Friday, May 8, 2015

Tuesday, May 12: Conversations with Courtney @ 5:15 p.m.

Courtney Lewis, the music director of the Jacksonville Symphony, is coming to the Main Library Tuesday, May 12, for the second of a two-part series, “Conversations with Courtney.” Lewis will talk with attendees about the upcoming concert he will conduct on May 14 and 15, as well as plans for the future. A Meet and Greet reception immediately following will offer the chance for personal conversations with Lewis. Jacksonville Public Library and the Jacksonville Symphony are partnering to provide this free event to the community.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 12
5:15 p.m. – Reception
5:45 p.m. – Program begins
6:15 p.m. – Meet and Greet

WHERE: Main Library, The Lounge at 303 North
303 Laura St. N. – 32202

In October, Lewis will begin his first full season as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony. His new initiatives will include Symphony in 60, a series of three happy hour concerts; a Symphonic Night at the Movies series featuring three films accompanied by the Symphony; six Signature Sunday Masterworks and Pops concerts; and three days of free community concerts to open the season.

Lewis also concurrently serves as the assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic through the end of the 2015-16 season. Previous appointments have included associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and music director of Boston’s acclaimed Discovery Ensemble.

The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. If you need special accommodations, please call 630-2665 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event. 

About the Jacksonville Symphony
One of the nation’s top regional orchestras, the Jacksonville Symphony offers live symphonic variety in Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and engages the community with performances throughout the First Coast and statewide. The Jacksonville Symphony is the largest nonprofit provider of youth music education programs in North Florida. Each season nearly 70,000 young people and citizens of all ages benefit from the Symphony’s diverse educational and community engagement opportunities. Visit for more information.

The Jacksonville Symphony announces an historic new era as Courtney Lewis begins his inaugural season as Music Director in 2015-16, bringing to the podium a number of exciting new initiatives. For tickets and information, log on to or call 354-5547. Like the Jacksonville Symphony on Facebook (, follow on Twitter (@JaxSymphony) and share on Instagram (#JaxSymphony).

About the Jacksonville Public Library
The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than
3.5 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 6.5 million times, and nearly 11,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit

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