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 2005-2006 Season | Concert Repertoire

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
continues to affirm its place as the leading performing arts organization in Jacksonville, and is a vital part of cultural life on the First Coast.


Fabio Mechette
Fabio Mechetti
Conductor

Michael Butterman
Michael Butterman
Associate Conductor

Michael Krajewski
Michael Krajewski
Pops Conductor

Philip Pan
Philip Pan
Concertmaster

Jon Carlson
Jon Carlson
Chorus Director

The following list of scheduled JSO concert repertoire includes links to JAXCAT entries for selections that are available for check-out from the Jacksonville Public Library.

Masterworks Series

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Concert Dates:
Gershwin for Openers

September 29-30 & October 1, 2005
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Pascal Rogé, piano

Heroine and Homeland

October 20-22, 2005
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Frank Huang, violin

Unbridled Passion

Books about ...

Online notes about ...

November 10-12, 2005
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and soloists

A Simpler Time

December 1-2, 2005
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano
Paulo Szot, baritone

Fantastic Trip

January 12-14, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Jose Feghali, piano

Mozart 250

January 26-28, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Les Roettges, flute
Kayo Ishimaru, harp

Ax

Books about ...

Online notes about ...

March 2-4, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Emotional Images

March 23-24, 2006
Michael Butterman, conductor
Alison Buchanan, soprano
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Beethoven, Barber and "Bach"

April 20-22, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello

Picture This

May 4-6, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Kyoko Takezawa, violin

Pops Series

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Concert Dates:
Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute

September 23-24, 2005
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Guest vocalists

"We aren't in Jacksonville anymore...we're on Broadway, baby! You'll be whisked away as we serenade you with your favorite show tunes, featuring songs from ..."


The Three Phantoms

October 14-15, 2005
Michael Butterman, conductor
Cris Groenendaal, Kevin Gray & Craig Schulman, vocalists

"Will the real 'Phantom' please stand up? Actually, we have three! Enjoy three magnificent vocalists ... who have portrayed the legendary 'Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway, singing the hit numbers that made them the stars they've become, from shows like ..."


Spirit of America

Books about ...


Online notes about ...

November 18, 19, 2005
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Daniel Rodriguez, vocalist

"Daniel Rodriguez, New York's famous singing policeman, is "America's beloved tenor. " His heartfelt renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America consoled the nation in the wake of September 11. He joins the JSO for songs of love, faith and country that will stir your soul. "


Holiday Pops Encore
chorus

Saturday, December 17, 2005, at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Jacksonville Children's Chorus

Traditional yuletide classics, with chorus


Smooth and Sultry



Online notes about ...

January 20, 21, 2006
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Carol Welsman, vocalist

"Kick off your shoes, slip into something comfortable and let Jacoby Hall be your lounge as the lush sounds and sultry voice of Carol Welsman fill every corner. This Jazz-inspired singer has the charm to romance your socks off and the energy to bring you to your feet, with an evening of showy tunes, torchy ballads and exotic flair. "

Wood Violins


Online notes about ...

February 24-25, 2006
Michael Butterman, conductor
Mark Wood, violinist

"The dramatic and sensational Mark Wood brings his truly one-of-a-kind style and explosiveness to violin. He has trained under Lenny Bernstein and jammed with Lenny Kravitz, and his list of collaborators reads like a who's who in the music world, from Billy Joel to Celine Deon. Mark Wood is also lead violinist and string conductor with the platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra. "

Marvin Hamlisch Live!

Books about ...


Online notes about ...

March 17-18, 2006
Marvin Hamlisch, conductor and pianist

"The one-man sensation, marvelous Marvin Hamlisch, returns to Jacoby Hall to tickle the ivories and your funny bone with his musical brilliance and razor sharp wit. With Marvin Hamlisch, you are guaranteed a blockbuster evening – a virtual anthology of his award winning hits from the Broadway stage to the big screen. "

Tribute to The Beatles and Beyond

Books about ...


Online notes about ...

April 28-29, 2006
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Classical Mystery Tour (Beatles tribute band)

"No other band in music history rocked the world like "The Fab Four. " Let Classical Mystery Tour and the JSO take you down Abbey Road and Penny Lane with studio sounds so faithfully recreated, even Sgt. Pepper would stand and salute. The high-energy show also harks back to the sounds that celebrate the '60s. "

Discovery Series

Fridays at 8 p.m.

Concert Dates:
Latin Fire

October 7, 2005
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Fabio Zanon, guitar
Alcides Rodrigues, maracas

Sons of Russia

November 4, 2005
Michael Butterman, conductor
Vassily Primakov, piano

Vive la France!

January 6, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Philip Pan, violin

Wolfgang 250

February 3, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, soprano

Andiamo a Italia!
(Let's Go to Italy!)

March 10, 2005
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Gerald Dolter, baritone

American Icons

April 7, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano
Timothy LeFebvre, baritone
Scott Watkins, piano

Coffee Series

Fridays at 11 a.m.

Concert Dates:
Latin Fire

October 7, 2005
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Fabio Zanon, guitar
Alcides Rodrigues, maracas

Sons of Russia

November 4, 2005
Michael Butterman, conductor
Vassily Primakov, piano

Home for the Holidays
chorus

December 16, 2005
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Jacksonville Children's Chorus

Traditional yuletide classics, with chorus

Vive la France!

January 6, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Philip Pan, violin

Wolfgang 250

February 3, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, soprano

Wood Violins


Online notes about ...

February 24, 2006
Michael Butterman, conductor
Mark Wood, violinist

"The dramatic and sensational Mark Wood brings his truly one-of-a-kind style and explosiveness to violin. He has trained under Lenny Bernstein and jammed with Lenny Kravitz, and his list of collaborators reads like a who's who in the music world, from Billy Joel to Celine Deon. Mark Wood is also lead violinist and string conductor with the platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra. "

Marvin Hamlisch Live!



Online notes about ...

March 17, 2006
Marvin Hamlisch, conductor and pianist

"The one-man sensation, marvelous Marvin Hamlisch, returns to Jacoby Hall to tickle the ivories and your funny bone with his musical brilliance and razor sharp wit. With Marvin Hamlisch, you are guaranteed a blockbuster evening – a virtual anthology of his award winning hits from the Broadway stage to the big screen. "

American Icons

April 7, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano
Timothy LeFebvre, baritone
Scott Watkins, piano

Picture This

May 4-6, 2006
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Kyoko Takezawa, violin

Season Specials
Concert Dates:
Barbeque of Seville

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Dinner at 5:00 p.m., Concert at 6:30 p.m.
Michael Butterman, conductor

Fourth annual cookout on the river promenade of the Times-Union Center, followed by a concert featuring classical and popular favorites.

First Coast Nutcracker

December 9-10, 2005, at 8:00 p.m.
December 10-11, 2005, at 3:00 p.m.
Michael Butterman, conductor
Moran theater

A fully-staged performance of
Tchaikovsky's timeless ballet.


Holiday Pops Encore
chorus

Saturday, December 17, 2005, at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Jacksonville Children's Chorus

Traditional yuletide classics, with chorus

Handel's Messiah

Thursday, December 22, 2005, at 8 p.m.
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus, and guest soloists


Wolfgang 250 -- Special Encore

February 4, 2006, at 8 p.m.
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, soprano

Madama Butterfly

Books about ...


Online notes about ...

Saturday, February 18, 2006, at 8 p.m.
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Moran Theater

A fully-staged performance of one of
Puccini's most-beloved operas.


E. Lein / 14April05
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