Come join us on Sunday, June 1…
… at our Model Park when representatives of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra are scheduled to visit Tamaya for a Symphony Appreciation Family Day! The family-friendly event will include complimentary food, music, children activities and the chance to tour model homes at Tamaya.
The Model Park at 13001 Pechora Court in Jacksonville will be open from noon to 6 p.m. and performances by two symphony ensembles will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Ellen Olson, viola, and Eric Olson, oboe, will perform at 12:30 p.m. and Peter Wright, clarinet, Les Roettges, flutist, and Anthony Anurca, bassoon, will play at 4 p.m.
There will also be an area for children to play musical instruments, courtesy of the Symphony Guild’s Instrument Zoo, which will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
About the Jacksonville Symphony Guild
Since the early 1950s, The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony Association hasworked to fulfill the goals of its founders “to further an awareness of music and to create strong community support of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra through fundraising projects.”
The Symphony Guild orchestrates a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including the Designer Showhouse, Picnic at the Pops, Music for Your Eyes-Painted Violins and the Holiday Boutique.
Music education and community programs are at the heart of The Guild’s service to the First Coast community. In addition to programs such as Scholarships for the JSYO and Docent Training Programs, our Instrument Zoo classroom visits, Musical Safari teaching booklets and Harmony Grant awards are designed to supplement music education in our schools and provide an exposure to – and appreciation of – orchestral music.
The Symphony Guild’s Instrument Zoo visits elementary schools throughout Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties, and is also part of the pre-concert activities for the Jacksonville Symphony’s Family Series. Each season, hundreds of Instrument Zoo volunteers offer more than 2,000 students a hands-on demonstration of all the instruments in the orchestra.
For further information please contact The Guild office at (904) 358-1479.
About the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra ranks among the nation’s top regional orchestras and is vital to the City of Jacksonville’s continued growth. From September through May, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and in community venues throughout the First Coast and statewide.
As a non-profit cultural and educational organization, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s programming reflects the diversity of the community and is relevant to today’s audience, offering the highest caliber of live symphonic variety – from the classic masterpieces, to contemporary works, to opera and theater, to popular styles. Each season nearly 84,000 young people benefit from the Orchestra’s diverse educational opportunities, including concerts, in-school ensemble performances, Jump Start Strings after-school enrichment, master classes, and the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Founded in 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has hosted some of the most renowned artists of the past century, including Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, and Luciano Pavarotti. Acclaimed for its “superior quality” by the Toronto Star, the Jacksonville Symphony has performed twice at Carnegie Hall and has been broadcast nationally on “Performance Today.” In the 2014-15 season, the Orchestra will be joined by Audra McDonald and Paul Williams and will stage Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. For further information log on to JaxSymphony.org or call (904) 354-5547.