Concert Schedule

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William Hagen

Hagen, Stern and Shostakovich

  • Thurs, Feb 11, 2016, at 7:30 pm
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sat, Feb 13, 2016, at 8 pm

Michael Stern, conductor
William Hagen, violin*
VERDI • Overture to La Forza del Destino
BRUCH • Violin Concerto*
SHOSTAKOVICH • Symphony No. 10


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William Hagen

Hagen and Stern - Coffee Concert

  • Fri, Feb 12, 2016, at 11 am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Michael Stern, conductor
William Hagen, violin
William Hagen, the "brilliant, young violin virtuoso," joins conductor Michael Stern and the Symphony for a program featuring Verdi's La Forza del Destino Overture and Bruch's Violin Concerto in G Minor.


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Baby Boomers: Music of the 60s

  • Fri and Sat, Feb 19 & 20, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sun, Feb 21 at 3 pm

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Kristine Reese, vocalist
Johnny Stellard, vocalist
N'Kenge Simpson-Hoffman, vocalist
Farah Alvin, vocalist
Jim Hogan, vocalist
Roy Chicas, vocalist
The music of the baby boomers was among the most varied ever. Relive those great days with the Symphony and guest vocalists who will have you dancing in the aisles to the music of your youth.


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Joshua Bell

Gala Event - Joshua Bell

  • SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, February 27, 2016

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
American virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell takes center stage with the Jacksonville Symphony.


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Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham

  • Sun, Feb 28, 2016, at 3 pm
    Pre-concert activities at 2 pm

Conductor to be announced Celebrate Dr. Seuss like a zizzer-zazzer-zuzz! It's the classic story of Green Eggs and Ham. Join Sam-I-Am and the Grouch to experience a merry whiz-bang romp. We'll weave in musical references to familiar classic and popular tunes with Dr Seuss' timeless parable about not judging others.


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American Landscape

  • Thurs, Mar 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
    Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 8:00pm
    Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:00pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Jeff Midkiff, mandolin
PICKER • Old and Lost Rivers
MIDKIFF • Mandolin Concerto – From the Blue Ridge
COPLAND • Suite from The Tender Land
COPLAND • Suite from Appalachian Spring


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Jeff Midkiff

American Landscape - Coffee Concert

  • Fri, Mar 4, 2016, at 11 am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Michael Butterman, conductor
Jeff Midkiff, mandolin
Michael Butterman conducts an all-American concert featuring Copland's Suite from Appalachian Spring and Mandolin player Jeff Midkiff's Mandolin Concerto - From the Blue Ridge.


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Back to the Future - Film With Orchestra

  • Sat, Mar 12, 2016, at 7:30 pm

Conductor to be announced It's been 30 years since Marty McFly traveled through time in Doc Brown's Delorean. Now relive the movie in all its glory with Alan Silvestri's newly expanded score played live to picture by the Jacksonville Symphony. Be sure to bring the kids!


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Cirque de la Symphonie

Cirque de la Symphonie

  • Fri & Sat, Mar 18 & 19, 2016, at 8 pm

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie, guest performers
You will be astonished by the combination of beautiful music and fantastic acrobatic feats when the cirque de la Symphonie and their aerialists join the Symphony for a performance you won't soon forget.


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Assistant Conductor - Coffee Premiere

  • Fri, Mar 18, 2016, at 11 am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Conductor to be announced Join the Symphony's new Assistant Conductor as he or she leads the orchestra in a Coffee Series concert for the first time. Details of the program will be determined at a later date.


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Symphony In 60

  • Thu, Mar 31, 2016, at 6 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor Join the Symphony for 60 minutes of music followed by drinks and hors d'oeuvres with Courtney Lewis and the musicians.


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Alban Gerhardt

Beethoven and Barber

  • Fri, April 1, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sat, April 2, 2016, at 8 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello*
BEETHOVEN • Overture No. 2 to Leonore
BARBER • Cello Concerto*
SIBELIUS • Symphony No. 2


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Coffee Classics

  • Fri, April 8, 2016, at 11 am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Conductor to be announced Join our new Assistant Conductor for a program of popular classics prepared especially for you.


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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Film With Orchestra

  • Sat, April 9, 2016, at 7:30 pm

Conductor to be announced Don't miss Steven Spielberg's cinematic masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with John Williams' Academy Award-winning score performed live to picture, and experience the magic once more!


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On Broadway

  • Fri & Sat, April 15 & 16, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sun, April 17 at 3 pm

Steven Reineke, conductor
Carrie Manolakos, vocalist
Ryan Silverman, vocalist
It's the best of Broadway. The wonderful songs you love from Phantom, Les Mis, The Lion King, Wicked, My Fair Lady and so many more. The music of Sondheim, Lloyd Webber, Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe. Brought to life in all its glory by the Symphony and guest vocalists direct from the stage.


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Symphony In 60

  • Thu, Apr 21, 2016, at 6 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor Join the Symphony for 60 minutes of music followed by drinks and hors d'oeuvres with Courtney Lewis and the musicians.


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Shai Wosner

Beethoven and Bruckner

  • Fri, April 22, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sat, April 23, 2016, at 8 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano*
BEETHOVEN • Piano Concerto No. 3*
BRUCKNER • Symphony No. 6


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All Gershwin - Coffee Concert

  • Fri, May 6, 2016, at 11:am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Michael Chertock, piano
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
Vocalist Lisa Vroman sings Gershwin favorites and piano soloist Michael Chertock plays Rhapsody in Blue.


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All Gershwin

  • Fri & Sat, May 6 & 7, 2016, at 8 pm

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Michael Chertock, piano
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
Vocalist Lisa Vroman sings Gershwin favorites and piano soloist Michael Chertock plays Rhapsody in Blue.


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Major-Minor Concert

  • Fri., May 13, 2016, at 8 pm

Scott Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor
Winston Family Endowed Chair
This showcase event features the JSYO's top-tier ensembles playing with their professional mentors in the Jacksonville Symphony. Winners of the 2016 Young Artists Competition will be featured.


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Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

  • Fri, May 20, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sat, May 21, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sun, May 22, 2016, at 3 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Guest Vocalists
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
ADΘS • Asyla
BEETHOVEN • Symphony No. 9