Community Concerts

Now more than ever, music is an essential part of our lives, providing an outlet to celebrate, remember, and connect to one another. Yet, even with its importance, the work of heroic Essential and Frontline workers has been the real and unifying connection to our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jacksonville Symphony is dedicating its 2021 Community Concerts to all Essential and Frontline Workers on the First Coast. It’s our way of saying, “Thank You!” for what you do to keep our community safe and strong every day!

First Coast Nutcracker

Enter the magical world of childlike imagination and experience Tchaikovsky’s ballet with the First Coast Nutcracker. A family tradition in Northeast Florida for over 40 years, this timeless masterpiece comes to life with the only performance in Jacksonville with a full, live symphony orchestra.

Handel’s Messiah

“The greatest story ever told…the most majestic music ever conceived.” The Jacksonville Symphony, guest soloists and the more than 100 voices of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus present music’s most powerful message of faith in THE Messiah of the season.

New Year’s Eve: Rhapsody In Blue Eyes

Tony DeSare and the Symphony bring you the best songs of Sinatra, and Gershwin’s extraordinary Rhapsody in Blue. All followed by the best New Year’s party in town featuring dancing to The Chris Thomas Band, champagne and the best viewing location for the fireworks right outside the door. 

2022 Gala: A Night at Studio 54

From 1977 to 1980, Studio 54 was THE place to be see and be seen. Elton John, Streisand, The Rat Pack, Liza, Travolta… everyone who was anyone was there. Travel back in time with the Symphony for an evening of music from these magical and carefree years, featuring a star-studded lineup of Grammy and Tony winners. Whether you don a tux like Sinatra and Warhol or let your hair down like Cher and Donna Summer, the Symphony Gala is sure to be the party of the season.

La Bohème

Love at first sight, young romance, starving artists, and a coming of age: a perfect recipe for one of the most beloved and beautiful tragedies ever written. Metropolitan Opera Stage Director Gregory Keller and Courtney Lewis bring opera back to Jacoby Symphony Hall in this Jacksonville Symphony production and spectacle of the season. Featuring a star-studded cast, Puccini’s lush melodies, and high Cs against a backdrop of 30-foot-tall projections.