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Welcome, Courtney Lewis!

  • Fri & Sat, September 26 & 27, 2014, at 8 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Peter Wright, clarinet*
Welcome the new music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

BUCK Festival Overture on the American National Air (The Star-Spangled Banner)
ROSSINI Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra*
CLOUD HiJinx! for Clarinet and Orchestra* (World Premiere)
BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique


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Welcome, Courtney Lewis - Coffee

  • Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Peter Wright, clarinet
Welcome the new music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
CLOUD HiJinx! for Clarinet and Orchestra* (World Premiere)
BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique


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SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL

  • Fri & Sat, Oct 10 & 11, 2014

Michael Krajewski, conductor
A.J. Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, guest artists
Relive Simon & Garfunkel’s “Kodachrome” moments with Michael Krajewski, guest artists A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle


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SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL - Coffee

  • Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Michael Krajewski, conductor
A.J. Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, guest artists.
Relive Simon & Garfunkel’s “Kodachrome” moments with A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle.


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Violin Virtuosity

  • Fri & Sat, October 24 & 25, 2014, at 8 pm

Larry Rachliff, conductor
James Ehnes, violin*
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto*
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5


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SYMPHONIC SORCERY - The Music of Harry Potter

  • Sunday, October 26, at 3pm.
    Additional performance at 6pm

Scott Gregg, conductor
Take a ride on Harry Potter's flying broom -- race across the night skies to Hogwarts Academy, and relive the intrigue, magic and wonder of the first six Harry Potter stories… all on the wings of music. Enjoy the magical compositions of John Williams and Nicholas Hooper as they create a world filled with witches, wizards, warlocks… and muggles. Come in costume!


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SALUTE TO AMERICA - Featuring the United States Naval Academy Glee Club - COFFEE

  • November 7, 2014 at 11am

Michael Krajewski, conductor
U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club, special guests
The United States Naval Academy Glee Club makes a special Jacksonville appearance.


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SALUTE TO AMERICA - Featuring the United States Naval Academy Glee Club

  • Fri & Sat, Nov 7 & 8, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Michael Krajewski, conductor
U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club, special guests
The United States Naval Academy Glee Club carries the spirit of America to the Jacksonville Symphony.


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Mozart Requiem

  • Fri & Sat, November 14 & 15, 2014, at 8 pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Mary Wilson, soprano
Javier Abreu, tenor
Jason Hardy, bass
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
MESSIAEN L’Ascencion
MOZART Requiem


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Handel's Messiah

  • Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Michael Butterman, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and Soloists
Handel’s masterpiece to this day is one of the most famous oratorios ever written. Hallelujah!


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Jim Brickman

  • Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 8 pm

Jim Brickman, special guest A heartwarming concert featuring music from Jim’s best-selling new album “TheMagic of Christmas.”


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THE POLAR EXPRESS

  • Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3 pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Douglas Anderson Concert Chorale
Vocalist/narrator to be announced
Experience the magic of the holidays by taking a ride on Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express. This timeless tale of a boy who still believes makes every child hope to hear the ringing of Santa’s bells. As images from the book are projected above the stage, the words of this Caldecott Medal-winner come to life with orchestra, chorus and vocalist.


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Holiday Pops - Coffee

  • Fri, December 12 at 11 am

Michael Butterman, conductor
It's Jacksonville's favorite Holiday music tradition!


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Holiday Pops

  • Fri, December 12, 2014 at 8 pm
    Sat, December 13, 2014 at 8 pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Doug LeBrecque and Sarah Jane McMahon, vocalists
Performers from Cirque de la Symphonie
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
It’s Jacksonville’s favorite Holiday music tradition! Thrill to the spectacular acrobatics of Cirque de la Symphonie performers, dazzling vocalists, heartwarming choral melodies and the magical sounds of your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.


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Holiday Pops - Encore

  • Sun, December 14, 2014 at 3 pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
It's Jacksonville's favorite Holiday music tradition!


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Christmas With The King's Singers

  • Tue, Dec 16, 2014, at 8 pm

The King's Singers, special guests. For more than four decades, The King's Singers have carried the banner of Great Britain's legendary vocal tradition around the globe.


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First Coast Nutcracker

  • Fri, Dec 19, at 8 p.m.
    Sat, Dec 20, at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
    Sun, Dec 21 at 2 p.m.
    Times-Union Center, Moran Theater

TBA, conductor Enter the magical world of childlike imagination at one of Jacksonville’s greatest holiday traditions, with live music by your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.


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Toast! To the New Year!

  • Wed, Dec. 31, 2014, at 9 p.m.

Michael Butterman, conductor
Rich Ridenour, special guest
Ring in the New Year with your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra! Enjoy a sparkling program of symphonic favorites.


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The New Year Begins! BEETHOVEN'S EMPEROR

  • Fri and Sat, January 9 & 10, 2015, at 8:00 pm

Steven Smith, conductor
Gabriela Martinez, piano*
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”*
MENDELSSOHN “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Overture
BERLIOZ “King Lear” Overture
J. STRAUSS, JR. Emperor Waltzes


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THE COCKTAIL HOUR-Music of The Mad Men Era

  • Fri & Sat, Jan 16 & 17, 2015

Steven Reineke, conductor
Ryan Silverman & Nikki Renee, guest vocalists
Enjoy Music from the Mad Men era, Steve Reineke leads the top 40's of the early 60's


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Royal Philharmonic

  • Sun, Jan 18, 2015, at 3 pm

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violinist MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
DVORAK Eighth Symphony


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Happy Birthday, Mozart

  • Thurs, January 29, 2015, at 7:30 pm & Fri & Sat January 30 & 31, 2015, at 8 pm

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Fumiaki Miura, violin*
MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”*
MOZART Symphony No. 40


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Happy Birthday, Mozart - Coffee

  • Fri, Jan 30, 2015, at 11 am

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART Symphony No. 40


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Porgy and Bess

  • Sat, Feb 7, 2015, at 8 pm

James Meena - conductor
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and an all-star cast in a rare concert performance of Gershwin’s timeless American opera "Porgy and Bess"


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Pops in Love - Coffee

  • Fri, Feb 13, 2015, at 11 am

Stuart Chafetz, conductor Celebrate Valentines Day with romantic music including hits from Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Gone With the Wind and more.


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Pops in Love

  • Fri & Sat, Feb 13 & 14, 2015

Stuart Chafetz, conductor Celebrate Valentines Day with romantic music including hits from Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Gone With the Wind and more.


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Gershwin Concerto in F

  • Fri and Sat, February 20 & 21, 2015

Case Scaglione, conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano*
BARBER Second Essay for Orchestra
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F*
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2


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Sounds of the Symphony

  • Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 3 pm (Pre-concert activities at 2 pm)
    SCOUT DAY AT THE SYMPHONY!

Sameer Patel, conductor
Tony Kamnikar, narrator
Join the orchestra on a funny and educational journey for performances of "The Thrill of the Orchestra" and "Mr. Smith's Composition."


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AN EVENING WITH PAUL WILLIAMS

  • Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 8 pm

Paul Williams, special guest Join Oscar Award winner, Grammy Award winner and Golden Globe award winner Paul Williams performing at the Jacksonville Symphony.


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Saint-Saëns Thundering

  • Thurs, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 pm & Fri, Sat, March 13 & 14, at 8 pm

Julian Wachner, conductor
David Schrader, organ
CHABRIER España
POULENC Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani*
RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”*


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SAINT-SAËNS’ THUNDERING “ORGAN” SYMPHONY - COFFEE

  • Friday, March 13, 2015, at 11 am

Julian Wachner, conductor
David Schrader, organ
A centennial celebration of the Bryan Casavant Frères Concert Organ, as Saint-Saëns’ thundering “Organ” Symphony and other works roar throughout Jacoby Hall.


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An Evening With Audra McDonald

  • Sat, Mar 21, 2015, at 8 pm

An evening of American song, from pop to standards, from Hollywood to Broadway. She electrified Broadway in "Ragtime," "Porgy and Bess," and "Carousel." Now AUDRA McDONALD has made Broadway history with a record-breaking sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill."


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Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

  • Thurs, March 26, 2015, at 7:30 pm & Sat, March 28, 2015, at 8 pm

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Amanda Hall, soprano
Irene Roberts, mezzo-soprano
Scott Ramsay, tenor
Andrew Craig Brown, bass-baritone
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis


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A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH - COFFEE

  • Friday, April 10, 2015, at 11 am

Michael Berkowitz, conductor Guest Conductor Michael Berkowitz and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.


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A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH

  • Fri & Sat, Apr 10 & 11, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Berkowitz, conductor Guest Conductor Michael Berkowitz and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.


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Beethoven's Pastoral

  • Fri & Sat, April 24 & 25, 2015, at 8 pm

Rei Hotoda, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
DVORAK In Nature’s Realm DVORAK Cello Concerto* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral"


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THE TWINS AND THE MONSTER

  • Sunday, April 26, at 3pm

Michelle Merrill, conductor
Performance Artist to be announced
This imaginative tale by award-winning author Tololwa M. Mollel uses the rhythms of Africa to drive the fast-paced presentation, where two twins must outwit a fierce monster and heal their devastated village. John Estacio’s magical score, adapted by Doug McKeag, sets the scene as an actor brings the story to life using carved masks, singing and movement.


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SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Saturday, May 2 at 8pm & Sunday, May 3, at 3pm

Principal dancers TBA Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Sleeping Beauty has captivated audiences for more than a century. Experience it in a full production, featuring dancers from Jacksonville’s own First Coast Nutcracker.


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Classic Soul

  • Fri & Sat, May 8 & 9, 2015

Michael Krajewski, conductor Michael Kajewski, Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas celebrate the kings and queens of classical soul.


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COURTNEY LEWIS RETURNS

  • Thu & Fri, May 14 & 15, 2015, at 8 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor HAYDN Symphony No. 92, "Oxford" ADES Three Studies from Couperin BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra