Symphony in Your City


The Jacksonville Symphony prides itself on sharing the gift of music with tens of thousands of people each year outside of the concert hall, and engaging community members through a variety of musical opportunities. This outreach includes community concerts, chamber ensemble performances in classrooms, libraries, senior centers, and nursing homes, our deepening connection with diverse populations, and collaborations with local nonprofits and Duval County Public Schools. Added in the 2016-2017 season, the Jacksonville Symphony now offers a multi media chamber orchestra ensemble for high school students. Interested in requesting an ensemble performance? Contact us for more information.

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Civic Orchestra

Time to oil those rusty valves, rosin the bow and dust off the old horn. The Jacksonville Symphony invites YOU to join them in this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform onstage at Jacoby Symphony Hall under the direction of the Jacksonville Symphony conductors and alongside some of your favorite Jacksonville Symphony musicians. No audition necessary!

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With some of the area’s finest voices, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus members come from all walks of life who share the spirit of singing great choral music. With a three-decade tradition of making great music with the Jacksonville Symphony, the roster includes many professional musicians, skilled amateur performers and students. Since 2012, the Chorus had been led by esteemed choral director and composer Donald McCullough. 

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Community Concerts

The Jacksonville Symphony is committed to making beautiful live music accessible to everyone in Northeast Florida with free and reduced-price concerts and events. You can find musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony in many performances throughout your community. All concerts are free and open to the public unless noted and generally last for about one hour. No tickets or reservations are needed unless noted otherwise in concert listings.


Get the Scoop on the Music

Arrive early for Insight, a pre-concert conversation beginning one hour prior to Masterworks concerts onstage in Jacoby Hall. Using an informal half-hour format, Courtney Lewis and other guest conductors discuss the music to be presented that evening, complete with audio examples and questions from the audience.

Instrument Zoo

What’s more fun as a child than trying something new? The Jacksonville Symphony Guild’s Instrument Zoo, a hands-on experience with different instruments, is just the thing to get youngsters thinking about playing an instrument or having fun at a concert. Our affiliate organizations, ARIAS (Amelia Residents in Action for the Symphony) and the Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony, also bring the Instrument Zoo to students all across Northeast Florida.