Events Calendar

Music Events Fall 2017

Pricing for all performances noted by * 
Adults: $10.00
Seniors (62+): $ 5.00
Military: $ 5.00
Students: $ 5.00
Children (-17): $ 5.00
JU: Free (per ID)
 
 
Flying Ace Silent Film
Presented in celebration of Black History Month, The Flying Ace, made by Richard Norman at Arlington’s Norman Studios, features an all African-American cast—a hero, his sidekick, a heroine, the wrongly accused, and a scoundrel or two. This new
score by Professor Tony Steve was composed expressly for The Flying Ace.

Date and time  Sunday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 

Electroacoustic Barn Dance
The Division of Music is pleased to host the Seventh Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance, a three-day festival of electronic music and art. This year’s festival will feature the University’s own Faculty New Music Ensemble. www.eabarndance.com Kindly, visit the website for the schedule details.

Date and time  Feburary, 8, 9 & 10
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
Aida The Musical*
JU presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings countries together. With an unforgettable score, featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multicultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing for a large cast.

Date and time Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 PM
Friday, February 23 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 PM
Event location  Swisher Theater
 
 
 
 

Soprano Kimberly Beasley Recreates  A Recital Given By The Great Prima Donna 
Francesca Zarad
 

Kimberly Beasley and Scott Watkins join forces to recreate a recital given by opera star Francesca Zarad in California on this date in 1920. The program features arias from La Boheme and Carmen plus sentimental favorites such as Schubert’s Ave Maria,
and Dunn’s Bitterness of Love. A historic recital!

Date and time  Friday, February 16 at 7:30 PM.
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 

Mrs. Warren’s Profession*
George Bernard Shaw’s dramatic play follows a madam who attempts to come to terms with her disapproving daughter. Mrs. Warren’s Profession, directed and designed by our Theater faculty, offers a social commentary to illustrate Shaw’s belief that prostitution was not caused by moral failure but by economic necessity.

Date and timeFriday, February 16 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Swisher Theater
 
 
 
 

JU Wind Ensemble And The First Coast Wind Symphony: Music Of Frank Ticheli
 
 
 
JU Wind Ensemble and First Coast Wind Symphony perform the music of internationally known composer Frank Ticheli, conducted by the composer.

Date and time  Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
JU Chamber Ensembles
From trios to quintets, enjoy an evening of chamber music performed by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles.

Date and time  Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student New Music
 
Join us for a showcase of student works featuring varied instrumentations and an array of new soundscapes from the JU Music Composition studio.

Date and time  Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hot Off The Press!
Join the Jacksonville University Orchestra in a celebration of new music that is “hot off the press!” Featured will be commissioned works by the Delius Composition Award winners for 2016 and 2017, Anne McKennon and Daniel Farrell. Also featured will be Transposed Memories by award winning composer Dr. Piotr Szewczyk.

Date and time  Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Historic Recital Recreation Featuring Baritone Jay Ivey, Violinist Marguerite
Richardson, Pianist Benjamin Beck
 

Enjoy this historical recital program given at the College of the Pacific in San Jose, California, October 27, 1919, featuring music by Mendelssohn, Grant-Schaeffer, Hubay, Chopin. Program closes with the (then) premiere performance of Howard Hanson’s
“Symphonic Rhapsody,” played by the composer. History comes to life in this 
unique concert!

Date and time Friday, March 9 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 

Alpha Psi Omega Spring Production
Jacksonville University’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the theater honors society, presents the annual student-led production on campus. This year’s production promises family friendly fun, intrigue for theater and non-theater goers, and a range of musical styles to interest everyone.

Date and timeThursday, March 22 at 7:30 PM
Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 PM
Event location  Swisher Theater
 
 
 
 
 
 
Le Grande Tango
Join us for an evening celebrating the music of Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla. Jacksonville University faculty Shannon Lockwood, cello, Marguerite Richardson, violin, and Scott Watkins, piano, will perform Piazzolla’s greatest tangos
including The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Oblivion..

Date and time  Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall

Percussion Ensemble
This final percussion ensemble concert of the year will highlight contemporary works for percussion. On the program is the Carlos Chavez’s, Xochipilli: An Imagined Aztec Music. This concert will exemplify the wide variety of expression found in the percussion family

Date and time  Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 

Joyful Noise: A Tribute To Duke Ellington
Join the JU Jazz Orchestra as they pay tribute to the jazz geat Duke Ellington. Selections will include favorites from the Ellington cannon, as well as contemporary arrangements of his music. The concert will be highlighted by Don Sebesky’s “Joyful
Noise Suite”, an original composition dedicated to Ellington.

Date and time  Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 

Jazz At The River House
Join us in the up-close and inviting atmosphere of the River House for a JU tradition featuring the JU Jazz Combos as part of JU Jazz Week.

Date and time  Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 PM

Event location  JU River House
 
 
 
 

The Michael Thomas Group In Concert
Michael Thomas and his quartet are the guest artists for the JU Jazz Week of clinics and events with the JU Jazz Studies students. They will be featured in an evening that will showcase Thomas’ brilliant compositions and world-class group

Date and time  Friday, April 6 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 

Piano Studio Celebrates The Music Of Brahms
The piano students of Dr. Scott Watkins celebrates their tenth class recital with the music by Johannes Brahms. Performances of his intimate Intermezzi of Opp. 117, 118, and 119 are paired with moving readings of Brahms’ letters, many recently published. Don’t miss the powerful music of Johannes Brahms!

Date and time  Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 

Violin And Viola Studio Recital
 
Come enjoy the talent and musicianship of the violin and viola students in the studio of Dr. Marguerite Richardson as they perform in this showcase concert.

Date and time  Sunday, April 8 at 6:00 PM.
Event location  Terry Concert Hall

JU Wind Ensemble “Song And Dance”
The Wind Ensemble will feature a concerto soloist and works from the standard and contemporary wind band repertoire.

Date and time  Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 PM
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 

JU Chamber Ensembles
From trios to quintets, enjoy an evening of chamber music performed by JU student groups, including the Honors chamber ensembles

Date and time  Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 PM.
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 
 

In Flanders Fields: Songs Of Peace, War And Reconciliation
Join the JU Choirs for an evening of contemplative and engaging works by contemporary American composers and poets including Elizabeth Alexander, Kirke Mechem, Jeffrey Van and folksongs, songs of protest and spiritual songs. Presented as part of the “Confluence” series of campus events.

Date and time  Sunday, April 15 at 6 PM.
Event location  Terry Concert Hall
 
 
 

Senior Honors Recital
The Senior Honors Recital features outstanding Senior-level students nominated by their professors in recognition of distinguished performance.

Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 PM
Terry Concert Hall
 
 
For any additional information, please call 904-256-7665