Explore the 2021/22 Season

Explore upcoming Jacksonville Symphony concerts below! Not sure where to sit? Take a look at a map of Jacoby Symphony Hall to find the perfect seat for you.

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Mozart’s Romantic Side: Piano Concerto No. 20

Mozart’s D minor Concerto marks the first of six staggering masterpieces for piano and orchestra written between 1785 and 1786. His stormiest concerto - and an omen of the Romantic Era - was regarded by the 19th-century masters as Beethoven-ish, the highest praise possible at the time. It’s a perfect pairing with Beethoven’s First Symphony, a work in which the first few moments already foreshadow that this giant was about to change everything. Van Cliburn Piano Competition-medalist Daniel Hsu joins Courtney Lewis and the Symphony in this spectacular season opener. 

Wicked & More: The Music Of Stephen Schwartz

He’s won three OSCARS and four GRAMMYs. Stephen Schwartz has written some of the most beloved Broadway and movie music ever. You’ll hear songs from his Broadway hits Wicked, Pippin and Godspell as well as from the Disney films Pocahontas, The Prince of Egypt and more. As Mr. Schwartz says in his hit, Pippin, “Join us… we have magic to do just for you.”

Bach To America

Johann Sebastian Bach didn’t invent the concerto grosso, a genre with musical conversation between a small group of instruments and the full orchestra, but he probably wrote the best six in history with his Brandenburg Concertos. Stravinsky modeled his Dumbarton Oaks after Bach’s concertos, named for the historic estate in Washington, D.C. and filled with Stravinsky’s own flavor of Americana. Alberto Ginastera’s Concert Variations weave the music of Argentina in this program through a set of short solos for nearly every instrument in the orchestra.

Patriotic Pops

Join the Symphony as we celebrate Veteran’s Day and honor those who have protected the freedoms that make America great. Hear your favorite selections from The Star-Spangled Banner to the themes of each of the branches of our military, with a touch of the Andrews Sisters for good measure. It promises to be one of the most inspiring events of the year. 

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

How much gorgeous, emotional and lush music can we pack into one hour? Jonathon Heyward and the Symphony think they have the answer. The young conductor with a meteoric career leads a program featuring music from Wagner’s opera about love and redemption, and Tchaikovsky’s powerful symphony laced with the sounds of fate and providence he feared he would never write because his creative wells had run dry.

A Journey Through Beethoven — Coffee

Beethoven wrote nine epic symphonies. We couldn’t possibly choose just one for this program, so Gonzalo Farias is set to take you through a series of highlights from several of these titanic works, each revealing a different face of the master and his brilliance. Why have one entrée when you can have a taste of everything on the menu?

Mozart’s Dream: Piano Concerto No. 21

It seems that Mozart wrote his 21st Piano Concerto as a vibrant and comedic antidote to the dark and dramatic 20th Concerto. The fun and games of the outer movements cradle the famous middle movement’s floating nocturnal world. Courtney Lewis and the Symphony pay homage to Mozart’s deep career connection to Prague with two pieces by Czech masters: Smetana’s Bartered Bride Overture and Dvořàk’s most intensely expressive symphony.

Holiday Pops

It’s Jacksonville’s favorite holiday tradition. After hearing many beloved holiday songs, you’re sure to be in the spirit of the season. And don’t miss Florida’s only indoor snowfall. Featuring the Symphony, guest singers, dancers from Douglas Anderson School for the Arts, and more. Bring the entire family to celebrate the season together.

Holiday Pops — Coffee

It’s Jacksonville’s favorite holiday tradition. After hearing many beloved holiday songs, you’re sure to be in the spirit of the season. And don’t miss Florida’s only indoor snowfall. Featuring the Symphony, guest singers, dancers from Douglas Anderson School for the Arts, and more. Bring the entire family to celebrate the season together.