The Jacksonville Symphony Furthers DEI Strides and Welcomes Visiting Sphinx Violist Carlos Lozano

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The Jacksonville Symphony Furthers DEI Strides and Welcomes Visiting Sphinx Violist Carlos Lozano Through robust Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, the Jacksonville Symphony is making sure that symphonic music is accessible to all, both on and off the stage.   Part of the Symphony’s DEI strategy is to diversify audiences who attend the Symphony’s concerts and to recruit and retain … 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

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

A Chance To Shine For Flute Player

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Les Roettges, principal flute player with the Jacksonville Symphony, says he is excited about about an upcoming performance, which gives him a chance to step into the spotlight to perform one of his favorite pieces. I am thrilled to be the featured soloist on the upcoming Florida Blue Masterworks series concerts (January 31 and February 1). I have been the … Read More

Chris Bassett’s Top Picks for the 2019-2020 Season

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With a list full of some of my utmost favorite works in the orchestral repertoire, and some lesser known, these selected concerts make a phenomenal subscription for the first-time concert goer, veteran subscriber, or anyone looking to spend their evening at the Symphony no matter how often you join us. You’ll find John Williams’ final score in the Harry Potter™ series, return appearances from some of our favorites like violinist Stefan … Read More

Melissa Barrett’s Top Picks for the 2019-2020 Season

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The opening bars of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony are my favorite of all Beethoven’s symphonies. Also on this program will be selections from Smetana’s Má Vlast (The Bohemian River). When I married my husband Michael, our recessional music was the wedding scene from this movement, so it holds a very special place in my heart. Up is an uplifting and heartwarming movie for all ages. I chose … Read More