Tony DeSare: Great American Crooner — Coffee

The NY Times described Tony DeSare as, “…two parts young Sinatra and one part Billy Joel meshed seamlessly to form a crooner, and a very good one.” Tony returns for his third visit to Jacksonville with a concert filled with Valentine’s romance.

Mozart’s Clarinet and Elgar’s Enigma — Coffee

Explore Sir Edward Elgar’s unmistakable Enigma Variations, filled with mystery, humor, and the famously lyrical Nimrod variation. Principal clarinetist Giovanni Bertoni opens the program as soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, one of the master’s final compositions before his untimely death.

John Williams: Heroes and Villains — Coffee

Star Wars, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and so many more. John Williams’ music has won 24 GRAMMYs, five EMMYs, four Golden Globes, 52 OSCAR nominations and five OSCARS. Join the Symphony for an all new program of theme music for the good guys and bad guys.

Appalachian Spring — Coffee

Few symphonic pieces evoke American vistas like Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Centered on the Shaker hymn, “Simple Gifts,” this work’s spacious tonality defined the archetypical Americana sound. The program begins with Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, a sound-world depicting the Scottish Highlands, and concludes with Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite.

Patriotic Pops — Coffee

The Symphony commemorates Memorial Day and honors those in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the freedom we cherish. Sing along to your favorite patriotic selections from The Star-Spangled Banner to the themes of the great branches of our military. One of the most inspiring events of the season.