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.

A note from our President

The Covid-19 pandemic has touched each of us.  Our hearts go out to all of those who have lost friends or family members and to those who are suffering from financial strain.  The impact on the Civic Orchestra’s 80 musicians is in our sudden inability to create live music concerts for our 3,000 patrons who we call our music family.

It is in turbulent times like this that we are reminded of the power of music.  The Civic Orchestra takes pride in filling auditoriums, churches, synagogues and breweries with people of all walks of life who are eager to share in the experience of a live symphonic music concert.  The current absence of live music only heightens our understanding of music’s ability to build community – to boost our spirits, heal our minds and bodies and bring joy to our lives. 

We want to take this time to thank you for your support and encouragement through our four seasons of symphonic music making. Each one of you has played a key role in the success of our organization by attending concerts, supporting orchestra musicians, volunteering at our concerts or through financial donations.  

As we transition to the virtual world of online engagement, we will be keeping you updated with monthly newsletters that include features of past concerts, profiles of orchestra musicians, and invitations to attend online lectures by our esteemed conductor, Marguerite Richardson. 

In the truest spirit of the Civic Orchestra community, many are asking how they can help.  What we need at this time are financial resources to enable us to remain intact for an extended period of time.  If you believe in our mission and want to help the Civic Orchestra thrive throughout these unprecedented times, please consider making a donation by following this link. Support the Orchestra

Rest assured, we have more music in store! We will resume just as soon as we can ensure the safety and health of our musicians and audience.  

Please stay safe and let’s continue to stay connected. 


Nadine Terk, President

We would like to thank our Corporate Sponsors: