Pensacola Symphony Presents: Beethoven and Blue Jeans

Saturday, January 15, 2022
7:30 PM



BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 1
PICKER - Old and Lost Rivers
BARBER - Knoxville: Summer of 1915
               Halley Gilbert, Soprano
WALKER - Lyric for Strings
BERNSTEIN - Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Whether you dress up or dress down, join us for this annual celebration of Beethoven, anchored by the composer’s First Symphony. We will also explore the pairing of music with poetry and verse in a program curated in partnership with Northwest Florida’s former Poet Laureate. Poets Jamey Jones and Charles McCaskill will read their poems aloud as the orchestra performs musical selections from George Walker and Tobias Picker. Soprano Halley Gilbert will perform Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with prose by James Agee set to the music of Samuel Barber. Selections from Leonard Bernstein’s evocative On the Waterfront complement the program.

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra continues to monitor current CDC guidance. At this time, patrons, regardless of vaccination status, will be expected to wear a face covering for the entirety of their time in the building. For a full list of the most up-to-date protocols, visit

By purchasing or otherwise accepting a ticket to this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus) exists in any public place where people are present.  By attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and agree not to hold ASM Global, Inc., SMG, the Saenger Theatre, and the city of Pensacola, Florida for any illness or injury in connection with your or your guests’ attendance at the event.

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Doors will open 1.5 hours before the show