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Program Notes: Beethoven’s Ninth

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Trances Jacksonville Symphony Commission World Premiere | June 10, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978) Closing the season is the first in a multi-year series of commissions from some of today’s most esteemed living composers: the world premiere of Trances by the British and American composer, Tarik O’Regan. “Trances is another fast-paced work for orchestra and will conclude a … Read More

The Jacksonville Symphony’s First Pride Night: Celebrating Love Through Music

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The Jacksonville Symphony’s First Pride Night: Celebrating Love Through Music Written by Sara Albertelli, Engagement and Communications Manager Partnering With JASMYN On May 26, 2022, the Jacksonville Symphony will conclude its Symphony In 60 series for the 2021/22 season by hosting its first ever Pride Night. The Symphony will partner with JASMYN, an organization dedicated to promoting the empowerment of … Read More

Program Notes: Mozart’s Radiance

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Dawn: Chacony for Orchestra at Any Distance (2020) Thomas Adès The son of an art historian and a poet, Thomas Adès is a native of London He studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and King’s College Cambridge Adès achieved success early, having a retrospective of his music when he was only in his 30s His operas The Tempest, Powder … Read More

Performance Review: Mozart’s Groundbreaker

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Performance Review: Mozart’s Groundbreaker The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presented “Mozart’s Groundbreaker: Piano Concerto No. 25,” a generous program featuring two Austro-Germanic symphonic classics bookending a contemporary work. “Symphony No. 95,” by Franz Joseph Haydn The concert kicked off with Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 95 in C minor. Music Director Courtney Lewis launched into the work with confidence and poise, … Read More

New Associate Conductor: Kevin Fitzgerald

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New Associate Conductor: Kevin Fitzgerald The Jacksonville Symphony Appoints Kevin Fitzgerald as Associate Conductor Jacksonville, FL: Following an international search, the Jacksonville Symphony is pleased to announce that Kevin Fitzgerald will serve as associate conductor beginning in the 2022/23 season. “Kevin comes to us with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience,” said Courtney Lewis, Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony. … Read More

Nickel for Your Thoughts: Mozart’s Groundbreaker

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In his own words, Vice President & Artistic Administrator Tony Nickle shares what he believes to be the high points of the program, “Mozart’s Groundbreaker,” but with a little edge and humor for good measure.  Mozart, Haydn & Tarik O’Regan This weekend’s program features the two greatest Classical (capital C) composers in history – Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus … Read More

Composer Highlight: Tarik O’Regan

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Digital Marketing Manager Nicholas V. Hall shares what he believes to be an important part of orchestral repertoire: new music with living composers. By speaking directly to the artists of today, we learn what it means to be a living composer.  Composer Highlight: Tarik O’Regan “Write for your peers: people around you, people you know, people studying with you, friends … Read More

An Interview with N’Kenge

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Sara Albertelli, Engagement & Communications Manager, speaks with N’Kenge about an upcoming performance featuring the music of Whitney Houston, community involvement, and more! Read a recap of the interview and watch clips of the video below, or watch the entire interview video on our YouTube channel. History with the Jacksonville Symphony | What is it like working with the Jacksonville … Read More

New Concertmaster: Adelya Nartadjieva

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New Concertmaster: Adelya Nartadjieva The Jacksonville Symphony Names Internationally Acclaimed Violinist Adelya Nartadjieva Concertmaster Jacksonville, FL: The Jacksonville Symphony is delighted to announce Adelya Nartadjieva as its new concertmaster beginning with the 2022/23 season. Most recently, Nartadjieva has performed at Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center and ElbPhilharmonie. She has won international competitions in Singapore, United States, Greece, Russia, and Uzbekistan; … Read More

Program Notes: Mozart’s Groundbreaker

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Tarik O’Regan Raï (2006) Born 1 January 1971 in London U.S. PREMIERE Tarik O’Regan is a biracial Englishman with an Algerian mother Educated in London, he has taught at many prominent American universities Currently based in Northern California, he is a Visiting Artist at Stanford O’Regan’s music reflects British rock, American jazz, and North African folk music Of 43 recordings … Read More