Jacksonville Symphony expands program for young professionals


The Jacksonville Symphony has expanded its UpTempo program for young professionals.

Benefits include invitations to Monthly Member Experiences, four UpTempo concert vouchers, $25 tickets to all Jacksonville Symphony concerts and discounts to Premier Symphony events in addition to receiving one year of the symphony’s new Contributing Member benefits.

Additional changes to the program include the formation of a steering committee to assist in planning and hosting each of the membership events. This committee will include a membership chair and a host for each event.

According to Director of Patron Engagement Jennifer Behr, the new membership offerings are structured to provide better access for young professionals throughout the season.

“After the success of last year’s program, our members shared extremely thoughtful feedback that inspired us to offer membership benefits to include more frequent and diverse opportunities for the young professionals of the area to connect and enjoy the Symphony,” Behr said. “With these improvements, we are one step closer to building the next generation of Symphony enthusiasts and supporters”

Monthly member events include:

Sept. 30, The Rite of Spring, Opening Night

Oct. 1, Bachtoberfest, Beer Garden 

Nov. TBA, UpTempo On Stage

Dec. 4, Hansel and Gretel, Pre-Concert Brunch

Jan. 5, Mozart and McGill, Symphony in 60

Feb. 2, French Connection, Symphony in 60

Feb. 25, Second City’s Guide to the Symphony, Post-Concert Party

March 2, Haydn’s “Miracle” Symphony, Symphony in 60

March 17, The Chieftains

April 27, Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique, Symphony in 60

May 20, Mahler’s Resurrection, Elevated Post-Concert Dinner

Membership to the enhanced program will cost $150 per person or $225 per household. To register, email Membership@jaxsymphony.org, call (904) 354-4092, or visit www.jaxsymphony.org/UpTempo.