The Jacksonville Symphony's Young Professionals Program is Being Relaunched!

What Is UpTempo?

UpTempo is the Jacksonville Symphony's young professionals group, sharing an interest in music, culture and making new connections. Everyone is welcome at the Jacksonville Symphony but UpTempo is designed specifically for young professionals, ages 40 and under, with an interest in symphonic music.

What You Can Expect

Symphony in 60 concerts with happy hour receptions before and after the performances, the opportunity to mix and mingle with other UpTempo members and Jacksonville Symphony musicians at member only events, and the chance to celebrate the season at the Season Finale performance of Beethoven's Ninth!
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UpTempo Benefits

○   Season-long membership to UpTempo (subscription)
○   1 ticket per person to each Symphony in 60 performance
○   2 drink tickets for each Symphony in 60 performance
○   Recyclable Symphony cup
○   Discounted tickets to other symphony performances/events
○   Opportunity to mingle with other members before Symphony in 60 concerts in designated UpTempo area
○   Special offers throughout the year
○   1 ticket per person to season finale, Beethoven's Ninth, Saturday, June 13
○   Post-concert mix and mingle in the Davis Gallery

Want to Join UpTempo?

Join UpTempo by November 7 and receive a $10 discount!
$150 per person
$250 per household (2)
JOIN
Questions about UpTempo? Ask away at [email protected]

UpTempo Concerts

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Beethoven's Fifth — Thursday, NOV 21

Happy Hour at 5:30 PM
Concert at 6:30 PM

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

VERDIOverture from La forza del destino
FAURÉSuite from Pelléas et Mélisande
BEETHOVENSymphony No. 5 in C minor
Verdi’s vigorous overture to The Force of Destiny introduces the theme of fate knocking at the door, echoed in the most famous “four notes” ever composed, in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The destiny of lovers Pelléas and Mélisande unfolds in a languid suite by Fauré. And we welcome guest conductor Thomas Wilkins from the Hollywood Bowl and the Boston Symphony.
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Symphonic Dances — Thursday, DEC 19

Happy Hour at 5:30 PM
Concert at 6:30 PM

Nathan Aspinall, conductor

RACHMANINOFFSymphonic Dances
In Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances lies an intense nostalgia for years gone by. Audience favorite Nathan Aspinall returns to the Jacoby Symphony Hall stage to lead the Symphony through a piece filled with rhythmic energy and warm colors perfect for the holiday season.
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Schumann’s Four Day Symphony — Thursday, JAN 9

Happy Hour at 5:30 PM
Concert at 6:30 PM

Courtney Lewis, conductor

SCHUMANNSymphony No. 1, "Spring"
Four days. That’s how long it took Robert Schumann to write his First Symphony. He spent his first 30 years living in the shadow of Beethoven’s symphonies writing pieces more modest in scale and then burst forth with an explosion of creative energy. Schumann didn’t need to write this piece to cement his place in history, but it certainly elevated it.
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Copland and Ellington — Thursday, MAR 19

Happy Hour at 5:30 PM
Concert at 6:30 PM

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Anthony McGill, clarinet

ELLINGTONCelebration (Written for City of Jacksonville's 150th Anniversary)
STRAVINSKYSymphony in C
COPLANDClarinet Concerto
Three works connected by America’s greatest gift to the musical world: jazz. While Duke Ellington lived in the genre, both Copland and Stravinsky found inspiration and influence in its elements, each in their own style and language.
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Brahms Symphony No. 2 — Thursday, APR 23

Happy Hour at 5:30 PM
Concert at 6:30 PM

Matthew Halls, conductor

HAYDNSymphony No. 96, "Miracle"
TCHAIKOVSKYSuite No. 4, "Mozartiana"
BRAHMSSymphony No. 2
The Symphony No. 2 by Brahms shines as one of the brightest stars in the symphonic universe. Conductor Matthew Halls returns to pair Brahms with Tchaikovsky’s affectionate portrayal of melodies by Mozart. Haydn’s "Miracle" Symphony offers a delicate balance in this evening of symphonic heavyweights.
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The Great Schubert Symphony — Thursday, MAY 14

Happy Hour at 5:30 PM
Concert at 6:30 PM

Courtney Lewis, conductor

SCHUBERTSymphony No. 9, "The Great"
Schubert revered Beethoven. He even attended the premiere of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. His greatest tribute to Beethoven was to write a grand symphony – his own Ninth. Fellow composer Robert Schumann observed that Schubert’s Ninth Symphony “enthralls its listeners, drawing them along to the last joyous note.” Join us for a musical toast to Schubert’s last and “Great” Symphony.
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Bonus Concert!

Season Finale: Beethoven's Ninth

Saturday, JUN 13 at 8:00 PM
Courtney Lewis, conductor
Elaine Alvarez, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Cooper Nolan, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

BEETHOVENSymphony No. 9 in D minor
Regarded by many critics and musicologists as one of the supreme achievements in the history of western music. The Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists bring you Beethoven’s thrilling Ninth Symphony. Join us in closing the season with Beethoven’s “…declaration in favor of universal brotherhood.”

Want to Join UpTempo?

Join UpTempo by November 7 and receive a $10 discount!
$150 per person
$250 per household (2)
JOIN
Questions about UpTempo? Ask away at [email protected]