Each season we reach over 250,000 Jacksonvillians.
Nearly 70,000 of them are children.
Last season, the Jacksonville Symphony enthralled over 100,000 symphonic music lovers in the Times-Union Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall alone.
The Symphony truly is the orchestra of Northeast Florida. We play for thousands of patrons in churches and synagogues, museums and picnic grounds from Amelia Island to Flagler County.
In the 2016/2017 season, the Jacksonville Symphony presented 113 different program events. Factoring in that some programs were repeated, there were 225 opportunities for public participation.
We are the largest non-profit music educator outside of the school system. Our education programs reach over 38,000 students in Northeast Florida. In addition, collaborations benefiting area youth reach another 29,000.
More than 400 Jacksonville children participate in our youth orchestra. Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras events reached nearly 10,000 last season.
The Jacksonville Symphony’s Sound Check program enabled over 950 students and their 570 guests to experience symphonic music virtually free of charge.
More than 715 students took advantage of our Student Rush program to purchase $10 tickets to Symphony performances.
The Guild’s Instrument Zoo program reached 1,378 people in eight schools and at Jacoby Symphony Hall.
Our Jump Start Strings program used musicians as mentors to coach 42 children in Title I schools every week, providing 209 professional musician hours of instruction. The program has matured since its inception. To date, 28 children have successfully been accepted into LaVilla School of the Performing Arts.
More than 480 Jacksonvillians volunteer their time for the Symphony. They contribute more than 44,000 hours to programs in a variety of locations, from the Times-Union Center to schools throughout the area.
More than 50,000 Jacksonville senior citizens were reached by the Jacksonville Symphony last season, many of them in their communities.
The Digital Concert Hall reached 17,627 people through live-streamed performances from Jacoby Symphony Hall.
The 142 active members of the Chorus dedicated 262 rehearsal hours to perform 17 concerts this season. This represents dedicated rehearsal and concert performance time totaling 37,204 hours.
The Jacksonville Symphony presented six Community Concerts across the greater Jacksonville metropolitan area, completely free of charge, reaching 13,760 patrons.