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October 21, 2022 7:30PM - June 10, 2023 7:30PM
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Courtney Lewis, Music Director, Haskell Endowed Chair

With clear artistic vision, subtle musicality and innovative programming, Courtney Lewis has established himself as one of his generation’s most talented conductors. The 2021/22 season marks his seventh as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony. In the 2019/20 season Lewis made his debut with Manchester’s Hallé and the WDR Funkhausorchester in...continue reading | Photo by Liz Linder,



Simone Porter, violin

Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, interpretive integrity, and vibrant communication. In the past few years she has debuted with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and with a number of renowned conductors, including Stéphane Denève, Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nicholas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, and Donald Runnicles. Born in 1996, Simone...continue reading



Joshua Roman, cello

Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015. Joshua Roman is a cellist, accomplished composer and...continue reading



Sean Shepherd, composer

"An exciting composer of the new American generation" (New York Times), Sean Shepherd has quickly gained admiration and return engagements with major ensembles and performers across the US and Europe. He recently completed his tenure as the Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellow of the Cleveland Orchestra, culminating with the premiere of Tuolumne in..continue reading




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May 19, 2023 7:30PM


Simone Porter and Joshua Roman Perform Brahms' Double Concerto Alongside Mozart and a Jacksonville Symphony Commission World Premiere by Sean Shepherd - GA Choir Loft - Friday​​​​​​​


Courtney Lewis, conductor
Haskell Endowed Chair
Simone Porter, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Sean Shepherd, composer


Tonight is a night where musial history will be made. Be a part of the moment when the Symphony introduces its world premiere commission by Sean Shepherd, a master of color and rhythm whom the New York Times called "an exciting composer of the new American generation." Following is Mozart' G minor Symphony that beams with exuberance and musical artistry. Closing this evening of monumental music is Brahms' Double Concerto featuring two soloists! The Symphony welcomes back charismatic cellist Joshua Roman and cutting-edge violinist Simone Porter in her Jacksonville debut.

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Sean SHEPHERD | World Premiere Jacksonville Symphony Commission
Sponsored by Brenda and Gene Wolchok.

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART | Symphony No. 40
Johannes BRAHMS | Double Concerto

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