Courtney Lewis, Music Director
Marcus Roberts Trio, Guest Artists
Mama Blue, Pre-Concert Entertainment
|DUKAS||Fanfare from La Péri|
|GERSHWIN||Rhapsody in Blue|
|DVOŘÁK||Symphony No. 8|
Rhapsody in Blue. A name that instantly embodies the Mt. Everest of classical and jazz fusion. Marcus Roberts, who has been hailed as, “a genius of modern piano” and the rest of his trio join forces with Courtney Lewis and the Symphony to bring a fresh vibe to Gershwin’s masterpiece. The Symphony’s opening night concludes with Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.
Walk the red carpet and join us for a pre-concert cocktail hour featuring Jacksonville local Mama Blue, the “Sultry Sister of Soul,” performing in the Uible lobby!
*A limited supply of additional seats have been made available in the Grand Tier and Mezzanine for only $35! PROGRAM NOTES