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April 13, 2023 6:30PM
Picturesque Postcards - Symphony in 60

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 eighth 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,




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April 13, 2023 6:30PM


Picturesque Postcards - Symphony in 60: Featuring Music by Copland, Smetana, Delius and Elgar


Courtney Lewis Conductor

Cocktail hour begins at 5:30PM, concert begins at 6:30PM

Cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks available for purchase.


Visit four countries in only one hour - Mexico, the Czech Republic, the United States and the United Kingdom - and find yourself musically surrounded by their lush and lively landscapes. Leave with the precious souvenirs of Aaron Copland's folk tunes that evoke the Latin countryside; Frederick Delius' and Bedřich Smetana's flowing refrains; and Edward Elgar's invigorating themes that paint the streets of London. Each song provides a postcard you will look back on and remember with joy.

Seasoned listeners and those new to symphonic music will be equally entertained by the Symphony in 60 Series. Enjoy a casual and fun cocktail hour before the 60 minute concert, introductions to each musical piece by the conductor, and a chance to make new friends. This series provides an exceptional experience for all. Cocktail Hour begins at 5:30 pm.

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Aaron Copland | El Salón México
Bedřich SMETANA | The Moldau from Má Vlast
Frederick DELIUS | By the River from Florida Suite
Edward ELGAR | Cockaigne (In London Town)

This program runs approximately 1 hour and has no intermission. 

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