Courtney Lewis, Music Director
Denyce Graves, Mezzo-soprano
|SMETANA||Overture to The Bartered Bride|
|GERSHWIN||An American in Paris|
|GERSHWIN||“I’ve Got Rhythm”|
|DVOŘÁK||Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46, No. 1|
|BIZET||Habanera from Carmen|
UPDATE — Due to an illness, Gala artist, Susan Graham, will be unable to perform at Saturday’s Gala concert. In her place, internationally known mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves will take the stage with Music Director Courtney Lewis and the Jacksonville Symphony. All previously published times will remain the same.
Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, Denyce Graves continues to garner unparalleled acclaim in performance around the world. USA Today identifies her as “an operatic superstar of the 21st century,” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution exclaims, “If the human voice has the power to move you, you will be touched by Denyce Graves.”
She is a familiar face at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and at major international venues such as The Paris Opera, Royal Opera House and Washington National Opera. Acclaimed as the Carmen of her generation, Graves will sing music by Gershwin, Ravel, Bizet and more. The 2020 Symphony Gala is the party to be seen at in Jacksonville.
*Gala Event SOLD OUT! Pre-concert red carpet reception still available.* GALA DETAILS
Join us for the Symphony Gala event and enjoy a VIP reception and silent auction before the concert, plus a seated dinner and live auction after the performance! Red carpet pre-concert reception also available as a ticket add-on.