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
When you think of the Jacksonville Symphony, you may think about the incredible Masterworks or fun-filled Pops performances that take place in Jacoby Hall. From Beethoven to Bowie, the Jacksonville Symphony does it all, contributing to its overall mission. But an equally large part of that mission is attained through education and community engagement programs: the orchestra recognizes it is a living, breathing part of the spirit of Jacksonville.read more
Throughout the holidays and after, the music will continue to echo through Jacoby Symphony Hall. As the Jacksonville Symphony emerges from one of its busiest, and most spirited, parts of the season, the musicians and staff look forward to what the remainder of the season holds.read more
It’s not the holidays without music and it’s certainly not the holidays in Jacksonville without the Jacksonville Symphony. This year’s holiday program has been expanded to include new offerings along with old favorites.read more
The Jacksonville Symphony will start its 2017-2018 season, The Season of Magic, with a fanfare. Literally.read more
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts has a birthday coming up. On April 26, 2017 the hall will celebrate its 20th. For Jacksonville, the construction of this acoustical gem represents a local milestone on a par with the date of government consolidation and the awarding of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise. And a venue that can be called one of the best in its class was created.read more
While many North Floridians are familiar with the Jacksonville Symphony, they may not be aware that the orchestra’s youth programs provide myriad ways to introduce children to, and educate them about, classical music.read more