Presented By Silver Sponsor Silver Sponsor Mr. Michael J. Ward and Ms. Jennifer Glock Dr. and Mrs. John D. Casler Gilchrist and Amy Berg Mr. and Mrs. Tim Cost David and Elaine Strickland Mr. and Mrs. Don Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Bower Dr. Elizabeth L. Colledge Warner and Sherrie Calvert Webb Mrs. & Mrs. A. Daniel Wolff III JF & Peggy Bryan Silver Sponsor Sally and Tyler Dann John and Billie Rawot Peter and Kiki Karpen Drs. Anne and Robert Lufrano Bill and Barbara Maletz Ms. Lory Doolittle Helen Morse and Fritz Skeen Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Worth Dr. Eugene & Brenda Wolchok Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jacoby Jr

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Virtual Gala Fundraiser
Friday, March 5th at 7:30 PM 


Welcome to the 2021 Symphony Gala Virtual Fundraiser!


Music Director Courtney Lewis,
Haskell Endowed Chair 

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet,

This season we celebrate the 71st year since the founding of the Jacksonville Symphony. We are so grateful that we have been able to open our doors and continue our mission to enrich the human spirit through symphonic music.

The Jacksonville Symphony's 2020/21 season is in full swing and our Symphony Gala Fundraiser and Concert will be held on March 5 & 6, 2021.  For the first time ever, we will be going VIRTUAL for our Gala Fundraiser on March 5th. Complete with performances by Jacksonville Symphony ensembles, speeches by Music Director Courtney Lewis and President & CEO Steven Libman, and Live and Silent Auctions, this event showcases how the Symphony has continued to stir the soul of our community. The concert portion of the Gala will be LIVE on March 6th in Jacoby Symphony Hall with the amazing pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. We are so excited for everyone to join this fun two-night event!

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Music has the power to transform our minds in what is almost an indescribable, multi-dimensional experience. It can raise our spirits when we are down, give us a reprieve from an ever-changing world and inspire us as we get lost in the phenomenon that happens during a performance.

As our world and our community continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, please help us make sure the Jacksonville Symphony remains healthy and vibrant. All funds raised from both evenings will benefit the Jacksonville Symphony and all of our programs.

Virtual Gala Fundraiser

Friday, March 5th at 7:30 PM




Welcome to the 2021 Symphony Gala Virtual Fundraiser! Registration for this virtual event is completely free, but we encourage you to donate and participate in the auctions.

Take a moment to browse the wide selection of silent auction items in advance so you can choose your favorites! Once the silent auction begins, bid from the heart and often! If yours is the winning bid, you will receive a message from GiveSmart with additional details.

Auction winners are required to make payment the night of the event. Please note that you will have the choice to either pay credit card fees yourself or reach out to the Symphony if you would like to process payment another way. Most auction items are currently at the Jacksonville Symphony office and they will inform you of the dates for pickup.

The program will begin at 7:30 PM and can be viewed here on this site at the event page, or on the Jacksonville Symphony's YouTube page. 



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Live Symphony Gala Concert

Symphony Gala Concert

 Saturday, March 6th at 7:30 PM

Courtney Lewis, Music Director
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Pianist

RAVEL   Piano Concerto in G major

BIZET   Carmen Suite No. 2

GERSHWIN   "I Got Rhythm" Variations 

International superstar pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet brings his rock-star panache to Jacksonville, performing one of his signature piano concertos with roots in America's greatest musical gift to the world: jazz. Inspired by the American style's adoption in Europe, Maurice Ravel's G major Concerto features jazzy opening and closing movements that bracket a resplendent middle movement where time seems to stand still. Thibaudet follows with Gershwin's variations on perhaps his most famous tune, "I Got Rhythm."


For more information about the concert, visit the website below.


2021 Gala Auction Committee

2021 Gala Event Chair: Chung-Hae Casler
2021 Auction Co-chairs: Chung-Hae Casler & Karen Bower

Sheila McLenaghan 
Dana Ferrell Birchfield
Bill & Laura Boxer
Sheri Van Orden
Jack Dickison
Jane Hughes
Christina Casler 
Don Baldwin
Sophia Chan


Special thanks to our generous live and silent auction donors!


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