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The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit classical music orchestra. We are amateur and professional musicians who perform free concerts throughout the greater Jacksonville community.

The March 12, 2023 concert will be a very special program.

Hosted by the North Florida School for Special Education, this sensory sensitivity concert is for students from across the First Coast of all abilities and with special needs that make sitting quietly through a concert difficult.

Everyone is welcome to join us!

Please see below for details.


Announcing a very special concert on March 12, 2023 at

The North Florida School for Special Education!

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Featuring music of many different tempos and textures, this Sensory Sensitivity concert will be held in the Dorothy and Lee Thomas Equestrian Barn at the Delores Barr Weaver Therapeutic Equestrian Center, which is nestled among the school’s Mill Creek campus. The barn provides a covered area for the orchestra and guests and has an adjacent viewing area under a live oak tree, allowing for anyone who might want to move around or dance or even giggle the opportunity to do so.

Concert Program:

Beethoven Symphony No. 9, movement IV

Blue Danube, Johann Strauss

Trepak from the Nutcracker

Farandole from L’arlesienne Suite No. 2

In the Hall of the Mountain King, Edvard Grieg

Haydn Symphony No. 9, movement II

Ollie the Alligator, Anne McKennon

The Syncopated Clock, Leroy Anderson

Looking forward to seeing you there !

Thank you !



We would like to thank our Corporate Sponsors and Family Foundations:

Vivace and Allegro Sponsors ($2,500 and up)

Moderator Sponsors ($1,250 and up)

John and Marilyn Abbott

Jennifer Barrett

Angie Bussone

The Berman Family Foundation

Charmaine Chiu

Jim and Peggy Holz

Smith Hulsey & Busey

The Shorstein Family Foundation

Andante and Patron Sponsors ($250-$500)

Karen Bowden

Craig Anctil and Judy Milloy

Jamie Cesearetti

Cindy Coggin and Kim Blankenship

Imogene Coleman

Marilyn Dresser

Ellen Fallucco

Thomas Gallacher

Anne and Larry Read

Marguerite Richardson and Scott Watkins

Ann and Charlie Joseph

Ryan Jones

Jerry Gugel

Toni and Chuck Harrison

Josh Henry and Brett Chapin

Jenevieve and Ron Kart

Alissa and Joseph Lisska

Russell and Vivian Lee

Rick Beaver and Peggy Holt

Sonja Schoeppel And Mark Lavigne

Stan Lovenworth

Nancy Paulikens

Dana and Phyllis Pescosolido

Heather Anne Machias

Timothy Snyder

Joan Weitz

John and Shari Wells

Steve Williams