The Jacksonville Symphony hosted its annual gala March 2 at the Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
The event featured a red-carpet reception, concert, VIP dinner with Music Director Courtney Lewis and world-renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and a silent disco to end the evening. The gala also included a live and silent auction.
The concert opened with Schumann’s Fourth Symphony and closed with Weilerstein performing one of the most famous cello concertos of all time, Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor.
Throughout her career, Weilerstein has appeared with all the foremost orchestras of the United States and Europe, collaborating with conductors including Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis and Gustavo Dudamel. She has recorded multiple works, including Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Czech Philharmonic, which went on to top the U.S. classical chart. She has premiered multiple works, including Pascal Dusapin’s “Outscape,” Matthias Pintscher’s Cello Concerto and two works by Grammy Award-nominee Joseph Hallman.
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