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Jacksonville Symphony to Perform at JFK Center

Jacksonville Symphony to Perform March 23-29 for the Festival of American Orchestras at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.   The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joins an elite group of musicians chosen to perform as part of the 3rd annual SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras in Washington, D.C. The prestigious event held March 23-29 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the identity and artistry of orchestras in our culture. This year, SHIFT will also feature the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Jacksonville Symphony …

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Roberts Trio, Sep 28

Jacksonville Symphony Celebrates the Start of a New Season with Hometown Artist Marcus Roberts Jazz Trio

It’s not very often that we are able to bring a hometown artist to the Jacoby Symphony Hall stage. But on September 28, the will do just that when we celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 season with pianist and his Jazz Trio.  Marcus Roberts lost his sight when he was just 5 years old. He doesn’t have many memories of vision, but does clearly remember how much he loved hearing the sound of a piano. In an interview with Jazztimes, he explains one of the reasons why his fingers were drawn to the keys of a piano. “Looking back, …

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Behind the Scenes of Shrek The Musical at Players By The Sea Theatre

Summertime Fun with Shrek The Musical at Players by the Sea Theatre

There’s a new hero in town and he’s coming to ! invites audiences of all ages to journey into the magical world of Shrek the Musical. The summer benefit production directed by is staged July 19-Aug. 11 on the main stage (www.playersbythesea.org).  Shrek The Musical brings all the beloved characters to life including Donkey, Fiona, Lord Farquaad and the big green ogre himself as they sing and dance their way into our hearts. Joshua Bond is delighted to embody the role of Shrek in his triumphant return to the stage after a 10-year hiatus.  “I will be celebrating my 10-year …

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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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terrance patterson, ritz chamber player, Jacksonville, Florida, #moreartculture, #eujacksonville, #eujax

Ten Questions: Terrance Patterson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Ritz Chamber Players

10 Questions courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville: According to the League of American Orchestras, fewer than two percent (2%) of professional classical musicians in the United States are African-American.  The 2010 Census, which is the most recent Census survey, showed that individuals who identify as African-American represent roughly thirteen percent (13%) of the US population. The disheartening statistic related to the number of African-Americans professionally involved in classical music is one of the motivators that led to the founding of the Ritz Chamber Players. Founded in 2002 by , the stopped charging admission to their concerts …

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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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Father’s Day, A Day for Dads in #DTJax

[avatar user=”Downtown Vision Inc.” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”http://downtownjacksonville.org/blog/2015/06/16/a-day-for-dads-in-dtjax/” target=”_blank” /] By Kristina Aviles, DVI Intern Father’s Day is this weekend and if you’re still figuring out what to do for your dad, look no further! has so much to offer for the wide variety of sporty, artsy or chocolate lovin’ dads out there: For the sports fan: Buy your dad some baseball tickets and take the whole family down to the ballpark, grab a hotdog and cheer on the Jacksonville Suns. For football fans, take your dad out to watch the Jacksonville Sharks or buy your tickets early for the Jacksonville …

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Jacksonville Jazz Fest 2015

A lot has changed in the 34 years since a modest crowd gathered in the historic fishing village for the first ever . Growing pains paved the way to venue changes, an expanded festival schedule and booming attendance throughout the years. One constant that has remained relentlessly intact is the caliber of artistry at the festival and the unwavering commitment to jazz in all of its forms. Formerly billed as the Mayport and All That Jazz Festival, the Jacksonville Jazz Fest evolved from a small, single day event to a nationally recognized destination at  produced by and partners. The  took …

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Beach Boys

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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The Zany French Comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner”

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW Theatre Jacksonville opened its fourth production of the season on April 24, 2015 with the zany French comedy “,” which will be on the stage through May 9, 2015 at 2032 San Marco Avenue. This infidelity comedy is from the pen of Marc Camoletti and is a follow-up to his “Boeing-Boeing” which was seen in the area last year at Douglas Anderson and in 2012 at St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre. Like Camoletti’s earlier play, it also is a farce, with the same two main characters. Bernard has married and lives in a cozy home close to Paris, …

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