It took some vision to put an orchestra on a grassy hillside in Jacksonville.
And the vision took: 54 years later, the Britt Orchestra still entertains large crowds over three weekends in the summer.
The players have changed, but the mission remains the same.
And mission control takes over Friday, as the orchestra season begins. Teddy Abrams leads the flock in his fourth full season as music director and conductor.
The maestro, always up for a radio interview, joins us.