Announcing Endowment Lory Doolittle Endowed Director of Music Education The Jacksonville Symphony is pleased to welcome Marianne Rice as its first “Lory Doolittle Endowed Director of Music Education.” Lory Doolittle endowed the position with a $1 million gift to create a lasting impact on the organization’s education and community engagement program. READ MORE Health & Safety Protocols The safety of our patrons, musicians and staff remains our top priority. Based on CDC guidelines and the results of the patron survey, we have developed a comprehensive list of safety protocols that will be in place when we return in September. We will physically distance in the Hall, reducing our seating capacity from nearly 1,800 to 582. Patrons will be required to wear masks in most parts of the Times-Union Building, including Jacoby Symphony Hall, and there will be no intermissions at any Symphony concert. VIEW 2020/21 Season Explore the New In order to ensure the safety and protection of the Symphony musicians, we will have no more than 54 musicians on stage at any time. In order to meet this safety guideline, the Florida Blue Masterworks season has been impacted as we had to program for a much smaller orchestra. Please know that we have made these changes with our audience in mind. Although different than previously announced, the season is still filled with music we know you will love. VIEW SEASON Single Tickets On Sale Now! The 20/21 season has a little something for everyone to enjoy! We are thrilled to be back in Jacoby Symphony Hall, sharing live music with our community. But due to physical distancing, tickets are limited! Buy your tickets early! EXPLORE Cirque de la Symphonie OCT 30 at 7:30 PM & NOV 1 at 3 PM You’ll be dazzled by the combination of beautiful music and amazing acrobatic feats when Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerialists, strong men, jugglers and more join the Symphony for an unforgettable performance. TICKETS A Message from the President "The Jacksonville Symphony embraces and celebrates diversity. We shall always remain an inclusive organization where differences are respected. We shall always remain an organization that through the beauty of music, will celebrate life and bring joy and comfort to the community. The essence of all of the arts is that they are deeply rooted in human connections, and together as a community we will come together to create and enjoy music." READ MORE

endowment Fanfare! Opening Night Grammy Award-winner James Ehnes opens the season alongside Courtney Lewis and the Symphony with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, a Romantic masterpiece full of dazzling vivacity and tender melodies perfectly suited to Ehnes’ seemingly boundless facility. The program opens with Jacksonville Symphony violinist Piotr Szewczyk’s River City Fanfare, and concludes with a piece that needs no introduction, Beethoven’s fateful Fifth Symphony. TICKETS Announcing Endowment The Jacksonville Symphony is pleased to welcome Marianne Rice as its first “Lory Doolittle Endowed Director of Music Education.” Lory Doolittle endowed the position with a $1 million gift to create a lasting impact on the organization’s education and community engagement program. READ MORE Lory Doolittle Endowed Director of Music Education single tix Fanfare! Opening Night Grammy Award-winner James Ehnes opens the season alongside Courtney Lewis and the Symphony with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, a Romantic masterpiece full of dazzling vivacity and tender melodies perfectly suited to Ehnes’ seemingly boundless facility. The program opens with Jacksonville Symphony violinist Piotr Szewczyk’s River City Fanfare, and concludes with a piece that needs no introduction, Beethoven’s fateful Fifth Symphony. TICKETS Single Tickets Grammy Award-winner James Ehnes opens the season alongside Courtney Lewis and the Symphony with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, a Romantic masterpiece full of dazzling vivacity and tender melodies perfectly suited to Ehnes’ seemingly boundless facility. The program opens with Jacksonville Symphony violinist Piotr Szewczyk’s River City Fanfare, and concludes with a piece that needs no introduction, Beethoven’s fateful Fifth Symphony.
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safety protocols Healthy & Safety Protocols The safety of our patrons, musicians and staff remains our top priority. Based on CDC guidelines and the results of the patron survey, we have developed a comprehensive list of safety protocols that will be in place when we return in September. We will physically distance in the Hall, reducing our seating capacity from nearly 1,800 to 582. Patrons will be required to wear masks in most parts of the Times-Union Building, including Jacoby Symphony Hall, and there will be no intermissions at any Symphony concert. VIEW 20/21 SEASON Explore the New 20/21 Season In order to ensure the safety and protection of the Symphony musicians, the Florida Blue Masterworks season has been impacted as we had to program for a much smaller orchestra. Please know that we have made these changes with our audience in mind. Although different than previously announced, the season is still filled with music we know you will love! VIEW SEASON statement A Message from the President "We have heard from so many of you and your ongoing support of the Jacksonville Symphony is deeply appreciated. As we are truly in historic and constantly evolving times with enormous global uncertainty, we thought it was important to reach out and provide you with an update on the Jacksonville Symphony." READ MORE PP02 Fanfare! Opening Night Grammy Award-winner James Ehnes opens the season alongside Courtney Lewis and the Symphony with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, a Romantic masterpiece full of dazzling vivacity and tender melodies perfectly suited to Ehnes’ seemingly boundless facility. The program opens with Jacksonville Symphony violinist Piotr Szewczyk’s River City Fanfare, and concludes with a piece that needs no introduction, Beethoven’s fateful Fifth Symphony. TICKETS Cirque de la Symphonie You’ll be dazzled by the combination of beautiful music and amazing acrobatic feats when Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerialists, strong men, jugglers and more join the Symphony for an unforgettable performance. TICKETS OCT 30 at 7:30 PM & NOV 1 at 3 PM
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Cirque de la Symphonie

You’ll be dazzled by the combination of beautiful music and amazing acrobatic feats when Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerialists, strong men, jugglers and more join the Symphony for an unforgettable performance.

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JSYO Fall Concert

Program to be announced

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Mozart’s Jupiter

Mozart’s final symphony, the great “Jupiter,” offers a window into the further brilliance the world could have witnessed had the composer not died so young. The coda of the final movement percolates with astounding brilliance and otherworldly joy. Courtney Lewis and the Symphony open the program with two rhythmically driving pieces from distinctly different eras: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto and Bohuslav Martinů’s Double Concerto for Strings, Piano and Timpani.

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Mozart’s Jupiter — Coffee

Mozart’s final symphony, the great “Jupiter,” offers a window into the further brilliance the world could have witnessed had the composer not died so young. The coda of the final movement percolates with astounding brilliance and otherworldly joy. 

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