Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015 EVENTS

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015 EVENTS

(Revised 11-24-2014)

Salvation Army Toy Drive

At the Jacksonville Symphony

Dec. 5 through Dec 14

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any Jacksonville Symphony, First coast Nutcracker or Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra performance(Dec 5-14) to make the holidays bright for our local families in need.

GREAT GIFT IDEAS –

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.

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. For reservations, which are required, call Linda Chaney at 904.356.0426.

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 – On a Winter’s Night

With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

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

Krzysztof Biernacki, vocalist/narrator

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Chorale Women

Jeffrey Clayton, director

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.

Event Postponed – New Date: April 13, 2015: DIANA KRALL

Times-Union Center, Jacoby Symphony Hall

Diana Krall and her band will perform a special concert in Jacoby Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Due to illness, the original December 9 date has been rescheduled for Monday, April 13, 2015, at 8 p.m. Click for details. 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.

A partnership 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.

Event Cancellation: CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING’S SINGERS

The King’s Singers’ Jacksonville performance has been cancelled. The Jacksonville Symphony deeply regrets that due to extenuating circumstances beyond their control they will be unable to present The King’s Singers on December 16, 2014.

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.

VyStar Presents
FIRST COAST NUTCRACKER

With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

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

Times-Union Center, Jim and Jan Moran Theater

Christopher Confessore, conductor

Rhonda Stampalia, choreographer

Yumelia Garcia, as Sugar Plum Fairy/Snow Queen

Ogulcan Borova, as Nutcracker Prince/Cavalier

Enter the magical world of childlike imagination at one of Jacksonville’s greatest holiday traditions, with live music by your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, a dazzling corps of our area’s finest dancers, and internationally award-winning principal dancers Yumelia Garcia and Ogulcan Borova.

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. Reserve your place for the After-Party, with champagne, dancing and the best view of Jacksonville’s midnight fireworks.

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

$125 Ticket Includes: Reserved VIP Concert Seating, Valet Parking and Reserved Seating at the After-Party.

$75 Ticket Includes: Reserved Concert Seating* and general admission seating for After-Party.

$45 Ticket Includes: General Admission Concert Seating** concert-only, no admission to After-Party.

*Reserved Concert Seating – Orchestra Row F-Row T.

** General Admission seating starts after Row T.

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 3, 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 &Janet Dacal, 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.

WINES FOR MUSIC

Sunday, January 25, 2015. (Date changed from November 9, 2014)

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 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*

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.

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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