For most, summer is a time to recharge, chill, and maybe catch your breath. Not for Deanna Tham, principal conductor, Winston Family Endowed Chair with the Jacksonville Symphony. She’s busy preparing for her third season overseeing the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras (JSYO) program — an umbrella name for six musical ensembles.read more
The Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall opened on April 27, 1997, fundamentally transforming downtown Jacksonville in the process. Until then, the symphony had no dedicated home of its own. With seating for 1,800 within an acoustically perfect space, the Jacoby incorporates state-of-the-art technology and design characteristics that rival its counterparts in musical capitals throughout the world. It was, and remains, a symphonic home for the long term. And like most twenty-two-year-olds, it is just hitting its stride.read more
On April 5th and 6th, Jacksonville Symphony Music Director Courtney Lewis will be joined on stage by internationally acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s hauntingly beautiful Symphony No. 2. In this Arbus edition celebrating the impact women have had in business, the Jacksonville Symphony is taking the opportunity to highlight the impact Jennifer Koh is making on classical music.read more
In January, the Jacksonville Symphony performs its first ever Midwinter Mozart Festival. Never before has the orchestra celebrated the works of one single composer with three consecutive weekends of incredible music. But who was Mozart anyway?read more
Although the Jacksonville Symphony’s 2018-2019 season is full of favorites, from Mozart to the movies, there is nothing quite like the energy that comes to Jacoby Symphony Hall during the holiday season.read more
“Where will the music take you?” Although the Jacksonville Symphony’s season theme is meant as a reference to each individual’s unique experience when listening to music, the symphony is also taking it quite literally. With almost five-hundred ensemble opportunities available between the symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras, the team is prepped and ready to take the experience of music all across Jacksonville.read more
At an early age, I discovered the transformative power of music. Growing up in a military household, we moved around quite often, and unfortunately, most of those transitions were very difficult. Starting a new life in a strange city every three years was fraught with anxiety.
My anchor through all of this was music.
The Jacksonville Symphony has recently announced that Courtney Bryan will join its artistic team as Mary Carr Patton Composer-in-Residence for the 2018-2019 symphony season.read more
Although there are still many concerts to come in the 2017-2018 season, the Jacksonville Symphony has started looking forward to what lies ahead. This season truly has been a Season of Magic and we are excited to see where the music will take you throughout 2018-2019.read more
Although the Jacksonville Symphony has performed more than sixty concerts since September, the New Year brings the majority of concerts to be presented in the 2017-2018 season. With eight Masterworks, seven Pops Series concerts and reappearances at Daily’s Place, just to name a few, the Jacksonville Symphony is ready for everyone to have a happy, musical New Year.read more