On Sunday, March 3, the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville will make its debut to the Beaches community in a performance at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church that celebrates music of the seas.
From Handel's “Water Music” to Smetana's depiction of the Moldau River, the orchestra has curated a unique program rounded out by “Emergence,” an original work written by the orchestra's artist-in-residence, Anne McKennon. The free concert will take place at 5 p.m.
Under the leadership of conductor Dr. Marguerite Richardson, the orchestra members donate their time and talent to engage thousands of listeners each year. Since the inception of the orchestra in 2016, the 60-person group of volunteer musicians has played in some unique venues, such as the Jacksonville Zoo, Manifest Distilling, Intuition Ale Works and MOSH.
The members of the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville believe that a symphonic music revolution is possible and see a future where orchestras are not confined to the symphony hall and where anyone can enjoy and appreciate this art form on their own terms.
All concerts are free, family-friendly and open to the community.