Jacksonville Symphony to offer family fun with Lift Off! on Nov. 4


The Jacksonville Symphony will present its first Family Series concert of the season at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts.

The Symphony’s family concerts are designed for fun-filled, family engagement and for children from infancy to the age of 10.

The Symphony’s adventure through air and space, Lift Off!, will be led by JSYO Principal Conductor and Jacksonville Symphony Assistant Conductor Deanna Tham.

“This program will take you on a musical journey all about flying,” Tham said. “We are going to talk about things that fly, people that fly, machines that fly, places we’ve flown to and places that we haven’t flown to yet, but that we might fly to in the future!”

The program will feature family-fun works from “Star Trek” Through the Years to Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” to introduce younger symphony goers to classic symphonic music. Families will be able to hear bees buzzing throughout the hall with a rendition of “Flight of the Bumblebee,” as well as an arrangement of the well-known theme from the movie “The Flintstones Meet the Jetsons.”

The Jacksonville Symphony family concerts feature free pre-concert activities, starting at 2 p.m., which include an instrument zoo presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild, and crafts that are tied to the theme of each concert.