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January 5, 2024 7:30PM - January 6, 2024 7:30PM
Rhapsody in Blue & Rachmaninoff


Courtney Lewis Conductor
Conrad Tao Piano

It’s Rhapsody in Blue’s 100th birthday! The Symphony welcomes back brilliant pianist Conrad Tao to throw Gershwin’s jazzy masterpiece the party of the century. Adding to the celebration, Tao will also play Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto, a rich and sweeping soundscape full of the composer’s hallmark virtuosity. Rounding out this blockbuster program are Jessie Montgomery’s pulsating piece, Strum, and Carl Nielsen’s dramatic “Inextinguishable Symphony.”

Sergei RACHMANINOFF | Piano Concerto No. 4
Jessie MONTGOMERY | Strum
George GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
Carl NIELSEN | Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”

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Part of the David M. Hicks Piano Series

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


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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 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,


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. He is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist—an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. As a composer...continue reading


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January 6, 2024 7:30PM


Rhapsody in Blue & Rachmaninoff


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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