The Orchestra

Musical Excellence and Community Partnership

Since 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony’s commitment to excellence has elevated our civic pride and quality of life. Serving the community both on and off the stage, the Jacksonville Symphony musicians are resident artists who enrich our lives in many ways, from performing in community venues, to teaching and mentoring our youth.

Nearly 70,000 schoolchildren and adults annually experience the musicians' artistry through the Symphony’s comprehensive education programs. Ensemble visits from Jacksonville Symphony musicians reach more than 32,000 school children and 3,500 senior citizens.  Many also share their skills as coaches for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra and instructors in the Jump Starts Strings program. 

The Jacksonville Symphony’s superior quality “offered a timely reminder of how much interesting music-making goes on outside what are traditionally regarded as major music centers,” as reported by the Toronto Star. The Jacksonville Symphony has performed twice at Carnegie Hall and been broadcast nationally on “Performance Today.”