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.