Courtney Lewis makes his debut as music director designate to open the 2014-15 Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra season; The new season features Tony winner Audra McDonald, Porgy & Bess, Jim Brickman, Beethoven’s “Emperor” and Mozart’s Requiem; Event presentations include Diana Krall, the Royal Philharmonic and Garrison Keillor

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New Music Director Courtney Lewis to Lead
Jacksonville Symphony at Start of Season

Courtney Lewis makes his debut as music director designate to open
the 2014-15 Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra season

The new season features Tony winner Audra McDonald, Porgy & Bess,

Jim Brickman, Beethoven’s “Emperor” and Mozart’s Requiem

Event presentations include Diana Krall, the Royal Philharmonic and Garrison Keillor

(Jacksonville, Fla. – August 21, 2014) A new era for the Jacksonville Symphony begins when conductor Courtney Lewis signals the downbeat on opening night of the 2014-15 season. Lewis makes his debut as music director designate on September 26 and 27.

The young British conductor is making his mark on the national scene, while also holding the assistant conductor position of the New York Philharmonic. While Lewis returns to conduct the Jacksonville Symphony in May, he’s busy at work creating exciting programs for his first full season as music director, which begins in the fall of 2015.

A season of majestic masterpieces highlights the 2014-15 Florida Blue Masterworks Series. The music begins with Lewis on the podium leading Berlioz’ orchestral showpiece, Symphonie Fantastique. Highlights also include an all-Mozart program featuring A Little Night Music and the Symphony No. 40. More Mozart continues with his final testament, the moving Requiem.

Beethoven’s mastery abounds with the regal Emperor Concerto, the poetic Pastoral Symphony and epic Missa Solemnis. Also featured are George Gershwin’s jazz-age masterpiece, the Concerto in F and Bartok’s stunning Concerto for Orchestra with Courtney Lewis on the podium. Rising star classical artists will take the spotlight, including pianists Gabriela Martinez and Andrew von Oeyen, violinists James Ehnes and Fumiaki Miura and cellist Johannes Moser.

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Jacksonville Symphony special events are sure to draw thousands of new and returning concert-goers, including an evening with six-time Tony-winning sensation Audra McDonald, contemporary pianist Jim Brickman bringing the sounds of the holiday season, an opera-in-concert production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and a fully-staged production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet Sleeping Beauty.

Star-studded event presentations, without the Jacksonville Symphony performing, include five-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer Diana Krall, Christmas with The King’s Singers, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman, and America’s favorite radio host and storyteller, the enchanting Garrison Keillor.

The 2014-15 Fidelity National Financial Pops Series, assembled by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski, is a season of music that everyone loves. The lineup is headlined by legendary songwriter and entertainer Paul Williams, creator of hits for The Carpenters, Barbra Streisand and even Kermit the Frog. The series also features the music of Simon & Garfunkel, A “Salute to America” featuring the United States Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, music of the “Mad Men” era, romantic hits on Valentine’s Weekend, a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, and “Classic Soul” featuring chart-topping hits from Motown.

A variety of community engagement activities are also planned, including free “Cover the Town with Sound” performances by small ensembles of Jacksonville Symphony musicians, “Musical Storybooks” early-learning concerts for pre-K children, and “Symphony 101” luncheons followed by an open rehearsal.

For those who prefer daytime events, programs also include the Family Series for young children, parents and grandparents, the Mayo Clinic Coffee Series and the Sunday afternoon CertusBank Matinee Series.

Tickets are available by calling the Jacksonville Symphony Box Office at 904.354.5547. For complete information, log on to jaxsymphony.org, like Jacksonville Symphony on Facebook or follow on Twitter @jaxsymphony.

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

2014 – 2015 Season Calendar

(Revised 8-21-2014)

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Opening Weekend

WELCOME, COURTNEY LEWIS!

Friday & Saturday, September 26 & 27, 2014 at 8 pm

Florida Blue MASTERWORKS Series

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series

Masterworks concerts sponsored by Haskell

Courtney Lewis, conductor

Peter Wright, clarinet

BUCK Festival Overture on the American National Air (The Star-Spangled Banner) (Not on Coffee)

ROSSINI Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra (Not on Coffee)

CLOUD HiJinx! (World Premiere)

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

Welcome the new music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Courtney Lewis makes his debut as music director designate conducting Berlioz’ orchestral showpiece, Symphonie Fantastique. J SYM Principal Clarinetist Peter Wright performs Rossini’s “Introduction, Theme and Variations” and a world premiere of a new work by composer/vocalist/educator Judith Cloud.

 

Masterworks Tickets: $25-$72. Coffee Tickets: $16 – $26. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

BRASS BONANZA

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Sawgrass Country Club—Beach Club

Join the Beaches area Jacksonville Symphony supporters for dinner, desert and a preview of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 season. Log on to BRASSonline.org for more information.

 

 

OCTOBER 2014

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

THRASHER-HORNE 11TH SEASON OPENER

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8 pm

Nicholas Palmer, conductor

Opening the eleventh season on a musical note is the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s second performance on the THCA stage. This pops concert includes musical favorites and light classics.

For more information, call 904.276.6750 or log on to thcenter.org.

COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3pm

Glenmoor at World Golf Village

A free concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing throughout the area.

Ensemble: TBD. Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11 am & 8 pm

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8 pm

Pops concerts sponsored by Regency Centers

Coffee concert sponsored by Raymond James & Associates

Friday concert dedicated by The Vanguard Fund in honor of the 13th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Michael Krajewski, conductor

A.J. Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, guest artists

With the line “hello darkness, my old friend” Simon & Garfunkel touched a generation and propelled the duo to superstardom. Relive Simon & Garfunkel’s “Kodachrome” moments with Michael Krajewski, guest Artists A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

 

Pops Tickets: $25-$72. Coffee Tickets: $16 – $26. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

HOTEL CALIFORNIA – A Salute to the Eagles

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8 pm

Special Event

Check into Hotel California – the foremost Eagles tribute concert – and you won’t want to leave. All the Eagles hits – including “Take it to the Limit,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Desperado” – in a performance faithful to the legendary recordings

 

Ticket prices: $35-$65. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

(Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

THE MUSIC OF ELVIS

Saturday, October18, 2014 at 8 pm

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3 pm

Special Event

CertusBank Matinee Series

Saturday Concert Sponsored by David and Linda Stein

Christopher Confessore, conductor

Terry Mike Jeffrey, guest artist

Slip on your Blue Suede Shoes and head on over to Jacoby Hall. The Jacksonville Symphony brings back all your Elvis memories, in a tribute fit for “The King.”

 

Ticket prices: $22-$69. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Symphony 101– MEET THE WOODWINDS

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Explore the auxiliary woodwind instruments used by Prokofiev and meet the musicians who perform on them

 

Lunch/lecture at 12:30 p.m. Open rehearsal begins at 2 p.m.

$15 for Box lunch, lecture and open rehearsal. Reservations: 904.354-5547

Location: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

VIOLIN VIRTUOSITY

Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25, 2014 at 8 pm

Florida Blue MASTERWORKS Series

Saturday concert sponsored by BRASS

Larry Rachleff, conductor

James Ehnes, violin

SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Guest conductor Larry Rachleff, a favorite of audiences and orchestras nationwide, along with virtuoso James Ehnes, performs works of great 20th century giants.

Ticket prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

SYMPHONIC SORCERY – The Music of Harry Potter

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3 pm (Pre-concert activities at 2 pm)

Sunday, October 16, 2014 at 6 pm (Concert only)

Special Event

Jacksonville Symphony Family Series

Scott C. Gregg, conductor

Marcy Lannan, witch/narrator

Phil Fulton, as Igor

Take a ride on Harry Potter’s flying broom – race across the night skies to Hogwarts Academy, and relive the intrigue, magic and wonder of the first six Harry Potter stories…all on the wings of music. Enjoy the magical compositions of John Williams and Nicholas Hooper as they create a world filled with witches, wizards, warlocks…and muggles. Come in costume.

 

Family concert 3 p.m. ticket prices: $7-$24. Sunday 6 p.m. ticket prices: $20-$30.

Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

NOVEMBER 2014

 

MUSICAL STORYBOOKS

Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11 a.m.

J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver MUSIC EDUCATION Series

Jacksonville Public Library— Main Branch

An early literacy program for pre-K children, presenting a story combined with string quartet to engage them in active listening and foster a love of reading through music.

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

 

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND

Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

A free concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing in community venues throughout the area. Ensemble TBA.

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND

Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Palms Presbyterian Church

A free concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing in community venues throughout the area. Ensemble TBA. (The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.) Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

SALUTE TO AMERICA

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11 am & 8 pm

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8 pm

Fidelity National Financial POPS Series

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series

Friday Concert Sponsored by BRASS and FIS

Saturday Concert Sponsored by VyStar

Michael Krajewski, conductor

US Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, special guests

From the Kennedy Center to the Super Bowl, the United States Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club carries the spirit of America. Enjoy a rare Jacksonville appearance featuring patriotic favorites and beloved folk songs.

 

Pops ticket prices: $25-$72. Coffee Tickets: $16 – $26. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

FALL CONCERT

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series

Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor

The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra season-opening concert, featuring four of the six JSYO ensembles.

 

Ticket prices: $5(child)-$10(adult). Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

WINES FOR MUSIC

Sunday, November 9, 2014 time TBD

Location TBD

Join BRASS (Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony) for an evening of wine and music, featuring JSYM musicians and premier wine selections. Log on to BRASSonline.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Mozart’s Requiem

Friday & Saturday, November 14 & 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Florida Blue MASTERWORKS Series

Sponsored by The Main Charitable Trust

Friday concert dedicated in memory of Doina Gradina Farkas

Michael Butterman, conductor

Mary Wilson, soprano

Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano

Javier Abreu, tenor

Jason Hardy, bass

Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

MESSIAEN L’Ascencion

MOZART Requiem

Unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death, the fiery “Dies Irae” and plaintive “Lacrimosa” begin the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus’ season in a dramatic fashion.

 

Ticket prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

CLASSICAL HOLIDAY

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 pm

Special Event

Chelsea Tipton, conductor

The pure spirit of the classics has a way of bringing people together at the holidays. Ring in the season with Pachelbel’s Canon, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, The Nutcracker Suite and more. Popular American conductor Chelsea Tipton will take you on a musical journey of joyous classical sounds.

 

Ticket prices: $35-$65. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

MUSICAL STORYBOOKS

Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 a.m.

J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver MUSIC EDUCATION Series

Jacksonville Public Library— West Regional Branch

An early literacy program for pre-K children, presenting a story combined with string quartet to engage them in active listening and foster a love of reading through music.

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

 

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

DECEMBER 2014

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Friday, December 5, 2014, at 8 p.m.

Special Event

Michael Butterman, conductor

Twyla Robinson, soprano

Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano

Jason Slayden, tenor

Evan Boyer, bass

Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Sponsored by St. Vincent’s HealthCare

Handel’s masterpiece to this day is one of the most famous oratorios ever written. Hallelujah! Join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for THE Messiah of the season, and music’s most powerful message of faith 

 

Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

JIM BRICKMAN

Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 8 pm

Special Event

Sponsored by Harbinger Sign

Michael Butterman, conductor

Jim Brickman, special guest

This year, Jim Brickman will bring together the sounds of the season with On A Winter’s Night. Hailed by the Boston Herald as a “crowd-pleaser,” Jim celebrates this in a one-of-a-kind concert event filled with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals.

 

As he marks this 18 year tradition from coast to coast, Jim will showcase new music, along with holiday favorites and the hits that made him the most charted (30) Billboard® Adult Contemporary artist, earning him two Grammy® nods and four gold albums. With featured musical guests, feelings of hope and joy are fused together with Jim’s most beloved hits like “Valentine,” “If You Believe,” “The Gift,” “Angel Eyes,” and “Sending You A Little Christmas.” You’ll be reminded of what we cherish during the most wonderful time of the year… Togetherness.

Ticket Prices: $32-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

THE POLAR EXPRESS

Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3 pm

Jacksonville Symphony Family Series

Sponsored by Scott-McRae Group

Michael Butterman, conductor

Douglas Anderson Concert Chorale

Krzystof Biernacki, vocalist/narrator

Experience the magic of the holidays by taking a ride on Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express. This timeless tale of a boy who still believes makes every child hope to hear the ringing of Santa’s bells. As images from the book are projected above the stage, the words of this Caldecott Medal-winner come to life with orchestra, chorus and vocalist.

 

Ticket Prices: $7-$24. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series

Sponsored by Sawcross, Inc.

Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor

The holidays come alive with a free concert by the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, featuring a showcase of several JSYO ensembles.

Admission is FREE. Log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

DIANA KRALL

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Times-Union Center, Jacoby Symphony Hall

Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer Diana Krall will perform a special concert in Jacoby Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Diana Krall’s Wildflower World Tour features pop classics such as The Mamas & the Papas’ “California Dreaming,” the Eagles’ “Desperado,” and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower,” which inspired the album’s title track, for her album Wildflower, which is scheduled for release in October.

Ticket Prices: $69.50 – $125. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association and Florida Theatre. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra does not perform at this event.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

HOLIDAY POPS

Fri, December 12, 2014 at 11 am & 8 pm

Sat, December 13, 2014 at 3 pm & 8 pm

Sun, December 14, 2014 at 3 pm

Fidelity National Financial POPS Series

Mayo Clinic COFFEE Series

CertusBank Matinee Series

Coffee series concert sponsored by Westminster Woods

Pops series concerts sponsored by Stein Mart

Special thanks to the Jess & Brewster J. Durkee Foundation

Michael Butterman, conductor

Doug LaBrecque and Sarah Jane McMahon, vocalists

Performers from Cirque de la Symphonie (Not on Coffee Concert, 11 am Fri.)

Jacksonville Symphony Chorus (Not on Coffee Concert, 11 am Fri.)

 

It’s Jacksonville’s favorite Holiday music tradition! Thrill to the spectacular acrobatics of Cirque de la Symphonie performers, dazzling vocalists, heartwarming choral melodies and the magical sounds of your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

 

Coffee concert ticket prices: $16-$26. Pops concert ticket prices: $25-$72. Matinee concert ticket prices: $22-$69. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING’S SINGERS

Tue, Dec 16, 2014, at 8 pm

The King’s Singers, special guests

For more than four decades, The King’s Singers have carried the banner of Great Britain’s legendary vocal tradition around the globe. Enjoy an eclectic assortment of Christmas classics and favorites, from serene simplicity to madcap fun that only The King’s Singers can deliver.

Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra does not perform at this event.

Ticket Prices: $35-$65. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

HOLIDAY CONCERT – EMMA Concert Association

Wednesday & Thursday, December 17 & 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Flagler College Auditorium, St. Augustine

The Jacksonville Symphony’s ever popular Holiday Pops concerts have become a St. Augustine tradition.

 

Call 904.797.2800 or log on to EMMAconcerts.com for tickets or more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

FIRST COAST NUTCRACKER

Fri, Dec 19, at 8 p.m.

Sat, Dec 20, at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Sun, Dec 21 at 2 p.m.

Special Event

Sponsored by VyStar

Times-Union Center, Jim and Jan Moran Theater

Christopher Confessore, conductor

Rhonda Stampalia, choreographer

Enter the magical world of childlike imagination at one of Jacksonville’s greatest holiday traditions, with live music by your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

 

Ticket Prices: $18-$50. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

TOAST! TO THE NEW YEAR!

Wed, Dec. 31, 2014, at 9 p.m.

Special Event

Michael Butterman, conductor

Rich Ridenour, special guest

Ring in the New Year with your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra! Enjoy a sparkling array of popular symphonic favorites, featuring the wit, humor and jazzy virtuosity of piano entertainer Rich Ridenour.

 

Ticket prices $75, $100, $150. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

JANUARY 2015

 

MUSICAL STORYBOOKS

Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble

Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Jacksonville Public Library—University Park Branch

J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver MUSIC EDUCATION Series

An early literacy program for pre-K children, presenting a story combined with string quartet to engage them in active listening and foster a love of reading through music

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

 

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND

Jacksonville Symphony Ensembles

Saturday, January 5, 2015 at 2 p.m.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

A free concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing in community venues throughout the area.

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND

Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble

Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church—St. Johns, FL

A free concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing in community venues throughout the area.

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

The New Year Begins! BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR”

Fri and Sat, January 9 &10, 2015, at 8:00 pm

Florida Blue Masterworks Series

Sponsored by Brooks Rehabilitation

Steven Smith, conductor

Gabriela Martinez, piano*

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”*

MENDELSSOHN “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Overture

BERLIOZ “King Lear” Overture

J. STRAUSS, JR. Emperor Waltz

Celebrate the beginning of 2015 with this Viennese inspired concert! Conducted by Steven Smith, music director of the Richmond Symphony, featuring rising young star Gabriela Martinez performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto.

Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2pm. University of Florida Phillips Performing Arts Center, Gainesville. For tickets, please call 352.392.2787.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

THE COCKTAIL HOUR: Music of The Mad Men Era

Friday & Saturday, January 16 & 17, 2015 at 8 pm

Fidelity National Financial Pops Series

Steven Reineke, conductor

Ryan Silverman &Nikki Renee, guest vocalists

 

Light up a Lucky, and pour yourself a highball. This is the music of the Mad Men era. Steven Reineke leads the top 40’s of the early 60’s. A few ounces of Paul Anka, a shot of Brenda Lee and even a splash of Ben E. King –all mixed into a Mad Men musical cocktail!

 

Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC

Featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3 pm

Special Event

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violinist

Pinchas Zukerman – one of the world’s most acclaimed violinists – joins The Royal Philharmonic – one of the world’s most esteemed orchestras! Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute, Beethoven’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, and Dvorak’s thrilling Eighth Symphony.

(The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

 

Ticket Prices: $45-$85. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Chamber Music Recital

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.

The JSYO Chamber Music ensembles, comprised of the top-level Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra musicians, offer an inspiring, close-up performance of a variety of styles.

Location: UNF Recital Hall. Admission is FREE. Call 904.354.5547, JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

CHAMBER CONCERT

Jacksonville Symphony String Musicians

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8 pm

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Enjoy an intimate evening concert featuring Jacksonville Symphony musicians in the Baroque Gallery of the Cummer Museum. For tickets and information, please call 904.354.5547. 

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

THE MUSIC OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8 pm

Times-Union Center, Jim and Jan Moran Theater

Special Event

Brent Havens, conductor

Rashidra Scott, special guest

Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott celebrates Whitney’s Biggest hits…”Saving All My Love,” “How Will I Know,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?,” “I Will Always Love You” and more.

Ticket Prices: $39-$79. PIT: $99. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

JSYO Young Artists Concerto Competition Finals

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6 pm

Scott C. Gregg, conductor

The top-level JSYO musicians play an inspiring final recital round for a chance to solo with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at the Major/Minor concert.

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Symphony 101 – REFLECTIONS ON MOZART

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Happy 259th Birthday, Mozart! Join us as we explore the vast history of a short-lived life and his musical accomplishments.

Lunch/lecture at 12:30 p.m. Open rehearsal begins at 2 p.m.

$15 for Box lunch, lecture and open rehearsal. Reservations: 904.354-5547

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOZART

Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 7:30 pm

Friday &Saturday, January 30 & 31, 2015, at 8 pm

Florida Blue Masterworks Series

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series

Sponsored by BRASS

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

Fumiaki Miura, violin*

Fumiaki Miura is the 2014-15 Yvonne Charvot Barnett Young Artist

MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik

MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”*

MOZART Symphony No. 40

Get caught up in a night of Mozart. From “A Little Night Music” to Symphony No. 40, this evening will have you applauding. Join Christopher Warren-Green, music director of Charlotte Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as they say Happy Birthday to Mozart!

 

Masterworks Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Coffee Ticket Prices: $16-$26. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

PORGY AND BESS – Opera in Concert

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Special Event

Sponsored by The Julius N. Frankel Foundation

James Meena, conductor

George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” immortalized the culture of “Catfish Row” and gave us classic songs such as “Summertime,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and an all-star cast in a rare concert performance of Gershwin’s timeless American classic “Porgy and Bess”.

 

Ticket Prices: $32-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

POPS IN LOVE

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11 am and 8 pm

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8 pm

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3 pm

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series

Fidelity National Financial Pops Series

The CertusBank Matinee Series

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Bring that special someone to Jacoby Symphony Hall and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the most romantic music of all time. Stuart Chafetz leads the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and guest singers in hits from Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Gone With the Wind and more.

Pops Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Coffee Ticket Prices: $16-$26. Matinee Ticket Prices: $22-$69. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

GARRISON KEILLOR

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8 pm

Special Event

Garrison Keillor – radio host

Join America’s favorite radio host, Garrison Keillor for a very special evening of great music, enchanting story-telling and gentle humor. All the magic of Lake Wobegon will fill Jacoby Hall for one performance only.

(Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

Ticket Prices: $38-$80. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

GERSHWIN CONCERTO IN F

Friday & Saturday, February 20 & 21, 2015 at 8 pm

Florida Blue Masterworks Series

Case Scaglione, conductor

Andrew von Oeyen, piano*

BARBER Second Essay for Orchestra

GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F*

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

Celebrate Gershwin this month with the Jacksonville Symphony. Imagine yourself in a dim lit piano bar with the Piano Concerto in F, a jazz-age masterpiece performed by Andrew von Oeyen. Conductor Case Scaglione, associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic, leads this exciting program.

 

Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

SOUNDS OF THE SYMPHONY

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3 pm

Jacksonville Symphony Family Series

Sameer Patel, conductor

Tony Kamnikar, narrator

Join the orchestra on a funny and educational journey for performances of “The Thrill of the Orchestra” and “Mr. Smith’s Composition.” With colorful narration, you’ll go on a journey into composing a masterpiece while learning how the instruments transform notes into music.

 

Ticket Prices: $7-$24.Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information

 

MUSICAL STORYBOOKS

Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11 a.m.

J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver MUSIC EDUCATION Series

Jacksonville Public Library— Beaches Branch

An early literacy program for pre-K children, presenting a story combined with string quartet to engage them in active listening and foster a love of reading through music.

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information

 

MARCH 2015

 

COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND

Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3pm

The Temple – Congregation Ahavath Chesed

A free concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing throughout the area.

Ensemble: TBD. (The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

Admission is free. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Festival of Strings

Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 5 p.m.

Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series

Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor

Scott Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor

Winston Family Endowed Chair

Our area’s young strings students gather in Jacoby Symphony Hall, performing side-by-side with the strings of the JSYO Philharmonic. This showcase event includes the JSYO’s Overture, Foundation, Encore and Premiere strings, our Jump Start Strings violin students, and ensembles from LaVilla School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. More than 300 students will gather on stage for the grand finale!

 

Ticket prices: $5. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

DOWNTOWN ART WALK

Jacksonville Symphony Musicians

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6 pm

The Lounge at 303 – JAX Public Library, Main Branch

A free concert featuring JSYM musicians

Admission is free.

Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

AN EVENING WITH PAUL WILLIAMS

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8 pm

Times-Union Center, Jim and Jan Moran Theater

Special Event

Sponsored by the DuBow Family Foundation

Paul Williams, special guest

Paul Williams is a one-man hit machine. A lyricist and composer who has won an Oscar Award, two Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Williams’ unforgettable songs include “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “You and Me Against the World,” “Evergreen,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “The Rainbow Connection.”

 

Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

MAJOR/MINOR CONCERT

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series

Jacoby Symphony Hall

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra

Scott Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor

Winston Family Endowed Chair

The JSYO’s advanced ensembles and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, side-by-side! The JSYO

Repertory Orchestra will perform music by Tchaikovsky and Delibes. The JSYO Philharmonic will perform Enescu’s Roumanian Rhapsody and Holst’s The Planets. Winners of the JSYO Young Artists Competition will also be featured in solo performances with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. They will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Jacksonville Symphony Guild.

 

Ticket prices: $5(child)-$10(adult). Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

SYMPHONY SALONS

Jacksonville Symphony String and Wind Ensembles

Sunday, March 8, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts—Orange Park

An afternoon of up-close performances by Jacksonville Symphony musicians. A string quartet and woodwind quintet will present a delightful program of musical favorites and light classics.

(The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.)

 

Ticket price: $20. For tickets and information, please call 904.276.6750.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Symphony 101– The Magnificent Casavant Organ

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

David Schrader, organist

The JSYM is ecstatic to welcome world renowned organist David Schrader to Jacoby Symphony Hall. Let the symphony introduce you to the inner workings and physics of the Bryan Concert Organ, while getting the chance to meet one of the best organists in the United Stated. This special lecture is not to be missed!

 

Lunch/lecture at 12:30 p.m. Open rehearsal begins at 2 p.m.

$15 for Box lunch, lecture and open rehearsal. Reservations: 904.354-5547

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

SAINT-SAENS THUNDERING “ORGAN” SYMPHONY

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11 am & 8 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8 pm

Florida Blue Masterworks Series

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series

Masterworks concerts sponsored by Mayo Clinic

 

Julian Wachner, conductor

David Schrader, organ

CHABRIER España

POULENC Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani*

RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte

SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”*

When Grammy-nominated conductor Julian Wachner takes the podium, this roaring “Organ Symphony” will envelope you as it thunders through the 6,215 pipes of Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall’s Bryan Casavant Frères concert organ. This concert marks the Centennial Celebration of the Casavant Frères Opus 553, which was originally built in 1914 and later rebuilt and installed in Jacoby Hall.

 

Masterworks Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Coffee Ticket Prices: $16-$26. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

AN EVENING WITH AUDRA McDONALD

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8 pm

Special Event

Sponsored by Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Audra McDonald, special guest

She electrified Broadway in “Ragtime,” “Porgy and Bess,” and “Carousel.” Now AUDRA McDONALD has made Broadway history with a record-breaking sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”. Audra joins the Jacksonville Symphony for an evening of American song – from pop standards to Hollywood to Broadway.

 

Ticket Prices: $59-$89. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

BRASS BLACK-TIE DINNER AND CONCERT

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6 pm

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony (BRASS) hosts its annual black tie fundraising gala to support the Jacksonville Symphony’s music education programs. Additional information TBA.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8 pm

Florida Blue Masterworks Series

Tito Muñoz, conductor

Amanda Hall, soprano

Irene Roberts, mezzo-soprano

Scott Ramsay, tenor

Andrew Craig Brown, bass-baritone

Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis

The epic Missa Solemnis – monumental in scope, ethereal in beauty. Beethoven considered this work to be his greatest, one that needs to be heard live for its full impact. On the podium will be Tito Muñoz, lauded by the Cincinnati Enquirer for his “natural facility and convincing musicianship.” Munoz is the music director of the Phoenix Symphony as well as the Opéra National de Lorraine.

 

Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

APRIL 2015

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11 am & 8 pm

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8 pm

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3 pm

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series

Fidelity National Financial Pops Series

The CertusBank Matinee Series

Michael Berkowitz, conductor

Cady Huffman and Karen Mason, guest vocalists

 

Truly a “singular sensation,” the late Marvin Hamlisch left an unparalleled musical legacy that garnered him virtually every major award (three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globes) and generations of fans that will never forget him. Guest conductor Michael Berkowitz and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra pay tribute with music from A Chorus Line and The Way We Were.

 

Pops Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Coffee Ticket Prices: $16-$26. Matinee Ticket Prices: $22-$69. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Eighth Annual PICNIC & POPS – Symphony in Central Park

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 pm

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

Location: Central Avenue, Town Center, Palm Coast.

 

Bring a picnic and enjoy the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Palm Coast’s Central Park, presented by the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. The eighth annual Symphony in Central Park with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra features popular selections and great symphonic melodies.

Information and Tickets: thepcaf.org or 386.263.2991.

 

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

BEETHOVEN’S “PASTORAL”

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11 am and 8 pm

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8 pm

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series

Florida Blue Masterworks Series

Coffee concert sponsored by Raymond James & Associates

Saturday concert sponsored by YP

Rei Hotoda, conductor

Johannes Moser, cello

DVORAK In Nature’s Realm

DVORAK Cello Concerto*

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Bask in the love of nature with Beethoven’s timeless “Pastoral” Symphony and Dvorak’s boundless enthusiasm for nature, life and love. And the cello, by nature one of the most sensual of instruments, takes center stage in Dvorak’s famous concerto.

 

Masterworks Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Coffee Ticket Prices: $16-$26. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

THE TWINS AND THE MONSTER

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3 pm (Pre-concert activities at 2 pm)

Family Series

Michelle Merrill, conductor

Norma Lewis, storyteller

This imaginative tale by award-winning author Tololwa M. Mollel uses the rhythms of Africa to drive the fast-paced presentation, where two twins must outwit a fierce monster and heal their devastated village. John Estacio’s magical score, adapted by Doug McKeag, sets the scene as an actor brings the story to life using carved masks, singing and movement.

 

Ticket Prices: $7-$24. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

 

MAY 2015

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

SLEEPING BEAUTY BALLET

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 pm

Times-Union Center, Jim and Jan Moran Theater

Special Event

Chelsea Tipton, II, conductor

Rhonda Stampalia, choreographer

Principal dancers, TBA

Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Sleeping Beauty has captivated audiences for more than a century. Experience it in a full production, featuring dancers from Jacksonville’s own First Coast Nutcracker.

Ticket Prices: $35-$65. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

CLASSIC SOUL: MOTOWN AND MORE

Friday & Saturday, May 8 & 9, 2015 at 8 pm

Fidelity National Financial Pops Series

Michael Krajewski, conductor

Capathia Jenkins & Darius de Haas, guest vocalists

Incomparable vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas celebrate the kings and queens of classic soul. Hit after chart-topping hit from Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and James Brown including “Natural Woman,” “Proud Mary,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Respect,” “The Closer I Get to You” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.”

Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Season Finale: COURTNEY LEWIS RETURNS!

Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 pm

Friday, May 15 at 11 am & 8 pm

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series

Florida Blue Masterworks Series

Thursday concert sponsored by BRASS

Friday concert sponsored by VyStar

Courtney Lewis, conductor

HAYDN Symphony No. 92, “Oxford”

ADES Three Studies from Couperin

BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra

New music director, Courtney Lewis, returns to conduct the final concert of the Masterworks series, featuring Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.

 

Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Coffee Ticket Prices: $16-$26. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

SPRING FINAL CONCERT

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series

Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor

An inspiring concert featuring all ensembles of the JSYO in their final concert of the season.

Ticket prices: $5(child)-$10(adult). Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

DONOR APPRECIATION CONCERT

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra salutes its family of generous donors with a concert of appreciation featuring symphonic favorites.

By invitation to donors of $75+. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

LET FREEDOM RING

Presented by ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony)

Let Freedom Ring” is an annual concert by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on Amelia Island to kick off Memorial Day Weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7 pm

Location: First Baptist Church – Fernandina Beach (1600 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach)

ARIAS (Amelia Island Residents in Action for the Symphony) invites you to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and our country with an evening of patriotic favorites

Ticket prices: TBA. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.

 

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

CONCERT ON THE GREEN

Sunday, May 24, 2015. Jacksonville Symphony concert at 8 p.m.
Featuring Young Artist Competition winners as soloists

Ticket prices and information are available at ConcertontheGreen.com.

 

 

STUDENT TICKETS, GROUP PACKAGES, GIFT CERTIFICATES AND MORE

 

Sound Check Card: For students up to age 25, the Sound Check Card offers student access to every Masterworks and Coffee series concert and other select concerts for an entire season. One price – $25. Available at 904.354.5547 or online at jaxsymphony.org. Students above age 25 can still purchase Rush Tickets (see below). Parents – When you purchase a Sound Check Card for your child, you can accompany your child with a special $10 admission. (Cash only. Limit 2 accompanying admissions.)

 

Student Rush Tickets: Students rush tickets are available for $10 to Masterworks or Coffee concerts (at the Box Office 90 minutes before the concert, subject to availability). Students MUST present a valid student ID at the Box Office to purchase tickets. One ticket per person (cash only).

 

Music Education Programs: Each year, more than 70,000 children, adults and senior citizens participate in Jacksonville Symphony education and community engagement programs. Programs include Young People’s Concerts (grades 4 and 5), Prelude Concerts (grades 2 and 3), Ensemble Performances in schools and senior center, Jump Start Strings violin, cello and bass instruction in partnership with Communities In Schools, Musical Storybooks early childhood literacy program. Jacksonville Symphony music education programs are funded by a generous group of community-minded corporations, foundations and individuals, in partnership with Duval County Schools and serving our surrounding counties. For more information, log on to JaxSymphony.org or call 904.354.5479.

 

Group Tickets: A performance by the Jacksonville Symphony is an experience unlike any other in our community. Whether it’s for entertainment or inspiration, we can arrange a complete J SYM event, with luxury bus transportation, restaurant packages and private reception area. Groups of Ten or More Get a 15% Discount. Call Linda Chaney, J SYM Account Executive at 904.356.0426.

 

Symphony Dinner Cruise: Enjoy a cruise and dinner on the St. Johns River prior to the concert. Ticket packages to Thursday night Masterworks concerts and Sunday Matinee concerts include a pre-concert cruise and dinner buffet on the Foxy Lady yacht and your concert ticket. Tickets for the Thursday series are $85 per person. Tickets for the Sunday Matinee series are $69. Season ticket holders who already have concert tickets can enjoy the pre-concert cruise as well. Cruise and dinner cost without concert ticket is $55 on Thursday and $39 on Sunday. For reservations, which are required, call Linda Chaney at 904.356.0426.

 

Luxury Bus and Dinner: Leave the car in your neighborhood and relax and ride with fellow concertgoers. Call Linda Chaney at 904.356.0426 for dates, package pricing and transportation pick-up times, and make your advance reservations. Hotel packages are also available.

 

Gift Certificates: A Gift Certificate is a wonderful way to share the thrill of a Jacksonville Symphony concert, available in $10 and $25 vouchers, and a special $100 gift package.

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