The recently announced 2017 – 2018 Jacksonville Symphony season will include more of the exhilarating, high quality programming you have come to expect from your Jacksonville Symphony: an expanded 38-week schedule, 12 Florida Blue Masterworks Series concerts, 12 Fidelity National Financial Series Pops concerts, three bestbet Symphony in 60 concerts and more special presentations.
“We have listened to our patrons and, at their request, expanded our offerings to enhance the growth and impact of the symphonic experience,” said Robert Massey, President and CEO of the Jacksonville Symphony.
Masterworks highlights include the season-opening Fanfare concert, a one-night-only celebration featuring violinist Charlie Siem, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s powerful Fifth Symphony. Fabio Mechetti returns to the podium November 10 – 12 to lead Faure’s Requiem and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni will be presented in Jacoby Symphony Hall, with full symphonic staging, on March 16 and 18. The annual Gala will highlight world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming, National Medal of Arts recipient and “America’s Beautiful Voice.” The season ends with the mesmerizing “Twilight of the Gods” (June 1 & 2), which includes selections from Wagner’s Gotterdammerung and features the magnificent Jacksonville Symphony Chorus.
On September 22, just in time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Pops series kicks off with The Mambo Kings and their explosive blend of Afro-Cuban-Latin rhythms. Other Pops highlights include The Doo Wop Project (November 17 & 18), with all your favorites from the ‘50’s and early ‘60’s. In the spring, conductor Steven Reineke returns to present Rodgers and Hammerstein classics (May 4 & 5) and vocalist N’Kenge celebrates the music of legendary divas Diana Ross, Billie Holiday, Beyoncé and more (March 23 & 24).
Finally, the ever-popular Symphonic Night at the Movies continues with blockbuster films including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (October 14 & 15), Raiders of the Lost Ark (February 16 & 17), as well as holiday classics Home Alone (November 15) and It’s A Wonderful Life (December 22).
There has never been a more exciting time to experience all the Jacksonville Symphony has to offer. Special options for season tickets subscribers include free exchanges, no ticket fees, priority seating and are eligible to purchase discounted pre-paid parking. Season ticket packets are in the mail to current subscribers. New subscriptions will go on sale to the public in early May.
For more information about ticket purchase, call 904-354-5547.