * Deermeadows Baptist Church (9780 Baymeadows Rd.)
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    MAY 2019




    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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    Saturday, May 4 @ 7pm
    May the Fourth Community Concert

    Join us for a free concert and open house for the season finale of the Mayo Clinic Community Concert Series! Pre-concert activities including backstage tours, instrument zoo, and “Conduct Us” with Symphony musicians will begin at 5:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7:00 PM.
    Concert admission is free to all but a ticket is required for entry.
    * Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall (300 Water St., 32202)

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    Sunday, May 5 @ 4pm
    Much Ado About Women

    The North Florida Women's Chorale's annual free spring concert, with rich, moving songs of hope and encouragement for women's roles in society. Selections include, "March of the Women", a nod to the suffragette movement; a Shaker worker song, "I Will Be a Child of Peace"; and songs supporting family and each other with "Music in My Mother's House" and "Rise Up", respectively. The chorus is celebrating its 13th year with director Kerry Fradley, accompanied by Kathleen Vande Berg as collaborative pianist.
    * Palms Presbyterian Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 5 @ 5pm
    Choral Evensong

    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. Please join us as celebrate the continuing Easter season with a festive Choral Evensong and stay for dinner in Leatherbury Hall immediately afterwards ($5 suggested donation; proceeds benefiting St. Mark’s own BSA Troop 26). Music of Stanford, Smith, Hovland, and Baynon. A nursery is available during the service.
    * St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 5 @ 5pm
    Rhapsody in Blue - Season Finale

    The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville welcomes listeners of all ages for a free 60 minute concert featuring acclaimed pianist, Scott Watkins, in George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Additional works include Bloch’s haunting score, Nigun, and a tribute to Irving Berlin. Following the concert, audience members are invited to a reception to celebrate with the musicians and enjoy the creative works of our Artist-in-Residence and contemporary quilter, Ann Ouellette.
    * Jacksonville Jewish Center (3662 Crown Point Rd, 32257)
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 5 @ 5pm
    First Coast Flute Choir

    The First Coast Flute Choir is committed to entertaining audiences by performing polished, high quality music representing many different styles, cultural heritages, and historical periods. Reception to follow.
    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
    Online listing

    Thursday, May 9 @ 7:30pm
    Ritz Chamber Players • Spring Finale Concert

    Performing: RACHMANINOFF Solo Piano Works; PREVIN Songs after poems by Toni Morrison; COPELAND Vocal Works; TANIA LEÓN Oh Yemanja (Mother's Prayer); SCHUBERT Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
    * Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
    Free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
    Online listing (CLICK "TICKETS" for free general admission)

    Sunday, May 12 @ 3pm
    Music @ Main Sunday Intermezzo with Cliff Newton

    Cliff Newton, trumpet, retired from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra after being the Principal Trumpet for 32 years. As Principal trumpet, Mr. Newton has had the opportunity to perform many solos with his symphony colleagues in a variety of classical and jazz styles. In addition to "Classical Music," his favorite musical styles include early jazz, Argentine tango and American Civil War era brass band music. He is the Co-founder of the Ancient City Brass Band.
    * JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 12 @ 3pm
    Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal: Mother's Day Concert

    Kayo Ishimaru, principle harpist of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Dickie Fleisher, principal harpist of the Naples Philharmonic, team up to play an exciting and romantic afternoon of harp music with friends. 5 harps in all! This is what heaven must sound like.
    * Palms Presbyterian Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 12 @ 5pm
    Vespers: Grace Alive

    Join us for this intimate service of prayer and music as we prepare for the close of day. Music for this inaugural vespers service is composed by living composers including Bob Moore, Emmanuel Berrido, Frank Felice, and Arvo Pärt (plus a bit of Bach for good measure). Guest musicians include Karen Adair, soprano; and Hector Smith, countertenor; under the musical direction of Zeek Smith.
    * San Jose Episcopal Church (7423 San Jose Blvd, 32217)
    Online listing

    Tuesday, May 14 @ 7pm
    Bach and Beyond

    Led by Rhonda Cassano and Laurie Casseday (both of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra), our wonderful St. Mark’s Bach Ensemble offers its yearly “Bach and Beyond” concert of lovely Baroque chamber music, this year featuring the music of Bach and Handel. Free and open to the public. Reception following.
    * St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 19 @ 2:30pm
    SINGERS BY THE SEA, SPRING SING!

    Director, Becky Schumann, directing fifty singers performing a variety of songs including Broadway tunes, patriotic songs and traditional spirituals. Among the songs at this year's Spring Concert are 'The US Armed Forces Medley', 'Lollipop', 'In My Room' and 'Moon River'. The piano accompanists are John Whitaker and Jacquita Craven, and also with accompaniments of string bass, percussion and fiddle. The concert is free, with donations accepted. There is a reception with light refreshments immediately following the program.
    * Palms Presbyterian Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 19 @ 3pm
    The Tara Winds in Concert

    The First Coast Wind Symphony partners with the Tara Winds, a community music organization from Atlanta, GA to present an exciting and powerful program of “Southern style” wind band favorites.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 19 @ 3pm
    "Choral Expressions"

    Spring 2019 concert by The Don Thompson Chorale, under the direction of R. Hugh Patterson.
    * Riverside Presbyterian Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, May 19 @ 6pm
    Choral Evensong

    Contemplative in nature and comprised mainly of prayers, scripture readings, and musical offerings, Evensong provides the perfect opportunity to regain a sense of peace and harmony in our lives. A reception follows.
    * Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
    Online listing

    APRIL 2019




    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.

    ************* day, April @ pm


    *
    Online listing

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    Monday, April 1 @ 7:30pm
    Faculty Clarinet Recital

    Dr. Sunshine Simmons, clarinet
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Tuesday, April 2 @ 7:30pm
    JU Honors Recital

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

    Wednesday, April 3 @ 7:30pm
    Debussy: works for piano solo

    Dr. Gary Smart, pianist
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Friday, April 5 @ 7pm
    Up, Up and Away - the Sky's the Limit!: Benefit Concert for the International Myeloma Foundation

    The heritage Singers of Jacksonville, under the direction of Michael Dell.
    * South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church (2137 Hendricks Ave., 32207)
    Online listing

    Friday, April 5 @ 7:30pm
    Broadway Bound

    The JU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Artie Clifton, will feature JU student vocalists in an exciting evening of Broadway hits. The program also includes the premiere of a new work by Jacksonville Symphony composer Piotr Szewczyk.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Saturday, April 6 @ 3pm
    Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

    Featuring Chamber Singers, Lawson Ensemble and friends, Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor; Sachiko Frampton, collaborative keyboard artist
    * Saint Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
    NOTE: This concert is not advertised as being "Free," but no charge is listed.
    Online listing

    Saturday, April 6 @ 7:30pm
    Grieg's Lyric Pieces

    The piano studio of Dr. Scott Watkins presents Grieg’s charming Lyric Pieces, descriptive works portraying Norway’s legends, landscape, and beauty. An annual event.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 7 @ 3pm
    JCA Young Concert Artists Series: Violinist SooBeen Lee

    SooBeen Lee has been called “Korea’s hottest violin prodigy.” She began studying at age four. At 8-years-old, she won the National Competition of the Korean Chamber Orchestra and made her Seoul recital debut a year later on the Kumho Prodigy Concert Series. A First Prize winner at the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, she has appeared as soloist with every major Korean orchestra, including the Seoul Philharmonic. Lee studies with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory.
    * Jewish Community Alliance
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 7 @ 3:30pm
    McClure Music Performance Award Winner in Recital

    Join us for a recital featuring the winner of the McClure 2019 Performance Award, an annual competitive award open to music majors at JU.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 7 @ 7:30pm
    Violin and Viola Studio Recital

    Enjoy the talent and musicianship of violin and viola students in the studio of Dr. Marguerite Richardson as they perform in their annual showcase concert.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Monday, April 8 @ 7pm
    UNF Percussion Chamber Showcase

    Dr. Andrea Venet, director
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:30pm
    JU Percussion Ensemble - New Music by Women Composers

    The JU Percussion Ensemble explores new music by women composers in a variety of media-acoustic, electro-acoustic and fixed media.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Thursday, April 11 @ 7:30pm
    Piano Studio Recital

    Featuring the students of Gary Smart, Erin Bennett and Michael Mastronicola .
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Friday, April 12 @ 2pm
    Clarinet Studio Recital

    Dr. Sunshine Simmons, conductor
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
    Spring Osprey Choral Showcase and MM Conducting Recital

    Featuring UNF Chorale & Osprey Treble Chorus, Holly Hammond, conductor
    * Riverside Park United Methodist Church 819 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
    NOTE: The facebook page says the concert is free, but the UNF Concert Calendar says it's $10 for adults.
    UNF: Online listing
    Facebook: Online listing

    Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
    Beaches Fine Arts Series presents Fandango!

    Fandango! (British cellist David Cunliffe, American violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, Bosnian guitarist Denis Azabagichas, and Spanish flutist Eugenia Moliner) will close BFAS 46th season with world/ethnic music.
    * St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, Episcopal Church
    Online listing

    Saturday, April 13 @ 3pm
    Violin Studio Recital and String Chamber Concert

    Featuring students of Melissa Barrett, Chris Chapell and Simon Shiao.
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 14 @ 3pm
    Music @ Main Sunday Intermezzo with Gary Smart, piano

    UNF Professor Dr. Gary Smart's career has encompassed a wide range of activities as composer, classical and jazz pianist, and teacher. Always a musician with varied interests, he may be the only pianist to have studied with Yale scholar/keyboardist Ralph Kirkpatrick, the great Cuban virtuoso Jorge Bolet, and the master jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.
    * JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 14 @ 3pm
    Family Concert

    This concert of music for all ages by the First Coast Wind Symphony will feature the winners of the 2019 Concerto Competition for High School and Collegiate Musicians. The competition is open to students throughout the state of Florida.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 14 @ 3pm
    Opera in a Box: Children’s Opera

    Featuring student singers from UNF. It’s a great opportunity for you to bring Children & Grandchildren to a wonderful fun and free show while being exposed to culture. Come one come all.
    * Friday Musicale
    Online listing

    Tuesday, April 16 @ 7:30pm
    UNF Wind Symphony and UNF Concert Band present “Scenic Soundscapes”

    Featuring Escape Ten with music by Jack Stamp, Gustav Holst, Michael Gandolfi, and Tom Davoren. Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor; Dr. Andrea Venet (UNF) and Dr. Annie Stevens (Virginia Tech), percussion
    * UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall
    Online listing

    Tuesday, April 16 @ 7:30pm
    Serenade to Music

    The Jacksonville University Orchestra and Choral Union team up for a grand finale concert of the season. Featured will be English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ hauntingly beautiful Serenade to Music, performed by the two ensembles together.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Thursday, April 18 @ 7pm
    Maundy Thursday with Cathedral Choir

    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
    Online listing

    Thursday, April 18 @ 7:30pm
    Symphonic Band Concert

    Under the direction of Dr. Paul Weikle, the band will perform a diverse musical selection that will have you rockin' in your seats and humming to the beat.
    * FSCJ South Campus - Wilson Center for the Arts
    Online listing

    Thursday, April 18 @ 7:30pm
    JU Chamber Ensembles

    Chamber music performances by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Friday, April 19 @ 12noon
    Good Friday Service

    The Cathedral Choir sings from 12 - 1 p.m, followed by the church service.
    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
    Online listing

    Friday, April 19 @ 7pm
    Dupre: Le Chemin de la Croix, Opus 29

    Timothy Tuller, organ; Hayley Tuller, narrator
    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 21 @ 6am, 9am & 11am
    Easter with the Cathedral Choir

    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
    Online listing

    Friday, April 26 @ 7:30pm
    Choral Concert

    The Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus and the Chorale will present the Choral Concert. Join us as the students lift their voices and sing from their hearts.
    * FSCJ South Campus - Wilson Center for the Arts
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 28 @ 2:30pm
    The Vivace Trio

    Please join us in the small chapel overlooking the church gardens for a relaxing hour listening to some beautiful music! Gia Sastre and Carolyn Snyder-Menke, flutes, and Denise Wright, piano.
    * Palms Presbyterian Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 28 @ 3pm
    "Choral Expressions"

    Spring 2019 concert by The Don Thompson Chorale, under the direction of R. Hugh Patterson.
    * All Saints Episcopal Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 28 @ 4pm
    Up, Up and Away - the Sky's the Limit!: Benefit Concert for the National Alzheimer's Association

    The heritage Singers of Jacksonville, under the direction of Michael Dell.
    * Woodlawn Presbyterian Church (3026 Woodlawn Rd, 32209)
    Online listing

    Sunday, April 28 @ 5pm
    St. George's Day Evensong

    Festal Evensong in honor of the patron saint of England with music by the Cathedral Choir, Jacksonville Pipes & Drums and the Cathedral Brass.
    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
    Online listing


    MARCH 2019




    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.

    ************* day, March @ pm


    *
    Online listing

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    Friday, March 1 @ 11am & 7pm
    Friday Musicale: The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble

    The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble (BCCE) is a group of classically trained musicians who believe passionately that our tradition can be successfully continued through the performance of very new music. BCCE’s performers on this concert include Rose Grace (piano), Boja Kragulj (clarinet), Charlotte Mabrey (percussion), Linda Minke (cello), Philip Pan (violin), Piotr Szewczyk (violin), Sarah Jane Young (flute), Matt Monroe (french horn) and very special guest Bill Prince (composer and multi-instrumentalist).
    * Friday Musicale
    Online listing

    Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm
    Jacksonville University Day of Percussion: Final Concert

    The culmination of a day of percussion at JU featuring guest artists, percussion groups from the region, and clinics from performers from the classical and commercial worlds of music.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 3 @ 5pm
    River City Youth Orchestra

    * Riverside Presbyterian Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 3 @ 5pm
    Civic by the Sea

    The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville extends an invitation to listeners of all ages for a free concert featuring exciting symphonic works by Smetana, Tchaikovsky and many more. Following the concert, audience members are invited to celebrate with the musicians during our reception. The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville is a 501c3, not-for-profit, volunteer classical music orchestra comprised of professional, amateur, and student musicians.
    * St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
    Online listing

    Monday, March 4 @ 7:30pm
    Faculty Saxophone Recital

    Dr. Michael Bovenzi, saxophone
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:30pm
    New Music at JU Concert

    Join us for the annual New Music at JU concert featuring works hot off the press composed by JU faculty and students.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Thursday, March 7 @ 7:30pm
    Brahms and Rachmaninoff for Cello and Piano

    Jacksonville University faculty Shannon Lockwood and Scott Watkins present a program featuring beloved sonatas by Brahms and Rachmaninoff.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 10 @ 3pm
    Music @ Main Sunday Intermezzo with Douglas Anderson Piano Students

    Vera Watson, faculty coordinator
    * JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 10 @ 3pm? [The AGO calendar gives the start time as 5pm]
    American Guild of Organists Member Recital

    If you missed the Chelsea Chen dedicatory concert of Jacksonville's newest, exciting organ, there is another chance to hear it played by four local players. They are all active members of our chapter: Peter DeWitt, Ray McDonald, Lois Gurney, and Andrew Clark.
    * Riverside Presbyterian Church
    The Church's Online listing
    AGO Online Calendar

    Sunday, March 10 @ 5pm
    Lenten Choral Evensong

    This ancient service, sung in the choral style of the great cathedrals in England, offers Sanford's Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis, Preces and Responses by Radcliff, chanted psalm and several anthems appropriate to the season. This service is free and everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
    Online listing

    Tuesday, March 12 @ 7pm
    Presbyterian College Choir

    * Riverside Presbyterian Church
    Online listing

    Friday, March 15 @ 7:30pm
    Beaches Fine Arts Series: Sharoun Ensemble

    Founded in 1983 by members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scharoun Ensemble is one of Germany’s leading chamber-music organizations. With its wide repertoire, ranging from composers of the Baroque period by way of Classical and Romantic chamber music to contemporary works, the Scharoun Ensemble has been inspiring audiences in Europe and overseas for more than a quarter of a century.
    * St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 17 @ 2pm
    JCA Young Concert Artist Series: cellist Zlatomir Fung

    A current full Kovner Fellowship student of Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy at The Juilliard School, cellist Zlatomir Fung is a First Prize Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and captured First Prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition. He was also awarded the competition’s sole performance engagement prize. Fung makes his recital debuts in the 2018-2019 Young Concert Artist Series at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
    * Jewish Community Alliance
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 17 @ 7pm
    San Marco Chamber Music Society:

    Music of Reicha, Irving Fine, Cambini, and others. With flutist Les Roettges, oboist Eric Olson, clarinetist Patrick Graham, bassoonist Amanda Swain, and Kate Caliendo on horn.
    * St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Online listing

    Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:30pm
    Tony Steve: 40 Years of Slat Tapping

    Tony Steve has been hitting pieces of wood, metal, drums, and other objects for the last forty years. Join him in celebration of this festive anniversary featuring works spanning the years and the globe.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Friday, March 22 @ 7:30pm
    With Grateful Hearts, We Sing

    The Orange Park Chorale celebrates its 25th Anniversary
    * St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 24 @ 5pm
    New Jerusalem: A concert of English organ music

    Timothy Tuller performing works by Parry, Harris, and Elgar. A reception will follow the concert.
    * St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 24 @ 6pm
    The music of Daniel Fulmer

    Join Patrick Meighan, saxophone, and Seth Woods, cello, join soprano Kimberly Beasley in performance of new works by Jacksonville composer Daniel Fulmer, and songs by Frederick Delius and Robert Schultz featuring Anne McKennon, flute.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:30pm
    NuMIX Ensemble Concert

    Dr. Erin Bodnar and Dr. Andrea Venet, directors
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:30pm
    Rhapsody and Blues

    Join the JU Jazz Orchestra—accompanied by strings—as they present classic and contemporary arrangements for big band featuring George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with Scott Watkins on piano.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Wednesday, March 27 @ 7:30pm
    Hagihara Violin & Piano Duo

    The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series.
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Friday, March 29 @ 8pm
    Tech Ensemble Concert

    Mike Taylor, director
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 31 @ 3pm
    Lawson Ensemble Concert, featuring music by Bach and Dohnanyi

    Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin; with guest Ellen Olson, viola
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 31 @ 3pm
    2019 Jax Choral Music Festival

    Featuring The Orange Park Chorale, The Don Thompson Chorale, and The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville
    * Hendricks Ave. Baptist Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 31 @ 5 - 5:30pm
    Lenten Evensong

    Led by the clergy and choir, Evensong is a 30-minute service that does not include Communion or a sermon. Instead, it is a series of prayers, readings from scripture, congregational hymns and choral music. The service will be followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Leatherbury Hall. Nursery is available.
    * St. Mark's Episcopal Church
    Online listing


    FEBRUARY 2019




    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.

    ************* day, February @ pm


    *
    Online listing

    *********************************************
    Friday, February 1 @ 11am & 7pm
    Sandra Lopez and Paul Posnak – From Cuba to Broadway

    Sandra Lopez is one of the most sought-after sopranos in the opera world. She has collaborated with many conductors including James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Daniele Callegari, Valery Gergiev, Eduardo Muller, Julius Rudel, Dennis Russell Davies, Donals Runnicles, Yves Abel, Anton Guadagno, among others. Ms. Lopez has toured with Andrea Bocelli to critical acclaim and has performed a wide variety of repertoire with various festival and symphonies.
    * Friday Musicale
    Online listing

    Sunday, February 3 @ 3pm
    Contralto Classics: Dina Barone in Recital

    A collection of songs and arias composed throughout four centuries. With Sachiko Frampton, Collaborative Pianist
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    SOLD OUT: Monday, February 4 @ 7:30pm
    The St. Olaf Choir

    The St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong and comprised of 75 mixed voices, is the premier a cappella choir in the United States. Nursery provided. Free Tickets are required for admittance.
    * Palms Presbyterian Church
    Online listing


    Wednesday, February 6 @ 5pm
    Concert Band Outdoor Concert

    "Marches from Around the World"
    * UNF - The green in front of the Fine Arts Center
    Online listing

    Sunday, February 10 @ 3pm
    Music @ Main Sunday Intermezzo with First Coast Flute Choir

    The First Coast Flute Choir is a nonprofit performing organization made up of community members from the Northeast Florida region. Flutists in the group range in age from high school students to retired musicians. Many members are currently teaching music in public schools or are professional musicians in the area.
    * JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
    Online listing

    Sunday, February 10 @ 5pm
    Chelsea Chen: Inaugural Recital of Colby Organ

    * Riverside Presbyterian Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, February 10 @ 7pm
    San Marco Chamber Music Society: Got Vivaldi?

    with Eric Olson, oboe; Brittany Fouche, soprano; Les Roettges, flute; and Conrad Cornelison, bassoon
    * St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Online listing

    Tuesday, February 12 @ 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
    Online listing

    Friday & Saturday, February 15-16 @ 7:30pm
    Operas in One Act: Series Event

    An inaugural series featuring one act operas performed by Jacksonville University Singers. Comedy and drama from Mozart to Moore will showcase our JU singers at their finest.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, February 17 @ 2pm
    JCA Young Concert Artist Series: Nathan Lee

    Nathan Lee began playing the piano at the age of six and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine. At 15, he won First Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and holds the Mortimer Levitt Piano Chair of Young Concert Artists. Lee made his New York debut at sixteen in the Peter Marino Concert, opening the Young Concert Artists Series at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. The Korean Concert Society Prize sponsored Lee’s sold-out, critically-acclaimed Kennedy Center debut in Washington, D.C.
    * Jewish Community Alliance
    Online listing

    Sunday, February 17 @ 3pm
    Operas in One Act

    An inaugural series featuring one act operas performed by Jacksonville University Singers. Comedy and drama from Mozart to Moore will showcase our JU singers at their finest.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, February 17 @ 4pm
    Beaches Fine Arts Series: VOCES8

    The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos.
    * St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
    Online listing

    Sunday, February 17 @ 6pm
    Sean Kennard, piano

    Sean Kennard returns to Jacksonville to perform favorite, virtuosic works by Chopin and Liszt in an exciting recital for the whole family. Kennard's playing was described by the Washington Post as "powerful, involved music-making.
    * All Saints Episcopal Church
    Online listing

    Saturday, February 23 @ 7:30pm
    Guest Artist Recital featuring Jared Starr, violin and Leonidas Lagrimas, piano

    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Saturday, February 23 @ 7:30pm
    Music of Jack Stamp

    JU Wind Ensemble and First Coast Wind Symphony perform the music of renowned composer Jack Stamp, conducted by the composer.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:30pm
    Clarinetist Steven Cohen

    The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents.
    * UNF - Recital Hall
    Online listing

    Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:30pm
    JU Orchestra Spring Concert

    The Jacksonville University Orchestra pays tribute to Black History Month with a performance of William Grant Still’s jazz-inspired Afro-American Symphony. Winners of the 2019 ConcertoCompetition will also be featured. 
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Thursday, February 28 @ 7:30pm
    JU Chamber Ensembles

    From trios to quintets, enjoy an evening of chamber music performed by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Thursday, February 28 @ 7:30pm
    Ritz Chamber Players: Celebrating Black History

    Enjoy this musical journey highlighting the great Margaret Bonds, one of the first black composers and performers to gain recognition in the United States. Ms. Bonds is best remembered for her frequent collaborations with Langston Hughes as you will hear in their incredible collaborative work, “Three Dream Portraits”! The Ritz Chamber Players will conclude the program with the BRAHMS Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8, his first major work to be heard in America.
    The concert is free, but ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
    * Hendricks Ave. Baptist Church
    Online listing/REGISTRATION


    MARCH 2019
    Friday, March 1 @ 11am & 7pm
    Friday Musicale: The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble

    The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble (BCCE) is a group of classically trained musicians who believe passionately that our tradition can be successfully continued through the performance of very new music. BCCE’s performers on this concert include Rose Grace (piano), Boja Kragulj (clarinet), Charlotte Mabrey (percussion), Linda Minke (cello), Philip Pan (violin), Piotr Szewczyk (violin), Sarah Jane Young (flute), Matt Monroe (french horn) and very special guest Bill Prince (composer and multi-instrumentalist).
    * Friday Musicale
    Online listing

    Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm
    Jacksonville University Day of Percussion: Final Concert

    The culmination of a day of percussion at JU featuring guest artists, percussion groups from the region, and clinics from performers from the classical and commercial worlds of music.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
    Online listing

    Sunday, March 3 @ 5pm
    River City Youth Orchestra

    * Riverside Presbyterian Church
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    Sunday, March 3 @ 5pm
    Civic by the Sea

    * The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville extends an invitation to listeners of all ages for a free concert featuring exciting symphonic works by Smetana, Tchaikovsky and many more. Following the concert, audience members are invited to celebrate with the musicians during our reception. The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville is a 501c3, not-for-profit, volunteer classical music orchestra comprised of professional, amateur, and student musicians.
    Online listing

    Monday, March 4 @ 7:30pm
    Faculty Saxophone Recital

    Dr. Michael Bovenzi, saxophone
    * UNF - Recital Hall
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    Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:30pm
    New Music at JU Concert

    Join us for the annual New Music at JU concert featuring works hot off the press composed by JU faculty and students.
    * JU - Terry Concert Hall
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    MORE AT: https://classicaljax.blogspot.com/2019/02/march-2019.html