In light of recent events, the Jacksonville Symphony is excited to offer live streamed performances of this weekend’s canceled Give My Regards to Broadway concert, and next weekend’s canceled SHIFT: Kennedy Center Bound concert.
“Providing greater accessibility to symphonic music has always been one of our priorities,” says Music Director Courtney Lewis. “We are happy to have the opportunity to continue sharing music with Jacksonville even under these circumstances.”
The Jacksonville Symphony will join multiple other international orchestras in broadcasting music to the community to help raise spirits during this time. Other orchestras include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Date and Times:
• Saturday, March 14
o Give My Regards to Broadway
o 8 p.m.
• Friday, March 20
o SHIFT: Kennedy Center Bound
o 8 p.m.
The program being streamed tomorrow will be an abbreviated version of the original Give My Regards to Broadway concert, featuring the orchestral works on the program.
The live streamed performance next week with feature the program the Symphony was previously going to take to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. for SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras. Included will be the piece Duke Ellington wrote for the City of Jacksonville’s 150th Anniversary, Celebration, and the piece that Courtney Bryan wrote for Jacksonville last season, Bridges.
“Although we will not be able to take the program to D.C., we are still excited to be able to perform for the Jacksonville community,” says Symphony President & CEO Steven Libman.
To tune in, patrons can either visit the Jacksonville Symphony’s Facebook or YouTube pages, or go to www.jaxsymphony.org/live at the scheduled times of the streams.
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