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Conrad Tao & Rite of Spring

April 4, 2025 7:30PM - April 5, 2025 7:30PM
Conrad Tao & Rite of Spring


Courtney Lewis Conductor
Conrad Tao Piano
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Following his electric performance of Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff’s Fourth in January 2024, Conrad Tao returns as Artist-in-Residence to premiere his new piano concerto commissioned by the Jacksonville Symphony. Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, known for its revolutionary dissonance and irregular meters, caused a scandal during its premiere, forever reshaping 20th-century music. Debussy's Impressionistic Nocturnes showcases his innovative harmonic language and dreamlike soundscapes. These works mark pivotal milestones, pushing classical music’s boundaries and leaving an indelible mark on orchestral repertoire.

Claude DEBUSSY | Nocturnes
Conrad TAO | Piano Concerto (World Premiere)
Igor STRAVINSKY | The Rite of Spring

Part of the David M. Hicks Piano Series
Artist-in-Residence sponsored by Charles and Sandra Johnson



Courtney Lewis Music Director, Haskell Endowed Chair

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 tenth 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




Conrad Tao Piano

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer and has been dubbed “the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music” by New York Magazine, and an artist of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times...continue reading





Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary with some of the area’s finest voices, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus members come from all walks of life who share the spirit of singing great choral music. The tradition of making great music with the Jacksonville Symphony started in 1985 with a roster including many professional musicians and skilled amateur performers...continue reading









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April 4, 2025 7:30PM


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