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December 2019

Handel’s Messiah

December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Celebrate the season as the Jacksonville Symphony and Chorus perform Handel’s Messiah, one of the most inspiring works of music ever written. Featuring timeless classics such as “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus,” the Messiah is the perfect way to share the joy of music with family and friends.

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Symphonic Dances – Symphony in 60

December 19, 2019

In Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances lies an intense nostalgia for years gone by. Audience favorite Nathan Aspinall returns to the Jacoby Symphony Hall stage to lead the Symphony through a piece filled with rhythmic energy and warm colors perfect for the holiday season.

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Symphonic Dances

December 20, 2019 - December 21, 2019

Audience favorite Nathan Aspinall returns to the Jacksonville Symphony with Rachmaninoff’s powerful and seductive Symphonic Dances. Just in time for the holidays, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve Suite delights with a charming tale of a countryside Christmas. Haydn brings a famous musical surprise to the festivities.

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New Year’s Eve: The Jazz Age

December 31, 2019

It’s the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in town. Party like it’s 1919 as Courtney Lewis and the Jacksonville Symphony revel in the 100th anniversary of Prohibition, The Roarin’ Twenties and much more, followed by a party featuring the sounds of the Chris Thomas Band, and capped by fireworks seen from the best viewing location on the river. Get your tickets early as this party sells out every year.

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January 2020

The “Organ Symphony” — Coffee

January 3

The Guardian called Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 “…a cutting-edge and gloriously tuneful work.” The composer himself said of the piece, “I gave everything to it I was able to give.” Join the Symphony as we showcase the Bryan Concert Organ for this wonderful concert, played by Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Director, Donald McCullough.

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Schumann’s Four Day Symphony – Symphony in 60

January 9

Four days. That’s how long it took Robert Schumann to write his First Symphony. He spent his first 30 years living in the shadow of Beethoven’s symphonies writing pieces more modest in scale and then burst forth with an explosion of creative energy. Schumann didn’t need to write this piece to cement his place in history, but it certainly elevated it.

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Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

January 10 - January 11

Beethoven influenced the course of music history in nearly every genre, and the concerto is no exception. The New York Times praises phenom violinist Stefan Jackiw’s “remarkable purity of tone,” which he couples with the controlled intensity this concerto demands. Beethoven’s lineage shines in the late Romanticism of Schreker’s Chamber Symphony, and his fire is unmistakable in Schumann’s First Symphony.

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The Doo Wop Project

January 17 - January 18

The Doo Wop Project takes you on a journey from the classic sound of groups like Smokey Robinson and The Four Seasons, the Crests and Belmonts to doowopified versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson and Maroon 5. Featuring stars of the Broadway hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project will have you dancing in your seats.

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Beaches Chamber Series: Woodwind Quintet

January 21

Join the Jacksonville Symphony Woodwind Quintet for a performance in the Beaches Museum Chapel on Tuesday, January 21st, part of the Beaches Chamber Series!

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Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus

January 25

The uniquely light and brilliantly colored music Beethoven wrote for his only ballet sets the stage for a collaboration with The Florida Ballet. With the full Jacksonville Symphony on stage, The Florida Ballet dancers bring to life the tale of Prometheus, credited in Greek mythology with bestowing upon humans the gift of fire, stolen from the gods. The Creatures of Prometheus is Beethoven at his most rare – a playful spirit and delicate orchestral colorations in a seldom-heard work.

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