Our mission is to enrich the human spirit through symphonic music.
As Music Director Courtney Lewis begins his fourth season on the conductor’s podium, the Jacksonville Symphony celebrates an expanded 2018-2019 season that promises more weeks of music reaching more people than ever before. In the 2017-2018 season, the Symphony reached almost 290,000 individuals through 309 performances.
The Jacksonville Symphony is one of Northeast Florida’s most important cultural institutions. Founded in 1949, the Symphony is ranked among the nation’s top regional orchestras. The Symphony’s home, Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, is considered to be an acoustic gem. Each year thousands enjoy the Symphony’s performances both at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and at venues located throughout the state of Florida.
The Symphony is also the community’s leader in music education for children, serving four county school districts. In addition to offering free tickets to children under the age of 18 for selected Florida Blue Masterworks concerts, and other special youth pricing, there are several programs to foster music education. In June, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras embarked on its first national tour as one of only three student orchestras invited to perform in the Los Angeles International Music Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Over the years, the Jacksonville Symphony has hosted some of the most renowned artists of the music world including Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Mstislav Rostopovich, Audra McDonald, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang and Renée Fleming.
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