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HARMONY Mid-season 2012

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Volume 3 – Edition 1

Tickets: 904.354.5547 Contributions: 904.354.1473 Online: JaxSymphony.org © 2012 Jacksonville Symphony Association

Jacksonville Symphony Season has Broad Audience Appeal

Dear Symphony Friends, Thanks to your continued support, this has been a tremendous year for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Season ticket sales have increased for the first time in four years and our diverse concert attendance has exceeded expectations nearly every week. From violinist Joshua Bell’s sold-out gala performance, to a magnificent La Bohème production, to the innovative Pirates of the Caribbean film with music, audience feedback has been wonderful.

Bell, Bohème and Beethoven

Our Musical Storybooks early childhood literacy and music program is reaching more than 1,000 underserved preschoolers. The Jump Start Strings program continues to grow while making a life-changing impact in the lives of elementary school students in at-risk areas. To help mitigate our current fragile financial situation, Florida Blue has issued a Community Challenge. For every new, increased or additional donation, Florida Blue and an anonymous donor will match those gifts up to $100,000 (see page 2). Patrons are generously committing long-term support in our new Platinum Society and donors are continuing to leave their legacy by naming chairs in Jacoby Symphony Hall. Most of all, we place you, the patron, at the center of this new model.Your interaction with the Jacksonville Symphony is unique and personal on many levels.And it is our goal that you receive the full, life-enriching benefit from your valued participation.

Stacy Ridenour, Executive Director

Join the Conversation. JSYM, you and

Follow along @jaxsymphony

L. Greene

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell headlined a sold-out Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra gala concert, presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, with Maestro Fabio Mechetti on the podium. After playing the Bruch Violin Concerto, Joshua Bell mesmerized the audience with “Meditation” from Massenet’s Thaïs as an encore. The guest artist was sponsored by Brooks. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s annual grand Joshua Bell opera production, presented by the Julius N. Frankel Foundation, rivals that of any major opera company in the country. Pictured in La Bohème is Yalí-Marie Williams, stealing the scene in the famous “Musetta’s Waltz” aria. A trio from the Ritz Chamber Players, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, cellist Tahirah Whittington and pianist Terrence Wilson, took center stage in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Part of the Florida Blue Masterworks Series, the event also celebrated the Ritz Chamber Players’ 10th La Bohème Anniversary. There’s more excitement in the weeks ahead, including Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto (April 19-21), Cirque de la Symphonie (April 26-28), the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Major/Minor Concert (May 4), and Ritz Chamber Players trio Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (May 10-12). L. Greene

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Yet while full houses are the lifeblood of an orchestra, contributed income provides the support for nearly two-thirds of our operations. The economic collapse of the last few years has posed significant financial challenges for your Jacksonville Symphony.We have recently completed a strategic planning process to address this situation and to prompt changes that we know must take place in order for your orchestra to survive and thrive. These include new initiatives in education and artistic programming as well as patron development and fundraising. The process will take time, but results are already taking effect.

Musically yours,

At mid-season, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is in full stride. Patrons by the thousands have been applauding the Orchestra’s versatility, variety and broad audience appeal. Here is just a sample of the tremendous offerings in recent weeks.

Inside: Musicians in Schools, Musical Storybooks and more.


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Double your support of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra The Florida Blue COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

The CHAIRitable Campaign Make a CHAIRitable contribution, and in return a CHAIR will be dedicated in your honor in perpetuity.

Your Name Here

will match any new, increased or additional gift up to UP TO $100,000.

Our mission is to create experiences that enrich the human spirit

For each new or increased contribution of $5,000, a chair in Jacoby symphony Hall will display the recognition of a patron’s choice. Your gift will make twice the impact! An anonymous group of donors will generously match all new special gifts up to $100,000. Make your pledge by June 30, 2012. Pledges may be paid with an installment plan over 25 months. Please contact Kaye Glover at 904.354.0580 to make your pledge. See page 20 in this month’s Encore! for a list of our CHAIRitable Donors.

Patron Development News Instrument Zoo before Family concerts.

Jump Start Strings free violin instruction.

and inspire a lifelong love of music.

We welcome two new members to the staff who are playing a key role in managing your patron experience. Toni Paz, a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), is the Jacksonville Symphony’s chief patron officer. This new position takes a holistic approach to patron relationships by combining season tickets and annual fund into one area of focus. Toni previously served as director of individual giving with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and was part of a national fellowship of marketing and fundraising professionals from orchestras around the country examining trends and discussing patron-centered environments. We welcome Toni Paz (right) and Catherine Grossholz.

Musical Storybooks, an early childhood literacy and music program.

JSYM Ensembles visit seniors who can’t attend concerts.

Donate today and take pride in knowing that you are supporting our city’s highest aspirations with world-class performances and life-enriching experiences for more than 80,000 area schoolchildren, senior citizens and community groups.

Call 904.354.4092 or donate online at JaxSymphony.org.

Our new annual fund coordinator is Catherine Grossholz, who has also been serving in a shared capacity as Symphony Guild coordinator. Catherine is retired from Bank of America where she was senior vice president, senior operational risk manger. She brings state-of-the-art experience in customer relations management to the Symphony staff.


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M A E S T R O ’ S

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Fabio Mechetti, Music Director and Principal Conductor Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Join the

Fabio Mechetti

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Music Director and Principal Conductor Haskell Endowed Chair

for

Corporate Night

Dear Patrons, This season has been filled with so many highlights and we thank you for making it all possible with your participation, enjoyment and support.With such momentum thus far, I am thrilled to share my excitement for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season.

presented by

SunTrust JSYM and SunTrust invite corporations to become members of the JSYM Corporate Club. This is an opportunity for First Coast companies to come together on one special evening to enjoy a spectacular performance of Cirque de la Symphonie in support of the Jacksonville Symphony and its roles as an economic catalyst, a music education resource, and a cultural cornerstone of our community.

As my tenure with the Jacksonville Symphony gradually comes to a close, we’ve created quite a crescendo for 2012-13. You’ll have the opportunity to experience works that rarely, if ever, have been performed here – music that I have wanted to share with you for a long time – such as Verdi’s Otello, selections from Wagner’s The Valkyrie and Britten’s War Requiem. Symbolically, the Masterworks Series begins with the same program that opened my first full season, featuring Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique.Among the many “first-time works” of my tenure will be Shostakovich’s dramatic “Leningrad” Symphony and a work by the greatest (in my opinion) living composer, Henri Dutilleux.

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The new season also coincides with Wagner’s and Verdi’s 200th anniversaries. From the former, we feature the entire first act of The Valkyrie in concert version. Celebrating the latter, we present Otello, one of the most enduring masterpieces of the operatic repertoire.

Benjamin Britten’s poignantly beautiful and inspiring War Requiem is another work I am excited to introduce. This massive production features two orchestras, three soloists, large chorus and children’s chorus. It is (also in my opinion) the greatest choral piece written in the 20th century and will certainly leave a mark in the hearts of all of us from both sides of the stage.

Become a part of the 2012-13 season right now! With such great repertoire, popular variety and special events, I urge you to renew your subscription or become a subscriber today.Along with the musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony and our incredible roster of solo artists, I can assure you that this coming season will leave an impact on you for many years to come.

Cirque de la Symphonie Cirque nouveau-style acrobatics and artistry meet the full power of a symphony orchestra.

Enjoy,

Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Times-Union Center f or the Performing Arts

Fabio Mechetti

Fine Tune Your Drive Around Town! Proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Symphony.

You could win a 3-year lease of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350. Tickets $50 each or 3 for $100. Donated by

Drawing: April 28, 2012.

Call 904.354.9136 or stop at our lobby table.

RESERVE NOW Call Terri Montville at 904.354.9136 for your tickets to Corporate Night, presented by SunTrust and your membership in the JSYM Corporate Club.


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Jump Start Strings

Childhood Literacy Through Music

This has been a banner year for Jump Start Strings (JSS), in which a growing number of students from underserved areas are taking after-school violin, cello and bass instruction from Jacksonville Symphony musicians. A new violin program will soon start up at Sadie Tillis Elementary, making it our sixth “Jump Start Strings” school. Our collaborating partner, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, has purchased nearly 136 new instruments, books and music stands for each school and the L’Engle Foundation has loaned basses. Funding for the JSS program is provided by the Cummer Family Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation and the Shacter Family Foundation.

Musical Storybooks is the Jacksonville Symphony’s new early childhood literacy and music program for underserved preschoolers in our community. The JSYM String Quartet provides the musical component to an interactive story that stimulates children’s imaginations and engages them in active listening. Sponsored in part by the Rice Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation and Carl S. Swisher Foundation, programs are held at local library branches, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and Head Start child development centers. Musical Storybooks stimulates children’s imaginations and engages them in active listening.

J SYM Ensembles in the Schools

Jump Start String students performed at the City Hall Atrium during the Holidays.

Throughout the season, Jacksonville Symphony musicians visit elementary and middle schools in Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau conuties. They also make performace visits to after-school programs as well as senior citizen centers. For most youngsters, this up-close experience with live classical music is a first. Your Jacksonville Symphony musicians are creating lifelong impressions on students with performances, instrument demonstrations, and question/ answer interactions. The Duval County ensemble program is sponsored by Target and the senior center performances are sponsored by the Cellist Vernon Humbert takes questions during a Woodcock Foundation for the Jacksonville Symphony Sting Quintet performance Appreciation of the Arts. for the Communities In Schools “Team Up” The Jacksonville Symphony Brass Ensemble performed for after-school program at S.A. Hull Elementary.

Accolades abound for our young string players. Twelve students have auditioned for LaVilla School of the Arts’ sixth grade class. The Reynolds Lane JSS were showcased at a Communities In Schools (CIS) celebration with CIS’ National Chairperson. First Coast News has spotlighted JSS in three feature segments. And JSS received noteworthy credit from Lights On After School, honoring Jacksonville as having the best after-school programs in North Florida. JSS Instructor Linda Minke is traveling in April to Campos, Brazil, along with Dan Trahey of Baltimore’s OrchKids, to take part in an International Music Seminar. “She’ll experience the El Sistema model, a national youth orchestra program established in Venezuela to fight poverty and bring joy and hope,” said JSS Coordinator Peggy Toussant. “We think Linda will bring back invaluable information to help us continue to build our Jacksonville program.”

students at Jefferson Davis Middle School.

Cover the Town with Sound

Running for a Cure

In addition to schools and senior centers, Jacksonville Symphony Ensembles performed “Cover the Town With Sound” free concerts throughout the area. Performances took place on Sunday afternoons at community locations including Palms Presbyterian Church, the Downtown Main Library, Temple Ahavath Chesed and San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church.

JSYM musicians Susan Pardue, Merryn Corsat and Marci Gurnow showed off their medals from the fifth annual 26.2 With Donna: National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. Symphony Guild members Eleanor Maxwell and Rose Littlefield also participated in the event.

At First Timothy Baptist Church, JSYM tubist James Jenkins (left) is pictured with music minister Terrence Joseph. The “Cover the Town with Sound” performance was coordinated by Jacksonville Housing Authority. Susan Pardue, Merryn Corsat and Marci Gurnow.


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Youth Orchestra Major/Minor Finale Featuring JSYO Young Artist Competition Winners The Major/Minor Concert on May 4, sponsored by Rayonier, is the showcase finale of the Publix Super Markets Charities Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra series. During this concert, the advanced JSYO ensembles play side-by-side with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Led by an outstanding team of conductors under the leadership of JSYO Music Director Scott Gregg, the event also includes a Festival of Strings in which the beginning and intermediate groups play alongside the string musicians of the JSYO Philharmonic. The Major/Minor concert also features the winners of the Youth Orchestra’s annual Young Artist Competition in solo performances with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. This year’s winners are clarinetist Brandon Mosley, who will perform a concerto by Franz Krommer, and bassist Sam Casseday, who will Sam Casseday Brandon Mosley perform a Mozart violin concerto transcription. Brandon and Sam will also receive scholarships from the Jacksonville Symphony Guild to further their musical education. The JSYO applauds the entire field of Young Artist Competition finalists, including violinist Ian Fell, hornist Connor Monday, violinist Gabriela Peña, cellist Tim Stephen, violinist Anastasia Letkemann and violinist Rachel Han.

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Community Strength Through Partnerships Community partnerships resonate far beyond the concert hall. Schools, community groups and businesses play a role in the Jacksonville Symphony’s diverse array of programs. We thank these groups and their constituents for joining with the symphony to create valuable experiences.

Jacksonville Symphony Food Drive March 30 - April 28 Benefiting Downtown Ecumenical Services Council

This year’s food drive benefiting Downtown Ecumenical Services Council runs through April 28. Bring non-perishable food donations when you come to the Symphony. Information 904.358.1479 – JaxSymphony.org.

• Bank of America Sponsors “Symphony Schools” in the city’s most critical areas, offering access to the entire variety of JSYM educational programs.

• City Rescue Mission JSYM concert dedication to honor City Rescue Mission staff and clients.

• Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC) Local beneficiary of national “Orchestras Feeding America” food drive.

• Communities In Schools Partner in our Jump Start Strings program, providing free after-school instruction in violin, cello and bass to more than 120 elementary schoolers in at-risk areas. Support provided by Cummer Family Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation and Shacter Family Foundation.

The JSYO Repertory Orchestra, led by Marguerite Richardson, pictured at the Spring Concert in March.

• Cultural Fusion The JSYM “Celebrate America” Veteran’s Day concert was part of a community-wide cultural initiative to honor those who serve our country.

• Duval County Public Schools Sponsor of Music Education Concerts and In-School Ensemble visits.

• Girl Scouts-Gateway & Boy Scouts-North Florida Scouts attend Family Series concerts annually and earn a cultural arts badge. Concerts are sponsored by the Scott-McRae Group and The Main Street America Group.

After Major/Minor, the JSYO will host the Florida Youth Orchestra Festival, June 15-17. This will be the inaugural event of a yearly festival featuring youth orchestras from around the state of Florida. The JSYO will play host to the Tallahassee Youth Symphony for the festival. The weekend will include performances, master classes, sectionals and a free public performance on Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. The performance will showcase the Tallahassee Youth Symphony and JSYO Philharmonic, filling the Jacoby Symphony Hall stage with 120 young musicians.

• Jacksonville Housing Authority Providing access to JSYM concerts for low-income families, seniors and disabled persons.

• Musical Storybooks The new JSYM early childhood literacy and music program, sponsored in part by The Rice Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation and the Carl S. Swisher Foundation. Programs are held at Jacksonville Children’s Commission, Jacksonville Public Library branches and childhood development centers including Head Start sites.

• The Salvation Army Symphony patrons contribute generously to the Forgotten Angels Toy Drive during the holidays.

• Target Sponsor of Young People’s Concerts for 4th & 5th graders and In-School Ensemble Visits.

• Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts Sponsors JSYM ensemble visits to senior citizen communities and the Prelude Concerts Teachers’ Guides for 2nd and 3rd graders.


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Searching for Next Music Director

Join the Conversation on Facebook

A recently appointed Search Committee has begun a two-year process to identify the next Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. The nine-member committee includes four Jacksonville Symphony Musicians and four Board Members, as well as one community representative. The Search Committee is chaired by longtime Jacksonville Symphony Board Member Mary Carr Patton and co-chaired by Jacksonville Symphony Principal Tubist James Jenkins. Musician members of the Committee also include Concertmaster Philip Pan, SEARCH Violinist Anna Genest and Principal Oboist Eric Olson.The Board is represented by Patton, Elizabeth Colledge, Chris Doerr and Anne Lufrano. Representing the greater Jacksonville community is Allison Korman Shelton, Board President of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. According to Patton, the first work of the Search Committee is to review a long list of potential candidates to identify those with superior musicianship and the public persona needed to engage the Jacksonville community. The selected candidates then will be invited to work with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra during the 2013-14 concert season and to meet with members of the Jacksonville community. The Committee hopes to conclude its work in 2014 by recommending to the Board the one person best suited to lead the Orchestra in fulfilling its new mission to create experiences that enrich the human spirit and inspire a lifelong love of music. Patton, Jenkins and Pan all were members of the Search Committee that selected current Music Director Fabio Mechetti, who will finish his illustrious 15-year Jacksonville Symphony engagement with the 2013-14 season. Patton previously chaired The New York Pops search committee that selected its current Music Director Steven Reineke, a familiar face to Jacksonville Symphony pops fans who have enjoyed his recent guest appearances. Patton also is a member of the Boards of The New York Pops and the League of American Orchestras.

Symphony fans are sharing great comments about their concert experiences. Join the conversation as our fan base will soon exceed 5,000. Here’s what they’ve been saying:

Fond Farewells and Best Wishes We bid farewell to a pair of staff members who have contributed so much to the Jacksonville Symphony family. In January, Lynn Evans wrapped up nearly a decade with the Development Department, serving as individual gifts administrator, and for three years as development director. Prior to that, Lynn was a Symphony Guild member and past president. Recently, Lynn and husband Randy have opened a new chapter in their lives. They will be living in Japan for the next 18 months while Randy is consulting with a passenger rail Lynn Evans and husband company in Tokyo. Lynn and Randy are Randy have relocated to immersing themselves in a new language and Japan for 18 months. culture, and attending the Tokyo Symphony. Since 1994, Phyllis Benzenberg has been a trusted concierge for thousands of patrons. After 17 seasons, many of those years as patron services manager, Phyllis has retired to do what she loves most – spending time with her grandkids, traveling, reading, walking and going to the Symphony. We know that JSYM patrons, musicians and staff will miss Lynn and Phyllis. We appreciate Phyllis Benzenberg their dedication and wish them the very best on began with the their new travels. Thank you, Lynn and Phyllis! Symphony in 1994. See you at the Symphony!

Stars of the Symphony

ANNSLEY: Your performance of Beethoven No. 7 is outstanding! Best I’ve heard. Ever. Thank you for your dedication and willingness to share such wonderful music!

CARMEN: We loved the “Bond and Beyond” concert. It was very entertaining and we laughed out loud many times. The music was delightful, as always. Each performance, I leave impressed after seeing and hearing such amazing talents! Thank you for the richness it adds to our lives. J SYM: Wow! Thank you :) VINCE: Going to see Peter and the Wolf at Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra with a boy named Peter.

DAVID: Brilliant concert last night. Mr. Olson was in great form and you have got to have Mei Ann Chen back as guest conductor soon. You guys have never sounded better! J SYM: Thank you so much! Our JSYM always aims to deliver the best to our awesome audience.

SOLOMON: Could I meet the musicians after the show? J SYM: At our Fusion Concerts, we have musicians out meeting the audience. You never know who might show up :) DARLENE (Paxon HS): I have never been to a Symphony performance of any kind until Feb. 25. The Jacksonville Symphony and Canadian Brass were extraordinary. I found myself forgetting to breathe. The entire show was delightful. I can’t wait to go again.

The spotlight belonged to Principal Oboist Eric Olson with his performance of Corigliano’s Oboe Concerto. He was congratulated by our other “star,” Ruth Conley, who attended with her family.

Facebook photo posted by Margarita.

You can also follow along on Twitter (@jaxsymphony). Or, send an email to our “Chief Excitement Officer” Camille Clement Gregg at camillegregg@me.com and she will gladly respond.

Eric Olson (third from right) with Masterworks Guest Artist Sponsor Ruth Conley (center) and her family.

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


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Housing Authority Partnership

Mark your Calendar

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Jacksonville Housing Authority to allow lowincome families, seniors and disabled persons to have the opportunity to experience the wonderful sound of music. “This has been exciting partnership and it is spreading the word that the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is fulfilling its mission to create experiences to enrich the human spirit and inspire a lifelong love of music,” said Joyce Couch, vice president of resident services for Jacksonville Housing Authority and a board member of the Jacksonville Symphony. During the fall, Jacksonville Symphony ensembles performed for seniors and disabled residents living in high-rise communities such as Hogan Creek, Centennial Towers and Twin Towers. This spring, seniors and disabled residents will be engaged in a learning experience with ElderSource and Jacksonville Transportation Authority. ElderSource has a grant to provide hands-on learning for seniors to ride the bus. This opportunity is a win-win because seniors will now know their exact bus route to attend the Jacksonville Symphony Coffee Concerts! Many of our Access to Music programs are made possible with support from the duPont Fund. In March, the young members of the Ann and David Hicks Prep Club were treated to a night at the Symphony. The 7th through 12th graders were joined by the current Hicks Scholars from the University of North Florida for this wonderful music appreciation experience. Pictured are the students along with Ann and David Hicks prior to the Jacksonville Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

We invite you to take part in Jacksonville Symphony community and fundraising activities with our donors, volunteers and affiliated groups.

The Ann and David Hicks Prep Club.

J SYM Brass Plays for Thousands of Jaguar Fans Members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra brass section performed The Star-Spangled Banner before the Jaguars’ season finale on New Year’s Day, in front of more than 62,000 fans. Watch it online. Log on to JaxSymphony.org and click video. The Jags scored a victory over the Indianapolis Colts to cap off the final game of Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver’s ownership and ring in Shahid Kahn’s new era. The National Anthem was orchestrated for brass choir by James Jenkins and conducted by Kim Eberly, wife of JSYM Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly.

Hats Off to Donors! Jacksonville Symphony Donor Appreciation Concert Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Info: 904.354.1473 April 11 – Jacksonville Symphony Sit-on-Stage Luncheon for Bronze-level Conductors Club members and above. Info: 904.354.1473 April 13 – Cocktails for a Cause – Pre-concert fundraising party at the University Club prior to the Fusion Concert. Hosted by Marcus Jones April 19-22 – Sawgrass Wine Festival. A portion of the proceeds benefits BRASS and JSYM. Info: Ponte Vedra Chamber 904.285.2004 or SawgrassWineFestival.com April 22 – Sixth Annual Picnic and Pops - Presented by The Palm Coast Arts Foundation. Info: 386.263.2991 or PalmCoastArtsFoundation.org April 26 – Rhapsody on the Runway at TPC Sawgrass. Info: Jacksonville Symphony Guild 904.358.1479

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April 29 – Queen’s Harbour Pops. Info: Jacksonville Symphony Guild 904.358.1479

Courtesy of Jacksonville Jaguars

Pictured (from left) are Aaron Brask, Julian Kaplan and Jeffrey Peterson before taking the filed.

Tune in to the Jacksonville Symphony on WJCT Monday Nights at 7 p.m. Listen in on the Jacksonville Symphony each Monday night at 7 p.m. on WJCT 89.9 FM and re-live exciting performances from this season. These one-hour programs feature music and interviews with Maestro Fabio Mechetti and guest artists, hosted by local musician and educator Lynne Radcliffe. Log on to JaxSymphony.org for a full schedule. Click: About Jacksonville Symphony | Radio Broadcasts. Programs run through May 12 and will resume again in the fall. Special thanks to the Musicians’ Association of Jacksonville-AFM Local 444, JSYM Operations Manager Kevin Roberts, Recording Engineer Jeff Alford and WJCT Audio Engineer David Luckin.

May 6 – The Wine, The Art and The Melody - Wine and music soiree with Jacksonville Symphony musicians. Info: Jacksonville Symphony Guild 904.358.1479 May 22 – Jacksonville Symphony Donor Appreciation Concert. Info: 904.354.1473 May 25 – BRASS Community Concert at TPC Sawgrass. Info: BRASSonline.org May 27 – Concert on the Green at Magnolia Point Golf Club, Green Cove Springs. Info: ConcertOnTheGreen.com May 28 – ARIAS’ Let Freedom Ring Memorial Day Concert at First Baptist-Fernandina Beach. Info: 904.261.0105


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BEETHOVEN!

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The Jacksonville Symphony is proud to introduce some of our most important music makers.

PR I NCI PAL S PONSOR S

Now Through Next Season Special Gift in Honor of

April 13 LIFE AND TIMES OF BEETHOVEN Excerpts From the Fourth Symphony and Third Piano Concerto.

Together with Joannie & Russell Newton and Brooke & Hap Stein

April 19-21 GROSSE FUGE From the long-lost Beethoven manuscripts that were recently discovered.

The Roger L. and Rochelle S. Main Charitable Trust

May 10-12 CHORAL FANTASY Chorus and piano give a foretelling of the massive “Ninth.”

The Julius N. Frankel Foundation

The DuBow Family Foundation Ruth Conley

NINTH SYMPHONY Beethoven’s manifesto of universal brotherhood.

June 1-2 EMPEROR CONCERTO Pure piano and symphonic heroics.

CONCE RT S PONSOR S Adecco Group • ADP, Inc. • Bob and Lynn Alligood • Baptist Health • Yvonne Charvot Barnett • BRASS FIS • The Guild Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony • Jacksonville Greyhound Racing • The Main Street America Group Omni Jacksonville Hotel • Raymond James & Associates, Inc. • Rayonier • Regions • Scott-McRae Group • David and Linda Stein Stein Mart • U.S. Trust • VyStar Credit Union • Yvonne and Cecil West • Westminster Woods

FIFTH SYMPHONY da-da-da-Daaa…

October 18-20 SYMPHONY NO. 2 Beethoven seeks refuge in a “smiling” Second Symphony while he bitterly laments his hearing loss.

February 14-16, 2013 VIOLIN CONCERTO A return engagement with the incredibly talented young violinist Augustin Hadelich.

E DUCATION SPON SOR S Bank of America • Cummer Family Foundation • Duval County Public Schools • Enterprise Holdings Foundation • The Henry & Lucy Gooding Endowment The PLAYERS Championship • Publix Super Markets Charities • Rice Family Foundation • Rowe Family Foundation • Shacter Family Foundation Carl S. Swisher Foundation • TD Charitable Foundation • The Weaver Family Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation • Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts I N-KI N D SPONSOR S AT&T Real Yellow Pages • CSX • Dana’s Limousine & Transportation • Fazzini’s Coffee & Tea • First Coast Piano JAX Chamber • Riverside Liquors • Steinway & Sons • Wilson’s Limited, Inc. M ED IA SPONSOR S Clear Channel Outdoor • FOLIO Weekly • The Florida Times-Union • WEJZ Lite 96.1 • WJCT Public Broadcasting • WOKV AM 690 PU B LIC S PON SOR S AND SUPPORT

Reserve your seats today! 904.354.5547 • JaxSymphony.org


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