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Events Calendar

JUMU: Students Recital
Terry Concert Hall
January 30 at 7:30 PM
The fourth installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers.

JU Chamber Ensembles
Terry Concert Hall
February 9 at 3:00 PM
JU's top student chamber groups present an exciting concert of varied repertoire.

Celebrate the Piano
Terry Concert Hall
February 11 at 7:30 PM
A lively program of music for two pianists at one piano featuring Scott Watkins and Edith Hubert. Program includes Ravel’s wild Rapsodie Espagnol and Schubert’s haunting Fantasy in F minor.

The JU Student Jazz Combos
Swisher Theater
February 12 at 7:30 PM
This concert will culminate with the performance of special project arrangements and transcriptions that represent the challenging yet rewarding musical work enjoyed by the jazz ensembles.

JUMU: Students Recital
Terry Concert Hall
February 13 at 7:30 PM
The fifth installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers.

Jacksonville Private Schools Honor Band Concert
James Curnow, guest composer/conductor
Terry Concert Hall
February 22 at 7:30 PM
This 21st annual young artist program features the best instrumentalists from seven area private schools: Bishop Kenny, Bishop Snyder, Bolles, Episcopal, First Coast Christian, Providence and Trinity Christian Academy.

A Traditional Chinese Orchestra  
Terry Concert Hall
February 26 at 7:30 PM
A special evening of music played on traditional Chinese instruments by the Qingdao University Orchestra, not often seen in the Jacksonville area.  A night not to be missed!

Verdi Requiem
Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
February 27 at 7:30 PM
February 28 and March 1 at 8PM
The University Singers, Men’s and Women’s Choruses join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Maestro Fabio Mechetti in performances of Giuseppe Verdi's epic symphonic Requiem.  Tickets available through the JSO box office: (904) 354-5547

Piano Studio Recital
Terry Concert Hall
March 2 at 3:00 PM
The Seventh Annual Piano Studio Class Recital features music by American composers with current students, faculty, and alumni.

Florida State University’s Eppes String Quartet  
Terry Concert Hall
March 4 at 7:30 PM
A program of music for string quartet by American composers Samuel Barber, Dan Locklair, and Carlisle Floyd.

Music by Carlisle Floyd and Samuel Barber
Terry Concert Hall
March 5 at 7:30PM
Favorite arias from the operas of Carlisle Floyd, plus Floyd’s dramatic Piano Sonata, and Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata and Dover Beach for Baritone and String Quartet. Features soprano Kimberly Beasley, baritone Jay Ivey, pianist Scott Watkins, cellist Shannon Lockwood, violinist Marguerite Richardson

Howard Hanson’s opera Merry Mount
Terry Concert Hall
March 6 at 7:30 PM
Composed in 1930 and rarely heard today, American composer Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount is loosely based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "The Maypole of Merry Mount."  Featuring soprano Kimberly Beasley and new faculty member baritone Jay Ivey.  Concert also includes a premiere performance of a new work for chorus and percussion by composer Donald McCullough.  The Jacksonville University Chorus is conducted by Tim Snyder.

Student New Music Recital
Terry Concert Hall
March 7 at 7:30 PM
Part of the New Music Festival, innovative student compositions featuring varied instrumentations will be showcased.

Faculty New Music Recital
Terry Concert Hall
March 8 at 7:30 PM
Continuing the long-standing tradition of the Composerfest series, compositions by JU faculty are featured, including Jianjun He, Tony Steve, Dennis Vincent, Thomas Harrison among others.

Hot off the Press!
Terry Concert Hall
March 10 at 7:30 PM
Join the Jacksonville University Orchestra plus faculty, student, and community composers for an evening of newly composed orchestral music in this biennial event.  Featured will be compositions by the 2012 and 2013 student winners of the Delius Prize in Composition.  Following the concert, enjoy your chance to "get into the heads" of the composers in an informal question/answer session with the audience. This concert caps off the inaugural New Music Festival at JU.

Third Annual High School Choral Invitational
Terry Concert Hall
March 12 at 7:30 PM
The JU Choirs share the stage with outstanding high school choruses from throughout the greater Jacksonville area in a celebration of choral music education in our schools.   

JUMU: Students Recital
Terry Concert Hall
March 13 at 7:30pm
Another installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers.

Schubert’s Trout Quintet  
Terry Concert Hall
March 27, 7:30PM
Franz Schubert’s epic masterpiece, his Trout Quintet (based upon his song by the same name) and his noble Trio in B-flat major are performed by pianist Scott Watkins, violinist Marguerite Richardson, cellist Shannon Lockwood, violist Peter Dutilly, and bassist Todd Lockwood.

The Drowsy Chaperone  
Swisher Theater
April 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 PM
April 6 at 3:00 PM
Winner of five Tony Awards in 2006, this show-within-a-show musical comedy is filled with everything from fantastical illusions to mistaken identities. Suitable for all ages.  Professor James Ivey will Music Direct and Deborah Jordan will Stage Direct this collaborative production.

JUMU: Students Recital
Terry Concert Hall
April 10 at 7:30 PM
The sixth and final installment in the series of recitals that feature nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers.

Percussion Ensemble
Terry Concert Hall
April 12 at 7:30 PM
Under the direction of Professor Tony Steve, enjoy exciting new sounds and music from students and area composers.

Wind Ensemble
Terry Concert Hall
April 13 at 3:00 PM
The Wind Ensemble will feature a concerto soloist and works from the standard and contemporary wind band repertoire.

Spring Finale
Terry Concert Hall
April 15 at 7:30 PM
From the opening notes of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture until the final strains linger in the concert hall, the spring finale concert of the Jacksonville University Orchestra promises to excite and inspire.  

JU Choirs in Concert
Terry Concert Hall
April 17 at 7:30 PM
The University Singers, Men’s and Women’s Choruses wrap up the season with a varied program of choral works highlighting student and faculty soloists and conductors. 

JU Chamber Ensembles
Terry Concert Hall
April 23 at 7:30 PM
From saxophones to string quartets, enjoy an evening of chamber music performed by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.

Spring Dance Concert  
Swisher Theater
April 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 PM
Jacksonville University Dance will present their annual popular dance concert filled with variety and versatility.  Dance faculty and Guest artists will choreograph thrilling, high-energy dance based in theatricality and commercial dance. Contemporary dance themes highlight our student talent and will transport you to an evening of entertainment.

First Coast Wind Ensemble
Terry Concert Hall
April 27 at 3:00 PM
This Family Concert will feature the winner of the fourth annual FCWE Concerto Competition for High Musicians. The competition is open to students throughout the state of Florida.