Jacksonville Symphony to make Music Director announcement; A New Era of Musical Excitement to Begin in Jacksonville Wednesday, May 28 at 12:00 noon

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Jacksonville Symphony to make Music Director announcement

A New Era of Musical Excitement to Begin in Jacksonville

Wednesday, May 28 at 12:00 noon



WHAT:               The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will announce its new music director, marking an exciting new era in artistic leadership.


WHY/HOW:      The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s music director selection is the culmination of much time and dedication from the community. Moving forward, the new music director will play a key role in the Orchestra’s artistic direction over the coming years. 


WHEN:               Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 12:00 noon


WHERE:              Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

                            300 Water Street, Jacksonville, Fla.

                            The announcement will take place in Jacoby Symphony Hall.

                            (Arrive at the Water Street main entrance.)




Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Embarking on its 65th season, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra ranks among the nation’s top regional orchestras and is vital to the City of Jacksonville’s continued growth. As a non-profit cultural and educational organization, the Jacksonville Symphony offers the highest caliber of live symphonic variety – from the classic masterpieces, to contemporary works, to opera and theater, to popular styles. Each season nearly 84,000 young people benefit from the Orchestra’s diverse opportunities, including concerts, in-school performances, Jump Start Strings music training, and the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra.


Founded in 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has hosted some of the most renowned artists of the past century, including Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, and Luciano Pavarotti. Acclaimed for its “superior quality” by the Toronto Star, the Jacksonville Symphony has performed twice at Carnegie Hall and has been broadcast nationally on “Performance Today.” In the 2014-15 season, the Orchestra will be joined by Audra McDonald and Paul Williams and will stage Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. For further information, log on to JaxSymphony.org or call (904) 354-5547.




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