2008 News Archive - Holidays - Get some culture in Jacksonville

17 05 2007

While Jacksonville, Florida, may be best known for fun in the sun, it also boasts one of the finest symphony orchestras in America.

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs at the majestic Jacoby Hall at the Times-Union Centre for the Performing Arts, which is well worth a visit by any visitor.

Since the installation of Fabio Mechetti as director of music, the symphony has gone from strength to strength.

The Masterworks Series of concerts especially is not to be missed, as it features pieces by Bartok, Mahler, Berlioz, Mozart, Brahms, Poulenc, Mussorgsky and Barber.

For those that want something a bit more lively, the Pops Series sees songs from Broadway, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Beatles.

Or perhaps the Discovery Series may be more to your taste, which features music from Ponichelli, Shostakovich and Copland.

Whatever kind of classical music is one's cup of tea, it's a good bet that the Jacksonville Symphony plays it and plays it well.

Also worth a look is the Jacksonville Zoo, reputed to be one of the finest in the country.

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