Boundless Possibilities: The Jacksonville Symphony’s 2022/23 Season 
Aug26

Boundless Possibilities: The Jacksonville Symphony’s 2022/23 Season 

The 73rd season of the Jacksonville Symphony will be kicking off in just a few short weeks, and we could not be more excited. Featuring world-class music performed by one of America’s finest orchestras, we expect to reach new heights of artistic excellence and take our patrons on a journey of musical adventures. Whether it’s the classics or new favorites yet to be explored, the symphony offers an exceptional experience for everyone to enjoy. 

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Deborah Roberts: I’m   
Aug26

Deborah Roberts: I’m   

Deborah Roberts (b. 1962) is internationally regarded for her mixed-media collages, which critique beauty, the body, race, gender, identity, and other contemporary social constructs through the lens of Black children. This season the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will present “Deborah Roberts: I’m,” the nationally touring exhibition featuring more than 30 works by this critically acclaimed artist. Inspired by personal and lived experiences that informed her upbringing in Austin, Texas, Roberts harnesses the struggles associated with being a Black girl as the underpinnings of her work. She is a keen observer who is guided by a rich knowledge of history and informed by contemporary events that directly impact African Americans.

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Sounds of Summer
Jun29

Sounds of Summer

The Jacksonville Symphony ended its 2021/22 season on June 11, 2022, with a grand finale of Beethoven’s Ninth: Ode to Joy. The concert, conducted by Music Director Courtney Lewis, featured a quartet of star vocalists, the Symphony Chorus, and the world premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s Jacksonville Symphony commission, Trances. With the first performance of the symphony’s 2022/23 season starting in September, many of the orchestra’s musicians packed their suitcases and embarked on rejuvenating adventures that fuel their passions for music and travel over the summer. 

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Experience Chihuly
Dec01

Experience Chihuly

Dale Chihulyis perhaps the most well-known glass artist in the world. Outside of the artist’s hometown of Tacoma, Washington, the sole museum devoted to his work is in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Morean Arts Center opened a permanent Chihuly collection display in 2010, along with a glass studio that is the brainchild of Chihuly himself. The presentation of this groundbreaking, large-scale glass work, housed in a building and garden designed specifically for the purpose of its viewing, is unlike any other. 

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A Single Flower Of Many
Dec01

A Single Flower Of Many

Susan Ober has long been a painter of portraits and figures. Recently, she made a marked shift toward close-up florals, but Ober’s figurative background is still alive in her flowers. One can see the attention to detail, but one that is held in soft focus. The texture, surface, and soft shapes of flower petals almost mimic the body. Perhaps paralleling a human’s physical changes over time, Ober states that she is interested in the life span of a flower—the transient states of beauty in all its stages. 

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St. Johns Riverkeeper 20th Annual Oyster Roast
Oct13

St. Johns Riverkeeper 20th Annual Oyster Roast

Friday, November 19 Held each year to benefit the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the oyster roast is one of the First Coast’s finest fundraising events, featuring live music and food—including, of course, plenty of oysters—by local restaurants. St. Johns Riverkeeper is a nonprofit watchdog organization dedicated to defending the St. Johns River and advocating for its protection. This member-supported group serves as an educator, advocate, and...

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