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.
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.
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.