Jacksonville Symphony single tickets on sale


Single tickets for the 2017-2018 Jacksonville Symphony season, “The Season of Magic,” are currently on sale. Tickets can be purchased by visiting jaxsymphony.org, calling (904) 354-5547 or visiting the ticket office in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Symphony season will kick off with its first Fanfare! An Opening Night Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16. Music Director Courtney Lewis and guest artist Charlie Siem, on violin, are part of this special treat that includes Adams’ “The Chairman Dances,” Tchaikovsky’s famous Symphony No. 5 and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto.

“We have an exciting season planned that includes something for everyone,” said Robert Massey, president and chief executive officer of the Symphony. “We have an incredible selection of guest artists that will be joining our Masterworks performances. Our Pops Series ranges from Mambo Kings to Doo Wop to Storm Large. Plus, there are many special events including holiday movies that have been added to the schedule.”

Ticket prices range from $19 to $79 for Masterworks and Pops concerts, $35 for Symphony in 60 and from $10 to $26 for family concerts. Prices do not include the 15 percent single-ticket purchase fee. Purchasers who make a $75 donation to the Symphony or subscribe can eliminate the single ticket purchase fee and receive $5 off the price of their ticket. Groups of 10 or more will receive 20 percent off.

This year there will be 12 Florida Blue Masterworks performances, 12 Fidelity National Financial Pops performances, two family concerts, three Regency Centers Symphony in 60 concerts and an expanded holiday schedule that starts with the film “Home Alone,” includes Holiday Pops, Handel’s “Messiah” and the VyStar’s First Coast “Nutcracker,” Frank Capra’s classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life” and New Year’s Eve Orchestral Lunacy!

The Symphony’s Gala, presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will be Jan. 20, showcasing renowned soprano Renée Fleming, described by The Telegraph as “possessor of the most sheerly beautiful soprano voice on the planet. She arrives and bestows her magic.” Season ticket subscribers have first opportunity to purchase tickets to this special evening.

Other special ticket offers include plans that allow children and young adults increased access to the Symphony. Children ages 7-17 can attend any Masterworks or Pops series concert free with the purchase of an adult ticket. The Sound Check Card, for students 25 years or younger, can access Masterworks and Coffee performances during the entire season for a one-time price of $25. In addition, cardholders may bring one adult or friend who can purchase a $10 ticket the night of the performance. Student rush tickets for $10 to Masterworks, Pops, Coffee and Matinee performances are available through the ticket office 90 minutes prior to the concert.

“Our ticket prices and special offers make it easy to enjoy live symphonic music,” said Peter Gladstone, vice president of marketing for the Jacksonville Symphony. “And it’s not too late to purchase season tickets. With our Create Your Own series, patrons can select the concerts they want from virtually everything we offer.”

The Jacksonville Symphony is North Florida’s leading music nonprofit offering live performances at Jacoby Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and other venues throughout the area. In addition, the Symphony provides music instruction for youth and operates the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. For more information about the Symphony, visit jaxsymphony.org, like them on facebook.com/jaxsymphony, follow them on Twitter at @jaxsymphony, on Instagram at JaxSymphony and on YouTube at JacksonvilleSymphony.