A biennial event, Strings on the River is a musical performance featuring over 250 Duval County Schools orchestra students, grades 3 through 12. In the spring of 2017 this spectacular performance took place in the Lazzara Performance Hall at the University of North Florida. Participating schools included Pine Forest Elementary School, Fishweir Elementary School, LaVilla School of the Arts, and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

With over 1000 parents and community leaders in attendance the students did not disappoint.

This concert was a fundraising event designed to highlight string music programs in our local schools, and to raise funds for summer music camp scholarships and other educational opportunities for our students.

The evenings Special Guest was Dr. Simon Shiao, Associate Professor of Violin, University of North Florida, and Director of the UNF Orchestra.

2017 Sponsors

University of North Florida School of Music

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

2445 San Diego Road

Jacksonville, Florida 32207

904 346-5620


Weather Engineers heating and air conditioning

Friday April 21, 2017   7:00 PM

University of North Florida Lazzara Theater

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