Everyone knows we have a major league football team, but did you also know we have a major league symphony orchestra? In writing this post, I must admit to being partial. After all, I was a music major and originally came to Jacksonville as a teacher and violinist in the symphony. But our orchestra is truly one of the finest in the nation!
Don’t know much about classical music? No problem! The Jacksonville Symphony offers a variety of programs relevant to today’s audience. From the classic masterpieces to contemporary works, a pops series, theater, opera, family concerts and more, there is something for everyone.
Each year, over 80,000 students benefit from the Orchestra’s educational programs, including in-school concerts and Youth Orchestra organizations. Symphony members are also outstanding community partners, performing in various venues throughout the state.
Performances are at the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. There’s one more opportunity to hear them this season in a concert featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Friday, June 1 (11:00 am) and Saturday, June 2 (8:00 pm).
Now is also the perfect time to check out next season’s schedule. Visit Symphony’s website for best prices and seating.