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ARTS PICKS | Jan. 6-8

Published on January 5, 2023 at 9:56 am

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.

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Guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto | Courtesy: Jax Symphony

Friday and Saturday 

Copland’s Rodeo 

Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jax 

Celebrated Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto leads the Jacksonville Symphony on a journey through the Wild West, the American South and Latin America. Highlights include Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Suite and Symphony No. 3 by Florence Price, the first Black composer to have a symphony performed by an American orchestra. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets here.


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Image: FSCJ Artists Series

Sunday 

Sleeping Beauty 

Moran Theater | Downtown Jacksonville

The artistic director of the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, Andrey Litvinov, brings Tchaikovsky’s famous score to life with choreography that The Guardian heralded as a “master class in artistic style” in this production of Sleeping Beauty presented by the FSCJ Artist Series. The Ukraine-based Dnipro Philharmonic Orchestra performs the score. Show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets here.


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Image: Blue Jay Listening Room

Sunday

Album Release: Corey Kilgannon and Jacob Cummings 

Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach 

Since his debut in 2014, Beaches-based singer-songwriter Corey Kilgannon has amassed tens of millions of plays on popular music streaming platforms (a modern marker of success) and built a substantial following for his ever-growing catalog of earnest indie/folk-style offerings. In collaboration with Los Angeles-based, Central Florida-bred multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacob Cummings, Kilgannon is primed to release Radiant Phaedrus, a new collection of songs that is rumored to be his most personal, and experimental to date. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets here.


author image Arts & Culture Editor Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.
author image Arts & Culture Editor Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.