Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Event Calendar – April 27 through June 6, 2014

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Event Calendar – April 27 through June 6, 2014

(Revised April 21-2014)

 

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Seventh Annual PICNIC & POPS – Symphony in Central Park

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 pm

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

Bring a picnic and enjoy the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Palm Coast’s Central Park, presented by the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. The program features popular selections including Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and An American in Paris, as well as melodies from The Sound of Music, West Side Story and Les Miserables.

Tickets: www.thepcaf.org or 386.263.2991.

Individual Seating – $35 for PCAF members. $40 for non-members. All tickets at gate – $40.

Location: Central Avenue, Town Center, Palm Coast.

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

It’s A Spring Strings Concert – 2014 Strings Finale

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series

Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor

The season finale concert of the JSYO Overture, Foundation, Encore and Premiere string ensembles. It will be a string-tastic, string-a-roo good time, closing with grand finale, “American Hoedown,” with the combined ensembles on stage.

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

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

 

MAY 2014

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

THE ROCK TENORS

Friday,May 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Mayo Clinic COFFEE Series

Fidelity National Financial POPS Series

Pops concerts sponsored by The DuBow Family Foundation

Michael Krajewski, conductor

Rob Evan, Shem von Schroeck and Micah Wilshire, guest artists

The power ballads. The chart-smashing hits. The Jacksonville Symphony pays tribute to Paul McCartney, Sting, Don Henley, Freddie Mercury and more. They will rock you!

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

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

 

Picnic at the POPS – QUEEN’S HARBOUR

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Will Hagen, violin

An outdoor dinner and concert by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

This event is sold out. Thank you, patrons. For more information, call 904.358.1479.

Location: Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club

 

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra 

MAJOR/MINOR CONCERT

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series

Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor

Featuring the Winners of the JSYO Young Artists Competition

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. Connor Monday will perform Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No 1, first movement and Jessye Thacker will perform William Walton’s Viola Concerto in A minor, first movement. They will also 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.

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

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

FABIO MECHETTI’S FINALE

Friday & Saturday, May 16 & 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Florida Blue MASTERWORKS Series

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano

Women of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

Mahler’s colossal “Third” is a tour-de-force for orchestra and voice, and sets the stage for an emotion-packed final concert with Fabio Mechetti on the podium as music director.

The concert will be performed without an intermission.

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

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

 

GLADYS KNIGHT

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Gladys Knight, “the Empress of Soul,” is a seven-time GRAMMY Award®-winner with number one hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and triumphant in film, television and live performance. She’s best known for Grammy Award winning songs “Neither One of Us” and  “Midnight Train to Georgia”, and classic hits such as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, (recorded first by Marvin Gaye but released a year later), “Friendship Train” “If I Were Your Woman”, the “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” and “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”. In addition to dozens of live performances throughout the year, Knight currently stars in the syndicated sitcom “The First Family,” on BET/CENTRIC, where she plays the mother of the President.

Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association. This concert will not include orchestra.

Tickets: Can be ordered online at JaxSymphony.org or by phone at 904.354.5547.

$59/$69/$80/$100

Location: Jim and Jan Moran Theater at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

LET FREEDOM RING

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

Thursday, May 22 at 7 pm

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

“Let Freedom Ring” is an annual concert on Amelia Island to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. Audience-favorite Morihiko Nakahara has selected a program of orchestral variety and excitement, including Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and the “Armed Forces Salute.” Also included are Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” music from “Oklahoma” and the “William Tell Overture.”

Ticket prices: Adults: $15;  Children age 18 and under: $5

Advance tickets can be purchased at The Book Loft; Front & Center; Fernandina Beach Convention and Visitors  Bureau; the Golf Club  of Amelia  Island; and Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Tickets can also be purchased  at the door the night of the performance, starting at 6:30 pm.

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

 

JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL

BOBBY CALDWELL

With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Friday, May 23, 2014, at 7 p.m.

From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B and standards singer/songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. Bobby Caldwell’s live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival info at JaxJazzFest.com. Guest artist info at:  www.bobbycaldwell.com

Location: Swingin’ Stage (Main stage on Bay Street at Marsh Street, “The Shipyards”)

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

CONCERT ON THE GREEN

Sunday, May 25, 2014. Gates open at 4 p.m. Jacksonville Symphony concert at 8 p.m.

Sponsored by VyStar and St. Vincent’s-Clay County

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Featuring Young Artist Competition winners as soloists

The Concert On The Green is now in its 27th year and is the largest event of its kind in Clay County.  The event takes place at Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club in Green Cove Springs, Fla.

Audience-favorite Morihiko Nakahara has selected a program of orchestral variety and excitement, including Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and the “Armed Forces Salute.” Also included are Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and the “William Tell Overture.” Winners of the Young Artist Scholarship Competition will be featured in solo performances with the orchestra.

Each year the Concert On The Green hosts a concert by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for thousands of residents from Clay County and surrounding counties, in a beautiful outdoor setting.

The Concert on the Green Young Artist Scholarship Competitions is held each year, in which music and art students compete for scholarships. Proceeds benefit Clay County Schools’ Music and Art programs and Rotary charities.

Ticket prices and information are available at ConcertontheGreen.com.

Location: Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club in Green Cove Springs, Fla.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

DONOR APPRECIATION CONCERT

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Michael Butterman, conductor

Peter Wright, clarinet

Jeffrey Peterson, trombone

BY INVITATION to the Jacksonville Symphony Family of Donors

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra salutes its donors and patrons with a delightful performance of recent concert highlights, including solo performances by Principal Clarinetist Peter Wright and Principal Trombonist Jeffrey Peterson, and music of Gershwin, Bizet and Tchaikovsky. Concert is by invitation to Jacksonville Symphony Donors.

Become a Symphony Donor and receive a thank-you invitation to this special concert. For donor and membership information, call 904.354.1473.

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

 

 

 

Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park Returns!

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra sets the stage for one of the most festive events on the First Coast – the return of Starry Nights at the Metropolitan Park. After a long hiatus of performing concerts at Metropolitan Park, the Jacksonville Symphony is bringing back Starry Nights.  This year, performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, will be Chicago on May 31 and Christopher Cross on June 6. Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park is sponsored by bestbet Poker, Simulcast, and Racing. Additional support is provided by Claude Nolan Cadillac. Media Partners are Folio Weekly and WEJZ Lite 96.1.

STARRY NIGHTS publicity photos on Google Drive

 

Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park

CHICAGO

With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Sat, May 31, 2014. Concert at 8:15 pm. Gates open at 6 pm.

Sponsored by bestbet Poker, Simulcast, and Racing

Additional support provided by Claude Nolan Cadillac

Chicago opens Starry Nights for a “Saturday in the Park” with your Jacksonville Symphony.

Michael Krajewski, conductor

One of the great acts of the last 50 years of music, Chicago, an American band formed in 1967, is a self-described “rock and roll band with horns.” The band carried a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970’s and 80’s and is second only to The Beach Boys in Billboard singles and albums chart success. One of the longest-running and most successful rock groups in history, Chicago was inducted this year into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

 

Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park

Christopher Cross

With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Fri, June 6, 2014. Concert at 8:15 pm. Gates open at 6 pm.

Sponsored by bestbet Poker, Simulcast, and Racing

Additional support provided by Claude Nolan Cadillac

With hits such as “Sailing” and “Ride Like the Wind,” Christopher Cross ushered in the 1980s with a meteoric rise to the top. In the wake of two more hits, “Never Be the Same” and “Say You’ll Be Mine,” he walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Sailing.” He also won an Oscar, with “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen for the Dudley Moore comedy Arthur.

 

STARRY NIGHTS AT METROPOLITAN PARK – TICKET AND EVENT INFORMATION

Buy tickets online at JaxSymphony.org or call 904.354.5547 or visit the Symphony Box Office at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts (Hours: 10am – 4pm, Monday through Friday).

Ticket Prices: Table Seating – Area 1: $85; Area 2: $65; Area 3: $35

Lawn Seating – Adult: $15 In Advance; $20 At the Gate.

Lawn seating – Children under 12 years of age: $5

Group table seating and two-concert subscription packages are available through the Symphony Box Office at 904.354.5547.

Location: Metropolitan Park is located on the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, at Gator Bowl Drive, across from EverBank Field and adjacent to WJCT.

What’s available: Food, beer, wine, soda, and bottled water are available to purchase in the park.  Pre-order a picnic basket from Biscotti’s by calling 904.387.2060 or by visiting www.biscottis.net/starry-nights.  Or purchase food in the park from local food trucks including; Driftwood BBQ, Super Food Truck, Chew Chew Food Truck and Mister Softee of Jacksonville.

What to bring: Pack your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets

What NOT to bring: Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the park.  Glass containers (such as bottles, condiment jars, and candle holders) are prohibited.  Umbrellas are prohibited.  Audio/visual recording equipment are prohibited, and cellular phones and personal electronics may not be used as such.

NOTE: All bags and coolers will be checked prior to entering the park.

 

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