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Augusta Conductor has Eye on Jacksonville

  • April 20, 2014

Shizuo Kuwahara is the last of eight guest conductors on the Jacksonville Symphony's Florida Blue Masterworks Series.
By Charlie Patton
The Florida Times-Union

Andrew Grams to showcase symphony's variety of sounds

  • March 30, 2014

Like most young conductors, 36-year-old Andrew Grams has appeared as guest conductor with many symphony orchestras both nationally and internationally.
Story by By Charlie Patton
The Florida Times-Union

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.

AUDIO Interview - Jay Leno Talks Cars And Comedy

  • March 27, 2014

Jay Leno, America’s late-night leader for more than two decades, performs in Jacoby Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts tonight for one performance only.

Electro Lounge host David Luckin caught up with Jay earlier this week by phone for a chat about life after the Tonight Show and, of course, cars.

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.

CBS Sunday Morning - Preservation Hall Jazz Band - A Family Business

  • March 07, 2014

For more than 50 years this Big Easy institution has celebrated brass band jazz and New Orleans history, while also mentoring young musicians in their musical heritage

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

Beginning of the End for Principal Conductor

  • February 02, 2014

Fabio Mechetti’s long goodbye begins next weekend. Mechetti will conduct the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in a fully staged performance of “The Marriage of Figaro,” Mozart’s sublime comic opera about love, jealousy and infidelity. It will be the first of three farewell performances Mechetti will conduct as he closes out his 15-year tenure. By Charlie Patton Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville Symphony gets grant to enhance its Jump Start Strings program

  • February 02, 2014

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is one of 23 orchestras awarded a Getty Education and Community Investment Grant, which will enhance “Jump Start Strings,” an after-school music education program that serves nearly 100 children at four elementary schools. By Charlie Patton Florida Times-Union, “Arts Notes”

Farewell to a Maestro

  • February 01, 2014

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra conductor Fabio Mechetti will step down in May. A special Feb. 7 tribute will celebrate his 14-year tenure. Ponte Vedra Beach Life Magazine, February 2014 Story by Nancy Purcell

Days When the Music Died

  • January 24, 2014

In early February 1959, a small plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson went down, killing all three singers and pilot Roger Peterson that echoes through history decades later.

J SYM Afterschool Program Gets $10,000 Boost

  • January 23, 2014

By Rhema Thompson
WJCT 89.9 FM News
A longtime musical establishment in Jacksonville will be getting a financial boost to its afterschool program for low-income students.

VIDEO - Interview - Scouts Day at the Symphony

  • January 20, 2014

Tony Kamnikar, Vice President of Education, talks with Harriet Swindling, host of "Scout Signs," about the annual Scouts Day at the Jacksonville Symphony EverBank Family Series.

Jacksonville Orchestra Well Led - Conductor Perry So a Master and Bringing Out Players' Best

  • January 15, 2014

By Allen Rosenberg
Palm Beach Daily News
Well, it happened again. The Kravis Center audience was thrilled Monday by the performance of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Perry So.

Jax Symphony Welcomes Latest Guest Conductor

  • January 06, 2014

As the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra continues the search for its next music director, First Coast residents have been given a unique opportunity to experience the artistry of several acclaimed maestros.

Guest conductor for Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and performance of ‘Eroica’

  • November 19, 2013

Continuing this season's showcase of the new generation of conductors, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will present Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica," led by guest conductor Robert Moody, Thursday-Saturday.

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