Search Member Directory
In The News
from Member News

A specially scheduled Stay Woke: The Edward Waters College (EWC) President’s Distinguished Speaker Series will be streamed live via Zoom and broadcasted via Facebook on Thursday, June 11

from Member News

Main Event Jacksonville will reopen on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

from Member News

The popular lakefront lifestyle community of Beacon Lake in northern St. Johns County proudly welcomes Toll Brothers

Southbank Marina - Twilight

Jacksonville Symphony October Upates

Published Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Following Fanfare! Opening Night, the Jacksonville Symphony will begin the first full month of their season with five concerts. From Beethoven to Harry PotterTM in Concert, the Symphony will perform concerts for a wide variety of audiences.


October 4/5 Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Florida Blue Masterworks

  • Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.


The season-long Beethoven celebration starts with the most unique of his symphonies. Beethoven’s love of the beauty and power of nature shines through in his “Pastoral.” Smetana captures the majesty of mountains, the mystery of forests and the sound and spirit of the mighty Moldau. Courtney Lewis will lead the orchestra for the first Florida Blue Masterworks Series concert of the season.


Every Masterworks concert is preceded by a pre-concert lecture starting a 7 p.m. Music Director Courtney Lewis will guide audiences through the evening’s music and answer questions in an informal discussion setting.


October 12/13 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanTM In Concert

Symphonic Night at the Movies

  • Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday at 3 p.m.


Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanTM in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s class saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. The performance will be conducted by Symphony Assistant Conductor Deanna Tham and will feature the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus.


HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)


October 18/19 – Hooray for Hollywood

Raymond James Coffee Series Concert

  • Friday at 11 a.m.

Fidelity National Financial Pops

  • Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.


Jacksonville Symphony Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski brings you music from the scores of some of the greatest movies of all time. From Max Steiner to John Williams, relive your favorite films through their iconic songs and scores with the Jacksonville Symphony.


The Jacksonville Symphony’s Friday Morning Coffee Concerts feature an abbreviated, one-hour performance preceded by complimentary coffee and cookies for patrons.


October 20Spooktacular Family Concert

Family Series

  • Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Family Activities at 2 p.m.


Join the Symphony for a Halloween concert that’s fun for the whole family. Patrons are welcome to come dressed in their Halloween costume for a costume contest, trick-or-treating, spooky crafts and our Instrument Zoo – an interactive, hands-on experience with all the instruments of the orchestra. This will be the first of three Family Series Concerts throughout the 2019-2020 season.


October 25/26 – Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

Florida Blue Masterworks

  • Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.


Brahms’ colossal Second Piano Concerto interlaces tremendous virtuosity with the haunting lyricism that is one of his great calling cards. The Symphony welcomes pianist Natasha Paremski to perform this difficult work. Music from Janáček’s lighthearted opera, Cunning Little Vixen, opens the evening and is followed by Lutosławski’s Symphony No. 4.


Natasha Paremski: With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, Russian-born pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and powerful, flawless technique.


Paremski is a regular return guest of many major orchestras, including Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She was awarded several prestigious prizes at a very young age, including the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of 18, the Prix Montblanc in 2007, and the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In September 2010, she was awarded the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year.

​ ​

Paremski began her piano studies at the age of four with Nina Malikova at Moscow’s Andreyev School of Music. She then studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music before moving to New York to study at Mannes College of Music. Paremski made her professional debut at age nine with El Camino Youth Symphony in California. At the age of 15 she debuted with Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded two discs with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.


Every Masterworks concert is preceded by a pre-concert lecture starting a 7 p.m. Music Director Courtney Lewis will guide audiences through the evening’s music and answer questions in an informal discussion setting.


All performances listed will take place in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Jacoby Symphony Hall.


Tickets can be purchased at or by contacting the Ticket Office at 904.354.5547. Masterworks and Pops tickets start at $19.



Sydney Schless