Performing Arts Guide: Classical Music

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Twice a year EU compiles all the performing arts events happening in the area and presents them to our readers in an easy to read list. Here we have the Classical Music events that will be on Jacksonville stages from September 2015 to January 2016. We will have a new list in February 2016. We also have listings of TheatreDance, Comedy, Family, Opera, and Jazz, Tribute, Revue and other concerts. Make your plans and enjoy the show! 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Lewis, EU Jacksonville, Performing Arts Guide, Classical Music
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Oct 2 BEETHOVEN AND MORE It’s the start of a new musical era in Jacksonville. Join Courtney Lewis as he conducts his first weekend as Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony. The concert features Beethoven’s exciting Symphony No. 7. 11am. Times-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Oct 9-11 HOLST’S THE PLANETS Women of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus; Short Ride in a Fast Machine–Hayden’s Symphony No. 90 & Holst’s The PlanetsTimes-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Oct 22-24 PIANO DIALOGUE Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor; Christina and Michelle Naugton, piano. Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Stravinsky’s PétrouchkaTimes-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

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Ritz Chamber Players

Oct 28 RITZ CHAMBER COFFEE CONCERT The Ritz Chamber Players are back with the yearly Coffee Concert Series. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy an intimate chamber concert from African-American musicians from around the country, led by Executive Director Terrance Patterson. For further information or register, please call 899-6038. Free with admission. Ritz Chamber Players | Ritz Theatre and Museum | MORE INFO

Nov 6 MONTROSE TRIO Accomplished soloists and chamber musicians, pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins forces with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith (both formerly of the Tokyo Quartet) in an exciting new piano trio that showcases their impeccable playing and captivating performance style. Presented by the Beaches Fine Arts Series | St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church | MORE INFO  

Nov 13 3 SYMPHONIC DANCES Courtney Lewis, conductor; Arnaud Sussman, violin. Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic DancesTimes-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Nov 22 SUNDAY CLASSICAL CONCERT Join members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for chamber music celebrating the work of female composers. Cummer Museum of Art & GardensJacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Dec 11-12 HOLIDAY POPS Enjoy all of your heartwarming holiday favorites and brace yourselves for what’s sure to be Jacksonville’s only indoor snowfall. Bring the entire family to celebrate the season together. Times-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

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Southwest Florida Symphony

Dec 16 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY HOLIDAY POPS EMMA Concert Series and Flagler College present a seasonal program of favorite holiday songs and carols performed by the SWFS. Reservations are encouraged. EMMA Concert Association | Flagler College Lewis Auditorium | MORE INFO  

Dec 18 HANDEL’S MESSIAH The greatest story ever told accompanied by the most majestic music ever conceived. The Jacksonville Symphony and Chorus present music’s most powerful message of faith in THE Messiah of the season. Times-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Dec 31 TOAST! TO THE NEW YEAR Join family and friends for an evening of music, champagne, dancing and fireworks. The epitome of what a New Year’s celebration should be. Times-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Jan 7-9 L A MER Courtney Lewis, conductor; Nicolas Alstaedt, cello. Program features Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Schumann’s Cello Concerto, Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale and Debussy’s La Mer.  Times-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Ritz Chamber Players, Performing Arts Guide, Classical Music
Ritz Chamber Players

Jan 8 ARTIST PERSPECTIVES RECITAL WITH THE RITZ CHAMBER PLAYERS Ritz Chamber ensemble musicians perform solo repertoire in an intimate environment.Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | Ritz Chamber Players | MORE INFO

Jan 10 KEN COWAN  Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike. Presented by the Beaches Fine Arts Series | St. John’s Cathedral | MORE INFO

Jan 15-16 ALL GERSHWIN Lisa Vroman, whom the SF Chronicle calls a “musical marvel,” sings Gershwin favorites, including ‘Someone to Watch Over Me,’ ‘I Got Rhythm,’ ‘Summertime,’ and more. Michael Chertock, whose commanding technique and elegant style make him a favorite around the world, plays ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’ Times-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Jan 23 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join the Jacksonville Symphony as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Times-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

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Courtney Lewis, photo by Travis Anderson

Jan 30-31 MOZART’S GREAT MASS Courtney Lewis, conductor, guest vocalists and the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus present Stravinsky’s Apollo and Mozart’s Mass in C minorTimes-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Feb 11-13 HAGEN, STERN AND SHOSTAKOVICH William Hagen, the “brilliant, young violin virtuoso,” joins conductor Michael Stern and the Symphony for a program featuring Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture and Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G MinorTimes-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Feb 12 VOICE The London-based, female a cappella trio performing repertoire spans ages and continents. Formed in 2006, Voice performs secular and non-secular music, from the medieval music of Hildegard of Bingen, to twenty-first-century commissions, and songs from around the world. Their distinctive sound is driven by individual voices that blend to create beautiful harmonies. Presented by the Beaches Fine Arts Series | St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church | MORE INFO

Feb 27 GALA EVENT – JOSHUA BELL Save the date for the sensational American violin virtuoso, Joshua Bell. One of the most prominent artists of his generation, Joshua Bell takes center stage with the Jacksonville Symphony for one-night only. Times-Union Center for the Arts | Jacksonville SymphonyMORE INFO

Feb 28 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA KREMLIN Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprising some of Russia’s finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. Presented by the Beaches Fine Arts Series | St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church | MORE INFO

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