Jacksonville Symphony to offer family-friendly fun at upcoming concert

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The Jacksonville Symphony, featuring The Florida Ballet, will perform its second family concert of the season, “Appalachian Spring,” on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.

Led by Assistant Conductor Deanna Tham, the family concert will feature Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony is a musical representation of the composer’s admiration for nature. This light and airy Symphony will paint the picture of a stroll through the countryside. “Appalachian Spring” came about when Copland was commissioned to write a ballet that would have “an American theme.” Including Copland’s famous tune of “Simple Gifts,” this work is sure to have recognizable themes throughout.

Pre-concert activities starting at 2 p.m. will feature the Instrument Zoo presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild, crafts that are tied to the theme of each concert and a variety of local organizations focused on educating Jacksonville’s youth.

The concert will take place in Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, and the pre-concert activities will take place throughout the Times-Union Center.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the ticket office at (904) 354-5547 or visit JaxSymphony.org.

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