Jacksonville Symphony begins Masterworks Series season with German Giants Beethoven, Strauss


The Jacksonville Symphony will begin the Florida Blue Masterworks Series this weekend with “A Hero’s Life,” featuring works by two well-known German composers, Ludwig van Beethoven and Richard Strauss, at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in the Jacoby Symphony Hall.

The weekend of German giants will begin with an abbreviated performance at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 27, for the Symphony’s first Regency Centers Symphony in 60 concert of the season. The concert will feature Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, and patrons are welcome to come early at 5:30 p.m. to take part in happy hour in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ lobby. Following the concert, the traditional Symphony in 60 after-party goes on the road to Cowford Chophouse, where patrons can join staff and musicians on the restaurant’s rooftop. Cowford Chophouse has created a Stir Your Soul cocktail and a portion of the proceeds will go toward supporting the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras.

The 2018-2019 Symphony Florida Blue Masterworks Series will begin on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. During the Masterworks performances, Beethoven’s Fourth will be followed by Richard Strauss’ tone poem Ein Heldenleben, “A Hero’s Life.”

The Symphony is offering a discount to the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, active and retired military and teachers. With a valid ID, members of these organizations can visit the Symphony Ticket Office for a $10 ticket.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the ticket office at (904) 354-5547 or visit JaxSymphony.org.


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