Welcome to the 2022/23 Season!
The 73rd season of the Jacksonville Symphony promises world-class music performed by one of America's finest orchestras and will take you on a journey of musical adventures both long-awaited and yet to be discovered. Experience a journey of live symphonic music. Lose yourself in the classics with themes and stories that are as relevant today as they were centuries ago, and discover new favorites that embody your curiosities and your aspirations.
Our incredibly accomplished orchestra, alongside our new concertmaster, Adelya Nartadjieva, and an extroardinary collection of guest artists will fill Jacoby Symphony Hall with unlimited energy, transformative emotions, and unforgettable moments you will undoubtedly treasure forever.
Join us on an exhilarating journey throughout the 2022/23 Season and see where the music takes you.
The possibilities are boundless.
Music Director, Haskell Endowed Chair
The season also features some of the most renowned concertos from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Brahms, plus a lineup of world-class guest artists including pianists Conrad Tao, Alessio Bax and Natasha Paremski, cellist Joshua Roman, and guest conductors Nathan Aspinall, Carlos Miguel Prieto and Chloé van Soeterstède.
DEC 2/3 ∙ Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
JAN 6/7 ∙ Copland's Rodeo
JAN 27/28 ∙ Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody
FEB 17/18 ∙ 1,001 Nights: Scheherazade
MAR 10/11 ∙ Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1
MAR 17/18 ∙ Bruckner's Brilliance
MAR 31/APR 1 ∙ Beethoven's Fifth
MAY 19/20 ∙ Mozart, Brahms & Shepherd
JUN 9/10 ∙ Conrad Tao Plays Prokofiev
New for the 2022/23 Season: Berg Choral Terrace Seating!
"My favorite Mozart opera, The Magic Flute, is a fairy tale of good versus evil, enlightenment versus ignorance, and the journey of finding your own way in the world. Full of some of Mozart’s greatest arias, including The Queen of the Night’s stratospheric high Fs, we can’t wait to share this brand-new Jacksonville Symphony production.” Courtney Lewis
Music Director, Haskell Endowed Chair
DEC 8/9/10/11 ∙ Holiday Pops
JAN 13/14 ∙ Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
FEB 3/4 ∙ Country Legends: Dolly, Kenny & More!
FEB 24/25 ∙ Tina Turner & Aretha Franklin
MAR 24/25 ∙ Sondheim, Webber & Friends
APR 14/15 ∙ Disco Inferno
MAY 5/6 ∙ The Wild, Wild West
JUN 2/3 ∙ Revolution: Music of the Beatles
Rocky In Concert
Enter the boxing ring and take a jab at the World Heavyweight Championship with the original Rocky. Watch as the boxer goes from rags to riches in an empowering and musical story of the American Dream. As the Symphony performs Bill Conti’s legendary score, you’ll feel inspired, motivated, and ready to overcome any obstacles.
ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV, ROCKY V © 1976-1990 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ROCKY BALBOA © 2006 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC, ROCKY™ MGM. All Rights Reserved.
Jurassic Park In Concert
Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience it now, projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.
© Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™
You-Know-Who™ is not the only one who has returned—Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, and Hermione Granger™ are back as well in this unforgettable concert event. Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ displayed on a giant screen in high-definition and accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. See Harry and his friends race through the Department of Mysteries, practice Defense Against the Dark Arts in secret, and endure Professor Umbridge™—all with Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score!
WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)
Symphony in 60 Series
Seasoned listeners and those new to symphonic music will be equally entertained by the Symphony in 60 Series. Enjoy a casual and fun cocktail hour before the 60-minute concert, introductions to the music by the conductor, and a chance to make new friends. This series provides an exceptional experience for all.
Symphony In 60 Series performances are on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Cocktail Hour at 5:30 p.m.
Cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks available for purchase.
Symphony in 60 is made possible with support from
The Concert Organ Series
Take a journey to the heart of Jacoby Symphony Hall and discover a truly historic monument: the Symphony's Bryan Concert Organ. Find yourself immersed in wonder with three riveting performances, each designed to highlight the organ's versatile musical power. Hear its melodies transform from intimate and colorful to grand and thunderous!
FEB 11 ∙ Brass, Organ & Percussion ∙ Greg Zelek, Organ
MAY 27 ∙ Solo Organ Recital ∙ Greg Zelek, Organ
The Coffee Series
Mix and mingle with your favorite warm beverage and even more stirring music in our Coffee Series. Feel energized with excitement by hearing a wide variety of performances from each series like The Paul Simon Songbook, Holiday Pops, and featured classical concerts as they illuminate the stage in the daytime.
The Coffee Series performances are all on Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
First Coast Nutcracker
Kevin Fitzgerald Conductor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
Courtney Lewis Conductor
Haskell Endowed Chair
Guest Vocalists Esteli Gomez, Soprano; Jay Carter, Countertenor; Aaron Sheehan, Tenor; Steve Pence, Bass
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
George Frideric Handel Messiah
Tim Hankewich Conductor
Guest Vocalist Ryan Silverman
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Dancers from Douglas Anderson School for the Arts
*Holiday Pops performances are presented as part of the regular Pops Series concert schedule.
Nathan AspinallDebussy, Prelude to the Afternoon
of a Faun Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto Sibelius, Symphony No. 2
Carlos Miguel PrietoCopland, Rodeo Suite Chávez, Symphony No. 2
"Sinfonia India" Márquez, Danzón No. 2 Price, Symphony No. 3
Chloé van SoeterstèdeLiszt, Les Préludes Fauré, Pavane Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
Giordano BellincampiShepherd, Silvery Rills Mendelssohn, A Midsummer
Night's Dream Suite Beethoven, Symphony No. 5
MAR 31/APR 1
Sean ShepherdWorld Premiere
Jacksonville Symphony Commission
Commissioning the Brightest Composers
Continuing our commitment to the living art form, the 2022/23 Season features the Jacksonville Symphony commission of a new work by Sean Shepherd who the New York Times has called "an exciting composer of a new American generation." Learn more about past, present and upcoming commissions on the Jacksonville Symphony Commissions Page.
Shepherd’s (b.1979) education includes degrees in composition and bassoon performance from Indiana University, a master’s degree from The Juilliard School, and doctoral work at Cornell University with Roberto Sierra and Steven Stucky. He lives in New York and his music is published by Boosey & Hawkes...continue reading
Save the Date
Saturday March 4, 2023
Save the date and join us for a gala fundraiser benefiting the Jacksonville Symphony.