Daily's Place Symphony Series returns for football season with "Rudy in Concert" on Nov. 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Symphony and Bold Events today announced the next two concerts in the Daily’s Place Symphony Series. On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., music and football fans can attend “Rudy In Concert,” featuring a big screen version of the beloved sports classic with the score performed live to picture. On Saturday, May 11, the Jacksonville Symphony will perform Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” alongside a full orchestra, world class soloists, a chorus and dancers.

Tickets for “Rudy In Concert” start as low as $29 and go on sale to the general public at www.dailysplace.com and www.jaxsymphony.org beginning on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. EDT. Symphony Subscribers and donors, Jags365 and Daily’s Rewards Members will have access to presale tickets beginning Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. EDT.  Tickets for “Carmina Burana” will go on sale at a later date.

“Rudy In Concert” is part of the Massage Envy Concert Series, a season-long slate of entertainment programming designed to celebrate each Jaguars home game weekend in 2018. The team will host the Pittsburgh Steelers the following evening in primetime at TIAA Bank Field.

The inspiring story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger comes to the big screen with the Jacksonville Symphony performing the entire score live to picture. Produced by CineConcerts in partnership with Sony Pictures, “Rudy In Concert” portrays the tale of an undersized and modestly talented boy from a working-class family who refuses to give up his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. Considered to be one of the greatest sports movies of all time, this timeless underdog story delights fans of all ages with a truly inspirational message: Never give up on your dreams!

An incredible true story from director David Anspaugh (Hoosiers), Rudy is an unforgettable testament to the power of dreams and triumph of the human spirit. In addition to starring Sean Astin, the film features an all-star supporting cast including Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Robert Prosky, Jon Favreau, and Lili Taylor. Written by Angelo Pizzo, produced by Robert N. Fried and Cary Woods, the film also showcases an iconic score by legendary Oscar and Emmy-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Omen, Chinatown, Patton, Planet of the Apes, Papillon, Rambo).

The crash of a gong and the unified cry “O Fortuna!” (Oh Fate!) represents one of the most famous moments in all of music. Often compared to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in terms of popularity, Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” is set to the medieval poems that explore everything from destiny and luck, to the joys of food and drink, to the rapture of love. Patrons will almost instantly recognize “O Fortunate,” in particular, as the piece used throughout pop culture to create hugely dramatic effect. A short list includes Excalibur (1981), The Doors (1991), Friends, How I Met Your Mother, as well as a popular selection for competition dance shows. This larger-than-life work featuring an enormous orchestra, world-class soloists, chorus and dancers marks Symphony Music Director Courtney Lewis’ first performance at Daily’s Place.

These events will be the third and fourth concerts in the Daily’s Place Symphony Series, a first-of-its-kind partnership between a symphony and a NFL team. Previous performances include a sold-out performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone last October and a joint performance with three-time Grammy-winner and hip hop guitarist, Wyclef Jean.