Founded in 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony is one of Florida’s longest-standing orchestras. The JSO has played host to some of the century’s finest artists, including Duke Ellington, Arthur Fiedler, Luciano Pavarotti and Kathleen Battle. www. jaxsymphony.org. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville, 904.354.5547.