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Stars of the Symphony Concert Tour

Dec 27, 2013 02:00AM
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is taking its stars on tour. The first stop of this "Stars of the Symphony" showcase concert will take place at First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7 p.m. Hosted by ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony), the concert features the orchestra’s principal musicians as soloists. Resident Conductor Michael Butterman has selected a program offering variety and virtuosity, including a jazzy clarinet concerto by the famous bandleader Artie Shaw, performed by Fernandina’s own Peter Wright. Soloists also include Concertmaster Philip Pan in Sarasate’s “Gypsy Airs” showpiece, Principal Trombonist Jeffrey Peterson in a concerto inspired by the trombone section of Copenhagen’s Casino Theatre Orchestra, and Principal Flutist Les Roettges in a work by Jon Lord, the original keyboard player of legendary heavy metal band Deep Purple. Glinka’s spirited “Russlan and Ludmilla Overture” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s dynamic “Capriccio Espagnol” round out the program. The event is a unique opportunity for residents to experience the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in their own community.

For more information call the JSO Box Office at (904) 354-5547.