2017-2018 School of Music Concert Calendar   

The majority of School of Music concerts are free. Proceeds from sales of ticketed events go to promote talented music students via scholarships. For ticketed event information, contact the Ticket Box Office at (904) 620-2878.


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 Parking and Transportation Services at (904) 620-2815. 

 

To request a printed calendar or to be added to our monthly e-mail newsletter, contact Kolanda DouglasEvents are subject to change without notice. Please check the online calendar the day of your event for any changes in time or venue. For questions concerning an event, contact the School of Music office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (904) 620-2961. 

Lawson ensemble

Lawson Ensemble Concert presents Works by Bax and Beethoven with special guests Ellen Olson, viola and Eric Olson, oboe

Friday, September 8, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admisison

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin

School of Music Reed Day

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Fine Arts Center


Cost: Free Admission

Dr. Sunshine Simmons, clarinet; Ann Adams, oboe; Conrad Cornelison, bassoon 

 

Gary Smart

Potpourri: A Concert of compositions and improvisations by composer-pianist, Dr. Gary Smart

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. James Hall, tenor; Dr. Sunshine Simmons, clarinet; Dr. Michael Bovenzi, soprano saxophone; Dr. Nick Curry, cello

Krzysztof Biernacki

Faculty Recital CD Release Concert: In The Mists - Songs of Karol Szymanowski

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone; Dr. Michael Baron, piano

 

7th Annual Conducting Symposium

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 2017-09-24

Location: Fine Arts Center


Cost: Varies

Register

Dr. Gordon R. Brock, coordinator
Jerry Junkin, guest clinician

Nexus Quartet 2

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Nexus String Quartet with special guest Guitarist Giorgio Mirto

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Jazz Combo Concert

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, director

Escape Ten

Escape Ten Percussion Duo Concert

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Adults $5/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Andrea Venet (UNF) and Dr. Annie Stevens (Virginia Tech), percussion with special guest Heather Thorn, xylophone 

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Generation Series Concert Evening of Song

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Dr. Jeanie Darnell, soprano; Dr. Michael Baron, piano

music_jazzfaculty

30th Anniversary Great American Jazz Series presents Jazz Faculty Scholarship Concert Debuting Original Arrangements and Compositions

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: $8/$10/$15

Purchase Tickets

J.B. Scott, artistic director

Windsymphony

Fall Invitational Band Festival

Friday, October 6, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Gordon R. Brock, UNF Wind Symphony conductor

Theodore Shistle, DASOTA Wind Symphony conductor

Jax SINGS! 2016

7th Annual Jacksonville SINGS! Finale Concert

Saturday, October 7, 2017
6 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: $10/Students free with I.D.

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High School Invitational Honor Chorus and Middle School Performing Artists

Dr. Nicole Lamartine, guest clinician

Dr. Cara Tasher, artistic director

Chorale and Percussion Ensemble

Dr. Andrea Venet, director 

Harmony for Humanity and Lou Harrison’s 100th Celebration

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble

Drs. Simon Shiao and Andrea Venet, conductors

Louis vs Bix

Faculty Recital: Louis vs. Bix, The Music of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Bill Prince, trumpet; Dave Steinmeyer, trombone; Danny Gottlieb, drumset; Dennis Marks, bass; Ken Calhoun, banjo; Marc Dickman, trombone, tuba, euphonium; Gary Smart, piano; Todd DelGiudice, clarinet

Percussion presents special guests Vibraphonist Drew Tucker (It’s Not a Xylophone) and Pianist Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy)

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Adults $5/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Andrea Venet, coordinator 

SOM Percussion

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: Adults $5/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Andrea Venet, director 

Women’s Chorus & Chamber Singers: Lunchtime Sing Out against Violence

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:30 p.m.

Location: Lufrano Gallery


Cost: Free Admission

Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

Dave Steinmeyer

30th Anniversary Great American Jazz Series presents Trombonist Dave Steinmeyer: A Legend Salutes the Legends A Tribute To Rich Matteson and Douglas Anderson SOTA Jazz Ensemble I

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: $8/$10/$15

Purchase Tickets

J.B. Scott, artistic director

Gabriela Peña-Kim

Lawson Ensemble Concert presents Works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Beethoven with special guest Gabriela Peña-Kim, violin

Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin

Guest Artist Residency featuring R. Andrew Lee, piano

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 2017-11-07

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Dr. Erin K. Bennett and Dr. Clark Lunberry, coordinators

Jazz Combo Concert

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, director

Michael Barrett

South Africa and Beyond: A choral concert

Sunday, November 12, 2017
5 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: $10 (Suggested Donation)

Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

 

Michael Barrett, guest conductor

Ignacio Berroa

30th Anniversary Great American Jazz Series presents Drummer Ignacio Berroa and his trio: A Tribute to Afro-Cuban Jazz

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: $8/$17/$25

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J.B. Scott, artistic director

Josu Okiñena

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Pianist Josu Okiñena

Monday, November 20, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Tech Ensemble Concert

Monday, November 20, 2017
8 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Alex Hayward, coordinator

Windsymphony

Wind Symphony and Concert Band Concert

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Wind Symphony conductor
Dr. Ann Adams, Concert Band conductor

Student Chamber Music

Monday, November 27, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator

Orchestra

Orchestra presents Great Overtures by Rossini and John Williams

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

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Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Piano Play-Off: Bach Edition

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator

The Cello Studio presents the Bach Cello Suites

Friday, December 1, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator

Christmas Messiah with Chamber Singers and Lawson Ensemble

Saturday, December 2, 2017
3 p.m.

Location: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall


Cost: $30/$20

Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

Guest Artist Recital with Kimberly Gelbwasser, soprano and Richard Van Dyke, piano

Saturday, December 2, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, piano; Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone 

Handel’s Messiah

Sunday, December 3, 2017
7 p.m.

Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Ortega


Cost: $20 (Suggested Donation)

Lawson Ensemble, Chamber Singers and Student Soloists

 

Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

Lawson Ensemble Concert presents Works by Schumann and Dvorak with special guests Sonja Harasim, violin and Yukino Miyake, piano

Sunday, January 14, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin

Rhonda Cassano

Faculty Flute and Piano Recital

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Rhonda Cassano, flute

 

Jihye Chang, piano

Line Upon Line Percussion

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents Line Upon Line Percussion

Monday, January 22, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director 

 

Dr. Andrea Venet, coordinator 

Hans Jorgen Jensen

Cello Master Class with Hans Jorgen Jensen

Thursday, February 1, 2018
5 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator

2nd Annual Jacksonville Cello Workshop

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 2018-02-03

Location: Fine Arts Center


Cost: Varies

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, founder and director

30th Anniversary Koger-Matteson Jazz Festival with special guest Guitarist Jack Peterson

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
10 a.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Clarence Hines, coordinator

Aaron02

30th Anniversary Great American Jazz Series presents Guitarist Jack Peterson: Matteson Tribute featuring all three UNF Jazz Ensembles

Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: $8/$10/$15

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J.B. Scott, artistic director

David Finckel and Wu Han

Beaches Fine Arts Concert Series presents Master Class with David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano

Friday, February 9, 2018
11 a.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator

Orchestra

8th Annual Concerto Showcase Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

Purchase Tickets

Dr. Simon Shiao, coordinator

Andrea Venet

Faculty Solo Recital

Friday, February 16, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Andrea Venet, percussion

#UNFreconnect: the story of us

Sunday, February 18, 2018
5 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: $20/ Seniors $10/Students free with I.D.

The Singing Ospreys explore cultural identity through song

Chorale, Chamber Singers, Osprey Treble and Ospreys Down Low

Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies

Tonal Suspense, Lamar Boyde, director 

Nancy Hermiston

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Artist in Residence Nancy Hermiston, soprano

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 2018-02-23

Location: Fine Arts Center


Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director 

Jazz Combo Concert

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, director

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Principal Trombonist Massimo LaRossa and Principal Trumpeter Michael Sachs of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

Monday, February 26, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Windsymphony

Spring Invitational Band Festival

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Dr. Gordon R. Brock, UNF Wind Symphony conductor

 

Christopher Blackmer, Winter Park High School Wind Ensemble conductor

Nicholas Phillips

Guest Artist Recital with Nicholas Phillips, piano

Friday, March 2, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator

Simon Shiao

Faculty Violin Recital: Music for Dance, works by Stravinsky, Bach and Piazzolla

Monday, March 5, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Simon Shiao, violin

SOM Opera

Opera presents La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Friday, March 9, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: Adults $15/Faculty and Students free with I.D.

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director

SOM Opera

Opera presents La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday, March 10, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: Adults $15/Faculty and Students free with I.D.

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director

SOM Opera

Opera presents La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Sunday, March 11, 2018
3 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: Adults $15/Faculty and Students free with I.D.

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director

SOM Percussion

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Adults $5/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Andrea Venet, director 

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Arthur Haas, harpsichord

Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director 

JE1 2016

30th Anniversary Great American Jazz Series and The Beaches Fine Arts Series present: A Tribute to Woody Herman with Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti and Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, also featuring the UNF Orchestra and JE1

Friday, March 16, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

J.B. Scott, artistic director

Gary Smart

Debussy Preludes, Books I and II Complete

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Gary Smart, pianist

Jazz Combo Concert

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, director

Seeking Refuge Choral Concert

Friday, April 6, 2018
7 p.m.

Location: Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine


Cost: Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine

Chorale and Osprey Treble

 

Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies

Tech Ensemble Concert

Monday, April 9, 2018
8 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Alex Hayward, coordinator

Anthony Anurca

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Generation Series Concert with Bassoonist Anthony Anurca

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director 

SOM Percussion

Percussion Showcase Concert

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Andrea Venet, director 

Lawson ensemble

Lawson Ensemble Concert presents Works by Bach and Torelli with special guests Erin Bennett, piano and Randy Tinnin, trumpet

Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin

30th Anniversary Great American Jazz Series presents Trumpeter Michael Mossman and Trombonist Luis Bonilla: Composers Forum

Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: $8/$17/$25

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J.B. Scott, artistic director

Spring Osprey Choral Showcase

Saturday, April 14, 2018
6 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Cara Tasher, director of choral studies 

SOM Orchestra

Violin Studios Recital

Saturday, April 14, 2018
3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Windsymphony

Wind Symphony and Concert Band Grand Finale Concert

Sunday, April 15, 2018
3 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Wind Symphony conductor

Dr. Ann Adams, Concert Band conductor

SOM Orchestra

Orchestra Spring Concert: Music by Sir Edward Elgar

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall


Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

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Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Piano Studio Recital featuring the students of Dr. Erin K. Bennett and Dr. Gary Smart

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator

JE1 2016

30th Anniversary Great American Jazz Series presents JE1 Plays the Music of JE1

Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater


Cost: $8/$12

Purchase Tickets

J.B. Scott, artistic director

Clarinet Choir

Clarinet Studio Recital

Friday, April 20, 2018
3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall


Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Sunshine Simmons, conductor