Jacksonville Symphony rocks out with the music of The Who

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A symphony rocking out? Although it may sound a little “contrary to popular belief,” the Jacksonville Symphony will take audiences back to the 1960s with favorite hits from rock band The Who. With performances on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, the Jacksonville Symphony will perform classics such as “My Generation” and “Pinball Wizard.” 

The Jacksonville Symphony will be joined by band Jeans ’n Classics for the performance. For almost 20 years, the Jean ‘n Classics’ approach to combining world class rock musicians and symphonies has been a game-changer for orchestras in a quest to attract new and more expansive audiences.

Jeans ’n Classics is a group of musicians who understand orchestra culture and are committed to help in the building of younger, loyal audiences for symphony orchestras across North America. While most definitely not a tribute act, Jeans 'n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists, with its own special and signature flair.

The band has a reputation for providing lush, fully realized arrangements of rock and pop classics for rock band and symphony, and top notch, easy-to-work-with performers who know how to deliver a great rehearsal and live show experience with professionalism, humor and finesse. 

Jeans ’n Classics works with over 100 orchestras in venues throughout North America, and has created almost 1,000 original rock and pop orchestrations which are presented across 45 unique and exciting productions.

The Jacksonville Symphony and Jeans ‘n Classics will bring the audience the greatest hits of the band Rolling Stone called “one of the best ever.” The performance will include iconic songs such as “I Can’t Explain” and “My Generation” from The Who’s hit albums, as well as “Pinball Wizard” and “I’m Free” from their rock opera, “Tommy.” Relive the Woodstock era in an evening of great music. 

Both performances will take place at 8 p.m. in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Jacoby Symphony Hall.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Ticket Office at 904.354.5547 or visit JaxSymphony.org.

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