Event Listings

2018-19 subscription packages and single tickets are now available. For questions, call our Ticket Office at 904.354.5547.


Don Giovanni
2018-2019 Season
Don Giovanni
Considered by many to be the greatest opera ever written, the Symphony brings a staged version of Mozart’s dark tale to the concert hall. Reimagined through vivid projection and a world-class cast, Mozart’s glorious music finds new life in this thrilling Jacksonville Symphony production and Festival grand finale.
Fri 1/25/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Don Giovanni
Sun 1/27/19 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Don Giovanni


Verdi Requiem
2018-2019 Season
Verdi Requiem
One of the most gifted and prolific opera composers in history, Verdi weaves drama, beauty, loss, redemption and terror into the entire fabric of his epic Requiem.
Fri 3/15/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Verdi Requiem
Sat 3/16/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Verdi Requiem


Bachtoberfest 2018: The Reformation
One of today’s leading Baroque interpreters, Matthew Halls takes the Jacksonville Symphony through a program spanning the 18th, 19th and 21st centuries. The inspiration of Bach’s extraordinary genius is revealed in Mendelssohn’s moving “Reformation” Symphony and in Kramer’s playful BACH meets EsCHeR.
Sun 10/21/18 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Bachtoberfest 2018: The Reformation


Brass, Organ, Winds & Percussion
Becoming an annual tradition, the mighty brass, wind and percussion sections of the Symphony join forces with the Bryan Concert Organ for an afternoon of powerful music certain to shake the rafters of Jacoby Symphony Hall.
Sun 10/28/18 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Brass, Organ, Winds & Percussion


The Music of the Who
2018-2019 Season
The Music of the Who
Sir Paul McCartney simply called The Who, “The most exciting band around.” The Jacksonville Symphony and guest vocalists bring you the greatest hits of the band Rolling Stone called "one of the best ever." You'll hear iconic songs like "Pinball Wizard," "I'm Free," "I Can't Explain" and "My Generation" from their hit albums. Relive the Woodstock era in an evening of great music.
Fri 11/2/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall The Music of the Who
Sat 11/3/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall The Music of the Who


Pictures at an Exhibition
2018-2019 Season
Pictures at an Exhibition
Nathan Aspinall conducts this titanic program featuring Cameron Carpenter. Carpenter, currently the biggest name in the organ world, brings poetry and power to the mighty Bryan Concert Organ in Poulenc’s concerto and Walton’s majestic Crown Imperial. Aspinall concludes the program with Mussorgsky’s monumental Pictures at an Exhibition.
Fri 11/9/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Pictures at an Exhibition
Sat 11/10/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Pictures at an Exhibition


Bizet Symphony No. 1
2018-2019 Season
Bizet Symphony No. 1
Written when he was only 17 – long before his famous Carmen – Bizet’s First Symphony contains hallmarks of Mozart and Gounod. The work is filled with the young prodigy’s youthful exuberance, cheerful marches and fresh lyricism.
Fri 11/16/18 11:00AM Jacoby Hall Bizet Symphony No. 1


A French Fantasy
2018-2019 Season
A French Fantasy
Gemma New, a rising star conductor, takes the Symphony through a journey of French giants, from the playful The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to Debussy’s ethereal Nocturnes and Ravel’s hypnotic Boléro. The Jacksonville Symphony’s principal harpist, Kayo Ishimaru, takes the stage for Saint-Saëns’ entrancing concerto, Morceau de concert.
Fri 11/30/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall A French Fantasy
Sat 12/1/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall A French Fantasy
Sun 12/2/18 3:00PM Jacoby Hall A French Fantasy


Holiday Pops
2018-2019 Season
Holiday Pops
Jacksonville’s favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever. Get into the holiday spirit with the Symphony, a 100-voice Symphony Chorus, guest singers and dancers and an extravaganza with the area’s only guaranteed indoor snowfall.
Thu 12/6/18 7:30PM Jacoby Hall Holiday Pops
Fri 12/7/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Holiday Pops
Sat 12/8/18 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Holiday Pops
Sat 12/8/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Holiday Pops
Sun 12/9/18 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Holiday Pops
Sun 12/9/18 7:00PM Jacoby Hall Holiday Pops


Holiday Pops Coffee
2018-2019 Season
Holiday Pops Coffee
Jacksonville’s favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever. Get into the holiday spirit with the Symphony, a 100-voice Symphony Chorus, guest singers and dancers and an extravaganza with the area’s only guaranteed indoor snowfall.
Fri 12/7/18 11:00AM Jacoby Hall Holiday Pops Coffee


First Coast Nutcracker
2018-2019 Season
First Coast Nutcracker
Presented by VyStar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker has been a beloved tradition in north Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet with Jacksonville’s only full symphony orchestra.
Fri 12/14/18 8:00PM Moran Theater First Coast Nutcracker
Sat 12/15/18 2:00PM Moran Theater First Coast Nutcracker
Sat 12/15/18 8:00PM Moran Theater First Coast Nutcracker
Sun 12/16/18 2:00PM Moran Theater First Coast Nutcracker


Handel's Messiah
2018-2019 Season
Handel's Messiah
“The greatest story ever told…the most majestic music ever conceived.” The Jacksonville Symphony, guest soloists and more than 100 voices from the Symphony Chorus present music’s most powerful message of faith in THE Messiah of the season.
Sat 12/15/18 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Handel's Messiah
Sun 12/16/18 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Handel's Messiah


New Year's from Vienna
2018-2019 Season
New Year's from Vienna
The toast of the town! Join Courtney Lewis and the Jacksonville Symphony for another unforgettable New Year’s Eve. The evening begins with an elegant program of Viennese classics, followed by the best New Year’s party in town with the Chris Thomas Band and capped by a perfect view of the fireworks on the river at midnight!
Mon 12/31/18 9:00PM Jacoby Hall New Year's from Vienna


New Year's Eve Afert Party
2018-2019 Season
New Year's Eve Afert Party
The toast of the town! Join the Jacksonville Symphony for the best New Year’s party in town with the Chris Thomas Band and capped by a perfect view of the fireworks on the river at midnight!
Mon 12/31/18 10:00PM General Admission New Year's Eve Afert Party


Sibelius Symphony No. 3 - Symphony in 60
Folk music was certainly on Sibelius’ mind when he wrote his great Third Symphony. He intimates peasant dances and Nordic harmonies before unleashing his familiar Romanticism during the finale with the brass section at the steering wheel. Celebrate the heart of winter with music by the greatest Scandinavian composer.

Grab some friends and co-workers and join us for happy hour and 60 minutes of symphonic music. This abbreviated concert experience is great for first-timers or for those who want to enjoy symphony concerts and still make it in time for dinner with friends. Happy hour begins at 5:30 PM and the concert starts at 6:30 PM.

Join us for the Symphony in 60 After-Party at Intuition Ale Works!
Thu 1/3/19 6:30PM General Admission Sibelius Symphony No. 3 - Symphony in 60


Beethoven, Haydn & Sibelius
2018-2019 Season
Beethoven, Haydn & Sibelius
A 20-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven studied with the living legend Franz Joseph Haydn on the path to his own immortality. The pairing of these two could not be more fitting as the Symphony welcomes young phenom Evren Ozel. Once a student of Music Director Courtney Lewis', they partner in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 wraps up the program with sounds of Scandinavia.
Fri 1/4/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Beethoven, Haydn & Sibelius
Sat 1/5/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Beethoven, Haydn & Sibelius


Coffee with Wolfy Coffee
2018-2019 Season
Coffee with Wolfy Coffee
The Symphony’s Midwinter Mozart Festival opens with a mix of the master’s most beloved works. Unforgettable themes from The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and other symphonic works will leave you humming these tunes all weekend long.
Fri 1/11/19 11:00AM Jacoby Hall Coffee with Wolfy Coffee


Mozart Opera Scenes
2018-2019 Season
Mozart Opera Scenes
The cunning Letter Duet, the cheeky Catalog Aria, the bumbling Papageno, the vengeful Queen of the Night and the jealous Figaro – these are just a few of the jewels Mozart wove in his masterful operas. University of North Florida students, alumni and faculty team with the Symphony to create an unforgettable night of Mozart’s greatest opera hits.
Sat 1/12/19 8:00PM General Admission Mozart Opera Scenes


Amadeus
2018-2019 Season
Amadeus
Winner of 8 Academy Awards® in 1984, including Best Picture, Actor, Director and Adapted Screenplay, Amadeus tells the story of Vienna court composer Antonio Salieri and the envy that consumes him upon discovering that the divine musical gifts he has so longed for all his life have been bestowed on a bawdy, vulgar and impish young composer, Mozart. Amadeus Live is a production of Avex Classics International.
Fri 1/18/19 7:00PM Jacoby Hall Amadeus


Mozart Chamber Music
2018-2019 Season
Mozart Chamber Music
The midpoint of the Festival explores the more intimate side of the master’s extraordinary catalog. Fewer in forces than the full symphonic works, but just as miraculous in their beauty and elegance, these chamber works are the perfect intermezzo.
Sun 1/20/19 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Mozart Chamber Music


Cirque Musica
2018-2019 Season
Cirque Musica
This program blends the grace and skills of the world’s greatest circus performers with the stunning symphonic music of the Jacksonville Symphony. It’s a high-flying performance featuring aerialists, acrobats and contortionists. You’ll be treated to a full sensory experience that will have you on the edge of your seat and in awe of the beauty, thrills and majesty that is Cirque Musica and the Jacksonville Symphony.
Fri 2/1/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Cirque Musica
Sat 2/2/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Cirque Musica


Young Person's Guide to the Symphony
A Benjamin Britten masterpiece returns! From the violins to the triangle and the tuba to the harp, the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is an enduring classic introduction to all the orchestral instruments. Written in 1945 for a documentary, Britten’s stirring  music has inspired generations of young audiences. With actors and dancers adding to the drama, you don’t want to miss the chance to hear this orchestral classic, in a fun program led by Assistant Conductor Deanna Tham.
Sun 2/10/19 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Young Person's Guide to the Symphony


Daphnis and Chloe
2018-2019 Season
Daphnis and Chloe
As different as the music of Maurice Ravel is from Richard Wagner’s, the German’s influence on Daphnis et Chloé is unmistakable. Music from Wagner’s final, and by many accounts greatest, opera sets the stage for music from Ravel’s grand ballet. These two works swim in resplendent themes and colors, and weave drama into music that needs no words.
Fri 2/15/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Daphnis and Chloe
Sat 2/16/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Daphnis and Chloe


Star Wars IV: A New Hope
2018-2019 Season
Star Wars IV: A New Hope
The original Star Wars. “…a most razzle-dazzling family movie.” (LA Times) “A grand and glorious film.” (Time Magazine) “A fairy tale. A fantasy. A Legend.” (Roger Ebert) What more needs to be said? See George Lucas’ classic movie with John Williams’ beloved, OSCAR-winning score played live by the Jacksonville Symphony.
Sat 2/23/19 7:00PM Jacoby Hall Star Wars IV: A New Hope
Sun 2/24/19 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Star Wars IV: A New Hope


2019 Symphony Gala
2018-2019 Season
2019 Symphony Gala
International superstar Alisa Weilerstein brings a combination of poetry and sheer virtuosity to the most famous cello concerto of all. Dvorák’s bold opening theme unapologetically sets the tone for this tour de force. "Weilerstein's cello is her id. She doesn't give the impression that making music involves will at all. She and the cello seem simply to be one and the same." - Los Angeles Times
Sat 3/2/19 7:00PM Jacoby Hall 2019 Symphony Gala


Cherish the Ladies Coffee
2018-2019 Season
Cherish the Ladies Coffee
Join us for an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing. This Irish-American Emmy-winning super group has played at the White House and the Olympics, and with over 250 symphonies around the world.
Fri 3/8/19 11:00AM Jacoby Hall Cherish the Ladies Coffee


Cherish the Ladies
2018-2019 Season
Cherish the Ladies
Join us for an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing. This Irish-American Emmy-winning super group has played at the White House and the Olympics, and with over 250 symphonies around the world. 
Fri 3/8/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Cherish the Ladies
Sat 3/9/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Cherish the Ladies


Frank and Ella
2018-2019 Season
Frank and Ella
Capathia Jenkins and Tony DeSare return for a wonderful concert that will take you on a journey of American popular song featuring staples from Broadway, pop, jazz and more.
Fri 3/29/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Frank and Ella
Sat 3/30/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Frank and Ella


World Premiere: A Jacksonville Symphony Commission - Symphony in 60
Witness the world premiere of the Jacksonville Symphony’s newly-commissioned work composed by Courtney Bryan, whose genre-bending music has been performed from the Blue Note Jazz Club to Carnegie Hall.
Thu 4/4/19 6:30PM General Admission World Premiere: A Jacksonville Symphony Commission - Symphony in 60


Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
2018-2019 Season
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
A program with optimism coursing through the notes, this program begins with the Jacksonville Symphony’s commission and world premiere of a work by Courtney Bryan. Jennifer Koh makes her Jacksonville debut with Szymanowski’s Second Violin Concerto, a piece filled with triumph and joy. Rachmaninoff’s hauntingly beautiful Symphony No. 2 contains themes of hope, redemption and the hallmark romance that made the composer famous.
Fri 4/5/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Sat 4/6/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2


Mozart's Jupiter
2018-2019 Season
Mozart's Jupiter
A tremendous talent among a generation of young conductors, Karina Canellakis marks her return to the podium in Jacoby Symphony Hall by leading the Symphony through Mozart’s final symphony, the grand “Jupiter.”
Fri 4/26/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Mozart's Jupiter
Sat 4/27/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Mozart's Jupiter
Sun 4/28/19 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Mozart's Jupiter


Brahms Symphony No. 1
2018-2019 Season
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Through mentorship, endorsement and friendship, Robert Schumann had the single most significant impact on the career of the younger Johannes Brahms. In homage, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 contains clear references to the musical style of the man who so influenced him. Joshua Roman returns to Jacksonville to perform a virtuosic tapestry of sound in Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto.
Fri 5/17/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Brahms Symphony No. 1
Sat 5/18/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Brahms Symphony No. 1
Sun 5/19/19 3:00PM Jacoby Hall Brahms Symphony No. 1


Patriotic Pops Coffee
2018-2019 Season
Patriotic Pops Coffee
The Symphony’s Memorial Day weekend tradition continues with our salute to heroes in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the freedom we cherish. Join us to hear your favorite patriotic selections including The Star-Spangled Banner and the themes of the great branches of our country’s military. This will be one of the most inspiring events of the season.
Fri 5/24/19 11:00AM Jacoby Hall Patriotic Pops Coffee


Patriotic Pops
2018-2019 Season
Patriotic Pops
The Symphony’s Memorial Day weekend tradition continues with our salute to heroes in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the freedom we cherish. Join us to hear your favorite patriotic selections including The Star-Spangled Banner and the themes of the great branches of our country’s military. This will be one of the most inspiring events of the season.
Fri 5/24/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Patriotic Pops
Sat 5/25/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Patriotic Pops


The Wizard of Oz
2018-2019 Season
The Wizard of Oz
The MGM classic film returns to the big screen at Jacoby Symphony Hall with its Oscar-winning score played live by the Jacksonville Symphony. This film that “has youngsters’ eyes shining and brought a quietly amused gleam to the wiser ones of the oldsters” (NY Times) features a young Judy Garland singing the timeless hit "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Be sure to bring the children and grandchildren.
Fri 5/31/19 7:00PM Jacoby Hall The Wizard of Oz
Sun 6/2/19 3:00PM Jacoby Hall The Wizard of Oz


Season Finale! Mahler 5
2018-2019 Season
Season Finale! Mahler 5
The Jacksonville Symphony closes its season with a spectacular opening – a powerful, lone trumpet  call that unfolds into an enormous work filled with dramatic power in Mahler’s Fifth  Symphony. From the lush and introspective fourth movement to the triumphant finale, Mahler fills this expansive canvas with nearly every color imaginable.
Fri 6/7/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Season Finale! Mahler 5
Sat 6/8/19 8:00PM Jacoby Hall Season Finale! Mahler 5