Family Concerts


Walk, skip or run to the Jacksonville Symphony's Family Series concerts in 2016-2017. This year's two family concerts feature musical classics and creative storytelling that are sure to engage and enthrall children ages 5-12. Family concerts are a fun experience for the entire family to learn and listen together.

Add to this concert experience by attending FREE pre-concert activities designed specifically for the theme of each concert. Activities include crafts, games and the Instrument Zoo presented by The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony. Pre-concert activities begin at 2PM.


Peter and the Wolf

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Join us for the first family concert of the season as the Jacksonville Symphony brings you Prokofiev's timeless tale, Peter and the Wolf. The classic story of Peter and the Wolf revolves around a creative young boy, a bird, a duck, a cat and, of course, a wolf.  The boy disobeys his grandfather and heads out to the green meadow where he spies a bird chirping. The duck soon enters the scene as does the cat. The wolf makes life difficult for the animals but Peter figures out a way to come to the rescue.

For tickets click here.


The Firebird Ballet

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A young prince captures a beautiful and exotic firebird whose magical feathers aid the prince in defeating the evil Kashchei. Enjoy this classic Russian fairytale through ballet, set to the original music by Igor Stravinsky. 

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Students and Youth

Experience YOUR Symphony

The Jacksonville Symphony has a number of ways that students and younger members can experience LIVE symphonic music. Click to find out more!

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Lessons worth sharing

"Did you know that every time a musician picks up their instrument, there are fireworks going off in their brain?" Click on the Ted Talks icon, watch and learn how playing an instrument benefits your brain. By Anita Collins.