British violinist Anthony Marwood will perform Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto as soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jacoby Symphony Hall in The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St. The symphony, conducted by music director Courtney Lewis, will also perform Benjamin Britten’s “Sinfonia da Requiem” and Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 1.
As part of the symphony’s ongoing search for a new concertmaster, violinist Stephen Tavani, recently appointed concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, will fill the role during Friday and Saturday’s concerts. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.JaxSymphony.org or call (904) 354-5547.
‘CABARET’ AT THRASHER-HORNE CENTER
A touring production of “Cabaret,” the Tony winning 1966 musical set in a Berlin nightclub in 1931, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park. Tickets, which begin at $49, are available at THcenter.org or by calling (904) 276-6815.
NEW PLAY IN DA’S BLACKBOX THEATRE
“Anton in Show Business,” which won the 2001 American Theatre Critics Steinberg New Play Award, opens Thursday in the Blackbox Theatre at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, 2445 San Diego Road. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Feb. 7-9 and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students in advance, $15 for students at the door. They can be purchased at the door one hour before curtain or at the website www.datheatreboosters.org.
‘IN THE GARDEN’ OPENS AT THE CUMMER
There will be a member and community opening for “In the Garden” from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave. The exhibit, drawn from the George Eastman Museum collection, features photographs that explore uses of gardens and how humans cultivate the landscapes that surround them. The event is free to members, $10 to non-members
Members can also view the exhibit from noon-4 p.m. Thursday. Docent-led tours will be available at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The exhibit opens to the general public on Friday. Admission to the Cummer will be free on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CUMMER OFFERING ART & ARCHITECTURE TOUR
Architect Richard Skinner will lead the Cummer’s annual Art & Architecture Tour from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The tour will visit three locations and Holly Keris, the Cummer’s chief operating officer and chief curator, will offer commentary on the private collections at those locations. There will also be an afternoon tour but that is already sold out.
The cost of the tour is $250, $150 for professionals 40 and under. To register, call (904) 899-6038 or go to bit.ly/2rzsCqV.
‘HARVEY’ OPENS IN FERNANDINA BEACH
The classic comedy “Harvey” opens Thursday at the Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday through Feb. 17 with a 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 11. Tickets, which are $22 for adults and $10 for students through college, can be purchased at www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org or by calling (904) 261-6749.
CHRISTIANIA PIANO QUARTET TO PLAY IN FERNANDINA BEACH
The Christiania Piano Quartet will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Tickets to the concert, which is part of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, are $40. They can be purchased at www.aicmf.com or by calling (904) 261-1779.
JACKSONVILLE DANCE THEATRE OFFERS A CONCERT AT WJCT
The Jacksonville Dance Theatre will present “Dance Love Life a concert for our community” at 8:00 p.m. Saturday at WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave. The concert, which features guest performer Jennifer Logan, celebrates collaboration. Tickets, which are $20, $15 for seniors and military, $10 for students, can be purchased at bit.ly/2nbmK1s. For more about Jacksonville Dance Theatre go to www.jacksonvilledancetheatre.org.
TWO NEW EXHIBITS IN PONTE VEDRA
The 2018 Juried Artist Members Exhibition is now on display in the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. An exhibit of work by the First Coast Plein Air Painters is on exhibit in the center’s Scene Gallery. Both exhibits continue through March 3.
WHITE OAK POSTER ON DISPLAY
An exhibit of posters from the White Oak Conservation Center are now on display at the Nassau County Public Library’s Central Library, 25 N. 4th St, Fernandina Beach. The posters are from the collection of Howard Gilman who became president of the Gilman Paper Company after the death of his brother in 1982. Before his death in 1998, Howard Gilman invested heavily in arts and culture, conservation and the environment, and public policy. The posters reflect those interests. The exhibit will continue through April 30.
PLAYERS SEEKING YOUNG VOICES
At the beginning of 2016, Players by the Sea announced its inaugural New Voices program, an initiative to help playwrights develop new plays over the course of a year. What emerged were two plays, Kelby Siddons’ “Madame Bonaparte” and Drew L. Brown’s “Sentences.” Players is currently working with James F. Webb to develop his play, “A Seat at the Table,” which will produced June 1-10.
Now Players wants to find New Voices by working with playwrights who are between 13 and 18 years old. Applicants are urged to submit a proposal. Those interested should go to www.playersbythesea.org and click on New Voices to find guidelines.
The deadline to submit a proposal is March 16. The program is open to young artists in Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties. The productions will take place on Players Studio Stage in June 2019.
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