Jacksonville Symphony Welcomes New Music Director

Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

The Jacksonville Symphony’s new music director designate, Courtney Lewis, ushered in the start of the 2014-15 season on September 26 and 27 with Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique. Lewis, at just 30 years old, is also currently serving as the assistant conductor of The New York Philharmonic.

Starting in the autumn of 2015, Lewis will take up his full-time position as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony for the 2015-16 season.

Lewis has been active in the community over the last several weeks, blogging for The Florida Times-Union and participating in a “Chats with Courtney” Q&A session at Jacksonville’s Main Library downtown.

The current season will feature masterpieces such as Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and a plethora of special events–including an evening with Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, and an opera-in-concert production of Porgy and Bess.

Tickets for the 2014-15 season can be purchased online, or by calling (904) 354-5547

 

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