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Jacksonville @ 200 Celebration Concert
June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The First Coast Wind Symphony, Jacksonville’s premier community music organization, presents a concert of festive music to celebrate 200 years of Jacksonville arts and culture. The program includes music of former resident and British composer Frederick Delius, James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” as well as new music by Jacksonville composers, and much more!
- James Weldon Johnson, Lift Every Voice and Sing, arr. Chris Creswell, artist in residence at JU
- Frederick Delius, Marche Caprice – Delius spent time in Florida and the slave songs influenced his style
- Bill Boston, The Pride of Aliquippa – Bill’s a Jacksonville native, a composer, and writes film scores in Hollywood
- Bob Moore Aurelia, prolific and multi-faceted composer, especially choral music, in Jacksonville
- Dale Blackwell, The Florida Times-Union March – Dr. Blackwell is conductor emeritus with First Coast Winds, retired from FSCJ
- Toshio Mashima, Paris Montmartre – First Coast Winds is heading to Switzerland, Germany and France in June and will be performing this, and the next two pieces, with a German and France band as ambassadors of Jacksonville and music! French connection at Fort Caroline and St Augustine, too!
- Otto Schwarz, Mont-Blanc
- Philip Sparke, To A New Dawn
Encore: Washington Post March – gotta end with a Sousa march!
This concert will launch the First Coast Wind Symphony’s 2022 European tour that begins June 15. The group is proud to serve as musical ambassadors for the City of Jacksonville. The June 12 concert is free, and parking is available.