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Beautiful Music - Lewis Visits DASOTA

  • October 08, 2014

Photo Slideshow- The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky
Courtney Lewis, music director designate with the Jacksonville Symphony, made his first trip to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Lewis worked separately with the string orchestra and wind symphony.

Video - Courtney Lewis - local interviews

  • October 01, 2014

Courtney Lewis was featured in local interviews with News4Jax and First Coast News.

The Future Is Now at Jacksonville Symphony

  • September 25, 2014

By Charlie Patton
Florida Times-Union
New Jacksonville Symphony music director Courtney Lewis working to raise his and the orchestra's profile.

Courtney Lewis finding a new sound with Jacksonville Symphony

  • September 25, 2014

By Marilyn Young, Editor
Financial News & Daily Record
Courtney Lewis’ eyes reflect the emotions of the music. The love, the intensity, the despair...
Lewis began rehearsals this week with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra...

Four New Maestros Take Over At Top Florida Orchestras

  • September 12, 2014

By John Fleming
Classical Voice North America
FLORIDA – In roughly the same time frame, conductors were separately chosen to head the largest professional orchestras in Florida. Here’s a look at them all.

The Cult of Courtney Lewis - New J SYM Music Director

  • September 03, 2014

By Danny Kelly
Folio Weekly
Nobody likes moving. Moving sucks. Something is going to get broken... Everything will be boxed up... then put away once again. Moving is where we find the Jacksonville Symphony’s newest music director, Courtney Lewis.

After J SYM finished in the black, president David Pierson plans to retire

  • August 22, 2014

David L. Pierson, who led Jacksonville Symphony Association through a financially successful 2013-14 season, has announced he will retire once a successor is hired.

By Charlie Patton
Florida Times-Union

Vim and Vision in Symphony's New Conductor

  • June 29, 2014

By Frank Denton
Editor, Florida Times-Union
Among all the gray heads in Jacoby Symphony Hall, the blond guy on the podium will stand out.

Minnesota Orchestra Review - Associate conductor Lewis graduates with honors

  • June 12, 2014

By Rob Hubbard
Special to the Pioneer Press -
If you've attended any graduation gatherings lately, perhaps you've contemplated how the conventional academic arc can parcel a young life into four-year increments. With that in mind, the Minnesota Orchestra's associate conductor, Courtney Lewis, is graduating this weekend.

Relatively speaking - Courtney Lewis

  • June 04, 2014

By Joanne Sweeney
Belfast Telegraph UK
Courtney Lewis from Belfast has just become music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in the USA. The former RBAI student is the son of the late Paul Lewis, a barrister, and Professor Sheena Lewis, who works at Queen’s University, Belfast.

New music director is 30, likes Britney, and is bringing change to Jacksonville

  • May 29, 2014

By Marilyn Young, Editor
Financial News & Daily Record
Courtney Lewis wasn’t even born in the decades he said were the “golden ages” for symphony orchestras. But he wants to recreate the 1960s and ‘70s in Jacksonville.

New York Philharmonic Assistant to Jacksonville Symphony

  • May 29, 2014

By Brian Wise
Courtney Lewis, the new assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, has been named music director of the Jacksonville Symphony. Lewis, 30, took the New York job in February...

Enthusiasm for New Symphony Music Director

  • May 28, 2014

By Charlie Patton
Florida Times-Union
On Sunday, April 27, the day after the last of the eight Masterworks concerts that amounted to a tryout for the role of music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Lewis got the call.

Percussionist for Symphony Pulls Back Curtain on His Job

  • April 16, 2014

Profile on J SYM Principal Percussionist Steve Merrill
By Roger Bull
Florida Times Union - "Working on the First Coast"

Sir James Galway in Jacksonville - Man with the Golden Flute with JaxSymphony

  • March 28, 2014

The Man with the Golden Flute, Sir James Galway, was featured on News4jax "The Morning Show" and in the Florida Times-Union.

Jay Leno - A Stand-Up Guy - Coming to Jacksonville

  • March 21, 2014

Story by David Crumpler - The Florida Times-Union

You can't say Jay Leno is back doing stand-up if he never really stopped.

Beethoven, Mozart and much more for 2014-15 season

  • February 23, 2014

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 season will feature lots of Beethoven and Mozart and a couple of evenings of George Gershwin.
By Charlie Patton
Florida Times-Union

News4Jax VIDEO - JSYO Festival of Strings - Live Performance on Morning Show

  • February 11, 2014

Interview with Jennifer Barton, J SYM individual giving manager, and a live performance by a string quartet from the JSYO, in advance of the "Festival of Strings" concert on Feb 16.

Guest conductor Andre Raphel plans romantic music for Valentine's weekend

  • February 09, 2014

By Charlie Patton
The Florida Times-Union

When the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra asked him to serve as guest conductor during Valentine’s weekend, Andre Raphel knew he had to choose music that is romantic.

Curtain Call – Fabio Mechetti profile

  • February 03, 2014

Now in his final season as conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Mechetti reminisces on his time here. Jacksonville Magazine, February 2014, “Getting to Know” Text by Virginia Chamlee Photo by Agnes Lopez

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