Free Music @ Main Concerts in January

Main Library – Hicks Auditorium                                                                                                  303 Laura St. N.

Tuesday, Jan. 6 @ 7 p.m.: Emergence with Kaisar Anvar, piano                       Soon after moving to Tallahassee in 2013 to study with Dr. Read Gainsford, Chinese pianist Kaisar Anvar was recognized as one of FSU’s Kaisar Anvar2most talented instrumentalists, winning the Young Artist Competition that same year. Among earlier awards, Anvar placed first in both the Michigan Music Teachers Association’s Piano Concerto Competition (2007) and the Georgia Southern University Piano Competition (2011). His Jacksonville debut will include Toccata in C Minor by J.S. Bach, Five Bagatelles by Australian composer Carl Vine, and sonatas by Beethoven (no. 16) and Chopin (no. 3).

Sunday, Jan. 11 @ 3 p.m.: Intermezzo with Cliff Newton, trumpet             Although Cliff Newton retired from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra after 32 years as Principal Trumpet, he still maintains a busy performance schedule as a solo artist. The co-founder of the Ancient City Brass Band and instructor at the Northeast Florida Conservatory will be joined by FSCJ’s Bonita Sonsini Wyke, one of the First Coast’s most sought-after collaborative pianists, and the multi-talented Dr. Bill Prince, Professor Emeritus from UNF.

Tuesday, Jan. 20 @ 7 p.m.: Tuesday Serenade with oboist Ann Adams            Ann_Adams_810Join us for an evening of chamber music featuring oboist Ann Adams, the Band Director at La Villa School of the Arts and Adjunct Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music at UNF. Sharing the stage with Dr. Adams will be violist Angelo Goderre, also on faculty at La Villa; bassoonist

Ted Shistle, band director at Douglas Anderson Schools of the Arts; rosegrace headshot photoand pianist Rose Shlyam Grace, an assistant professor at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. Musical selections will include pieces by local composer Edward Lein, C. M. Loeffler’s Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano, and Andre Previn’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano.

Music @ Main concerts are free and open to the public; reservations are not required.

Free parking is available on weekends and evenings (entering after 5 p.m.) in the public garage at Duval and Main streets. Bring your ticket into the library for validation. For more information about Music @ Main concerts, please visit

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