Jacksonville Symphony to offer patrons ‘Create Your Own Series’ ticket packages


“The Season of You” is what the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is terming their 2016-2017 season – a nod to the symphony’s “Create Your Own Series” option.

Through the program, subscribers may pick six or more concerts, which can include both the Masterworks series or Pops series. Pricing depends on the seating selected and the number of concerts purchased. For example, a six ticket Create Your Own Series would start at $146, including the 10 percent discount for season ticket purchasers. For purchases of 10 to 14 concerts, the discount becomes 20 percent and rises to 25 percent for 15 or more concerts.

In addition to discounts offered by using the Create Your Own Series versus purchasing single tickets, subscribers will also receive complimentary ticket exchanges, discounted pre-paid parking, invitations to open rehearsals, and best available seats. The single ticket buyer 15 percent fee will also be waived,

The 2016-2017 season kicks off Sept. 30. Music Director Courtney Lewis and the orchestra will open the Florida Blue Masterworks Series season with Rachmaninoff and The Rite of Spring Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2. The season will also include New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill for Mozart and McGill on Jan. 6 and 7, and Mahler’s Resurrection on May 19, 20 and 21.

The Fidelity National Financial Pops Series will include Disney’s Broadway Hits on Oct. 14, 15 and 16, New Year’s Eve with New York Pops Conductor Steve Reineke, Second City’s Guide to the Symphony and St. Patrick’s Day with The Chieftains.

The Symphonic Night at the Movies will return with “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Nov. 18, “West Side Story” Feb. 11 and Bugs Bunny at the Symphony April 1.

Create Your Own Subscribers will also be able to purchase tickets to the Feb. 17 gala with internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang, who will be making his first appearance in Jacksonville.

Tickets for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra 2016-2017 season are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit jaxsymphony.org or call the ticket office at (904) 354-5547.