2016-17 School of Music Program Calendar  

 

The majority of UNF School of Music concerts are free. Proceeds from sales of ticketed events go to promote talented music students via scholarships. If you have a question concerning an event, please call the main office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (904) 620-2961. Events are subject to change without notice. Please check this online calendar the day of your concert for any changes in time or venue.

Those attending music events may park at no charge on the 2nd – 4th floors of the Fine Arts Center Garage and Lot 1 (lot surrounding the Fine Arts Center Garage). Outside of this designated section, parking permits which cost $5 are required and enforcement is administered. Permits may be purchased from the Parking Information booths, located at the I-295 or Kernan Boulevard campus entrance. If you have any questions, please contact UNF Parking and Transportation Services at 904-620-2815.

 

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[NEW EVENT = Added after calendar was printed. UPDATED EVENT = Change to what printed calendar lists.]   

 

To request a print calendar, or be on our monthly e-mail newsletter, contact Ashley Earles-Bennett.

For general questions contact the office at (904) 620-2961.

 

September 2016

 

Woodwind Chamber Recital
Carol Griffin, flute; Ann Adams, oboe; Sunshine Simmons, clarinet; Ted Shistle, bassoon; Ben Lieser, horn; Rose Grace, piano
Friday, September 9, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Jacksonville’s Annual September Peace Concert
UNF Chamber Singers, DASOTA Chorale and the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

with the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association and OneJax, coordinated by Dr. Cara Tasher
Sunday, September 11, 2016
St. John’s Cathedral: 256 East Church Street, Downtown Jacksonville – 6 p.m.
Free admission, donations accepted, reception to follow

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents The Chamber Music of Gary Smart with special guest Dr. James Hall, tenor
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

29th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents UNF Jazz Faculty Scholarship Concert Debuting Original Arrangements and Compositions
J.B. Scott, artistic director
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8/$10/$15 – Purchase Tickets Online 
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

Chinese Folk Orchestra of Qingdao University (Cancelled Event)
Dr. Randy Tinnin, coordinator
Friday, September 16, 2016
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission 

6th Annual UNF Conducting Symposium with special guest Dr. Mallory Thompson, conductor
Dr. Gordon R. Brock, coordinator
Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18, 2016
Fine Arts Center – TBA
For details visit www.unf.edu/ce and type “conducting” in the course search box.


6th Annual Jacksonville SINGS! Showcase
Chorale, Student and Faculty Soloists including Lynne Arriale, Renowned Jazz Pianist and Wind Symphony

Dr. Cara Tasher, artistic director and conductor
Friday, September 23, 2016
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 / $5 for 60+ / students free with I.D. – Purchase Tickets Online
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.


6th Annual Jacksonville SINGS! Invitational Honor Chorus Finale Concert featuring Eric Whitacre, Percussion Ensemble, Chorale and the 2016 Invitational Honor Chorus
Dr. Cara Tasher, artistic director and conductor
Dr. Andrea Venet, percussion director
Yume Omura, 2016 collaborative keyboard artist
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Lazzara Performance Hall – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $10 / $5 for 60+ / students free with I.D. – Purchase Tickets Online
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

 

October 2016



Faculty Recital: The Music of Fats Waller and Spencer Williams

Marc Dickman, trombone, tuba, euphonium; Bill Prince, cornet, clarinet; Dave Steinmeyer, trombone; Gary Smart, piano; Dennis Marks, bass; Danny Gottlieb, drums
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band Tour
Dr. Gordon R. Brock, coordinator
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Lazzara Performance Hall – 3 p.m.
Free admission
Tickets: Available via The Florida Times-Union at: https://marineband.ticketleap.com/usmbtourjacksonvillefl

Jazz Combo Concert
Lynne Arriale, director
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Lawson Ensemble Concert presents an all Mozart Program with special guest Dr. Erin Bennett, piano
Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurelia Duca, violin
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

12th Annual Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship: Superheroes
Dr. Gordon R. Brock, conductor
Friday, October 14, 2016
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

The UNF Opera Ensemble presents “Street Scene” an American Opera by Kurt Weill with UNF Orchestra
This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY.

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director
Friday-Saturday, October 21-22, 2016
Lazzara Performance Hall – 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15 / students free with I.D.
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

29th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Trombonist Dave Steinmeyer: A Legend Salutes the Legends with special guests Dr. Bill Prince, Jazz Ensemble 1 and Douglas Anderson SOTA
J.B. Scott, artistic director
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8/$10/$15 – Purchase Tickets Online
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

Fall Percussion Concert
Dr. Andrea Venet, director
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Robinson Theater – 7 p.m.
Free admission


November 2016



Lawson Ensemble Concert with special guests Ellen Olson, viola and Eric Olson, oboe
Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin; Aurelia Duca, violin
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Percussion Ensemble: Escape Ten PASIC Preview
Dr. Andrea Venet and Dr. Annie Stevens (Virginia Tech), percussion
Friday, November 4, 2016
Recital Hall – 7 p.m.
Free admission

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Violinist Midori Kugota with special guests Dr. Simon Shiao and Dr. Gary Smart
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director
Monday, November 14, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Wind Symphony and Concert Band Concert
Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Wind Symphony conductor
Dr. Ann Adams, Concert Band conductor
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7:30 p.m. – Purchase Tickets Online
Tickets: Adults $10 / students free with I.D.

29th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Trombonist Bill Watrous: A Tribute to the Wildlife Refuge and Refuge West Bands
J.B. Scott, artistic director
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8/$17/$25 – Purchase Tickets Online
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

Guest Artist Piano Recital with Naomi Niskala
Dr. Erin Bennett, coordinator
Friday, November 18, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Osprey Choral Showcase featuring Osprey Women’s Chorus, Osprey Men’s Chorus and select student soloists
Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies
Tommy Shapard, conductor
Yume Omura, collaborative keyboard artist
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Recital Hall – 4 p.m.
Free admission

Orchestra Concert: Carnival of the Animals
Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor
Rhonda Stampalia, choreographer
Lynne Radcliffe, narrator
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $10 / students free with I.D. – Purchase Tickets Online

Jazz Combos
Lynne Arriale, director
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission


December 2016



Flute Master Class with Eugenia Zuckerman
Rhonda Cassano, coordinator
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Recital Hall – 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free admission

Piano Play-Off: American Music
Dr. Erin Bennett, coordinator
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Tech Ensemble Concert
Alex Hayward, coordinator
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Fine Arts Center, Room 1420 – 8 p.m.
Free admission

Student Chamber Music Recital
Dr. Erin Bennett, coordinator
Friday, December 2, 2016
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Handel’s “Messiah”
Chamber Singers and Lawson Ensemble
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
Yume Omura and Nick Curry, continuo
Saturday, December 3, 2016
St. Mark’s Episcopal of Ortega: 4129 Oxford Avenue – 4 p.m.
Free admission, donations accepted

UNF Chamber Singers: Carols and Messiah-no strings attached!
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
Yume Omura, collaborative keyboard artist
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – 4 p.m.
Tickets: TBA


January 2017



Faculty Solo Percussion Recital
Dr. Andrea, Venet, percussion
Friday, January 20, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Project Trio
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission


February 2017



29th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Saxophonist and Composer Bob Mintzer: Composer’s Forum
J.B. Scott, artistic director
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8/17/25 – Purchase Tickets Online
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

Cello Master Class with Melissa Kraut, Cello Professor at The Cleveland Institute of Music
Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Recital Hall – 5 p.m.
Free admission

The Jacksonville Cello Workshop: special guests Dr. Melissa Kraut, Cello Professor at The Cleveland Institute of Music; Avi Friedlander, Founder and Director of Suzuki Talent Education Program of Birmingham; Mary Beth Bryant; Grace Bahng Gavin
Dr. Nick Curry, director
Friday and Saturday, February 3-4, 2017
Fine Arts Center – TBA
Free admission
Open to cellists of all ages. Contact nick.curry@unf.edu for details.

29th Annual Koger-Matteson Jazz Festival
Dr. Clarence Hines, coordinator
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Lazzara Performance Hall – TBA
Free admission

Sing into Spring
Singing Alone and Together: A Vocal Showcase featuring the four Osprey Choral Ensembles and select soloists
Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies and conductor
Tommy Shapard, conductor
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Recital Hall – 4 p.m.
Free admission, donations accepted

Orchestra: My Funny Valentine
Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $10 / students free with I.D. – Purchase Tickets Online

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Spring Percussion Concert with “Saturday Night Live” Percussionist Valerie Naranjo
Dr. Andrea Venet, director
Friday, February 17, 2017
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Lawson Ensemble Concert with special guests Dr. James Hall, tenor and Dr. Cara Tasher, soprano
Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurelia Duca, violin
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Invitational Band Festival with special guests UNF Faculty Brass Quintet and Bartram Trail High School
Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Wind Symphony conductor
Jason Duckett, Bartram Trails High School Wind Symphony conductor
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission


March 2017



29th Annual Great American Jazz Series in Collaboration with The Beaches Fine Arts Series presents Trumpeter Jon Faddis: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk
J.B. Scott, artistic director
Friday, March 3, 2017
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission (GAJS season ticket holders receive reserved seating.)

Jazz Combo Concert
Lynne Arriale, director
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

The UNF Ensemble presents “Magic Flute” by W. A. Mozart
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director
Friday-Sunday, March 10-12, 2017
Robinson Theater – 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday
Tickets: Tickets $15 / students free with I.D.
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

Music Through the Ages Concert Series featuring UNF String Students
Dr. Simon Shiao, violin
Dr. Michael J. Mastronicola, piano
All Saints Church – 6 p.m.
Sunday March 12, 2017
Free admission

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Clarinetist Claudio Mansutti
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director
Monday, March 13, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Florida Bandmasters Association’s State Solo and Ensemble Festival
Timothy Groulx, coordinator
Tuesday-Thursday, March 21-23, 2017
Lazzara Performance Hall – TBA
Free admission

Tech Ensemble Concert
Alex Hayward, coordinator
Monday, March 27, 2017
Fine Arts Center, Room 1420 – 8 p.m.
Free admission

29th Annual Great American Jazz Series and the Beaches Fine Arts Series presents The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra: A Tribute to Stan Kenton
J.B. Scott, artistic director
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8/17/25 – Purchase Tickets Online
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

Guest Piano and Violin Faculty Recital
Dr. Simon Shiao, violin
Jason Bae, piano
Friday, March 31, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission


April 2017



The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Trio Bel Suono: Rhonda Cassano, flute; Renate Falkner, viola; Kayo Ishimaru, harp
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director
Monday, April 3, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Orchestra: 7th Annual Concerto Showcase Concert
Dr. Simon Shiao, coordinator
Jason Bae, guest conductor
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 / students free with I.D. – Purchase Tickets Online

Lawson Ensemble Concert with special guests Dr. Andrea Venet and Steve Merrill, percussion
Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurelia Duca, violin
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Night of Remembrance: Chamber Singers present Howells Requiem
Chorale present Fauré Requiem
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
Yume Omura, organ
Friday, April 7, 2017
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine – 8 p.m.
Free admission, donations accepted

Piano Studio Recital

Dr. Erin Bennett, director
Monday, April 10, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Spring Percussion Concert
Dr. Andrea Venet, director
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7 p.m.
Free admission

Wind Symphony and Concert Band Faculty/Student Showcase Concert
Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Wind Symphony conductor
Dr. Ann Adams, Concert Band conductor
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Lazzara Performance Hall – 7:30 p.m. – Purchase Tickets Online
Tickets: $10 / students free with I.D.

29th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents JE1 Plays the Music of JE1
J.B. Scott, director
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8/$12 – Purchase Tickets Online
Call the ticket box office at (904) 620-2878.

Violin Studios Exchange Concert: Violin Studios from Charleston College of Music and UNF School of Music
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Spring Osprey Choral Showcase
featuring the Osprey Women’s Chorus and Osprey Men’s Chorus
Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies and conductor
Tommy Shapard, conductor
Yume Omura, collaborative keyboard artist
Monday, April 17, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission, donations accepted

Faculty Voice Recital
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone
Dr. Michael Baron, piano
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Recital Hall – 8 p.m.
Free admission

Jazz Combo
Lynne Arriale, director
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Robinson Theater – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Faculty Violin Recital: 20th Anniversary Celebration of Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Debut
Dr. Simon Shiao, violin
Dr. Michael J. Mastronicola, piano
UNF String Students
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Chamber Singers Sing A Cappella
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd – 4 p.m.
Suggested Donation: $10