The Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville is a volunteer classical music orchestra. Members donate their time and talents to cultivate classical music connoisseurship through education, performance and collaborative programing. Civic Orchestra concerts are informal and free.
To create symphonic music for everyone
To create an extraordinary music experience that realizes the potential of our musicians and illuminates the power of collective effort
Founded in 2016, the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville is a 501(C)3
not-for-profit community orchestra.
We’re thrilled that northeast Florida now has a community ensemble that enables us to play big works by Beethoven, Bizet, Grainger, Khachaturian, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Saint- Saëns, and other great composers of the past, but also affords us a chance to introduce recently-written music to our audiences. We believe in building our community by being a model of volunteerism. We hope to bridge cultural gaps by performing in all sorts of venues: a cathedral, a synagogue, a distillery, a museum, a zoo! We’re an orchestra that wants all the arts to thrive along the First Coast. So, we collaborate with ballet companies, opera singers, and visual artists to create unique concert experiences. We want a fabulous classical music experience to be accessible to everyone. That’s why our concerts are…FREE! We’re still a new ensemble, but already, we have quite a following! We’re grateful for that! Rest assured we’ve got more music in store!