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Welcome to the 2022/23 Season!

The 73rd season of the Jacksonville Symphony promises world-class music performed by one of America's finest orchestras and will take you on a journey of musical adventures both long-awaited and yet to be discovered. Experience a journey of live symphonic music. Lose yourself in the classics with themes and stories that are as relevant today as they were centuries ago, and discover new favorites that embody your curiosities and your aspirations.

Our incredibly accomplished orchestra, alongside our new concertmaster, Adelya Nartadjieva, and an extroardinary collection of guest artists will fill Jacoby Symphony Hall with unlimited energy, transformative emotions, and unforgettable moments you will undoubtedly treasure forever.

Join us on an exhilarating journey throughout the 2022/23 Season and see where the music takes you.

The possibilities are boundless.


Courtney Lewis
Music Director, Haskell Endowed Chair

Be transported through time and space with the colors and cultures of the globe in our classical performances this season. The Jacksonville Symphony brings to life the works of legendary composers who have enamored audiences for centuries with a season full of symphonic blockbusters like Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Bruckner’s FIFTH, Shostakovich’s TENTH and Beethoven’s FIFTH symphonies.

The season also features some of the most renowned concertos from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Brahms, plus a lineup of world-class guest artists including pianists Conrad Tao, Alessio Bax and Natasha Paremski, cellist Joshua Roman, and guest conductors Nathan Aspinall and Carlos Miguel Prieto.

Sponsored by


New for the 2022/23 Season: Berg Choral Terrace Seating!

Create an unforgettable experience with exclusive seating in the Berg Choral Terrace for select performances! Learn more below about how to experience the Symphony and see all of Jacoby Symphony Hall from a panoramic angle.
Purchasing for a group? Bring your group of 10 or more to receive a 20% Group Discount! Visit our Group Sales page, contact Group Sales at 904.807.1003 or email [email protected] for more information.

An Adventure of Romance & Enchantment

Watch as Jacoby Symphony Hall shimmers and transforms into a fairy tale out of a storybook. This season, Associate Conductor Kevin Fitzgerald and the Jacksonville Symphony present the magic of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute, one of the greatest and most beloved operas ever composed. See the all-star cast, exceptional musicians, and breathtaking visual set design that make The Magic Flute the Symphony's largest and most enchanting production of the season.

April 28 | 7:30 p.m.
April 30 | 3:00 p.m.

Kevin Fitzgerald

Kristine McIntyre
Stage Director

Vanessa Croome, The Queen of the Night | Hanna Brammer, Pamina | Terrence Chin-Loy, Tamino | Andrew Wilkowske, Papageno | Tom McNichols, Sarastro

Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Students from University of North Florida School of Music

Travel through decades rich in musical styles with lively concerts like Disco Inferno, Revolution: Music of the Beatles, Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn and The Queens of Rock and Soul: Tina Turner & Aretha Franklin.

Rocky In Concert

November 18/19 | 7:00 p.m.

Enter the boxing ring and take a jab at the World Heavyweight Championship with the original Rocky. Watch as the boxer goes from rags to riches in an empowering and musical story of the American Dream. As the Symphony performs Bill Conti’s legendary score, you’ll feel inspired, motivated, and ready to overcome any obstacles.

ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV, ROCKY V © 1976-1990 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ROCKY BALBOA © 2006 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC, ROCKY™ MGM. All Rights Reserved.

Jurassic Park In Concert

January 20/21 | 7:00 p.m.

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience it now, projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

© Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™

May 12/13 | 7:00 p.m.

You-Know-Who™ is not the only one who has returned—Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, and Hermione Granger™ are back as well in this unforgettable concert event. Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ displayed on a giant screen in high-definition and accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. See Harry and his friends race through the Department of Mysteries, practice Defense Against the Dark Arts in secret, and endure Professor Umbridge™—all with Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score!

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)

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Symphony in 60 Series

Seasoned listeners and those new to symphonic music will be equally entertained by the Symphony in 60 Series. Enjoy a casual and fun cocktail hour before the 60-minute concert, introductions to the music by the conductor, and a chance to make new friends. This series provides an exceptional experience for all.

Symphony In 60 Series performances are on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Cocktail Hour at 5:30 p.m.
Cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks available for purchase.
Save 20% on the series, includes one complimentary drink ticket per concert

Symphony in 60 is made possible with support from


The Concert Organ Series

Take a journey to the heart of Jacoby Symphony Hall and discover a truly historic monument: the Symphony's Bryan Concert Organ. Find yourself immersed in wonder with three riveting performances, each designed to highlight the organ's versatile musical power. Hear its melodies transform from intimate and colorful to grand and thunderous!

FEB 11 ∙ Brass, Organ & PercussionGreg Zelek, Organ
MAY 27 ∙ Solo Organ RecitalGreg Zelek, Organ

Special thanks to JF Bryan for sponsoring The Concert Organ Series.

The Coffee Series

Mix and mingle with your favorite warm beverage and even more stirring music in our Coffee Series. Feel energized with excitement by hearing a wide variety of performances from each series like The Paul Simon Songbook, Holiday Pops, and featured classical concerts as they illuminate the stage in the daytime.

The Coffee Series performances are all on Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

Be enchanted by magical holiday performances as the Symphony shines while performing your festive favorites! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jacksonville Symphony's First Coast Nutcracker, the long-cherished tradition of Holiday Pops, and the uplifting joy of Handel's Messiah to create treasured memories your family will forever cherish.

First Coast Nutcracker

Kevin Fitzgerald Conductor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker

DEC 16/17/18

Presented by


Handel's Messiah

Courtney Lewis Conductor
Haskell Endowed Chair

Guest Vocalists Esteli Gomez, Soprano; Jay Carter, Countertenor; Aaron Sheehan, Tenor; Steve Pence, Bass
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

George Frideric Handel

DEC 17/18

Holiday Pops

Tim Hankewich Conductor
Guest Vocalist Ryan Silverman
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Dancers from Douglas Anderson School for the Arts

DEC 8/9/10/11

*Holiday Pops performances are presented as part of the regular Pops Series concert schedule.

Tianxu An, Piano
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1
SEP 30/OCT 1
Alessio Bax, Piano
Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1
OCT 21/22
Timothy Chooi, Violin
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto
DEC 2/3
Natasha Paremski, Piano
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
JAN 27/28
Simone Porter, Violin
Joshua Roman, Cello
Brahms, Double Concerto
MAY 19/20
Conrad Tao, Piano
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3
JUN 9/10

Nathan Aspinall
Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon
of a Faun

Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto
Sibelius, Symphony No. 2

DEC 2/3
Carlos Miguel Prieto
Copland, Rodeo Suite
Chávez, Symphony No. 2
"Sinfonia India"
Márquez, Danzón No. 2
Price, Symphony No. 3

JAN 6/7
Chloé van Soeterstède
Liszt, Les Préludes
Fauré, Pavane
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

FEB 17/18
Giordano Bellincampi
Shepherd, Silvery Rills
Mendelssohn, A Midsummer
Night's Dream
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

MAR 31/APR 1

Save the Date

Saturday March 4, 2023

Save the date and join us for a gala fundraiser benefiting the Jacksonville Symphony.

Your Support Today Is More Important Than Ever

The Jacksonville Symphony is beyond grateful for the dedication and support of each and every member of the Jacksonville Symphony family. Your gifts support our musicians, guest artists, teachers, students and staff, helping them bring music and inspiration to audiences and schools each and every season. Thank you.