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May 25, 2023 6:30PM
Pride Night: Giovanni Bertoni Plays Copland - 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,



Giovanni Bertoni Principal Clarinet, Jennifer Glock Endowed Chair

Giovanni Bertoni is the principal clarinetist of the Jacksonville Symphony. Prior to his 2019 appointment in Jacksonville, he was a member of the New World Symphony, directed by Michael Tilson Thomas...continue reading


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May 25, 2023 6:30PM


Pride Night: Giovanni Bertoni Plays Copland - Symphony in 60


Courtney Lewis Conductor
Giovanni Bertoni Clarinet
Jennifer Glock Endowed Chair

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

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


Hear colorful musical melodies swirl through Jacoby Symphony Hall as the Jacksonville Symphony shines for Symphony in 60 Pride Night! Kick off the celebration at 5:30PM by sharing a toast with friends during the preconcert cocktail hour. Right after, revel in Aaron Copland’s jazzy Clarinet Concerto as it is brought to life by Principal Clarinet Giovanni Bertoni followed by Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral that conjures images of sapphire skies, a world premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s Recalcitrance and Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes that paints musical landscapes in watercolor hues. You won’t want to miss this vibrant finale of the Symphony in 60 Series this season!

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Tarik O’REGAN  | Recalcitrance
Aaron COPLAND  | Clarinet Concerto 
Jennifer HIGDON  | blue cathedral 
Benjamin BRITTEN  | Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes 

This program runs approximately 1 hour 5 minutes with no intermission. 


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