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