APRIL 2020 - ...




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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Due to public safety measures adopted to help curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, live concerts have been suspended indefinitely. So, here are some free online musical offerings ...:


The best live-streamed classical music concerts available online
https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/live-streamed-classical-music-concerts-coronavirus/

"An updating list of all the major classical concerts and events being streamed online in the wake of coronavirus measures being taken globally."



San Marco Chamber Music Society, Inc.
http://www.sanmarcochambermusic.org/

"SMCMS would like to share some videos made by the music directors Eric and Ellen Olson while we deal with challenging times. [Included are] links to several Facebook videos. As long as the current crisis continues we will post new videos to help lift your spirits. Stay well!"



JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Jacoby Symphony Hall LIVE
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6pTLbSHXTm8AA4cN4RamDKc0nCEm7oyT





Alexei Romanenko, Principal Cellist, Jacksonville S.O.
https://www.youtube.com/user/Arcellist/videos

Alexei is joined by JSO violinist
Jonathan Kuo in the 6th selection.





A few of my own compositions from concerts at Jacksonville Public Library and UNF,
plus a performance from the Ex Libris series in the Old Main Library from the late 1980s...

https://www.youtube.com/user/EdwardLein0525/videos
| http://leinmachine.blogspot.com/


Duo Bonev-Birbochukov --
Boyan Bonev, cello & Hristo Birbochukov, piano

Peter Dutilly, viola & Galen Dean Peiskee, piano

Combined string orchestras from
UNF and LaVilla School of the Arts

Rossini: La serenata ("Mira la bianca luna")
Soprano Judy Wade, tenor Ed Lein,
& Rosalind McEnulty, piano

MARCH 2020




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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PLEASE NOTE!
These concerts were scheduled prior to the Federal Government releasing information concerning the Coronavirus Pandemic, so some of the events may be canceled as precautionary measures. Please check with the concert hosts to confirm whether particular concerts will be held as scheduled!
- https://www.unf.edu/coronavirus/
- https://www.ju.edu/emergency/coronavirus/index.php
FREE LIVE CONCERT VIDEOS
JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY "LIVE" videos:
- https://www.jaxsymphony.org/live
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA's Nightly Opera Streams (updated nightly @ 7:30pm EDT):
- https://www.metopera.org/ | MARCH 16-22 SCHEDULE
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC's Digital Concert Hall
"Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL by 31 March and receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall."
- https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concerts


Sunday, March 1 @ 3pm
Intermezzo: Cliff Newton (trumpet) & Friends

Cliff Newton retired from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra after 32 years as Principal Trumpet, and, together with his violinist wife Glynda Newton who retired from the Symphony in 2017, established Newton Musical in 1978. Returning to the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium, they and their musical friends will amaze and delight with an astounding variety of tunes.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
Online listing

Sunday, March 1 @ 3pm
Second Annual Organ Festival Recital with Joshua Stafford

Joshua Stafford is the 2016 First Prize Winner of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition. Reception following
* Riverside Presbyterian Church
Online listing

Sunday, March 1 @ 3pm
Eroica Duo

The Eroica Duo has a long, rich history- even longer than the Eroica Trio’s. When founding members Erika Nickrenz and Sara Sara Sant’Ambrogio were only 12 years old, they had their first musical connection and performances together.
* Friday Musicale
Online listing

Sunday, March 1 @ 5pm
Lenten Evensong

Choral Evensong has long been an important part of our Anglican heritage. Like all forms of liturgical worship, Evensong has elements of drama and ritual that nourish our spiritual lives. You can expect a quiet, meditative service that is full of music. We will offer choral music by William Smith, William Byrd, Anton Bruckner, G.P. da Palestrina, Malcolm Boyle and Edward C. Bairstow. Please come early for the prelude music. The service itself starts at 5:00.
Following the service, we invite you to a reception and an art exhibit in Taliaferro Hall featuring works by Anna Miller. We hope you will consider including this service in your Lenten worship this year.
* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
Online listing

Sunday, March 1 @ 7pm
A Concert of Harpsichord Music

Dr. Anita Renfroe, performing music of Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti. All are invited. Reception following.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Online listing

Tuesday, March 3 @ 7:30pm
New Music at JU

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

Wednesday, March 4 @ 7:30pm
Palms Presbyterian Church Fine Art Series presents The Concordia Choir

From Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. This will be Rene Clausen's final tour with the ensemble, as he retires in May. Concert is free and open to all - childcare is provided.
* Palms Presbyterian Church
Online listing

Thursday, March 5 @ 7:30pm
JU Chamber Ensembles

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

Friday, March 6 @ 11am & 7pm
ZOFO

Since joining forces as a professional duo in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi—ZOFO duet—have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for one-piano-four-hands.
* Friday Musicale
Online listing

Sunday, March 8 @ 5pm
Deep Exploration: Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville

Deep Exploration is a celebration of mankind’s insatiable curiosity to understand the world around us and the role classical music plays in characterizing these accomplishments. Dr. Marguerite Richardson conducts Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30 (excerpt) by Richard Strauss; The Planets, op. 32 by Gustav Holst; And God Created Great Whales by Alan Hovhaness; and, ET Adventures on Earth by John Williams
* St. Paul's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Online listing

Monday, March 9 @ 7:30pm
Faculty Violin Recital: Dr. Simon Shiao

Together with guest pianist Gonzaol Farias, Dr. Shiao will present sonatas for violin and piano by Schubert, Prokofiev and Saint Saens.
* UNF Recital Hall
Online listing

Thursday, March 12 @ 7pm
Infusion Baroque - Concert Dedicated in Memory of Joseph Henson Markham

nfusion Baroque draws new audiences to early music through a truly captivating concert experience, deftly combining seasoned musicianship with theatrical elements. Playing music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on historical instruments, the four women of Infusion Baroque enthrall audiences across North America with their creative and interactive programming.. This evening’s concert will be dedicated in memory of Joseph Henson Markham. He passed away at age 85 on December 24, 2019.
* Friday Musicale
Online listing

Friday, March 13 @ 11am
Infusion Baroque

nfusion Baroque draws new audiences to early music through a truly captivating concert experience, deftly combining seasoned musicianship with theatrical elements. Playing music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on historical instruments, the four women of Infusion Baroque enthrall audiences across North America with their creative and interactive programming.
* Friday Musicale
Online listing

Sunday, March 15 @ 3pm
McClure Award Winner Concert

The Paul and Linda Kahn Foundation focuses on projects in the fields of History, Education, the Arts, and Religion. A music award was first established through the efforts of its arts director, Louise McClure. The McClure Music Performance Award features the winner of a skill-based performance competition open to JU junior and senior music majors.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
Online listing

Sunday, March 15 @ 3pm
CANCELED: Young Concert Artist Series: Aristo Sham, piano

The JCA is happy to shine a spotlight on these brilliant newcomers as they launch their careers. Thanks to the generosity of the Berman Family, these concerts are free and open to the community.
* Jewish Community Alliance

Online listing

Postponed until June 7, 2020 Sunday, March 15 @ 7pm
The San Marco Chamber Music Society Presents Harpist Kayo Ishimaru
Music of Gabriel Pierne, Nino Rota, Deborah Anderson, Adrienne Albert, and Jacques Francaix. Plus the world premiere of Terzetto for oboe, cello, and harp by Florida composer Peter Mathews. With Megan McClendon Rios, violin; Ellen Olson, viola; Kacy Clopton, cello; Les Roettges, flute; Eric Olson, oboe; Patrick Graham, clarinet; and Conrad Cornelison, bassoon. Please come and enjoy our post concert reception with the musicians! St. Mark's is wheelchair accessible.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Online listing

CANCELED Thursday, March 19 @ 7:30pm
Rivertones Spring Sing

Swing into Spring with Jacksonville University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The Rivertones as they present their 3rd annual “Spring Sing!” a concert of Vocal Jazz, Show Tunes & Popular Song!
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Online listing

CANCELED Friday, March 20 @ 7:30pm
Scott Watkins Solo Piano Recital

Dr. Scott Watkins celebrates 35 years of public performances in this special evening of the most beloved and stirring piano music ever written. Program includes Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” Chopin’s “Fantasie-Impromptu,” and Debussy’s “Clair de lune,” plus favorites by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Online listing

CANCELED Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:30pm
J.S. Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias

The piano studio of Dr. Scott Watkins presents its eleventh annual recital program featuring J. S. Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias performed on the new Markham Harpsichord.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Online listing

Postponed due to European travel restrictions
Thursday, March 26 @ 7pm
Antonio Meneses & Paul Galbraith

Antonio Meneses was the cellist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio from 1998 through the Trio’s retirement in 2008. He won First Prize and Gold Medal at the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Paul Galbraith, a GRAMMY-nominee and Billboad Top-10 artist, is internationally renowned as one of the foremost guitarists of our time. The depth of his interpretations, along with his revolutionary 8-string instrument and cello-like playing position, have made him an instantly recognizable figure in the world of classical music.
* Friday Musicale

Online listing

Postponed due to European travel restrictions
Friday, March 27 @ 11am
Antonio Meneses & Paul Galbraith

Antonio Meneses was the cellist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio from 1998 through the Trio’s retirement in 2008. He won First Prize and Gold Medal at the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Paul Galbraith, a GRAMMY-nominee and Billboad Top-10 artist, is internationally renowned as one of the foremost guitarists of our time. The depth of his interpretations, along with his revolutionary 8-string instrument and cello-like playing position, have made him an instantly recognizable figure in the world of classical music.
* Friday Musicale

Online listing

Postponed to May 3 Sunday, March 29 @ 3pm
The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville presents "Heart and Soul"

Come join us for our Spring 2020 Heart and Soul choral presentation. Admission is free but a donation to the International Myeloma Foundation will be gratefully accepted.
* South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church (2137 Hendricks Ave, 32207)
Online listing

CANCELED Sunday, March 29 @ 3pm
Faculty Piano Recital

Pianist Gary Smart performs music by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Mussorgsky
* UNF Recital Hall

Online listing

CANCELED Tuesday, March 31 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Conductor Simon Carrington

Featuring UNF Chamber Singers
* UNF Recital Hall

Online listing

February 2020




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, February 2 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Series: Lauren Burns Hodges (Viola)

Violist Lauren Burns Hodges enjoys a varied career as a teacher and performer throughout the United States and abroad. She is currently Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Florida where she also coordinates and teaches Music Appreciation classes. Passionate about promoting the viola and engaging with the community, she hosts an annual viola day at UF and serves as a board member-at-large for the American Viola Society.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
Online listing

Thursday, February 6 @ 7:30pm
Ritz Chamber Players: Afro-Ameri-KKK-ania

Since 1865, the KKK has threatened the unity of our country, specifically targeting the voice of our Black citizens. This thought-provoking program will explore works by Black composers that speak to Black heritage as well as rising beyond racism and exclusion -- both past and present.
General Admission: Free (VIP seating costs $25)
* Hendricks Ave. Baptist Church
Online listing/Tickets (Free & VIP)

Saturday, February 15 @ 4pm
Middle School Choral Festival

JU Choral Director Dr. Julian Bryson invites regional middle school students to participate in a day of choral music workshops and performances.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
Online listing

Saturday, February 15 @ 7:30pm
UNF Chamber Singers: Dancing and Romancing

Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
* Palms Presbyterian Church
Online listing

Sunday, February 16 @ 3pm
Lawson Ensemble

The Lawson Ensemble was formed in 2015 as a result of group members’ desire to consistently perform chamber music with a level of excellence and commitment and to share the results with the Jacksonville and regional community. Founding members are violinist Aurica Duca, violinist/violist Clinton Dewing and cellist Nick Curry. The group is in residence at the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville and performs regularly on the UNF campus, in Jacksonville, and around the region.
* Friday Musicale
Online listing

Sunday, February 16 @ 6pm
Choral Evensong

Featuring: The Chancel Choir, Donald McCullough, organist/choirmaster. Contemplative in nature, the choir is the main component of Choral Evensong, singing Psalms, responses (Smith), canticles (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D, by Brewer) and anthems (Cause Me to Hear Thy Loving Kindness, by Haan) on behalf of the congregants who are invited to join in the hymns.
* Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Online listing

Sunday, February 16 @ 7:30pm
Tony Steve and the Music of Social Discourse: Works for Percussion and Fixed Media

A concert of music looking at our world and society through the lens of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
Online listing

Friday, February 21 @ 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

Saturday, February 22 @ 7:30pm
Music of Andrew Boysen

JU Wind Ensemble and First Coast Wind Symphony perform the music of composer Andrew Boysen.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
Online listing

Sunday, February 23 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

For over three decades on the concert stage, the members of the Grammy® Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations.
* Saint-Paul's-By-The-Sea Episcopal CHurch
Online listing

Monday, February 24 @ 7:30pm
All-Beethoven Program

With Aurica Duca, violin, Nick Curry, cello, and Michael Mastronicola, piano
* UNF - REcital Hall
Online listing

Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:30pm
Hot Off the Press!

Join the Jacksonville University Orchestra in a celebration of new music that is “hot off the press!” Featured on the program are commissioned works by the student winners of the Delius Composition Award for 2018 and 2019.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
Online listing

Wednesday, February 26 @ 7pm
Ash Wednesday Service

* St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
Online listing

Thursday, February 27 @ 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 - Wilson Center
Online listing

Friday, February 28 @ 7:30pm
A Bridge of Music: Our Diverse American Legacy

In celebration of Black History Month, UNF Voice Area presents Dr. Todd Miller, tenor, and Dr. John Cornelius, piano
* UNF - Recital Hall
Online listing

Friday, February 28 @ 7:30pm
Choral Concert

Under the direction of Tommy Shapard, the Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus and The Chorale will present a concert with various songs. Join us as the students lift their voices and sing from their hearts
* FSCJ South - Wilson Center
Online listing

Saturday, February 29 @ 7:30pm
JU Percussion Ensemble

The Jacksonville University Percussion/New Music Group performs works by contemporary composers.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
Online listing

JANUARY 2020




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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Thursday, January 9 @ 7pm
Friday Musicale: Pandolfi-Deutsche Duo

This powerhouse duo takes the crowd on a whirlwind journey through the hits of the centuries, expressing a variety of musical styles from classical to jazz to the popular hits of today. Trained at the world’s top conservatories, Thomas Pandolfi and Lindsay Deutsch, showcase their dazzling technique as they perform masterpieces by the rockstars of yesteryear such as Bach and Beethoven.
* Friday Musicale
Online listing

Friday, January 10 @ 11am
Friday Musicale: Pandolfi-Deutsche Duo

This powerhouse duo takes the crowd on a whirlwind journey through the hits of the centuries, expressing a variety of musical styles from classical to jazz to the popular hits of today. Trained at the world’s top conservatories, Thomas Pandolfi and Lindsay Deutsch, showcase their dazzling technique as they perform masterpieces by the rockstars of yesteryear such as Bach and Beethoven.
* Friday Musicale
Online listing

Sunday, January 12 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concerts: Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Piano Department

Recognized as the best music program in Northeast Florida, the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Piano Department features many talented young pianists who perform challenging solo works from the masters of the instrument.
* JPL - Main Library Hicks Auditorium
Online listing

Sunday, January 12 @ 4pm
Beaches Fine Arts: Windsync with Iavan Trevino

Join us to hear the award-winning wind ensemble, WINDSYNC, partnering with Mexican-American composer and percussionist IVAN TREVINO to perform an eclectic blend of music ranging from Trevino's own compositions to music of Radiohead!
* Saint-Paul's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Online listing

Saturday, January 18 @ 7:30pm
Miami University of Ohio Men's Glee Club

One of the nation's oldest and largest collegiate choruses.
* Palms Presbyterian Church
Online listing

Tuesday, January 21 @ 7:30pm
Violinist Chee Yun Kim and Pianist Alfredo Oyaguez Montero

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

Thursday, January 23 @ 7:30pm
Lawson Ensemble

Violinist Aurica Duca, violinist/violist Clinton Dewing and cellist Nick Curry, along with guest artists Ellen Olson, viola, Eric Olson, oboe, and Jiayi Huang, viola, featuring works by Mozart and Beethoven.
* UNF - Recital Hall
Online listing

Thursday, January 23 @ 7:30pm
Bert Quartet

Boril Ivanov (piano), Ernie Ealum (bass), Rick Kirkland (drums), and Tony Steve (vibes and percussion) perform music by Copland, Beiderbecke, and Bird. Find the fusion as BERT brings new life to some of the standard repertoire of two worlds.
* JU - Terry Concert Hall
Online listing

Sunday, January 26 @ 3pm
Omer Quartet

Distinctive among today’s young string quartets, the Omer Quartet won First Prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and holds the Helen F. Whitaker Chamber Music Chair of YCA. The quartet came into prominence in 2013 when it received Grand Prize and gold medal at the Fischoff National Competition. It has also received Top Prize at the 2017 Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, Second Prize at the 2017 Trondheim International Competition in Norway, and Special Prize at the 2016 Bordeaux Competition in France.
* Jewish Community Alliance
Online listing

Sunday, January 26 @ 7pm
San Marco Chamber Music Society Concert

Including The Unusual Quietness of Snow for oboe and string quartet by Paul Carr, and Beethoven's String Quartet op. 59, #1 with Aurica Duca and Clinton Dewing, violins, Ellen Olson, viola, Nick Curry, cello, and Eric Olson, oboe.
* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Online listing

Thursday, January 30 @ 7pm
Friday Musicale:

JU Chamber Ensembles
* Friday Musicale
Online listing

Friday, January 31 @ 11am
Friday Musicale:

JU Chamber Ensembles
* Friday Musicale
Online listing