Plan a Trip to the Symphony

The Jacksonville Symphony provides a variety of educational concert opportunities throughout the school year that can enhance your music curriculum and educational experiences. Each fall and spring thousands of students are transported to Jacoby Symphony Hall to enjoy 45 - 60 minute symphony programs. We encourage classrooms in grades 1 and up to visit the Jacksonville Symphony at Jacoby Symphony Hall.

Youth Concerts

The Jacksonville Symphony offers a variety of opportunities for students of all ages to visit Jacoby Symphony Hall with their school. Educator classroom guides and supporting material maximize the impact of the experience for the child.

Request Tickets

Preludes Concerts
Preludes Concerts are offered for students Grades 1-3 to experience classical music performed by a live symphony.
Symphony Spooktacular is a program filled with musical tricks and treats! These 50-minute concerts are specially curated to engage children with all of the instruments and sounds of the orchestra, with musical learning moments in a fun and entertaining setting. Costumes are encouraged for students AND orchestra musicians!

Preludes Dates:
Tuesday, October 29 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 30 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
Thursday, October 31 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Young People’s Concerts
Young People’s Concerts are offered for students Grades 3-5 to explore a wide range of musical elements through classical music.
This season, the Jacksonville Symphony celebrates Dr. King’s vision in a program showing the tremendous influence of African-American musical traditions in symphonic music. From spirituals and gospel to elements of jazz and ragtime, students experience the work of great African-American artists alongside traditional orchestral music.

YPC Dates:
Wednesday, January 22 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
Thursday, January 23 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

First Coast Nutcracker
The Jacksonville Symphony’s First Coast Nutcracker Ballet offers a wonderful way to learn while enjoying quality entertainment just days before the holiday break in December.

Nutcracker Dates:
Thursday, December 12 – 10:30 AM
Friday, December 13 – 10:30 AM

Request Tickets

For more information about Preludes and Young People’s Concerts, contact Cori Roberts at [email protected] For more information about First Coast Nutcracker performances, contact [email protected].

Students at the Symphony

For Middle and High School Students, Groups, and Families
Students at the Symphony is a concert-going experience that provides FREE tickets to students and their families for select Jacksonville Symphony Masterworks and Pops concerts via school partnerships. The program includes pre-concert workshops with Symphony Teaching Artists an hour prior to the performance to teach students about the orchestra, connect content of each performance to general elements of musical knowledge and allow students to make cross-curricular connections.

Request Tickets

Upcoming Events
Hooray for Hollywood – OCT 18/19
Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel – NOV 8/9
The Doo Wop Project – JAN 17/18
A Romantic Valentine – FEB 14/15
Give My Regards to Broadway – MAR 13/14
RESPECT: Aretha – APR 17/18
Patriotic Pops –  MAY 22/23

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Cori Roberts at [email protected] or 904-807-1005.

Concert Curriculum Materials

Teachers – before your visit, make sure to review the concert curriculum materials below. Links will work when the power point is in “Slide Show” mode.
Concert Etiquette Presentation
Meet the Orchestra Presentation

Introduce the Awe of Music: Ensembles in Schools

Students will have an opportunity to hear ensemble performances by Jacksonville Symphony musicians in their classrooms. Concerts will last for 45 minutes and include age-appropriate, curriculum relevant music and remarks that will open your children’s eyes to the beauty of music – many of whom will hear live orchestral instruments for the first time.
For reservations or more information, contact Cori Roberts at [email protected] or 904-807-1005.

Groups & Accommodations

Groups
To reserve tickets for your school or community group at a group discount, contact Christina Reyes, Sales Manager, at [email protected] or 904-356-0426.

Accommodations
The Jacksonville Symphony is committed to meeting or exceeding all structural and service requirements as stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. View ADA Access information for access/egress tips and for assistance during your visit.
Please call Patron Services prior to your arrival if you require special accommodations at 904-354-5547.

Youth Concerts

The Jacksonville Symphony offers a variety of opportunities for students of all ages to visit Jacoby Symphony Hall with their school. Educator classroom guides and supporting material maximize the impact of the experience for the child.

Request Tickets

Preludes Concerts
Preludes Concerts are offered for students Grades 1-3 to experience classical music performed by a live symphony.
Symphony Spooktacular is a program filled with musical tricks and treats! These 50-minute concerts are specially curated to engage children with all of the instruments and sounds of the orchestra, with musical learning moments in a fun and entertaining setting. Costumes are encouraged for students AND orchestra musicians!

Preludes Dates:
Tuesday, October 29 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 30 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
Thursday, October 31 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Young People’s Concerts
Young People’s Concerts are offered for students Grades 3-5 to explore a wide range of musical elements through classical music.
This season, the Jacksonville Symphony celebrates Dr. King’s vision in a program showing the tremendous influence of African-American musical traditions in symphonic music. From spirituals and gospel to elements of jazz and ragtime, students experience the work of great African-American artists alongside traditional orchestral music.

YPC Dates:
Wednesday, January 22 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
Thursday, January 23 – 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

First Coast Nutcracker
The Jacksonville Symphony’s First Coast Nutcracker Ballet offers a wonderful way to learn while enjoying quality entertainment just days before the holiday break in December.

Nutcracker Dates:
Thursday, December 12 – 10:30 AM
Friday, December 13 – 10:30 AM

Request Tickets

For more information about Preludes and Young People’s Concerts, contact Cori Roberts at [email protected] For more information about First Coast Nutcracker performances, contact [email protected].

Students at the Symphony

For Middle and High School Students, Groups, and Families
Students at the Symphony is a concert-going experience that provides FREE tickets to students and their families for select Jacksonville Symphony Masterworks and Pops concerts via school partnerships. The program includes pre-concert workshops with Symphony Teaching Artists an hour prior to the performance to teach students about the orchestra, connect content of each performance to general elements of musical knowledge and allow students to make cross-curricular connections.

Request Tickets

Upcoming Events
Hooray for Hollywood – OCT 18/19
Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel – NOV 8/9
The Doo Wop Project – JAN 17/18
A Romantic Valentine – FEB 14/15
Give My Regards to Broadway – MAR 13/14
RESPECT: Aretha – APR 17/18
Patriotic Pops –  MAY 22/23

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Cori Roberts at [email protected] or 904-807-1005.

Concert Curriculum Materials

Teachers – before your visit, make sure to review the concert curriculum materials below. Links will work when the power point is in “Slide Show” mode.
Concert Etiquette Presentation
Meet the Orchestra Presentation

Introduce the Awe of Music: Ensembles in Schools

Students will have an opportunity to hear ensemble performances by Jacksonville Symphony musicians in their classrooms. Concerts will last for 45 minutes and include age-appropriate, curriculum relevant music and remarks that will open your children’s eyes to the beauty of music – many of whom will hear live orchestral instruments for the first time.
For reservations or more information, contact Cori Roberts at [email protected] or 904-807-1005.

Groups & Accommodations

Groups
To reserve tickets for your school or community group at a group discount, contact Christina Reyes, Sales Manager, at [email protected] or 904-356-0426.

Accommodations
The Jacksonville Symphony is committed to meeting or exceeding all structural and service requirements as stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. View ADA Access information for access/egress tips and for assistance during your visit.
Please call Patron Services prior to your arrival if you require special accommodations at 904-354-5547.