Franz Schubert revered Beethoven, and even attended the premiere of the giant’s Ninth Symphony. Schubert’s greatest tribute to the master was to write a grand symphony – his own Ninth. Fellow composer Robert Schumann offered these praises: “[Schubert’s Great Symphony] enthralls its listeners, drawing them along to the last joyous note.” The strings of the Jacksonville Symphony shine in the opening work, Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro. Join the Symphony family for a musical toast as we close the season with Schubert’s final symphony.
Courtney Lewis, Music Director
ELGAR • Introduction and Allegro
SCHUBERT • Symphony No. 9, “The Great”
Concerts begin at 7:30 PM. Performances are expected to last between 60 and 75 minutes and there will be no intermission. Masks must be worn at all times.