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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Lewis, EU Jacksonville, Performing Arts Guide, Classical Music

A Conversation with Courtney Lewis: The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Season Ahead

Classical music is a delicate balance of old and new with a respected history of great composers sharing the stage with exciting new artists. Now entering his third complete season as Music Director of the , strives to create a cohesive calendar that honors both the past and the present. “I personally want to introduce some new music that people don’t know because I think it’s very important for us to play the music of today as well as the past.” “We want to provide as rich a range of music as we can. Many different people in our audiences …

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Lewis, EU Jacksonville, Performing Arts Guide, Classical Music

Performing Arts Guide: Classical Music

Performing Arts Guide Home | Theatre Guide | Comedy Guide | Dance Guide | Classical Music Guide | Opera Guide | Jazz, Tributes, Revues & Concerts Guide | Performing Arts for Families Oct 2 BEETHOVEN AND MORE It’s the start of a new musical era in Jacksonville. Join Courtney Lewis as he conducts his first weekend as Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony. The concert features Beethoven’s exciting Symphony No. 7. 11am. Times-Union Center for the Arts | | MORE INFO Oct 9-11 HOLST’S THE PLANETS Women of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus; Short Ride in a Fast Machine–Hayden’s Symphony No. 90 …

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Starry Nights: The Beach Boys perform with Symphony at Metro Park

Event: The Beach Boys perform with Symphony at Metro Park Venue: Metropolitan Park Date: May 16, Gates open at 6pm, Concert begins at 8:15pm Tickets: Prices start at $29 advance for lawn seating ($9 for children, lawn seating) Contact: www.jaxsymphony.org or (904) 354-5547 The  is aiming for the stars with new leadership, an exciting spring program, and a long term goal to widen their audience appeal outside the concert hall. The  program featuring the  with the symphony orchestra May 16th at  is sure to expose the symphony to a diverse crowd. Just three months into his new appointment, Symphony president …

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Unity Plaza Annual Events 2015

The mission to unify and uplift Jacksonville through thoughtful wellness activities, community classes and performing art experiences is exemplified in the annual events schedule for 2015. Partnering with non-profit organizations and sponsors like Gen W, , , , , and many others will produce experiences which will ignite new and powerful interpersonal and professional connections within the Jacksonville community at large. Beginning in February, Unity Plaza set the stage with Orender Unlimited’s Gen WOW to found “Community Stewardship Day” – now officially recognized annually as the first Saturday in February by the City of Jacksonville, followed by the formal dedication …

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Nail Your New Year’s Resolution Down(town)

Whatever 2014 threw your way, a new year means new possibilities. It’s a chance to start something new, to be a better you. Maybe that’s why New Year’s resolutions are so popular. According to the all-knowing Wiki, about 40% of us make them. Whatever your ideas of self-improvement might be, Downtown Jacksonville will deliver. “In 2015, I will support the arts.” If you hashtagged in 2014, put your resolution where your quick-typing fingers are and spend time perusing ’s contemporary art, then pop over to the at . Take in a show at the historic or at the where you …

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Courtney Lewis Brings Bright Future to the Jacksonville Symphony

The future’s looking bright for Jacksonville’s world-class symphony orchestra. For one thing, the financials are in the black for the first time in recent memory. For another, they’ve just brought on board an exciting new Music Director Designate,  (the main conductor, in laymen’s terms). Lewis is replacing the departed Fabio Mechetti, who held that position for fourteen years. While still maintaining a heavily classical sensibility, Lewis has brought a youthful spark and innovative programming to Jacoby Hall along with a rockstar appeal of sorts to the . With his dashing good looks and prestigious symphony pedigree, he’s one of those …

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