Concert Schedule

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Free Community Concerts

  • Thu, Oct 1 at 8 pm - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    Fri, Oct 2 at 8 pn - Unity Plaza
    Sat, Oct 3 at 8 pm - Jacoby Symphony Hall

Courtney Lewis, conductor The Jacksonville Symphony season opens with three days of free community concerts. Join the celebration as Courtney Lewis begins his inaugural season as music director.


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Beethoven and More - Coffee Concert

  • Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 11 am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Courtney Lewis, conductor It's the start of a new musical era in Jacksonville. Join Courtney Lewis as he conducts his first weekend as Music Director, featuring Beethoven's exciting Symphony No. 7.


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Opening Weekend - Holst's The Planets

  • Fri, Oct 9, 2015, at 8 pm
    Sat, Oct 10, 2015, at 8 pm
    Sun, Oct 11, 2015, at 3 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Women of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus*
ADAMS • Short Ride in a Fast Machine
HAYDN • Symphony No. 90
HOLST • The Planets*


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The Music of NAT KING COLE - Coffee Concert

  • Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 11 am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Denzal Sinclaire, vocalist Straight from his starring role in Unforgettable, the musical of Nat King Cole's life, Denzal Sinclaire joins the Symphony for a concert of the great singer's hits.


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The Music of Nat King Cole

  • Fri & Sat, Oct 16 &17, 2015, at 8 pm

TBD, conductor
Denzal Sinclaire, vocalist
Straight from his starring role in Unforgettable, the musical of Nat King Cole's life, Denzal Sinclaire joins the symphony for a concert of the great singer's hits.


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Christina and Michelle Naughton

Piano Dialogue

  • Thurs, Oct 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm
    Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano*
SHOSTAKOVICH • Festive Overture
MOZART • Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
STRAVINSKY • Pétrouchka (1947 version)


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Symphonic Spooktacular

  • Sun, Oct 25, 2015, at 3 pm
    Pre-concert activities at 2 pm

Conductor to be announced
There's dreadful news from the Symphony Hall - the composer is dead! Join the orchestra as we perform this musical mystery, The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and other Halloween favorite tunes. Come in your favorite costume!


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Hollywood Epics - Coffee Concert

  • Fri, Nov 6, 2015, at 11 am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Michael Krajewski, conductor Immerse yourself in the scores of some of the most popular films of all time, such as Ben Hur, Titanic, Gone With the Wind, and Star Wars.


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Hollywood Epics

  • Fri & Sat, Nov 6 & 7, 2015, at 8 pm

Michael Krajewski, conductor Immerse yourself in the scores of some of the most popular films of all time such as Ben Hur, Titanic, Gone With the Wind, and Star Wars.


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Symphony In 60

  • Thu, Nov 12, 2015, 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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Arnaud Sussmann

Symphonic Dances

  • Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 8 pm
    Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 8 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Arnaud Sussmann, violin*
STRAVINSKY • Symphony in Three Movements
PROKOFIEV • Violin Concerto No. 2*
RACHMANINOFF • Symphonic Dances


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The Music of Star Wars

  • Thurs, Dec 3, 2015, at 7:30pm

Conductor to be announced A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Get ready for the opening of the highly anticipated new Star Wars movie by reliving the music from the previous six. Hear John Williams' Oscar-winning score, plus lots of surprises to ensure the ultimate Star Wars experience.


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Pixar in Concert

  • Sat, Dec 5, 2015, at 7:30 pm

Conductor to be announced From the Toy Story Triolgy to The Incredibles and UP , Pixar has given us some of the most beloved characters in movie history. This visually stunning family show features montages of memorable clips from every one of Pixar's 14 films, shown in concert with live symphony orchestra.


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Holliday Pops - Encore

  • Thur, Dec. 10, 2015, at 7:30 pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists
It's Jacksonville's holiday tradition with the Symphony, Chorus and guest vocalists. Enjoy all of your heartwarming holiday favorites and don't miss what's sure to be Jacksonville's only indoor snowfall.


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Holiday Pops - Coffee Concert

  • Fri, Dec 11, 2015, at 11 am
    Pre-concert coffee at 10 am, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild

Michael Butterman, conductor
It's Jacksonville's holiday tradition with the Symphony and guest vocalists.


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Holiday Pops

  • Fri, Dec 11 & 12, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists
It's Jacksonville's holiday tradition with the Symphony, Chorus and guest vocalists. Enjoy all of your heartwarming holiday favorites and don't miss what's sure to be Jacksonville's only indoor snowfall.


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Holiday Pops - Matinee

  • Sun, Dec 13, 2015, at 3 pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists
Jacksonville's favorite Holiday music tradition!


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First Coast Nutcracker

  • Fri, Dec 18 at 8 p.m.
    Sat, Dec 19, at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
    Sun, Dec 20 at 2 p.m.
    Times-Union Center, Moran Theater

Conductor to be announced
Enter the magical world of childlike imagination. The First Coast Nutcracker Ballet has been a tradition in North Florida for 40 years. Experience it with Tchaikovsky's music as only the Symphony can play it.


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Handel's Messiah

  • Fri, Dec 18, 2015, at 8 pm

Conductor to be announced
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists
The greatest story ever told... the most majestic music ever conceived. The Jacksonville Symphony and Chorus present music's most powerful message of faith in THE Messiah of the season.


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Toast! To The New Year!

  • Thurs, Dec 31, 2015, at 9 pm

Music, Dancing, Fireworks and more! Join family and friends for an evening of music, champagne, dancing and fireworks. The epitome of what a New Year's celebration should be.


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La Mer

  • Thurs, Jan 7, 2015 at 7:30pm
    Fri, Jan 8, 2015 at 8 pm
    Sat, Jan 9, 2015 at 8 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello*
FAURÉ • Pelléas et Mélisande
SCHUMANN • Cello Concerto*
SCHUMANN • Overture, Scherzo and Finale
DEBUSSY • La Mer


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All Gershwin - Coffee Concert

  • Fri, Jan 15, 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, Jan 15 & 16, 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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Wild, Wild West

  • Sun, Jan 17, 2016, at 3 pm
    Pre-concert activities at 2 pm

Conductor to be announced Cowboy themes and so much more! We're celebrating the music of the old West. There will be singing, some dancing and maybe a tall tale to help tell our story.


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The Hot Sardines

  • Fri, Jan 22, 2016, at 8 pm

The Hot Sardines, special guests Vanity Fair Magazine says, "The Sardines have a fast-paced act that combines jazz and old-fashioned showbiz." If you like jazz, you'll love the Hot Sardines and the Symphony.


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

  • Sat, Jan 23, 2016, at 8 pm

Conductor to be announced "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?"
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join the Jacksonville Symphony as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Mozart's Great Mass

  • Fri, Jan 29, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sat, Jan 30, 2016, at 8 pm
    Sun, Jan 31, 2016, at 3 pm

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists*
STRAVINSKY • Apollo
MOZART • Mass in C minor, “Great”*


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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

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
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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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 16 at 3 pm

Steven Reineke, conductor
Stephanie Block, 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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Liz Callaway

Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook

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

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Liz Callaway, guest vocalist
"My life has been a tapestry of rich & royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever changing view." And our lives have been enriched by the music that Carole King created. Featuring Tony award nominee Liz Callaway, enjoy timeless favorites such as It's Too late, You've Got a Friend, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and many more.


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Liz Callaway

Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook - Coffee Concert

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

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Liz Callaway, guest vocalist
"My life has been a tapestry of rich & royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever changing view." And our lives have been enriched by the music that Carole King created. Featuring Tony award nominee Liz Callaway, enjoy timeless favorites such as It's Too late, You've Got a Friend, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and many more.


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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
ADÈS • Asyla
BEETHOVEN • Symphony No. 9