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J ACKS ON VI LLE SYM P HON Y ORCHEST RA Fabio Mechetti, Music Director and Principal Conductor Haskell Endowed Chair

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2011-2012 SEASON! O CTO B E R

2011

TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH SYMPHONY P

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series Thu. Oct. 6, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Fri., & Sat., Oct. 7 & 8, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Los Angeles Guitar Quartet*

The Kessler Fund dedicates this event to the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global network promoting peace through the power of music.

As fate knocks on the door, Tchaikovsky takes you through an emotional crescendo from timid to triumphant. MONCAYO Huapango RODRIGO Concierto Andaluz* TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

How to Order: MUSIC AND DANCE P

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Fusion Series

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE NOW. SINGLE-CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE AFTER AUGUST 15.

Thu., Oct. 13, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. – Pre-concert music and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 14, 2011, at 11 a.m.

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Michael Butterman, conductor • Guest dancers from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Jacksonville University*

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SEPTEMBER

Folk dances by Béla Bartók, Astor Piazzolla’s sizzling Tangazo, and Mexico’s beloved Danzon No. 2 of Arturo Marquez. Dancers give movement to three pieces, each presenting a unique interpretation of the music. BARTÓK Dance Suite NIELSEN Helios Overture (with choreography)* ZAPPA G-Spot Tornado (with choreography)* PIAZZOLLA Tangazo (with choreography)* MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2

2011

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series

GERSHWIN PIANO CONCERTO P

Pops Series

Fri. & Sat., Sep. 23 & 24, 2011, at 8 p.m. Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Conrad Tao, piano*

THE 1950S - THE GOLDEN AGE OF BLACK AND WHITE P Fri. & Sat., Oct. 21 & 22, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Sponsored by Haskell Company

Stuart Chafetz, conductor • Chapter Six, vocal sextet

An all-American extravaganza opens the season, with masterpieces that defined the American sound.

Karen Murphy, vocalist • Farah Alvin, vocalist

IVES Variations on America GERSHWIN Concerto in F* COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Don’t touch that dial! Flash back to the fabulous fifties with favorite show themes from this magical decade.

SYMPHONIC SPOOKTACULAR P Family Series

A TRIBUTE TO SATCHMO P

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Pops Series Fri., Sep. 30, 2011, at 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 1, 2011, at 8 p.m. Featuring Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals Michael Krajewski, conductor

Coffee concert sponsored by Raymond James and Associates Pops series concerts sponsored by Regency Centers, together with Joannie & Russell Newton and Brooke & Hap Stein

With the passion and swagger of Louis Armstrong himself, Byron Stripling headlines a fantastic evening of Jazz and Swing.

Sun., Oct. 30, 2011, at 3 p.m.

Conductor to be announced • Mark O’Brien, illusionist

A howling good time! A concert with thrills, chills and a little magic! Kids - Wear your costumes.

P – Available for Passport Series Redemption.

All concerts are in Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center unless otherwise noted. All programs, dates and artists are subject to change.


NOVEMBER

2011

SIBELIUS’ SECOND SYMPHONY P

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series Thu., Nov. 3, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Nov. 4 & 5, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Rossen Milanov, conductor • Chloë Hanslip, violin*

Sponsored by Jacksonville Greyhound Racing

Sibelius led the charge of nationalism with his second symphony. Also, young Chloë Hanslip plays the Dvor´` ák Violin Concerto. TAN DUN Dragon and Phoenix Overture DVOR ÁK Violin Concerto* • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 v

CELEBRATE AMERICA P Pops Series

Fri. & Sat., Nov. 11 & 12, 2011, at 8 p.m. Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band Michael Krajewski, conductor

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Pops Series

HOLIDAY POPS

Fri., Dec. 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. P Fri. & Sat., Dec. 9 & 10, 2011, at 8 p.m. P Sun., Dec. 11, 2011, at 3 p.m. Michael Butterman, conductor • Benjamin Brecher, tenor Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and special guests from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

Coffee concert sponsored by Westminster Woods Fri. & Sat. evening concerts sponsored by Stein Mart Sunday Matinee sponsored by EverBank

Enjoy sparkling Holiday favorites with orchestra and chorus, featuring Irish tenor Benjamin Brecher, who brought the house down in last season’s Celtic Celebration. FIRST COAST NUTCRACKER Fri., Dec. 16, 2011, at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 17, 2011, at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sun., Dec 18, 2011, at 2 p.m. Jim and Jan Moran Theater

Friday concert sponsored by David A. and Linda Stein

Matthew Kraemerzz, conductor • Rhonda Stampalia, choreographer

Often lauded “the greatest military chorus in the world,” the Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band performs a tribute to Veterans.

Enter the magical world of childlike imagination at one of Jacksonville’s greatest holiday traditions. MICHAEL W. SMITH

MOZART JUPITER SYMPHONY P

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series Thu., Nov. 17, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Nov. 18 & 19, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano* Jacksonville Symphony Chorus* Jacksonville University Concert Choir*

Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, at 8 p.m. Jim and Jan Moran Theater Michael W. Smith, special guest

One of today’s most acclaimed contemporary Christian artists, Michael W. Smith’s heartwarming performance of holiday favorites is sure to delight the whole family.

Sponsored by Roger L. and Rochelle S. Main Charitable Trust

Mozart’s final symphony is the pinnacle of his orchestral writing.

TOAST! TO THE NEW YEAR!

MOZART The Abduction from the Seraglio Overture MOZART Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky*

Conductor and special guests to be announced

DECEMBER

Dec. 31, 2011, at 8:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Last year’s inaugural bash was such a hit, we’re on our way to starting a new tradition.

2011

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

JANUARY

2012

Sat., Dec. 3, 2011, at 8 p.m. Michael Butterman, conductor Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano • Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano Matt Morgan, tenor • Matt Boehler, baritone Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

JOSHUA BELL

Handel’s masterpiece to this day is one of the most famous oratorios ever written. Hallelujah!

Concert sponsored by Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Guest artist sponsored by Brooks

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI P

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Pops Series

Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, at 8 p.m. Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Joshua Bell, violin

PREMIERE EVENT! The phenomenal Joshua Bell, in concert with the Jacksonville Symphony performing Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto.

Family Series

Sun., Dec. 4, 2011, at 3 p.m. Michael Butterman, conductor

Concert sponsored by EverBank

Jim and Della are a young married couple, very much in love but facing very difficult financial times. At Christmas, each makes a truly generous sacrifice to give the other a very special gift.

BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD P

Fri., Jan. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. Fri. & Sat., Jan. 13 & 14, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Steven Reineke, conductor Ashley Brown, soprano • Ryan Silverman, tenor

Selections from Wicked, Jersey Boys, Singin’ in the Rain, Star Wars and more.

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ORCHESTRAL BLOCKBUSTERS P

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series

Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Inon Barnatan, piano*

Thu. Feb. 16, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 17 & 18, 2012, at 8 p.m.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series Fri. & Sat., Jan. 20 & 21, 2012, at 8 p.m.

Sponsored by Baptist Health and Mayo Clinic

Sunny Spain as seen by Rimsky-Korsakov, Renaissance Rome captured by Berlioz, and Tchaikovsky’s astounding 2nd piano concerto. BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Second Piano Concerto* RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol

MOZART CELEBRATION P

BRAHMS FOURTH SYMPHONY P

Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Terrence Wilson, piano* Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin* • Tahirah Whittington, cello*

Thrill to the last of Brahms’ great symphonies. Also, celebrate the Ritz Chamber Players’ 10th anniversary. SINGLETON After the Fallen Crumbs (not on Coffee) BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto* BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Fusion Series Fri., Jan. 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. Fri., Jan. 27, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert music and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Celebrate Mozart’s birthday with your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, led by Fabio Mechetti. MOZART The Magic Flute Overture MOZART A Musical Joke MOZART “Posthorn” Serenade

THE FIREBIRD P Family Series

Sun., Jan. 29, 2012, at 3 p.m. Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Featuring giant shadow puppets by Madcap Puppet Theater. Giant shadow puppets join the Jacksonville Symphony to bring Stravinsky’s sizzling ballet score to life.

CANADIAN BRASS P

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Pops Series Fri., Feb. 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. Fri. & Sat. Feb. 24 & 25, 2012, at 8 p.m. Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Coffee concert sponsored by Raymond James & Associates

The hallmark of a Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, virtuosity and - most of all - fun.

MARCH

2012

BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Sat., Mar. 3, 2012, at 8 p.m. Jim and Jan Moran Theater Choreographed by Louis van Amstel Featuring Alec Mazo & Edyta Sliwinska

Sponsored by The DuBow Family Foundation

If you like “Dancing with the Stars,” you’ll love this show!

FEBRUARY

2012

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ORCHESTRA WITH FILM Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Matthew Kraemer, conductor

Sponsored by Adecco Group

The film that began Disney's blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" series will be screened in Jacoby Hall, with live accompaniment of the original soundtrack by your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

BEETHOVEN SEVENTH SYMPHONY P

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series Thur., Mar. 8, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., March 9 & 10, 2012, at 8 p.m. Mei Ann Chen, conductor • Eric Olson, oboe*

The momentum of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is unstoppable. HUANG Saibei Dance CORIGLIANO Oboe Concerto* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

CLASSICAL MADNESS P Fusion Series

LA BOHEME Sat., Feb. 11, 2012, at 8 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 16, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert music and appetizers at 6:30 p.m.

Jim and Jan Moran Theater

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Presented by The Julius N. Frankel Foundation

Just like the basketball tournament, Classical Madness is a head-to-head showdown of the all-time favorite symphonic works.

Fabio Mechetti conducts Puccini’s heartbreaking masterpiece, featuring award winning sets from New York City Opera. Fabio Mechetti, conductor • A. Scott Parry, stage director Rodolfo – Dinyar Vania • Mimi – Inna Dukach • Marcello – Troy Cook Musetta – Yali-Marie Williams • Colline – Matthew Curran Schaunard – Rob Tudor • Benoit/Alcindoro – Bobb Robinson Jacksonville Symphony Chorus • Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

PETER AND THE WOLF P Family Series

Sun., Mar. 18, 2012, at 3 p.m.

Conductor to be announced Featuring giant puppets by Madcap Puppet Theater

Friends to friends. Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Follow along @jaxsymphony

Prokofiev’s introduction to the instruments of the orchestra comes out of the countryside and into the bustling city, featuring giant puppets by Madcap Puppet Theater.


BOND AND BEYOND P

Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Pops Series

M AY

2012

Fri., Mar. 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. Fri. & Sat., Mar. 23 & 24, 2012, at 8 p.m.

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH P

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series

Michael Krajewski, conductor • Debbie Gravitte, vocalist

Pops concerts sponsored by The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony

Thu., May 10, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. Fri. & Sat., May 11 & 12, 2012, at 8 p.m.

The Jacksonville Symphony brings you the hit spy-film themes, from James Bond to Mission Impossible, and more. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series

Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Di Wu, piano+ • Stacey Tappan, soprano Stacey Rishoi, mezzo-soprano • Stanford Olsen, tenor Matthew Curran, bass • Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Fri. & Sat., Mar. 30 & 31, 2012, at 8 p.m.

Beethoven’s Ninth remains the consummate symphony, a stunning achievement in Western music.

LA MER P

BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy+ BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Antti Siirala, piano*

It’s a night of symphonic stories, with Debussy’s fantastic vision of the sea, a piano concerto by Prokofiev featuring Antti Siirala, and more. DUKAS Sorcerer’s Apprentice PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3* DEBUSSY La Mer R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspigel’s Merry Pranks

APRIL

JUNE

2012 Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Special Event

BEETHOVEN FIFTH SYMPHONY Fri., Jun. 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. P Sat., Jun. 2, 2012, at 8 p.m.

2012 LIFE AND TIMES OF BEETHOVEN P Mayo Clinic Coffee Series • Fusion Series

Fri., Apr. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. Fri., Apr. 13, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert music and appetizers at 6:30 p.m.

Michael Butterman, conductor • Alon Goldstein, piano

No other musical statement can match its raw power and bracing energy. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”* (Coffee Concert – 1st movement only) BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Michael Butterman, conductor • Scott Watkins, piano*

Experience the life and times of Beethoven in a typical concert format, circa 1806, featuring chamber works and excerpts from Symphony No. 4 and Piano Concerto No. 3. Symphony No. 4 (Mvt. II) • Piano Concerto No. 3 (Mvt. I)* Septet, Op. 20 (Mvts. III and V) • Symphony No. 4 (Mvts. III and IV)

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO P CONCERTO

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series

Thu., Apr. 19, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Apr 20 & 21, 2012, at 8 p.m. Fabio Mechetti, conductor • Arnaldo Cohen, piano*

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COFFEE

Jacksonville Symphony Musicians’ Pension Benefit Concert

Rachmaninoff ’s passionate Piano Concerto No. 2 is matched by the passionate artistry of Arnaldo Cohen. BEETHOVEN Grosse Fugue COPLAND Appalachian Spring RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No 2*

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE Thu., Apr. 26, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Apr. 27 & 28, 2012 at 8 p.m. P Sat., Apr. 28, 2012, at 3 p.m. Michael Krajewski, conductor Featuring aerial artist Alexander Stretslov and a cast of cirque-nouveau performers

Thu. evening performance sponsored by SunTrust Fri. & Sat. evening performances sponsored anonymously in honor of City Rescue Mission Staff

Cirque de la Symphonie returns with an all-new show that combines the best in symphonic music with the magic of aerial and acrobatic artistry.

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