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Britt Festival Orchestra Season Highlights Film Music and Classical Favorites

The Britt Festival Orchestra has announced its 2024 season, with three weeks of exciting outdoor programming in historic Jacksonville from June 13th-29th.

Under the leadership of Artistic Advisory Peter Bay and Guest Conductor Alexandra Arrieche, the Britt Festival Orchestra's 62nd season highlights film music alongside beloved classical favorites.

The season features four extraordinary soloists: pianist Gabriela Montero, violinist Geneva Lewis, violinist Alex Gonzalez and cellist Joshua Roman.

The season will be anchored by two evenings of "Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert" following 2023's sold-out production of "The Princess Bride." John Williams' score will be performed live-to-picture by the full orchestra in one of the most iconic films of the 20th century.

The Britt Festival Orchestra is well-known for showcasing living composers, and this season features works by many of the greatest composers still working today.

Tickets went on sale Friday on the Britt website "brittfest.org." There will be no member pre-sale for the Britt Festival Orchestra concerts.

Britt recommends making sure you are using the "brittfest.org" website as there are several websites that look official while charging higher prices and inflated fees.
Posted on 2/24/24 5:27AM by Chuck Benson