The First Notes on the Model D
Jan10

The First Notes on the Model D

In August, I travelled to New York City with our CEO and artistic administrator on an especially exciting mission: we were headed to the Steinway factory to choose a new concert grand piano for Jacoby Symphony Hall. While good pianos in our homes can last for generations, the sheer volume of use on concert instruments means they usually need to be replaced every twenty years, and our existing piano was at the end of its distinguished career. With a season full of Mozart piano concertos on the horizon, we needed to get something new quickly. 

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Deck the (Symphony) Hall with Boughs of Holly!
Dec01

Deck the (Symphony) Hall with Boughs of Holly!

As the weather starts to cool and the festive decorations come out, the joyous sounds of the holidays begin to waft through the air, much like the smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire. The light of menorahs and string lights twinkle throughout our office buildings, homes, and windows. The scarves and sweaters are removed from the depths of our Floridian closets, and we eagerly look forward to traditions of baking cookies or singing carols. Yet, regardless of the holiday traditions or activities we attentively adhere to, there is one common theme that ties us all together: music.

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Symphony in 60
Oct13

Symphony in 60

Symphony in 60 is one of my favorite Jacksonville Symphony concert series. It’s a simple idea: Happy hour at 5:30, an hour-long concert at 6:30, and then an opportunity to meet the musicians and conductor over a drink. This season we’re expanding the series from three concerts to five!

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Connect, Experience, Soar
Sep02

Connect, Experience, Soar

From the first note to the last, the Jacksonville Symphony’s 2021/22 season will take you on a soul-stirring adventure. Explore the many musical facets of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through a series of stunning piano works.

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What Do Opera, Elton, and Star Wars have in common?
Jul06

What Do Opera, Elton, and Star Wars have in common?

You can find them all in the 2021/22 Jacksonville Symphony season! After a season of triumphs and tribulations, the Jacksonville Symphony is planning a full return for the start of the 2021/22 season. If all goes as planned, September 2021 will mark the first time in well over a year that Jacoby Symphony Hall will be open without physical distancing.

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Now More Than Ever …
May06

Now More Than Ever …

A phrase that has been used exhaustively for over a year. We’ve all seen it: letters, emails, maybe even a Zoom invite. Yet, even as we may laugh it off, “there’s that phrase again,” there is still a piece that settles in the mind as truth. Now more than ever …

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