A Journey Through Beethoven — Sym 60

Beethoven wrote nine epic symphonies and five glorious piano concertos. We couldn’t possibly choose just one for this program, so Gonzalo Farias is set to take you through a series of highlights from several of these titanic works, each revealing a different face of the master and his brilliance. Why have one entrée when you can have a taste of everything on the menu?

A Journey Through Beethoven — Coffee

Beethoven wrote nine epic symphonies. We couldn’t possibly choose just one for this program, so Gonzalo Farias is set to take you through a series of highlights from several of these titanic works, each revealing a different face of the master and his brilliance. Why have one entrée when you can have a taste of everything on the menu?

Mozart’s Dream: Piano Concerto No. 21

It seems that Mozart wrote his 21st Piano Concerto as a vibrant and comedic antidote to the dark and dramatic 20th. Alessio Bax is the perfect pianist for this piece with fun and games in the outer movements and the famous middle movement’s floating nocturnal world. The New York Times called his playing “so seemingly effortless that the music appeared to live and breathe of its own volition.” Courtney Lewis and the Symphony pay homage to Mozart’s deep career connection to Prague with two pieces by Czech masters: Smetana’s Bartered Bride Overture and Dvořàk’s most intensely expressive symphony.

Holiday Pops

It’s Jacksonville’s favorite holiday tradition. After hearing many beloved holiday songs, you’re sure to be in the spirit of the season. And don’t miss Florida’s only indoor snowfall. Featuring the Symphony, guest singers, dancers from Douglas Anderson School for the Arts, and more. Bring the entire family to celebrate the season together.

Holiday Pops — Coffee

Jacksonville’s favorite holiday tradition is back! After hearing many beloved holiday songs, you’re sure to be in the spirit of the season. And don’t miss Florida’s only indoor snowfall. Featuring the Symphony, guest singers, dancers from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and more. Bring the entire family to celebrate the season together.

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. 

Brahms’ Pastoral Symphony

Love beauty? Need serenity? If yes to both, this concert is a must. Dynamic conductor Matthew Halls returns to the podium in Jacoby Symphony Hall for a program of one gorgeous melody after the next. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia highlights the Symphony’s lush string sections, Ravel’s Pavane features one of the most captivating French horn solos ever written, and Brahms’ Second Symphony carries the origins of his famous Lullaby. This unforgettable music will live with you for days.

Classic Broadway

Return to the golden age of Broadway. Hear classic Broadway songs from The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Porgy and Bess, Carousel, and many more. The Symphony and Broadway stars Ashley Brown and Jordan Donica will bring back wonderful memories of the best music from The Great White Way.