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2019-2020 School of Music Concert Calendar

The majority of School of Music concerts are free. Registration for free events is encouraged for attendance tracking and marketing purposes. However, printing the e-ticket is not required. 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.

 

With more than 16,000 students taking classes and many scheduled events for the public, things can get pretty busy at UNF, especially weekdays. Parking regulations are strictly enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, first for safety and efficiency, but also to respect students, faculty and staff who have purchased annual or term parking permits. If you are attending music events at UNF, you must purchase a daily virtual permit from the Pay-by-Plate kiosks located on the first and third floors of Building 44, Fine Arts Center Parking Garage. In combination with the kiosks, a program known as Whoosh has been added to create the most efficient and beneficial parking system for our campus community. This program will give you the convenient opportunity to pay for your virtual parking permit online. To purchase, download the free Whoosh mobile app on your smart phone or visit www.whooshstore.com. Parking permits for University guests are required from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday. No permit is required from 5 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday unless there is a special event on campus. 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 cancellations or 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 members posing for a photo

Lawson Ensemble with Jacksonville Symphony principal violist and UNF viola professor, DJ Cheek featuring Mozart Dissonance Quartet and Beethoven String Quartet opus 59. No. 3

Sunday, November 3, 2019

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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

Kyle Ferrill headshot

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Baritone Kyle Ferrill with Pianist Denise Wright

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Dr. Jimmy Hall, artistic director

Airmen of Note

32nd Annual Great American Jazz Series presents The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note

Sunday, November 10, 2019

3 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Suggested Scholarship Donation: $10

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J.B. Scott, artistic director

Choral student singing along with sheet music

Fall Choral Showcase

Friday, November 15, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

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Featuring Chorale, Osprey Treble and 5 O’clock Singers

Cara Tasher, Holly Hammond, Tommy Shapard, conductors

Wind Symphony performing at a concert

UNF Wind Symphony and Concert Band Present: To Infinity and Beyond!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10, UNF Faculty, staff and students free with ID

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Performing music by Steven Bryant, Gustav Holst and Nova Pon

Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor

Jazz at The Boathouse

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Boathouse

Featuring Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Dennis Marks and Jazz Ensemble III, directed by Dr. Marc Dickman 

Tech Ensemble

Tech Ensemble Concert

Friday, November 22, 2019

8 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

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Michael Taylor, coordinator

G.F. Handel’s Messiah

Sunday, November 24, 2019

4 p.m.

Location: Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Featuring Chamber Singers, Lawson Ensemble and Friends
Cara Tasher, conductor
Patrick Chiu, stage director
Maureen McClusky, associate stage director

Jazz Combo Night

Monday, December 2, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

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Lynne Arriale, coordinator

Orchestra violinists performing at a concert

UNF Orchestra presents Holiday Celebrations and other holiday favorites

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

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

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Featuring selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Overture to Handel’s Messiah

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Piano Piano-Off: Music by Women Composers

Friday, December 6, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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An annual themed piano recital where the audience is invited to vote for their favorite performance!

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator

Clarinet Choir

UNF Clarinet Studio Recital

Saturday, December 7, 2019

12 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Dr. Sunshine Simmons, coordinator

Joy to the World

Joy To The World: Messiah Favorites and Holiday Carols

Saturday, December 7, 2019

3 p.m.

Location: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Cost: Advanced Admission $20, General $25, Senior, Military and Students with ID $10

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Featuring UNF Choral Ensembles
Cara Tasher, conductor
Patrick Chiu, stage director
Maureen McClusky, associate stage director

Student Chamber Music

Sunday, December 8, 2019

8 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Featuring students from the string and piano areas
Erin K. Bennett, coordinator

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Violinist Chee Yun Kim and Pianist Alfredo Oyaguez Montero

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Dr. Jimmy Hall, artistic director

Lawson ensemble

Lawson Ensemble with Ellen Olson, viola, Eric Olson, oboe, and Jiayi Huang, viola, featuring works by Mozart and Beethoven

Thursday, January 23, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admisison

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

UNF Saxophone Day

Saturday, January 25, 2020

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Fine Arts Center

Cost: $12 for high school participants; free for band directors

A full day of masterclasses, rehearsals and performances culminating in a final concert for high school students and band directors. Students will improve their fundamental saxophone techniques and rehearse and perform with college-level saxophonists and professionals. Participants will also try out professional mouthpieces and other accessories. It will be a great day of learning and music making!

 

UNF Saxophone Day 2020 Schedule

 

Dr. Michael Bovenzi, coordinator

Dr. Simon Shiao posing with violin

Faculty Violin Recital featuring Great Romantic Sonatas: Schubert, Prokofiev and Saint Saens Sonatas for violin and piano

Monday, January 27, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Simon Shiao, violinist

Dr. Lucy Chen, guest pianist 

Alan Rafferty headshot

Masterclass with Cellist Alan Rafferty

Thursday, January 30, 2020

5 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Alan Rafferty is professor of cello at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator 

4th Annual Jacksonville Cello Workshop

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Location: Fine Arts Center

Cost: Varies

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Faculty includes Dr. Nick Curry, Alan Rafferty, Dr. Sarah Kim, Avi Friedlander, Mary Beth Bryant, Ji-Hee Kim

Dr. Nick Curry, founder and director

32nd Annual Koger-Matteson Jazz Festival

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

10 a.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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There is a $150 fee for each ensemble participating in the festival.

Dr. Clarence Hines, coordinator

Concert Band

UNF Concert Band Outdoor Concert

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

5 p.m.

Location: The Green (weather permitting)

Cost: Free Admisison

Register

Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor

Pasquale Grasso headshot

32nd Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Guitarist Pasquale Grasso: A Tribute to Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk

Thursday, February 6, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: $8/17/25

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J.B. Scott, artistic director

Jazz Combo Night

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Lynne Arriale, coordinator 

10th Annual UNF Orchestra Concerto Showcase Concert featuring Ginastera Variaciones concertantes, Op. 23 and concerto soloists

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

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

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Dr. Simon Shiao, coordinator

UNF Opera presents Dido and Aeneas

Thursday, February 13, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: $15

Adina Pavlesich, director

UNF Opera presents Dido and Aeneas

Friday, February 14, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: $15

Adina Pavlesich, director

Chamber Singers performing at Seeking Refuge Concert

Chamber Singers: Dancing and Romancing

Saturday, February 15, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

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Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

Rhoslyn Jones headshot

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Soprano Rhoslyn Jones with Pianist Denise Wright

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Dr. Jimmy Hall, artistic director

Wind Symphony performing at a concert

UNF Wind Symphony Presents: American Murals

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10, UNF faculty, staff and students free with ID

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Performing music by Martin Ellerby, Cindy McTee and Nicholas Maw

Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor

All-Beethoven Program with Aurica Duca, violin, Nick Curry, cello, and Michael Mastronicola, piano

Monday, February 24, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Wycliffe Gordon headshot

32nd Annual Great American Jazz Series in collaboration with The Beaches Fine Arts Series present Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon: Hello Pops: A Salute to Louis Armstrong

Thursday, March 5, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission, VIP ticket holders will have their seats reserved

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J.B. Scott, artistic director

 

Franz Schubert’s Mass in G

Sunday, March 8, 2020

4 p.m.

Location: Riverside Park United Methodist Church

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Featuring the Osprey Treble Chorus 

Holly Hammond, conductor
Rich Lewis, organist

Percussion students playing at a concert

Magic Time: UNF Percussion and special guest, Escape Ten

Thursday, March 12, 2020

6:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

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

Featuring performances from guest artists Escape Ten, Dr. Andrea Venet and Dr. Annie Stevens (Virginia Tech) and a new composition written for Escape Ten, Magic Time, by Russell Hartenberger (Nexus, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto)


Dr. Andrea Venet, director

Faculty - Gary Smart3

Piano Recital

Sunday, March 29, 2020

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Pianist Gary Smart performs music by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Mussorgsky
Simon Carrington headshot

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Conductor Simon Carrington

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Featuring UNF Chamber Singers

Holly Hammond, chorus master

Cara Tasher, director of choral studies

Dr. Jimmy Hall, artistic director

NuMix Concert featuring mixed chamber ensembles performing music composed in the last fifty years

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Dr. Erin Bodnar and Dr. Andrea Venet, directors


Woodwind Area Recital

Saturday, April 4, 2020

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Dr. Sunshine Simmons, coordinator

Brannon Cho headshot

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Cellist Brannon Cho

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Jimmy Hall, artistic director
Tech Ensemble 2018-19

Tech Ensemble Concert

Thursday, April 9, 2020

8 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Mike Taylor, director
Lawson Ensemble members posing for a photo

Lawson Ensemble with internationally renowned pianist Victor Asuncion featuring the E flat major piano quartet and the E flat major piano quintet of Robert Schumann

Thursday, April 9, 2020

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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

UNF Chorale and UNF Wind Symphony present Carmina Burana with guest soloists Dr. James Hall, tenor, and Brittany Fouché, soprano

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $25/ Seniors, veterans, public school teachers with ID $10, Students free with ID

Holly Hammond, chorus master

Cara Tasher, director of choral studies

Erin Bodnar, conductor

UNF Percussion Chamber Showcase Concert

Thursday, April 16, 2020

6:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Featuring solo and small chamber works performed by undergraduate and graduate students from the percussion studio

Violin students playing at a concert

SBC Violin Studio Recital

Saturday, April 18, 2020

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admisison

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Featuring students of Dr. Simon Shiao, Professors Melissa Barrett and Chris Chappell

Choral student singing at concert

Sing into Summer: Osprey Vocal Showcase

Saturday, April 18, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Suggested Donation: $10

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Featuring the Chamber Singers, Osprey Treble Chorus and 5 O’clock Singers
Holly Hammond, Tommy Shapard and select student conductors

String Chamber Ensembles Spring Concert

Monday, April 20, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Simon Shiao, coordinator

 

Jazz Combo Night

Monday, April 20, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, director

Orchestra violinists playing at a concert

UNF Orchestra presents One Thousand and One Nights

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Students free with ID

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Featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Rudmilla, and Borodin’s Nocturne

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Piano Studio Recital

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

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Featuring the students of Gary Smart, Erin Bennett and Michael Mastronicola

 

JE1 playing at 30th GAJS

32nd Annual Great American Jazz Series presents JE1 Plays the Music of JE1

Thursday, April 23, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: $8/$12

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J.B. Scott, artistic director