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ARTS PICKS | March 8-10

Published on March 6, 2024 at 11:57 am

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

Mountaineering ensemble, 1890s, © FIDM Museum | American Federation of Arts, Photo: Brian Davis

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | Riverside

Last week, the Cummer unveiled a new exhibition exploring the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion. Featuring more than 60 ensembles worn by women in Europe and North America for a range of activities – from golfing to motorcycling, swimming to piloting – Sporting Fashion chronicles how, over the course of more than a century and a half, the clothes that women wore changed to reflect their activities and pursuits. The exhibit is on view through May 19. The museum is open Fridays from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m. More info.

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Composer Courtney Bryan joins the Jacksonville Symphony for the premiere of her new work Friday and Saturday as part of an organ concert | Courtney Bryan.com

Friday & Saturday 

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville

Two points of emphasis about the Jacksonville Symphony’s performances this weekend: The symphony’s formidable Bryan Concert Organ will be put to use in service of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ distinctive Third Symphony, and the renowned contemporary composer and New Orleans native Courtney Bryan (no relation to the organ) returns for the premiere of a new work commissioned by another Courtney, Symphony Musical Director Courtney Lewis. Performances on Friday and Saturday start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info.


Sunday

Kenari Sax Quartet 

St. Paul’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church | Jacksonville Beach 

The innovative saxophone-toting ensemble Kenari Sax Quartet performs as part of the Beaches Fine Arts Series at St. Paul’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Sunday. Formed in 2012 at Indiana University, the quartet brings together four standout musicians: Bob Eason (soprano), Kyle Baldwin (alto), Corey Dundee (tenor) and Steven Banks (baritone). As a group, the Kenari Sax Quartet leans, and breathes new life, into music by living composers. In addition to the concert, works by Florida-based visual artist Hillary Hogue will be on view. Show starts at 4 p.m. (Doors at 3:15) Free to attend. More info.

Lead image: Skiing ensemble,1930s,© FIDM Museum | American Federation of Arts; Photo: Brian Davis

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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.

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