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PURE. It’s what live, symphonic music is. The talent. The sound. The works. The hall. There may be other ways to listen to music and there are other live performances, but there is no entertainment and enrichment experience more pure than the symphony. Just the music and you. Think of the way each performance – from Pops, to Friday Fusion, to Masterworks – moves you: PURE GENIUS PURE BEAUTY PURE FUN PURE JOY

C O N T E N T S WELCOME MASTERWORKS POPS

PURE SOUL FRIDAY FUSION

PURE SKILL PREMIERE EVENTS

PURE MAGIC PURE INSPIRATION The list is endless, and everyone defines the pureness of their symphony experience differently. So in this era of iPods, ear phones and CDs, one form of music is available to all of Jacksonville in its purest form. Enjoy this, our 60th season, and may you feel the power of pure.

COFFEE PLUGGED IN PASSPORT HOLIDAYS/SPECIALS ARTS ACCESS FAMILY YOUTH ORCHESTRA SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS SPONSORS BENEFITS

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If there was ever a year for the people of Jacksonville to celebrate a legacy of great music, this is it – from awe-inspiring classics, to fabulous guest artists and entertainers to a landmark 60th Anniversary Concert with Itzhak Perlman. Reserve your seats now and join the celebration as we present Mozart’s opera Cosí fan tutte and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Highlights also include Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique, Beethoven’s Eroica, the Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Debut, Pictures at an Exhibition, a new Friday Fusion series, and a Fresh Ink World Premiere. Entertaining evenings with Sandi Patty, Pink Martini, and tributes to Charlie Chaplin, Ray Charles, John Williams and modern Broadway headline our Pops series. This season we also celebrate the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus’ 25 years of great music with Orff’s monumental Carmina Burana and we honor the 10th season of the majestic Bryan Concert Organ in Jacoby Symphony Hall with Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony. Since its first performance 60 years ago, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has elevated our community with the highest quality of artistry. And during these past 10 years, it has been my sincere honor to collaborate with this great orchestra to continually reach new heights. Our tradition is a testament to what the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has always shared with music lovers – variety, excitement and something to inspire your life – every time we perform. Enjoy!

Fabio Mechetti Music Director and Principal Conductor Haskell Endowed Chair

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Chee-Yun Plays Mozart

Copland

Lincoln Portrait

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Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Orff

Carmina Burana


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September 25, 26, 2009

Lincoln Portrait

Concert sponsored by Haskell

Additional funding provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin* Clifton Davis, narrator+

October 16, 17, 2009

Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique

Concert sponsored by Jacksonville Greyhound Racing Fabio Mechetti, conductor Alisa Weilerstein, cello*

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Anne Akiko Meyers’ talent, stunning beauty and stage presence are perfect counterparts to Barber’s sweet-sounding orchestral favorite. We also honor Lincoln’s bicentennial with Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, brought to life by actor Clifton Davis. Copland Lincoln Portrait+ Barber Violin Concerto* Dvor`´ák Symphony No. 8 Tchaikovsky’s immortal “Pathétique” is a reflection of the composer’s deeply discordant life, a complex texturing of emotion – sorrow leavened with hope, and happiness tinged with a foreboding of despair. Alisa Weilerstein is sure to capture Shostakovich’s sardonic tone, with a piece steeped in folk lullaby and Soviet satire. Rachmaninoff The Rock: fantasy Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1* Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

November 6, 7, 2009

Carmina Burana

Concert sponsored by Main Charitable Trust

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Stacey Tappan, soprano* Christopher Pfund, tenor* Leon Williams, baritone* Jacksonville Symphony Chorus+ Jacksonville Children’s Chorus *

November 20, 21, 2009

Beethoven’s Eroica

Michael Butterman, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano*

If triumph over adversity ever needed a soundtrack, this is it. The powerful and seductive emotions of Carmina Burana and Brahms’ visions of destiny will set the stage for an incredible night of music, featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus – celebrating 25 years of great music with the JSO. Brahms

Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)+

Orff Carmina Burana*+

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 was dedicated to Napoleon, until his beloved hero crowned himself Emperor. He carved the title out with a knife and renamed it “Heroic Symphony” to champion the rights of all mankind. “Eroica” became the turning point for musical Romanticism and forced the world to rethink who was the true conqueror – Bonaparte or Beethoven? Hailstork

An American Port of Call

Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2* Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

January 15, 16, 2010

Organ Symphony Celebration

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Felix Hell, organ*

We’re pulling out all the stops to celebrate the tenth year of the Bryan Concert Organ. This historic Casavant belts out a massive kaleidoscope of sound with 6,215 pipes in all. Bach/Stokowski Toccata and Fugue (orchestral transcription) Jongen Sinfonia Concertante* Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony”* p a g e

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February 5, 6, 2010

Who came first – Van Cliburn or “The Van Cliburn”? The Cliburn Competition is as famous as the legendary pianist himself. And its distinguished winners continue to bring the highest quality music to audiences everywhere. Be among the select few to witness the debut tour of Haochen Zhang, 2009 Van Cliburn winner (and youngest 2009 Cliburn participant!), performing one of Beethoven’s monumental concertos.

Van Cliburn Gold

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Haochen Zhang, piano*

Van Cliburn Gold Medalist

Barber Essay No. 1 Beethoven Piano Concerto (TBA)* Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)

February 26, 27, 2010

An artist with masterful disposition, Chee-Yun is perfectly matched for this work of Mozart, his final concerto for violin, brilliant in theme and rich in color. At the podium will be Grammy-winner JoAnn Falletta, “one of the finest conductors of her generation.” (New York Times).

Chee-Yun, Mozart & Brahms JoAnn Falletta, conductor Chee-Yun, violin*

Debussy Petite Suite Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5* Brahms Symphony No. 2

March 19, 20, 2010

If you like the mighty romantics, this concert is for you. The Jacksonville Symphony puts its heart and soul into Mendelssohn with an international star pianist from Finland, and delivers a golden rapture of brass in Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony.

Romantic Mendelssohn and Bruckner Fabio Mechetti, conductor Antti Siirala, piano*

Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 2* Bruckner Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

April 16, 17, 2010

Audience favorite Arnaldo Cohen returns for a wild and exciting rendition of the ultimate piano challenge – Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto. Composer and JSO violinist (!) Piotr Szewczyk, winner of Fresh Ink 2008, premieres a fanfare for the First Coast and the JSO Chorus sings the sweet melodies of Mendelssohn.

Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Arnaldo Cohen, piano* Jacksonville Symphony Chorus+

Szewczyk

First Coast Fanfare (Fresh Ink Commission – World Premiere)

Mendelssohn Mendelssohn Rachmaninoff

May 14, 15, 2010

Psalm 98, “Sing to the Lord”+

Psalm 114, “The Journey from Israel to Egypt”+ Piano Concerto No. 3*

Take a stroll through one of the most triumphant musical art tours of all, Pictures at an Exhibition. Art inspires music by composer Michael Colina in a modern rendition of Goya’s famous images.

Pictures at an Exhibition Fabio Mechetti, conductor Kayo Ishimaru, harp*

Colina Los Caprichos Ginastera Harp Concerto* Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

Masterworks Guest Artists sponsored by Ruth Conley. Words on Music at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Conductor’s Club Members are invited to an Intermission Reception. Post-concert Talkback after Saturday performances. M A S T E R W O R K S

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JoAnn Falletta Conducts Mozart & Brahms

Arnaldo Cohen plays Rachmaninoff

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Organ Symphony Celebration

Alisa Weilerstein Plays Shostakovich


Jacksonville Symphony Chorus 25th Anniversary

Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 2 with Kirill Gerstein

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Mozart

Violin Concerto No. 5 with Chee-Yun

Beethoven’s Eroica


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October 16, 17, 2009

Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique

Concert sponsored by Jacksonville Greyhound Racing Fabio Mechetti, conductor Alisa Weilerstein, cello*

November 5, 6, 7, 2009

Carmina Burana

Concert sponsored by Main Charitable Trust

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Stacey Tappan, soprano* Christopher Pfund, tenor* Leon Williams, baritone* Jacksonville Symphony Chorus+ Jacksonville Children’s Chorus * November 19, 20, 21, 2009

Beethoven’s Eroica

Michael Butterman, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano*

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Tchaikovsky’s immortal “Pathétique” is a reflection of the composer’s deeply discordant life, a complex texturing of emotion – sorrow leavened with hope, and happiness tinged with a foreboding of despair. Alisa Weilerstein is sure to capture Shostakovich’s sardonic tone, with a piece steeped in folk lullaby and Soviet satire. Rachmaninoff The Rock: fantasy Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1* Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

If triumph over adversity ever needed a soundtrack, this is it. The powerful and seductive emotions of Carmina Burana and Brahms’ visions of destiny will set the stage for an incredible night of music, featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus – celebrating 25 years of great music with the JSO. Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)+ Orff Carmina Burana*+

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 was dedicated to Napoleon,until his beloved hero crowned himself Emperor. He carved the title out with a knife and renamed it “Heroic Symphony” to champion the rights of all mankind. “Eroica” became the turning point for musical Romanticism and forced the world to rethink who was the true conqueror – Bonaparte or Beethoven? Hailstork An American Port of Call Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2* Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

February 25, 26, 27, 2010

Chee-Yun, Mozart & Brahms JoAnn Falletta, conductor Chee-Yun, violin*

March 19, 20, 2010

Romantic Mendelssohn and Bruckner Fabio Mechetti, conductor Antti Siirala, piano*

April 15, 16, 17, 2010

Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto Fabio Mechetti, conductor Arnaldo Cohen, piano* Jacksonville Symphony Chorus+

May 13, 14, 15, 2010

Pictures at an Exhibition Fabio Mechetti, conductor Kayo Ishimaru, harp*

An artist with masterful disposition, Chee-Yun is perfectly matched for this work of Mozart, his final concerto for violin, brilliant in theme and rich in color. At the podium will be Grammy-winner JoAnn Falletta, “one of the finest conductors of her generation.” (New York Times). Debussy Petite Suite Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5* Brahms Symphony No. 2 If you like the mighty romantics, this concert is for you. The Jacksonville Symphony puts its heart and soul into Mendelssohn with an international star pianist from Finland, and delivers a golden rapture of brass in Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony. Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 2* Bruckner Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

Audience favorite Arnaldo Cohen returns for a wild and exciting rendition of the ultimate piano challenge – Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto. Composer and JSO violinist (!) Piotr Szewczyk, winner of Fresh Ink 2008, premieres a fanfare for the First Coast and the JSO Chorus sings the sweet melodies of Mendelssohn. Szewczyk First Coast Fanfare (Fresh Ink Commission – World Premiere) Mendelssohn Psalm 98, “Sing to the Lord”+ Mendelssohn Psalm 114, “The Journey from Israel to Egypt”+ Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3* Take a stroll through one of the most triumphant musical art tours of all, Pictures at an Exhibition. Art inspires music by composer Michael Colina in a modern rendition of Goya’s famous images. Colina Los Caprichos Ginastera Harp Concerto* Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition p a g e

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October 2, 3, 2009

Fly Me to the Moon

Concert sponsored by Regency Centers together with Joannie & Russell Newton and Brooke and Hap Stein

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In the style of famous crooners Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, Michael Andrew is sure to delight with his performances of celestial songs like “Fly Me To the Moon,” “Moon River,” “Unforgettable” and many more.

Michael Krajewski, conductor Michael Andrew, guest artist

October 23, 24, 2009

Chaplin at the Symphony with Dan Kamin Grant Cooper, conductor Dan Kamin, guest artist

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It’s an uproarious evening of comedy and music! Experience the genius of Charlie Chaplin the way his original audiences did – on the big screen, with live musical accompaniment. Enjoy two timeless comedies, Easy Street and The Immigrant, accompanied by Grant Cooper’s whimsical score, full of jazz, wit and delight at every comic turn of events.


November 13, 14, 2009

American Salute with Sandi Patty

Michael Krajewski, conductor Sandi Patty, guest artist Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Concert Chorale

December 11, 12, 2009

Holiday Pops

Scott Terrell, conductor Lynn Roberts, guest artist Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

January 22, 23, 2010

A Tribute to Ray Charles

Concert sponsored in honor of the City Rescue Mission Steven Reineke, conductor Ellis Hall, guest artist

February 19, 20, 2010

John Williams Spectacular Michael Krajewski, conductor Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

March 5, 6, 2010

Broadway Rocks!

Concert sponsored by DuBow Family Foundation

Steven Reineke, conductor Christina Norrup, Mark Willett, Kirsten Bracken and Zachary Prince, guest artists

March 26, 27, 2010

Pink Martini

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Pink Martini, special guests

One of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time, Sandi Patty is simply known as “The Voice.” The five-time Grammy winner and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee speaks to the heart of Americana and her signature renditions of “God Bless America,” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” have become synonymous with patriotic celebration.

Celebrate the season as the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra brings you wonderful melodies with symphonic yuletide favorites. Lynn Roberts, songbird extraordinaire, joins the festivities while the Symphony Chorus and Children’s Chorus will warm your hearts.

From country to blues, jazz, R&B and funk, Ray Charles set the standard for greatness. Join the electrifying Ellis Hall for songs of the pioneering singer-pianist who gave us years of soulful joy with hits such as “Georgia on My Mind,” “Hit the Road Jack” and “Unchain My Heart.”

From the cinema to the symphony, John Williams is an American icon. With a list of movie score credits of more than 100 and counting, John Williams owns the record for the most Oscar nominations for a living person. Re-live the excitement and enjoy favorite melodies from films such as E.T., Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Broadway never had a beat like this! The hits of modern Broadway come alive with a dazzling lineup of star-power singers and our own college choruses from University of North Florida, Jacksonville University and FSCJ bursting with energy. With songs from blockbuster musicals like West Side Story, Grease, Wicked and Fame, this concert is filled with one great moment to the next.

Fresh off the heels of a new album release, the group performs an eclectic variety of original tunes and forgotten classics, bringing a distinctively modern touch to songs from bygone eras and exotic lands.

Conductor’s Club Members are invited to an Intermission Reception.

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Michael Butterman Returns to the JSO Stage

French Fusion

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Latin Fusion

Stephanie Jeong Plays Paganini


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We invite you to fuse your evening’s entertainment together for a complete experience at the Times-Union Center. Enjoy a tastefully arranged variety of symphonic gems introduced from the stage by our artists, pre-concert food based on the concert theme, and time to stay and mingle afterwards with audiences and musicians. Plans are in the works for visual art, jazz and acoustic music and more entertaining elements, all at this great location on the St. Johns River. October 9, 2009

German Fusion

Michael Butterman, conductor Kevin Reid, horn Christopher Dwyer, horn Alexei Romanenko, cello

January 29, 2010

French Fusion

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Peter Wright, clarinet

March 12, 2010

Italian Fusion

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Stephanie Jeong, violin

2009-10 Yvonne Charvot Barnett Young Artist

April 9, 2010

Latin Fusion

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Peter Soave, bandoneon

Conductor Michael Butterman returns to the JSO stage for a celebration of music from Berlin to Vienna. Our own Kevin Reid and Christopher Dwyer collaborate on Beethoven’s Duo for Two Horns and Alexei Romanenko dazzles in a performance of Schumann’s Cello Concerto. Works from Mozart, Schubert and “The Waltz King” Johann Strauss, Jr. will also add to the musical festivities.

Join the JSO and clarinetist Peter Wright for a night showcasing the crème de la crème of French music, highlighting romantic and mystical works from composers Milhaud, Ravel, and Gounod, along with Wright’s performance of Bozza’s Clarinet Concerto. And because no French musical showcase would be complete without it, you’ll hear a suite from Bizet’s Carmen.

Enjoy a night of Old World Italy with Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring Stephanie Jeong, who captured the highest award at the 2008 Paganini Competition. Fabio Mechetti and the JSO highlight the Italian inspirations of Rossini and Puccini, as well as Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances.

Sounds from Argentina to Andalusia set the stage with works such as Falla’s Three Cornered Hat, Copland’s Latin-American Sketches and Piazzolla’s Concerto for Bandoneon, the accordion-like instrument that creates the essential tango sound.

Log on to jaxsymphony.org for a complete program list.

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The Julius N. Frankel Foundation presents MOZART’S OPERA

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Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. J I M A N D J A N M O R A N T H E AT E R

Fabio Mechetti, conductor Kyle Marrero, stage director Mozart’s comic wit strikes again in perfect style for Valentine’s Day weekend. Two guys boast that their fiancées would never stray, so their buddy challenges them to a wager. “All women are fickle,” he claims. They then try to seduce each other’s betrothed in disguise as a test of their beloved’s faithfulness. How far will this gamble go? When love is true, it passes all tests. Fiordiligi – Barbara Shirvis • Dorabella – Elizabeth DeShong Guglielmo – Philip Cutlip • Ferrando – Stanford Olsen Despina – Jane Redding • Don Alfonso – Stephen Bryant Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Opera in two acts. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Fabio Mechetti, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin

Guest artist sponsored by Brooks Celebrate the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s 60-year legacy with special guest Itzhak Perlman. Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman is synonymous with landmark events, including one from our history – the grand opening of the JSO’s new home in the Times-Union Center.


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See page 10 for more about our Pops concerts. See page 13 for more about our Fusion concerts.

German Fusion

October 9, 2009 (CC) Michael Butterman, conductor Alexei Romanenko, cello*

Schumann Cello Concerto* Mozart Symphony No.34 Strauss Pizzicato Polka Strauss Thunder and Lightning Polka

Chaplin at the Symphony with Dan Kamin October 23, 2009 (CP) Grant Cooper, conductor Dan Kamin, guest artist

Beethoven’s Eroica November 20, 2009 (CC) Michael Butterman, conductor

Hailstork An American Port of Call Beethoven Symphony No. 3

Holiday Pops

December 11, 2009 (CP) Concert sponsored by Westminster Woods Scott Terrell, conductor Lynn Roberts, guest artist

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French Fusion

January 29, 2010 (CC) Fabio Mechetti, conductor Peter Wright, clarinet*

Milhaud The Creation of the World Bozza Clarinet Concerto* Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess Bizet Carmen: Suite No. 2

John Williams Spectacular

February 19, 2010 (CP)

Concert sponsored by Raymond James & Associates Michael Krajewski, conductor

Broadway Rocks!

March 5, 2010 (CP) Steven Reineke, conductor Christina Norrup, Mark Willett, Kirsten Bracken and Zachary Prince, guest artists

Italian Fusion

March 12, 2010 (CC) Fabio Mechetti, conductor Stephanie Jeong, violin* Rossini

La scala di seta (The Silken Staircase): Overture

Paganini Puccini

Violin Concerto No. 1* Capriccio sinfonico

Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto

April 16, 2010 (CC) Fabio Mechetti, conductor Arnaldo Cohen, piano* Szewczyk Rachmaninoff

First Coast Fanfare Fresh Ink Commission – (World Premiere) Piano Concerto No. 3*

Cirque de la Symphonie May 21, 2010 (CP) Michael Krajewski, conductor Cirque de la Symphonie, guest artists

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The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s popular Plugged In Series spotlights the defining moments by the artists who created the era we call Classic Rock. Each concert is a sonic journey, with rock bands and captivating lead vocalists, backed by the power of a live symphony orchestra.

October 10, 2009

The Music of Eric Clapton

Jeff Christmas, conductor • Rik Emmett, guitar and lead vocalist with band

January 30, 2010

Woodstock’s Greatest Hits

Concert sponsored by David A. Stein

Jeff Christmas, conductor • Neil Donell, Karen LeBlanc, and Aaron Macdonald, vocalists with band

March 13, 2010

The Music of James Taylor

Jeff Christmas, conductor • Neil Donell, lead vocalist with band

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P A S S P O R T 10 C O N C E R T S – YO U R C H O I C E $5 0 0

Is your schedule too busy?

Then PASSPORT is for you!

Purchasing a subscription saves you money over single tickets. And with excellent benefits, subscriptions are a better value than ever. Another way to subscribe is with PASSPORT. For $500, PASSPORT can save you up to 20% per concert ticket and gives you the flexibility to choose ten admissions to series concerts. Two people can attend five concerts, five people can attend two concerts, or you can attend all ten, whichever you prefer. Call our box office when you’re ready to redeem your passport tickets and we’ll provide you with the best available seats. Areas A and F are based on availability. (Passport is not redeemable for Oklahoma!, Cosi fan tutte, Itzhak Perlman or any other special concerts.)

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The Coffee Passport gives you eight Coffee Series admissions, and the flexibility to choose any combination of tickets. One person can attend eight concerts; two can attend four concerts; and so on. (Coffee Passport is only valid for Coffee Series concerts.)


H O L I D AY S Fri., Dec. 4, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Jim and Jan Moran Theater Michael Butterman, conductor

First Coast Nutcracker

Enter the world of childlike imagination as the enchanting First Coast Nutcracker showcases internationally acclaimed dancers, our area’s finest dance corps and Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies performed live by your JSO.

Holiday Pops Encore

Celebrate the season as the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra brings you wonderful melodies with symphonic yuletide favorites. Lynn Roberts, songbird extraordinaire, joins the festivities while the Symphony Chorus and Children’s Chorus will warm your hearts.

Sat., Dec. 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Sun., Dec. 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Scott Terrell, conductor Lynn Roberts, guest artist Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

Handel’s Messiah

Sponsored by St. Vincent’s HealthCare Sat., Dec. 19 2009 at 8:00 p.m. Michael Butterman, conductor Awet Andemicael, soprano Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano Alex Richardson, tenor Dean Elzinga, baritone Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Amidst the frenzied hustle and bustle, it’s difficult to find an oasis of sanity where the meaning of Christmas isn’t trampled upon. We have your oasis – Handel’s Messiah. Hallelujah!


Oklahoma! Fri., Sept. 18, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Sun., Sept. 20, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.

Friday concert sponsored by The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony Michael Butterman, conductor Tod Booth, director

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical tale of love, community and patriotic passion in the heart of rural America was modern Broadway’s first real phenomenon. Its colorful costumes, brilliant choreography and beloved songs like “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “Surrey With The Fringe On Top” and “People Will Say We’re In Love” have made it a timeless classic. The cast of the Alhambra Theatre joins the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for a semi-staged concert production of the complete musical in the Times-Union Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall.

Join the Symphony Guild for an Opening Night Celebration! Call 358-1479 for more information.

S P E C I A L S The Music of Pink Floyd

Welcome to “The Machine” – a band whose sole focus is to make every show an authentic Floydian experience, with dramatic lighting, video and theatrics, enhancing and expanding the sonic depths of Pink Floyd.

Cirque de la Symphonie

Cirque nouveau-style acrobats and artists return to the JSO stage to meet the full power of symphonic sound.

Sat., May 8, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Christopher Confessore, conductor The Machine, guest artists Jim and Jan Moran Theater

Fri. & Sat., May 21, 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Michael Krajewski, conductor

Fresh Ink – Florida Composers’ Competition Sponsored by Yvonne and Cecil West

Additional funding provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

Listen with composers from across Florida to the live sounds of their newest creations. Wed., May 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. (Final Concert) Reading Sessions: May 25 and 26 (Times TBA)

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The Weaver Family Foundation Music Education Series The Jacksonville Symphony’s Arts Access initiative is designed to present music to the widest audience possible. By increasing cooperation among our many constituencies, Arts Access encompasses a broad spectrum of musical activities which engage, educate and enrich our community. Each year, close to 80,000 children participate in the Jacksonville Symphony’s extensive array of educational concerts, designed to grow along with students. For information on these and many other programs, call (904) 354-5657 or email education@jaxsymphony.org. A popular new feature is the Sound Check Card, the student pass to the Jacksonville Symphony. The Sound Check Card gives students access to every JSO Masterworks, Friday Fusion and Coffee Series concert for an entire season.

Sound Check One card. One price. $25. Call (904) 354-5547 or log on to jaxsymphony.org. A R T S

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TA R G E T

F A M I LY 4 C O N C E R T S – S U N D AY S

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R E S E R V E D A D U LT $5 0

$3 8

October 25, 2009

Symphonic Spooktacular The Classical Clown Grant Cooper, conductor Dan Kamin, guest artist

December 13, 2009

JSYO Sounds of the Season Scott Gregg, conductor

January 24, 2010

Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs & Ham Christopher Confessore, conductor Maria Jette, guest artist

February 21, 2010

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Christopher Confessore, conductor Tim Marrone, guest artist

&© Dr. Seuss Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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3:00

PM

PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES

RESERVED CHILD $3 8

$2 2

AT

2:00

PM

GENERAL ADMISSION $1 5

The Classical Clown battles the maestro for control of the orchestra. You’ll be laughing out of your seat and your kids will discover classics by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Strauss and more. Wear your costume!

Young listeners will enjoy watching the “big kids” in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Philharmonic play yuletide favorites.

Go GREEN! Join us for a musical romp through this Dr. Seuss classic and go green with more music and activities celebrating the earth, nature and the environment.

Here’s Mr. Wolf’s story. He huffs, and he puffs, and he has a very bad sneezing cold. He also needs a cup of sugar for his granny’s birthday cake. Watch author Jon Scieszka’s story come to life, then you decide – Big Bad Wolf… or frame-up?


PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES

J A C K S O N V I L L E S Y M P H O N Y Y O U T H O R C H E S T R A 3 CONCERTS – GENERAL ADMISSION A D U LT

CHILD

$2 0

$1 3

The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra assembles the most talented young musicians from all over the First Coast into one of the finest youth orchestra programs in the region. The JSYO offers comprehensive orchestral training to more than 200 students ranging from first grade through early college, comprising six ensembles, and led by a team of professional conductors and coaches.

Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Fall Concert Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Spring Concert

Friday, May 7, 2010, at 8:00 pm

Major/Minor Concert With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra


S U P P O R T One Of The First Coast’s Greatest Assets 60 YEARS OF GREAT MUSIC! YOUR SUPPORT IS THE KEY. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra serves as a cultural beacon for Northeast Florida and is critical to the First Coast’s identity, quality of life and economic viability. Since ticket purchases alone cover less than half the cost associated with presenting an orchestral performance, friends like you play a crucial role in making up the difference. By becoming a member of the Jacksonville Symphony through donating to the annual fund, you help preserve the exceptional quality of symphonic music in our community. Your donations to the Jacksonville Symphony Association are tax deductible and may also qualify for a matching grant from your employer. Please consider making a gift to the Jacksonville Symphony Association in your estate plan. For information and a complete list of donor benefits, call Lynn Evans at (904) 354-1473.

HARMONY CLUB Emissary Associate Contributors Supporter

$1 - $99 $100 - $299 $300 - $549 $550 - $1,249

CONDUCTOR’S CLUB Prelude Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Fabio Mechetti Society Baton Society

$1,250 - $2,249 $2,250 - $3,499 $3,500 - $4,999 $5,000 - $9,999 $10,000 - $24,999 $25,000 - $49,999 $50,000+ p a g e

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V O L U N T E E R

O R G A N I Z AT I O N S

Get Involved and Play Your Part JSO volunteer organizations offer a variety of rewarding opportunities to share camaraderie and play a part in the Jacksonville Symphony’s success. Online: www.jaxsymphony.org/volunteer

ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony) ARIAS’ primary goals are to bring the JSO to Amelia Island, to encourage Nassau residents to attend Symphony concerts, and to provide music education to children in Nassau County Schools through JSO performances and an Instrument Zoo. ARIAS also sponsors a scholarship program, a fund-raising dinner/concert and more. Information: (904) 261-0105

BRASS (Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony) The members of BRASS support the JSO by encouraging and facilitating concert attendance, contributing to special events and programs, and raising funds for new instruments. BRASS provides music education to Beaches-area students through JSO performances and an Instrument Zoo and holds the “BRASS Ring” scholarship competition. Information: (904) 285-1139 · BRASSmembership@jaxsymphony.org

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY CHORUS The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus has been making great music with the JSO for 25 years. Led by Jon O. Carlson, the all-volunteer Chorus includes some of our area’s finest voices who share the spirit of singing great choral music. Information and audition dates: (904) 354-5479, ext. 221 · www.jaxsymphonychorus.org

THE GUILD OF THE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY The Guild strives to create strong community support for the JSO. Fundraising activities include the Symphony Showhouse, Holiday Boutique and the “Music for Your Eyes” painted violins. Outreach and special events include the Instrument Zoo, Harmony Grants, Opening Night Pops Party, Coffee Concerts, RAKEs (random acts of kindness for musicians) and more. Information: (904) 358-1479

OPUS (The Jacksonville Symphony’s Young Professionals Group) OPUS hosts pre-concert parties and special events at local hot spots. Young professionals are a driving force and their cultural participation leads to a thriving city. OPUS membership includes a voucher for two JSO tickets. Information: opusjacksonville@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER USHERS At each JSO concert, our Volunteer Ushers make you feel welcome, help you find your seat, and contribute toward making every event run smoothly. To find out how to join this great team, contact JSO House Manager Kimberly Gustafson at (904) 807-1003 or email kgustafson@jaxsymphony.org.

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The Jacksonville Symphony is proud to introduce some of our most important music makers. Thank you to our sponsors!

Special Gift in Honor of

Together with Joannie & Russell Newton and Brooke & Hap Stein

The Julius N. Frankel Foundation

Ruth Conley

The DuBow Family Foundation

The Roger L. and Rochelle S. Main Charitable Trust AAA Travel • Yvonne Charvot Barnett • BB&T • Buffet Crampon Burdette Ketchum • CIT Group • Coggin Automotive Group • CSX Corporation Cypress Village Brookdale Senior Living • Fazzini’s Coffee & Tea The Florida Times-Union • The Guild Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony Jacksonville Greyhound Racing • The Kahn Family Foundation Mayo Clinic • Omni Jacksonville Hotel • Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Regions • St. Vincent’s HealthCare • Shacter Family Foundation David A. Stein • Yvonne and Cecil West • Westminster Woods EDUCATION SPONSORS Bob and Lynne Alligood • Bank of America • Cummer Family Foundation • Duval County School Board JM Family Enterprises • Jim Moran Foundation • MPS Group • The Players Championship Publix Super Markets Charities • SunTrust • The Weaver Family Foundation • Winn-Dixie Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts IN-KIND SPONSORS AT&T Real Yellow Pages • Clear Channel Outdoor • Dana’s Limousine & Transportation FOLIO Weekly • Steinway & Sons

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S U B S C R I B E R

B E N E F I T S

Priority Seating

Season subscribers enjoy the opportunity to purchase the best available seats at all Jacksonville Symphony special events before tickets go on sale to the general public.

Discount Pre-paid Parking

Save close to $10 per concert! For just $20, subscribers enjoy pre-paid parking for the entire season in the Garage adjacent to the Omni Hotel after 5 p.m. Valid for Masterworks, Friday Fusion, Family, PASSPORT, Plugged In and Pops subscribers only. (Not valid for Coffee Series) Voucher Required. Parking is non-assigned and non-transferable.

Free Ticket Exchanges

Discounts on Single Tickets

Restaurant Discounts

Ticket Reprint Service

Tax Credit

How to Order By Phone: 904-354-5547 Speak with a customer service representative. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 90 minutes before the start of the concert (no phone service). Online: Log on to www.jaxsymphony.org. Mail: Fill out the attached form and mail to: Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra 300 Water St., Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32202

As a subscriber, you have the privilege of exchanging your tickets for regular series concerts, free of charge. Charges may result from exchanging to a higher price ticket (seat locations are offered based on availability). Exchanges are not permitted for Special Concerts, such as Messiah, Nutcracker, Cosi fan tutti, Perlman, or the Pipe Organ Concert Series

Season subscribers save up to $5 per ticket on additional single-concert ticket purchases for regular series concerts. (Excluding Special Concerts, such as Messiah, Nutcracker, Cosi fan tutte or Itzhak Perlman).

The Jacksonville Symphony is partnering with the area’s finest restaurants to make the Symphony experience even more enjoyable for our subscribers! Call Bill Cosnotti at (904) 356-0426 for details.

We will replace your lost tickets FREE. Call Patron Services or come to the “Will-Call” window the day of the performance and we will accommodate you

If your ticket will go unused, return it to our box office 48 hours before the event (or fax a copy of torn tickets) and receive a tax credit for the amount of the ticket. Groups: Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. Call (904) 356-0426 for info. Fax: 904-354-9238 Come See Us: Receive personal service at the Symphony Box Office. Address and hours are listed at left. Concert Updates: Log on to jaxsymphony.org and sign up for SoundBytes, our email newsletter. You’ll receive insider information on concerts, guest artists, educational programs and community activities.

Directions: Jacoby Symphony Hall is located in the Times-Union Center at 300 Water St., next to the Jacksonville Landing on the St Johns River. Parking, map and directions are on our website at www.jaxsymphony.org.


RESERVED SEASON TICKET PRICING SECTION

A,F

SECTION

B,G

MASTERWORKS TEN CONCERTS $600 $520 MASTERWORKS SEVEN CONCERTS $420 $364 POPS $480 $416 PLUGGED IN $180 $156 FAMILY (ADULT) A,F – $50 B,G,J – $38

SECTION

SECTION

SECTION

C,H,M

D

J,L

$380 $270 $266 $189 $304 $216 $114 $81 (CHILD) A,F – $38 B,G,J – $22

$200 $140 $160 $60

GENERAL ADMISSION SEASON TICKET PRICING COFFEE TEN – $195

COFFEE PASSPORT – $185

COFFEE CLASSICS (5) – $120 COFFEE POPS (5) – $120 FRIDAY FUSION – $132 FRIDAY FUSION WITH FOOD – $167 FAMILY – $15 JSYO ADULT – $20 • JSYO CHILD – $13

PASSPORT – $500

JACOBY HALL SINGLE TICKETS

**SINGLE TICKETS

SECTION

SECTION

SECTION

SECTION

SECTION

A,F

B,G

C,H,M

D

J,L

$66

$56

$41

$31

$26

** MASTERWORKS, POPS, PLUGGED IN, MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, OKLAHOMA

ITZHAK PERLMAN $120 $71 $61 $51 FRIDAY FUSION: GENERAL ADMISSION – $38 GENERAL ADMISSION WITH FOOD – $48 COFFEE CLASSICS: GENERAL ADMISSION – $27 COFFEE POPS: GENERAL ADMISSION – $35

MORAN THEATER SINGLE TICKETS FIRST COAST NUTCRACKER OPERA: COSI FAN TUTTE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD

PIT–$75

$37

AREA

AREA

AREA

AREA

1 $43 $95 $57

2 $33 $65 $47

3 $23 $45 $37

4 $18 $35 $27

All ticket prices subject to premium pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions Where should I park at the Times-Union Center? Subscribers to Masterworks, Friday Fusion, Passport, Plugged In, Family or Pops Series can purchase series parking vouchers for the garage adjacent to the Omni Jacksonville Hotel for only $20 for the entire season. The Times-Union Center is a multi-use facility and two or more events often occur simultaneously. We strongly advise that you allow ample time for parking. For more information on parking, and to see a parking map, log on to www.jaxsymphony.org. Is there handicapped seating available? Handicapped and wheelchair-accessible seating are only available through the JSO Box Office, by phone at (904) 354-5547 or in person, and cannot be purchased online. Our Box Office is happy to assist with special seating arrangements for persons with disabilities. What if I arrive late? Latecomers are seated after the conclusion of the first work on the program. Patrons who leave the hall during the performance will not be reseated until after the completion of the piece, and there will be no seating break during any work. At the end of intermission, bell tones will signal you to return to your seats. Please show courtesy to the performers by remaining at your seat (applauding, of course) through the final ovation. May we bring children? Children ages five years and over are welcome at all symphony concerts. Children of all ages are welcome at Family Series concerts, First Coast Nutcracker, Youth Orchestra and Young People’s concerts. Every child over the age of one requires a ticket and supervision at concerts in Jacoby Symphony Hall. What was I thinking? Cameras and recording devices may not be brought into the concert hall. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding conversations/talking during concerts.


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SUNDAY

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FRIDAY

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3

SUNDAY 4

Fly Me to the Moon 10

11

12

8

13

9

Coffee 11 a.m.

10

Music of Eric Clapton

German Fusion 17

18

19

15

20

16

Oklahoma! 24

25

26

17

22

27

23

24

Chaplin at the Symphony 30

SATURDAY

6

7

12

13

SUNDAY 8

Carmina Burana

THURSDAY 3

15

20 Coffee 11 a.m.

21

SATURDAY

4

5

6

10

11

Coffee 11 a.m.

12

Encore 2 p.m.

Holiday Pops 22

17

18

19

27

13 JSYO Holiday

Holiday Pops 20

Handel’s Messiah

Beethoven’s Eroica 26

SUNDAY

First Coast Nutcracker

Sandi Patty – American Salute 19

31

FRIDAY

Fall Concert 14

Symphonic Spooktacular

D E C E M B E R

N O V E M B E R 5

25

Coffee 11 a.m.

29

FRIDAY

18

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Lincoln Portrait

THURSDAY

11

28

29

24

25

26

31

MASTERWORKS

PLUGGED IN

POPS

FA M I LY

FUSION

SPECIALS

COFFEE

YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Masterworks Thursdays – 7:30 p.m. • Masterworks Fridays/Saturdays - 8:00 p.m. Pops Fridays and Saturdays – 8:00 p.m. • Fusion Fridays – 7:30 p.m. Coffee Fridays – 11:00 a.m. • Family Sundays – 3:00 p.m. • Plugged In – 8:00 p.m All concerts are in Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center unless otherwise noted. All programs, dates and artists are subject to change. Photography by Laird, Barry Rabinowitz and Bradley Stookey.

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F E B R U A R Y

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SATURDAY

SUNDAY

THURSDAY 4

FRIDAY 5

SATURDAY 6

SUNDAY 7

Van Cliburn Gold 7

8

9

10

11

12

13

17

18

19

20

Itzhak Perlman 14

15

16

Cosi fan tutte

22

23

29

Coffee 11 a.m.

25

24

Green Eggs and Ham

A Tribute to Ray Charles 28

30

26

5

6

12 Coffee 11 a.m.

13

Chee-Yun, Mozart & Brahms

19

THURSDAY

26

3

4

8

9

10

11

17

18

Latin Fusion 21

27

15

16 Coffee 11 a.m.

Rachmaninoff ’s Third Concerto 28

22

23

29

30

Pink Martini

M AY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

6

7

SATURDAY

8

13

14

SUNDAY

9

Music of Pink Floyd

Major/Minor 15

16

Pictures at an Exhibition 20

21

Coffee 11 a.m.

22

23

Cirque de la Symphonie 28 May 25-26

Fresh Ink

29

SUNDAY

2

Romantic Mendelssohn & Bruckner 25

SATURDAY

Spring Concert 14

20

FRIDAY

1

Music of James Taylor

Italian Fusion 18

SUNDAY 7

Broadway Rocks! 11

28

A P R I L

SATURDAY

Coffee 11 a.m.

3 Little Pigs

31

M A R C H FRIDAY

4

27

21

Woodstock’s Greatest Hits

French Fusion

THURSDAY

Coffee 11 a.m.

John Williams Spectacular

Organ Symphony Celebration 21

14

30

24

25


SEPT. 2010

ANNE AKIKO MEYERS

NOV. 2009

CARMINA BURANA

ORFF

MAR. 2010

PINK MARTINI

JAN. 2010

TRIBUTE TO RAY CHARLES

JAN. 2010

60TH

PERLMAN

FEB. 2010

COSI FAN TUTTE

OPERA

FEB. 2010

CHEE-YUN

JAN. 2010

ITZHAK PERLMAN J A C K S O N V I L L E

O R C H E ST R A

3 0 0 W AT E R S T R E E T, S T E . 2 0 0 JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202

S Y M P H O N Y

JACKSONVILLE, FL PERMIT NO. 3442

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