Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi

The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star. The Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel.

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Mozart’s Defiance: Piano Concerto No. 24

The New York Times said, “Conrad Tao was never just another prodigy.” This young phenom is certain to bring new life and ideas to Mozart’s C minor Concerto, a piece so outside the conventions of the day that more than a few Viennese eyebrows were certainly raised at its 1786 premiere. Courtney Lewis notches another Sibelius symphony en route to a complete cycle with the Finnish composer’s First Symphony, a work with traces of Tchaikovsky yet distinct with Sibelius’ voice.

The Chris Thomas Band: The Rat Pack

“When Chris Thomas takes the stage he doesn’t just sing, he aims to embody the swagger and style of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra” says The Florida Times-Union. “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” and more performed by Jacksonville’s best big band alongside the Jacksonville Symphony. You’ll be dancing in the aisles.

Chamber Concert at WJCT Studios

Join the Jacksonville Symphony for an intimate chamber concert at WJCT Studios, hosted by Jacksonville Symphony Music Director Courtney Lewis and WJCT President & CEO David McGowan. Pre-concert reception with Courtney Lewis and David McGowan, featuring a selection of fine wines from Riverside Liquors and small bites from Catering by Liz Grenamyer. The program will feature performances by the Jacksonville Symphony Wind Quintet and String Quartet.

The Firebird — Sym 60

Myths and legends take flight in this program. From the Fairy King and Queen of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the rising phoenix of Stravinsky’s ultimate Russian fairytale, The Firebird, every note from the stage is sure to paint a colorful picture.

The Firebird — Coffee

Myths and legends take flight in this program. From the Fairy King and Queen of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the rising phoenix of Stravinsky’s ultimate Russian fairytale, The Firebird, every note from the stage is sure to paint a colorful picture.

Brass, Organ & Percussion

Now part of the Organ Series, the annual Brass, Organ & Percussion concert returns with its eclectic mix of music featuring the orchestra’s mightiest instruments. From arrangements of Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition to dueling marimbas, this program is unlike any other.

Beethoven to Brahms

Have you ever stepped into shoes you felt you could never fill? Imagine the crushing feeling Brahms - and all of his contemporaries for that matter - felt trying to write a symphony after Beethoven’s Ninth. It wasn’t until Brahms was in his mid-40s that he felt ready to present his very first to the world, but it was certainly worth the wait. Brilliant German conductor Markus Stenz makes his Jacksonville Symphony premiere in an evening filled with the power and expressive lyricism of Brahms’ First Symphony and choral piece, Nänie, along with the most popular of Beethoven’s overtures to his lone surviving opera, now known as Fidelio.

Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Elton John & More

The NY Times calls him “amazing.” Variety says he’s “brilliant.” You stood and cheered after his Music of Billy Joel show with the Symphony. Now, Michael Cavanaugh returns to Jacksonville to join the Symphony in performing the music of the other great piano man, Elton John. “Your Song,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man” and many more. Whether you loved his last show or missed it, be sure to join Michael and the Symphony for a Crocodile Rockin’ night.

JSYO Winter Concert

Join the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras for their winter performance!