Steven reflects on his first year with Jacksonville Symphony

Reflections on a year with Jacksonville Symphony “525,600 minutes. 525,600 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes — how do you measure a year?” That’s the opening lyrics from the famous song “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent.” I have been thinking about these lyrics this past year, my first in Jacksonville, what they mean and Read More …

Steven’s recent column about the value of the arts to America

Please enjoy My latest blog about the value of the arts to America. Conducting Electricity: Arts organizations are a good community investment We are still in the midst of a global pandemic and the sheer magnitude of the lives affected by COVID-19 is hard to fathom. As we all know, great news has arrived with Read More …

The Jacksonville Symphony has officially opened its season with strict physical distancing guidelines

We are back! After canceling more than 30 concerts between March and June, the Jacksonville Symphony has returned to the stage of Jacoby Symphony Hall. On Sept. 16 and 17, we welcomed the community back with two free open house concerts, and 500 people joined us each evening to experience the joy of live music. Read More …

An Announcement from the Jacksonville Symphony

The Jacksonville Symphony recently announces nonprofit veteran Steven Libman as the new president/CEO. Libman comes to Jacksonville from the Atlanta Ballet, where he has served as the organization’s chief advancement officer since 2014. “After a year-long search, the Board reached a unanimous decision that Steven is the absolute perfect candidate for the job,” said Don Read More …

Wonderful news to report. Steven Libman will become the new President &CEO for the Jacksonville Symphony in Jacksonville, FL as of February 1, 2020.

Jacksonville Symphony announces non-profit veteran Steven Libman as new President & CEO. Libman comes to Jacksonville from the Atlanta Ballet in Atlanta, Georgia where he has served as the organization’s chief advancement officer since 2014. “After a year-long search, the Board reached a unanimous decision that Steven is the absolute perfect candidate for the job,” Read More …

The Atlanta Ballet performed it’s new production of The Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center

Featuring Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and celebrated dance maker Yuri Possokhov’s fresh choreography, Atlanta Ballet makes its Kennedy Center debut with its reimagined production of The Nutcracker, November 27-December 1 in the Opera House. Read more.

The Atlanta Ballet launches a new Nutcracker to critical acclaim; the Development Team raises almost $6M for the new production.

Special effects loom large with Atlanta Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker. Images span from elaborate clockwork machinations to books that swirl through the air to household objects that change in scale, creating seismic shifts in perceived reality. The $3.7 million production integrates high-tech video projections with Yuri Possokhov’s choreography, and the clear intent is Read More …