Concerts Suspended Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19

UPDATE -- All concerts and events have been canceled through the remainder of the 2019/2020 season.

Jacksonville Symphony President & CEO Steven Libman announced the cancellation of the remainder of the Symphony’s 2019-2020 season. The health of the Symphony’s musicians, staff, Board, volunteers and patrons is a priority, and this decision is the best for the circumstances. The cancellations follow the Symphony’s promise to maintain the salaries and benefits for all employee and musicians through the end of the 2019-2020 season, regardless of concert cancellations.
The Jacksonville Symphony would like to thank its Series sponsors, Florida Blue, Fidelity National Financial, Raymond James, and Regency Centers for their support.
Since the first round of concert cancellations, the Symphony has taken to social media to continue its mission of enriching the human spirit through symphonic music. Pre-recorded ensemble and full orchestra performances are presented on Friday evenings at 8 pm. Patrons can find the concerts on the Symphony’s Facebook page, YouTube channel or at jaxsymphony.org/live. Symphony musicians and Music Director Courtney Lewis are also sharing at-home content that can be viewed on the Symphony’s social media channels.

The Symphony has also announced it’s 2020/21 season, providing the community with concerts to look forward to in the fall. 

Canceled Jacksonville Symphony Concerts


Canceled Jacksonville Symphony Events


April 2 – Sound Bites Luncheon & Open Rehearsal
April 22 – Onstage Rehearsal
May 16 – Donor Appreciation Dinner
May 19 – Beaches Chamber Series: Double Bass Quintet
May 27 – Donor Appreciation Concert
June 11 – Sound Bites Luncheon

This decision will have a significant negative financial impact for our organization. We are especially appreciative of our generous patrons who will consider donating tickets which they purchased for these concerts. Over the course of our history, the Jacksonville Symphony has overcome challenges and continued to thrive because of the strength and support of our community. Now as always, we are grateful for your extraordinary support.

Ticket Exchanges and Donations


The following options are available for those who have already purchased tickets to Jacksonville Symphony concerts scheduled to take place between March 13 - June 13, 2020:
  • Donate your tickets and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value.
  • Exchange your tickets into any Masterworks, Pops, or Coffee concert in the 2020/21 season. Must be exchanged by December 31, 2020. All exchange fees will be waived.
For questions or concerns, please call the Box Office at 904.354.5547.  We will continue to update the website if we receive additional information.

To request a ticket exchange or donation, please complete the Ticket Request Form by June 30, 2020.

Please Continue to Support the Jacksonville Symphony


Your support today is more important than ever. As a nonprofit arts organization, the Jacksonville Symphony depends on community donations for everything we do. As our world and our community recover from this crisis, let’s make sure the Symphony is strong and poised to help. Please consider the role extraordinary live music plays in your life and support the Jacksonville Symphony with a gift today. Thank you.
View the statement released by the Jacksonville Symphony.

Update from the Music Director and President

"While our world confronts the tremendous challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. 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."
View the full letter from the Music Director and President.

SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras Canceled

Following the public health and state of emergency announcements in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts, co-hosts of the event, have announced that SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras has been canceled due to precautionary measures surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19.
“We are incredibly disappointed by this news,” says Symphony President & CEO Steven Libman, “but the health of our patrons, staff, and musicians is a top priority - we know this is the best decision at this time.”
It has not been announced whether the SHIFT Festival will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for further updates from the Jacksonville Symphony.
View the statement released by the Kennedy Center.

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Your Support Today is More Important than Ever

As a nonprofit arts organization, the Jacksonville Symphony depends on community donations for everything we do. As our world and our community recover from this crisis, let’s make sure the Symphony is strong and poised to help. Please consider the role extraordinary live music plays in your life and support the Jacksonville Symphony with a gift today.

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