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September 29, 2023 7:30PM - September 30, 2023 7:30PM
Beethoven, Schumann & Liebermann


Courtney Lewis Conductor
Paul Jacobs Organ
Lowell Liebermann Composer

Music Director Courtney Lewis and the Symphony open the season with a major new commission: an organ concerto by award-winning composer Lowell Liebermann, performed by Paul Jacobs, the first organist ever to win a GRAMMY®. Expressive melodies, lush orchestrations and virtuosity are hallmarks of Liebermann’s music. The evening opens by highlighting Beethoven’s masterful musical storytelling in Leonore Overture No. 2 and concludes with Schumann’s cheerful Second Symphony. 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN | Leonore Overture No. 2
Lowell LIEBERMANN | Organ Concerto (world premiere, Jacksonville Symphony commission)
Robert SCHUMANN | Symphony No. 2

This program runs approximately 1 hour 55 minutes with one 20-minute intermission.

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Courtney Lewis Music Director

Anchored in the belief that music holds the power to transform lives, Courtney Lewis has established himself as one of his generation’s most dynamic conductors. Currently in his ninth season as Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony, Lewis has designed an ambitious mission to enrich the surrounding community with innovative symphonic programming, creating the highest quality of art possible, accessible to all...continue reading | Photo by Liz Linder,



Paul Jacobs Organ

Heralded as “one of the major musicians of our time” by Alex Ross of The New Yorker and as “America’s leading organ performer” by The Economist, the internationally celebrated organist Paul Jacobs combines a probing intellect and extraordinary technical mastery with an unusually large repertoire, both old and new...continue reading 



Lowell Liebermann Composer

Lowell Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded living composers. He has written over one hundred thirty works in all genres, several of which have gone on to become standard repertoire for their instruments, such as his Sonata for Flute and Piano and Gargoyles for piano, each of which have been recorded over twenty times on CD...continue reading




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September 29, 2023 7:30PM


Beethoven, Schumann & Liebermann


Seating in the Berg Choral Terrace is available for this performance! 

To choose your seats in the Berg Choral Terrace:
1. Select the Mezzanine Boxes below
2. Choose your seats in the Terrace section, rows CTB & CTC (orange seats)


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