Jacksonville Symphony to present ‘The Magic of the Movies’ Jan. 26-27


This weekend, on Jan. 26 and 27, the Jacksonville Symphony will perform “The Magic of the Movies” with a concert of music from cinematic classics led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski.

Also the music director of The Philly Pops and principal pops conductor of the Atlanta Symphony, Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. As a guest conductor, he has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the Boston and Cincinnati Pops; the San Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and National Symphonies, and numerous other orchestras across the United States. International appearances include performances in Dublin and Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra, as well as performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Spain’s Bilbao Symphony Orchestra.

Joining Krajewski will be Lori Wilshire, of the pop duo, Wilshire. Wilshire’s hit single, “Special,” climbed the “Billboard Top 20” chart, and the band toured with artists like Train and Seal, in addition to performing live on “Late Night,” “The Sharon Osbourne Show,” “The Wayne Brady Show” and “Pepsi Smash.”

Relive “Gone with the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz, Titanic,” The Way We Were” and more as Wilshire, Krajewski and the symphony perform the iconic scores and songs from your favorite films. The abbreviated Coffee Series concert will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 26, and the full Pops Series concerts will take place at 8 p.m. tomorrow and on Saturday, Jan. 27. All three concerts will be held at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville. For tickets and additional information, call the ticket office at (904) 354-5547 or visit www.jaxsymphony.org.