The Nutcracker with Jacksonville Symphony at Moran Theater

The Nutcracker with Jacksonville Symphony at Moran TheaterLooking for an event that will kick off your Christmas holidays with delight? If you are a lover of classical music, you’ve come to the right place because we got the tickets to one of the most incredible events in Moran Theater this holiday season. Put Symphony to your chilly nights and immerse yourself in an evening filled with joy and fun through music as the Jacksonville Symphony brings life to one of the holiday season’s most popular stories: The Nutcracker. “Jacksonville Symphony: First Coast Nutcracker” will take you on a magical ride of pure enchantment and vivid imagination as the world’s favorite holiday tale is presented by one of the world’s best. The intricate set design, the amazing ballet dancers, and the entire Symphony will all put you in awe. With the rich soundscapes that elicit a broad spectrum of emotions and deliver a sensory experience, this is an experience one needs to have at least once in their lifetime. Witness the annual tradition of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra this December. 

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“An evening of music characterized by boldness, subtlety and passion.” – Florida Times-Union

The Nutcracker: Jacksonville Symphony Tickets

With the ultimate goal of creating a symphony that enriches, uplifts, and inspires lives, Jacksonville Symphony has been the leading music nonprofit in North Florida. The Symphony has given life to several performances in many venues, including Jacoby Symphony Hall and Moran Theatre. With music director Courtney Lewis and president and CEO Steven Libman at the helm, the Jacksonville Symphony puts on over 125 performances seasonally, reaching over 113,000 people. Furthermore, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras are run by the Symphony, and the organization also offers music lessons to kids — making them a premier organization that hones the talents of young people inclined to music. 

Over the years, Jacksonville Symphony has captivated audiences locally, statewide, and internationally with its superb and captivating music. In its over 70 seasons, the symphony orchestra is undoubtedly tested by time—conducting performances that consistently achieve new heights of artistic brilliance. And this holiday season, the Symphony will showcase once again one of its annual traditions: The First Coast Nutcracker. 

Anyone would claim to be speaking on behalf of the majority when we say that the tale of The Nutcracker is one of the most beloved holiday tales. Christmas wouldn’t be complete without revisiting the story of Clara, a young girl named who receives a magical nutcracker doll as a Christmas present. With the timeless original score of Tchaikovsky, the audience is drawn into a world of magic and wonder. Who wouldn’t be? After all, everyone loves the Land of Snow, Dances of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, the iconic party scene, and Waltz of the Flowers, among many others. The classic ballet has become a part of all of our childhood and is celebrated for its beautiful music and breathtaking costumes, choreography and magical storytelling. 

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Jacksonville Symphony’s First Coast Nutcracker is not just an ordinary presentation of skills, talents, and mastery of the craft of ballet and music, but it is also an opportunity for more than 180 young community dance students to collaborate with renowned choreographers, special guests, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Along with performing in a full-length ballet, students have the opportunity to attend weekly sessions overseen by professionals in the field. This is an opportunity for these young dreamers to foray into the field of performing arts.

Moreover, the educational performances of the First Coast Nutcracker provide an opportunity for over 4,500 students to attend special performances at a more affordable pricing. This is something the Symphony is taking pride in and has reiterated on its official website. With educating the younger generation as one of their utmost missions, Jacksonville Symphony creates educational guides to immerse students into the world of ballet and Symphony. The Symphony arranges meetings with both teachers and students prior to the show so they can meet with the people behind the show. Through this, Jacksonville Symphony creates a lasting impact on these students. 

In addition, First Coast Nutcracker is dedicated to bringing the ballet to as many families as possible. As stated in their website, 1,250 community service tickets are given to deserving families annually. This gesture ensures that everyone enjoys the awe-inspiring beauty of dance and music, regardless of what their economic status is. This mission remains core to the First Coast Nutcracker — an annual tradition worthy to be celebrated. 

“The Nutcracker has the unique ability of drawing new people to the world of ballet while, at the same time, keeping it interesting for those who have seen it many times before.” – DeseretNews

The Nutcracker with Jacksonville Symphony

Jacksonville Symphony was founded in 1949 and eventually grew exponentially over the years. With unforgettable performances, it enjoys its national reputation of being a premier symphony orchestra in the Sunshine State. The Symphony is currently led by the President and CEO Steven Libman. With his leadership, the Symphony reached a wider audience, amassing to more than 113,000 people across Florida. 

The Symphony begins its season with two free community performances, in keeping with its fundamental principle that music should be accessible to all. This way, anybody can enjoy the wonder and delight of a live symphonic performance. Over the years, many prominent performers and music legends have collaborated with the symphony orchestra. The likes of Audra McDonald, Joshua Bell, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, Renée Fleming, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostopovich, Lang Lang, Alisa Weilerstein, and Branford Marsalis are just a few of the notable performers who have graced the Jacksonville Symphony stage throughout the years. 

This holiday season, don’t miss the chance to witness the legendary Jacksonville Symphony perform the legendary tale of the Nutcracker. Listening to the orchestra’s beautiful rendition of “The Nutcracker” will take you on a mystical journey where sugar plum fairies dance, toy soldiers come to life, and the joy of the season permeates every corner. From the charming “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to the awe-inspiring “Waltz of the Flowers,” the memorable tunes create a magical tapestry that captures the attention of listeners of all ages. Played with complete finesse and passion, the Symphony is played by the full orchestra — willing to take you on an emotional ride. So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets today and be enchanted in the best way possible. Click the “Get Tickets” link to start your purchase.