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7/2/2024 4:00:00 AM Member News

Press Release: Single Tickets to the Jacksonville Symphony's 75th Season are On Sale Now

Jacksonville, Fla. (July 3, 2024) – The Jacksonville Symphony is thrilled to announce that single tickets for its 75th Anniversary Season are now on sale. This season promises a celebration of exceptional programming with world premieres, award-winning artists, special events and more.
"It is with great joy and excitement that we unveil the Jacksonville Symphony’s 75th Season. Over the past seven decades, the Symphony has served as the fabric of Jacksonville's cultural landscape, weaving together the threads of music and community spirit through uplifting experiences,” said Steven B. Libman, President and CEO of the Jacksonville Symphony. “This milestone is a testament to our mission of reaching new artistic heights year after year. The 2024/25 Season promises to soar to an even higher caliber."
The season kicks off with a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” on September 21, 2024, featuring operatic megastars Ailyn Pérez and Isabel Leonard, who starred in the film Maestro with Bradley Cooper, the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus, University of North Florida Chorale, Jacksonville University Singers, and the full power of the Jacksonville Symphony.
Other season highlights include:

World Premiere of Parrots + Palms: The Songs of Buffett & Fins: A groundbreaking tribute to Jimmy Buffett and his musical “fins,” co-produced by the Jacksonville Symphony and Spot-On Entertainment.

Violins of Hope: Building Bridges Through the Power of Music: An internationally acclaimed concert series featuring restored instruments from the Holocaust, showcasing resilience and remembrance.

Florida Blue Classical Series: Featuring masterpieces such as Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

World Premieres: New works by Artist-in-Residence Conrad Tao, Carlos Simon and Angel Lam.

Pops Concerts: Music from Cher, Donna Summer, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles and The Righteous Brothers.

Holiday Specials: Including the return of Holiday Pops, First Coast Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah, and new additions like Big Band Holiday and Holiday Brass, Organ & Percussion.

Symphonic Nights at the Movies: Featuring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 1 in Concert, Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 2 in Concert.

Take 6: With 10 GRAMMY® Awards, 10 Dove Awards and a Soul Train Award, the multi-platinum sextet boasts six virtuosic voices blending in crystal clear harmony across genres.
"This season holds a special place in our hearts, reflecting on our rich history and unwavering commitment to artistic excellence. Each meticulously curated performance serves as a testament to our dedication to providing unforgettable, musical experiences,” said Courtney Lewis, Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony. “Our anniversary season heralds a new dawn, marked by exceptional programming and a revitalized brand embodying pride for our community, the vitality of our performances and the energy of our orchestra."
Single tickets and new subscriptions are available now. To explore the season lineup, visit JaxSymphony.org or call the Box Office at (904) 354-5547.
About the Jacksonville Symphony The Jacksonville Symphony is North Florida’s leading nonprofit performing arts organization offering live performances at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts and other venues throughout the area. Led by President and CEO Steven Libman and Music Director Courtney Lewis, the Jacksonville Symphony reaches over 113,000 individuals through over 125 performances each season. In addition, the Symphony provides music instruction for youth and operates the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras. For more information about the Symphony, visit JaxSymphony.org.