Jean, Betty B. Fifty years of great music : the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Betty B. Jean, Jean S. Johnson ; edited by Susannah S. Borg. Jacksonville, Fla. : The Jacksonville Symphony Association, c1999.
Mechetti, Fabio. Face to face with Fabio Mechetti, Music Director & Conductor, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. [presented by] the University of North Florida Honors Program and the Undergraduate Academic Enrichment Program. 2006. 1 videodisc (53 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Recorded live at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, March 3, 2006. Fabio Mechetti discusses his early career, his responsibilities as a music director and conductor and how he develops programs that encourage the members of the symphony to grow. Mechetti describes the role of the conductor during rehearsal and performance. In addition to providing a quality music program, Mechetti works with the community to establish an endowment to insure the future financial viability of the symphony.
Sesquicentennial concerts : celebrating the 150th anniversary of Jacksonville, Florida. [Jacksonville, Fla.? : s.n.] 1972. Subtitle continues: Introducing two new works by Duke Ellington and Carlisle Floyd written especially for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Willis Page, conductor. Text consists of the program for the concert and background information on the composers, the performers, the orchestra and the city.
Library collection. Jacksonville Jazz Festival Collection.
Library collection. Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Performing Arts, Events, and Entertainment.
Founded on September 21, 1949, by charter of the Florida Circuit Court, the first performance of the JSO was held on March 8, 1950, with Music Director Van Lier Lanning conducting. Early performance venues included the Duval Armory, George Washington Hotel Auditorium, and the Prudential Building. Music directors included: Van Lier Lanning, 1950-1952; James Christian Pfohl, 1952-1962; John Canarina, 1962-1969; Daniell Revenaugh, 1969-1970; Willis Page, 1971-1983; Roger Nierenberg, 1984-1998; Fabio Mechetti, 1999- . The following events are significant highlights in the development of the orchestra:
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