With limitations on public gatherings still in place, the Jacksonville Symphony has decided to cancel concerts and events through the beginning of May. Last week, the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts was closed to the public by the City of Jacksonville as a precautionary measure surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
List of Upcoming Canceled Jacksonville Symphony Events:
- March 29 – Peter and the Wolf
- April 3/4 – Copland’s Great American Symphony
- April 17/18 – RESPECT: Aretha
- April 23/24/25 – Brahms Symphony No. 2
- May 1 – Music of the Knights
- Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras events are also canceled
- All rehearsals through the end of April
- May 4 – Festival of Strings
- May 8 – Major/Minor
- April 2 - Sound Bites Luncheon & Open Rehearsal
- April 22 – Onstage Rehearsal
Although the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts is closed to the public, the Jacksonville Symphony will be able to broadcast performances of smaller ensembles. Last Friday, the Symphony broadcast a performance of the Percussion Section, and the coming weeks will feature other musicians in the orchestra. Utilizing these smaller ensembles allows the Symphony to continue performing music for the community while also following health and safety standards surrounding COVID-19.
“It’s wonderful to have our staff, musicians and stagehands working together to make these broadcasts happen,” says Steven Libman, Symphony President & CEO. “Even though we are forced apart by this virus, music will always be here to bring us together. As long as we are safely able to, we will continue to bring music to our community.”
Dates and Times of Ensemble Performances:
- Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
Patrons can find the broadcast concerts on the Symphony’s Facebook page or YouTube Channel at the scheduled performance time. Patrons are also able to view previously streamed Symphony concerts on the Symphony’s website here and archival Symphony recordings, including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, here.
To support the Jacksonville Symphony during this difficult time patrons can:
- Donate previously purchased tickets
- Make a donation through the website here
- Patrons can also receive additional information about the Jacksonville Symphony via social media, and the web site, where patrons can sign up to be added to the email list.
Patrons can visit www.jaxsymphony.org for additional updates and changes to scheduling. For questions or concerns about ticketing, please call the Box Office at 904.354.5547. Options for those who have already purchased tickets to Jacksonville Symphony concerts scheduled to take place between March 13-May 1, 2020 can be found on the Symphony’s website.
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