It’s May and there’s music in the air. Enjoy a variety of concerts to suit every taste.
Tuesday, May 5 @ 7 p.m.
Community Standards, with the Don Thompson Chorale
Boasting two decades of performances and recordings, the Don Thompson Chorale has long been recognized among the First Coast’s premier community music organizations. Under the direction of Jay Stuckey and with Terry Stuckey on piano, their Spring Concert will feature more than a dozen choral settings ranging from traditional African-American spirituals to Morten Lauridsen’s popular Sure on this Shining Night.
Sunday, May 10 @ 3 p.m.
Intermezzo, with the Maharlika Trio
Valdosta State Faculty Artists Joren Cain (saxophone), David Springfield (trombone) and Maila Gutierrez Springfield (piano) have been performing together for 10 years, including recent concerts for the Georgia Music Educators Association, the College Music Society and the Southeastern Composers League. Their repertoire ranges from classical to jazz, and features arrangements and original compositions written especially for them and their unique combination of instruments.
Tuesday, May 19 @ 7 p.m.
Tuesday Serenade, with JiWon Hwang, violin & Boyan Bonev, cello
Korean violinist JiWon Hwang and Bulgarian cellist Boyan Bonev each won national and international performance awards while in their respective homelands, and both moved to the United States to continue their studies at the Florida State University, earning Doctor of Music degrees while pursuing their performance and teaching careers. Among the works chosen for their joint recital are unaccompanied sonatas for violin (by Prokofiev) and cello (by Kodaly), and Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.
All 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. Bring your ticket into the Library for validation.
For more information about Music @ Main concerts, please visit http://jplmusic.blogspot.com.