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Stirring the Soul, Shaping the Future

Meet Hazel Peters

Cadenza Society Member

“The Symphony’s presentations are very first class,” she added. “I would love for more people to see the Symphony and hear it. We shouldn’t take it for granted - especially the caliber of musicians who play in the orchestra.” Though Hazel and Joe are relatively young, they are already thinking about the future and how they would like to support organizations that are important to them. The Symphony is part of their planned giving. “It’s about sustaining it for generations. I know that the Symphony would welcome any amount to help in that effort.”

Meet Bunky Johnson, Conductor's Club and Civic Orchestra Member

“It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Retired Navy Captian Bunky and his wife, Lillian, share a love for classical music and have been attending the Symphony since they moved to Jacksonville. This season, Bunky’s love for music and his 21 years as a Symphony patron and Conductors’ Club member took on a deeper meaning for him as a member of the Civic Orchestra. “I never imagined I would get to perform on that stage. It was a once in a lifetime experience,” Bunky shared. “It has changed my life. I’ve joined a community orchestra and am considering a third career!”