Oct 03 Monday
The University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present Misha Quint, cello, on Monday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Rolfs Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus. Misha Quint will be joined by special guests Blake Riley, piano and Leonid Yanovskiy, violin and will be performing works by Handel, Beethoven, Valentini, Bruch and Paganini. This program will be an incredible journey in music from Baroque to Classical and Romantic to 20th Century.
Russian-born cellist Misha Quint captivates his audiences with his lyricism, passion and dazzling technique. Described by Harris Goldsmith as a "brilliantly accomplished virtuoso - an embodiment of interpretive and executive music-making at its rarefied best", Quint is Founder and Music Director of the InterHarmony® International Music Festival that take place in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria, Germany, and Online, and the InterHarmony® Concert Series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Quint is Music Director and Founder of the InterHarmony International School of Music Online that opened in the Fall of 2020. Upcoming and recent engagements include appearances with the San Remo Symphony in Italy, and the Thueringen Symphony Orchestra in Ruolstadt, Germany recitals and concerts with orchestras in Italy and Germany in collaboration with Nikoaj Szeps-Znaider, Guy Braunstein, Alexei Volodin, Saleem Ashkar, Andrey Baranov, Daniel Stewart, and Oliver Weder.
Oct 04 Tuesday
The University of West Florida and the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present the Jazz Ensemble & Combo in concert on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Pensacola campus.
Join the UWF Combo and UWF Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Joseph T. Spaniola for an evening of small and large ensemble instrumental jazz at the University of West Florida. The Combo will present works by Duke Ellington, Paul Desmond, Wayne Shorter, George Gershwin and more. The Jazz Ensemble will present the music of Neal Hefti, Mongo Santamaria, Lennon and McCartney, Thad Jones and more.
This event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. For tickets or more information, visit uwf.edu/cfpa or call the CFPA box office at 850.857.6285.
Oct 05 Wednesday
The University of West Florida and the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present the UWF Chamber Music class in concert on Wednesday, October 5 at noon. The concert will be held at Old Christ Church in historic downtown Pensacola.
The UWF Chamber Music Series at Old Christ Church is celebrating its 16th season. Under the direction of Dr. Hedi Salanki, the UWF Chamber Music Class prepared an exciting program with a variety of chamber music selections to open the season. They will perform works of Bach, Gluck, Schubert, Ravel, Fauré, Ginastera and others. The concert will feature a wide variety of instruments, such as the harpsichord, piano, cello, clarinet French horn, soprano saxophone, and vocalists.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for this event. For more information, call the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music office at 850.474.2147.
Oct 06 Thursday
The University of West Florida and the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present the Runge Strings Orchestra in concert on Thursday, October 6 at 6 p.m. The concert will be held in Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 7979 N. Ninth Ave, Pensacola.
For their first performance of the season the Runge Strings Orchestra will present a selection of Baroque and early classical music from Germany, Italy and England. The performance will close with a piece composed by American female composer, Florence Price, “Adoration for String Orchestra”. Published in 1951, “Adoration” was initially written as a short piece for organ in ABA form intended for use in church. It has proven attractive for arrangers, including Elaine Fine, who has orchestrated it for solo violin and string orchestra. The Runge Strings will be joined on the program by the UWF String Quartet. In addition, Jose Meza, Emma Pooler, Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, Olivia Enkey, Dr. Victoria Adamenko, Delaney Adams, and Sam Spradling will be featured as soloists.
This event is free and open to the public and no tickets are required. For more information, visit uwf.edu/cfpa or call the CFPA box office at 850.857.6285.
Oct 11 Tuesday
The University of West Florida’s Dr. Grier Williams School of Music is proud to sponsor the UWF Singers as they present their “Bon Voyage Concert”. Enjoy the performance that will be performed for the regional American Choral Directors Association conference in Orlando, Florida. Performance will be held on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Pensacola campus.
Additionally, the Concert Choir, and newly formed Argo Chorus will perform. The program will include works by Fauré, Mozart, Walker, Bernstein, Forrest, and LaBarr, with texts by Langston Hughes, Stephen Sondheim, and Charles Anthony Silvestri. This performance will include Hyunjoo Kim on piano, Daniel Perkins on harmonium, and Aleksandra Pereverzeva on cello.
Oct 13 Thursday
The University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present the Symphonic Band in concert on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus.
Under the direction of Dr. Jeff Osarczuk, this program will include works by Richard Saucedo, Eric Whitacre, Frank Ticheli and Malcom Arnold.
One of the featured pieces in the program is “Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs” by Frank Ticheli. This work is built from four Shaker melodies - a sensuous nature song, a lively dance tune, a tender lullaby, and most famously, "Simple Gifts," the hymn that celebrates the Shaker's love of simplicity and humility. In setting these songs, Ticheli sought subtle ways to preserve their simple, straightforward beauty. Melodic freshness and interest were achieved primarily through variations of harmony, of texture, and especially, of orchestration.
The Symphonic Band is committed to performing the finest wind band repertoire and is open to all UWF students with prior experience on an instrument. Students in the Symphonic Band are enrolled in numerous majors and minors across the UWF campus.
Oct 18 Tuesday
Tuesday, October 18th, 8:00am - 2:00pm @ John C. Pace Library, 1st floor
Join us for the UWF John C. Pace Library Book Sale. Don't miss great deals on "gently used" books!
$1 paperbacks, $2 hardbacks ***CASH or CHECK Only*** All prices include sales tax.