2014-15 Music Flagship Program Calendar  

 

The majority of UNF Music Flagship Program 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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


27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents
United States Army Jazz Ambassadors

J.B. Scott, artistic director
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4
Robinson Theater
Free admission - This house will be packed. Arrive early!

Faculty Recital: Featuring Piano Music by Mendelssohn and Prokofiev, Gershwin Songs, Piano Solo and Duo Music
Dr. Gary Smart, piano
Marilyn Smart, soprano, special guest
Yukino Miyake, piano, special guest
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9
Recital Hall
Free admission

September Peace Concert — Sponsored by Jacksonville Sister Cities Association: Annual 9/11 Commemoration Event Includes Performances by UNF Chamber Singers, the DASOTA Concert Choir and the Atlantic Coast High School Honor Chorus with Deborah McDuffie-Doby, conductor
Dr. Cara Tasher, coordinator
6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11
St. John’s Cathedral: 256 East Church Street
Free admission

Faculty and Select Student Scholarship Benefit Concert: Featuring UNF Classical Faculty Members in Performance in Special Collaborations with Select Students
Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12
Recital Hall
Free admission, but donations welcome

Faculty Recital
Rhonda Cassano, flute
Jihye Chang, pianist
2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14
Recital Hall
Free admission

27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents
UNF Jazz Faculty Debuting Original Arrangements and Compositions

J.B. Scott, artistic director
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18
Robinson Theater
Tickets: $8/$12/$20
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.
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The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents The Brahms Sextets: Featuring Simon Shiao, Aurica Duca, Clinton Dewing, Renate Falkner, Grace Bahng Gavin and Nick Curry
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19
Recital Hall
Free admission

4th Annual UNF Conducting Symposium
Dr. Gordon Brock, coordinator
Professor Craig Kirchhoff, guest clinician
TBA, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 20-21
Fine Arts Center
For registration information, log on to www.unf.edu/ce and type “conductor” in the search box.

Jacksonville SINGS! Invitational Showcase: Featuring the UNF Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Student Soloists and Faculty Members Dr. Jimmy Hall, Dr. Gary Smart and Dr. Nick Curry
Dr. Cara Tasher, artistic director
7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26
Lazzara Performance Hall
Free admission - www.visitjacksonville.com/jacksonville-sings

Jacksonville SINGS! Finale Concert: Featuring Charlotte Mabrey and the UNF Percussion Ensemble with the UNF Chorale and the 2014 High School Invitational Honor Chorus
Dr. Joey Martin, guest clinician
Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral activities
6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27
Lazzara Performance Hall
Free admission - www.visitjacksonville.com/jacksonville-sings

OCTOBER


The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents
Percussionist Ivan Trevino

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7
Recital Hall
Free admission

10th Annual Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship:
Dancing with the Survivors

Dr. Gordon Brock, conductor
Dr. Bill Prince, guest artist
Laura Vallow, M.D., radiation oncologist, Mayo Clinic, guest speaker
Dianne Wagner, breast cancer survivor, guest speaker
7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10
Lazzara Performance Hall
Free admission: For more information, call (904) 953-0707 or visit www.mayoclinic.org/jacksonville

Jazz Combo Night
Lynne Arriale, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15
Recital Hall
Free admission

Intercollegiate Choral Festival of Jacksonville: Featuring the Osprey Choral Ensembles, Host Choirs from Edward Waters College, Florida State College of Jacksonville and Jacksonville University
Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral activities
7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17
Robinson Theater
Free admission

27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents
Conrad Herwig and Ed Calle “A Tribute To Latin Jazz”

J.B. Scott, artistic director
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30
Robinson Theater
Tickets: $8/$17/$25
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.

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UNF Percussion Ensemble:
A Special Halloween Concert

Charlotte Mabrey, coordinator
Ivan Trevino, percussionist and composer
7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31
Robinson Theater
Free admission

NOVEMBER


UNF Orchestra Concert
Dr. Simon Shiao, coordinator
6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2
All Saints Episcopal Church: 4171 Hendricks Avenue
Free admission, but donations welcome

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents
Iridium Saxophone Quartet

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4
Recital Hall
Free admission

Reconnect Concert: #reconnect14unf
Social Media Music Gathering with the Osprey Choral Ensembles and Percussion Ensemble (Bring your mobile devices!)

Dr. Cara Tasher/Charlotte Mabrey, co-conspirators
5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7
Lazzara Performance Hall
Free admission

Music of the Marx Brothers
Dr. Marc Dickman, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11
Recital Hall
Free admission

UNF Wind Symphony/Concert Band Fall Concert
Shawn Barat, conductor
7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14
Robinson Theater
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students Free

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents
Violinist Charles Castleman

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18
Recital Hall
Free admission

UNF Orchestra Concert
Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20
Lazzara Performance Hall
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students Free

DECEMBER


The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents
Pianist Gilead Mishory

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2
Recital Hall
Free admission

Handel’s Messiah: Featuring UNF Chamber Singers, Messiah Orchestra and Student Soloists
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church: 4129 Oxford Avenue
Free admission

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents
Pianist Gilead Mishory

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2
Recital Hall
Free admission

Jazz Combo Night
Lynne Arriale, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3
Robinson Theater
Tickets: $20/$8 for students
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.

Piano Play-Off Competition: Sonatas
Dr. Erin Bennett, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4
Recital Hall
Free admission

9th Annual Feast of Carols: UNF Chorale Hosts Ensembles from DASOTA, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Clay County High School and First Coast High School in the Annual Sing-a-long Concert
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6
Lazzara Performance Hall.
Tickets: $7 in advance/$10 at the door/Seniors and students free with ID
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JANUARY


UNF Percussion Ensemble Chamber Concert
Charlotte Mabrey, coordinator
Tuesday, Jan. 27
7:30 p.m., Recital Hall
Free admission

FCC Symposium
Dr. Nick Curry, conductor
Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 29-31
Fine Arts Center – Schedule TBA
Free admission
(Note: The concerts will be as follows: January 29 – UNF Student and Faculty Showcase Concert 7:30 p.m.; January 30 – Florida Community College (FCC) Jazz Group and FCC Student Showcase Winners; January 31 – Final Concert including : FCC Guitar Ensemble, FCC Chorus, FCC Orchestra, FCC Band and FCC Percussion Ensemble.)

FEBRUARY


Koger/Matteson Jazz Festival

Dr. Clarence Hines, coordinator
10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3
Lazzara Performance Hall
Free admission

27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents
Kurt Elling ‘Beach Meets West’ Collaboration
with the Beaches Fine Arts Series

J.B. Scott, artistic director
7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6
Robinson Theater
Free admission

Sing into Spring: Featuring Osprey Choral Ensembles, Student Conductors and Select Student Soloists
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8
Recital Hall
Free admission

UNF Orchestra Concerto Showcase Concert
Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11
Robinson Theater
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students Free

UNF Wind Symphony Concerto Showcase Concert
Featuring an Outstanding Student Soloist

Dr. Gordon Brock, conductor
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25
Lazzara Performance Hall
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students Free

MARCH


27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents
Alon Yavnai and Joca Perpignan
Spring Fever “Where the Middle East Meets Brazil”

with UNF JE1 and the UNF Orchestra
J.B. Scott, artistic director
7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5
Lazzara Performance Hall
Tickets: $8/$17/$25
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.

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UNF Opera presents “Marriage of Figaro” by W. A. Mozart
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director
7:30 p.m., Friday-Monday, March 6-9
Robinson Theater
Note: March 8 is a matinee only performance at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $18
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.

Pianopalooza
Dr. Erin Bennett, coordinator
6 p.m., Sunday, March 8
Friday Musicale: 645 Oak Street
Free admission

Jazz Combo Night
Lynne Arriale, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Monday, March 9
Recital Hall
Free admission

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents
Soprano Juliana Gondek

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March31
Recital Hall
Free admission

APRIL


27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents
Terell Stafford and Dick Oatts “A Tribute to Nat and Cannonball Adderley”

J.B. Scott, artistic director
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 2
Robinson Theater
Tickets: $8/$17/$25
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.

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The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents
Pianist Yasuko Tasumi

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Apr. 7
Recital Hall
Free admission

UNF Percussion Ensemble
Charlotte Mabrey, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Friday, Apr. 10
Robinson Theater
Free admission

Wind Symphony/Concert Band Faculty Showcase Concert
Featuring piano soloist, Dr. Erin Bennett in a performance of
George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Dr. Gordon Brock, Wind Symphony conductor
Professor Shawn Barat, Concert Band conductor
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Apr. 14
Robinson Theater
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students Free

Jazz Combo Night
Lynne Arriale, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 15
Robinson Theater
Tickets: $20/$8 for students
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.

27th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents
JE1 Plays the Music of JE1

J.B. Scott, artistic director
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 16
Robinson Theater.
Tickets: $8/$12
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878.

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Choral Works Master Concert
Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor
7:30 p.m., Friday, Apr. 17
Free admission

Orchestra Concert
Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor
7:30 p.m., Monday, Apr. 20
Robinson Theater
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students Free

Piano Studio Recital featuring the Students of Erin Bennett and Gary Smart
Dr. Erin Bennett, coordinator
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Apr. 21
Recital Hall
Free admission