CONCERTS AND EVENTS

BEETHOVEN’S BEST

OCTOBER 23, 2020 • VIRTUAL EVENT

The JSO came back together recently to record our favorite movements from four Beethoven symphonies. Join Maestro Matthew Aubin and the JSO for this special online premiere. Maestro Aubin and select musicians will be chatting with viewers during the presentation so bring your questions. This program will be available on the JSO website, Facebook, and YouTube pages. In addition, the JSO has created supplemental educational materials so that this program can be presented in an interactive, virtual format to school groups.

BLUGRASS-ISH
WITH FLATLAND HARMONY EXPERIMENT

OCTOBER 24, 2020 • THE WAX

Returning to the Weatherwax Hall stage this year is Flatland Harmony Experiment (FHE), a high-octane, four-piece, vocally-driven, string band from Indianapolis, Indiana. FHE plays traditional bluegrass instruments and that genre is prevalent in their sound.

BLUGRASS-ISH, TOO
WITH THUNDERWÜDE

NOVEMBER 7, 2020 • THE WAX

Born out of a need for Bluegrass in the Chelsea, MI area, Thunderwüde became a band in the winter of 2014. After a series of sessions done by Jason Dennie, George Merkel, Wesley Fritzemeier, and Tommy Reifel, Thunderwüde started out primarily as a traditional bluegrass quartet with guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass.

THE VOICE OF SOULFUL FOLK-POP
WITH JOSHUA DAVIS

NOVEMBER 21, 2020 • VIRTUAL EVENT

We are thrilled to welcome Joshua Davis and his band to the Wax stage this November. Over the past twenty years, Michigan-based Davis has honed an impressive range of skills – songwriter, band leader, guitarist, and vocalist among them. Since his appearance as a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice”, Davis has been churning out an album a year.

MADE IN MICHIGAN

NOVEMBER 25, 2020 • VIRTUAL EVENT

Classical Music goes beyond Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. Composers continue writing for the orchestra today. The JSO is committed to bringing new music into the world while honoring Classical Music’s tradition and past. In this concert, we’re featuring four composers that have local relationships with the JSO: Jonathan Bruce Brown, Jeremy Crosmer, Audrey Kelley and Marcus Norris. The program will include interviews with the composers. Join Maestro Matthew Aubin and the JSO for this online premiere.

JACKSON SYMPHONY GUILD VIRTUAL HOLIDAY BALL

DECEMBER 5, 2020 • VIRTUAL EVENT

With the COVID Pandemic and future uncertainties, the Jackson Symphony Guild has made the decision to not host the Annual Holiday Ball at the Country Club and instead create a new and different experience. The Hills are Still Alive… and we invite you to join us on December 5 as we Party in Place with a Virtual Holiday Ball.

COMEDY NIGHT
WITH HEYWOOD BANKS

JANUARY 23, 2021 • THE WAX

Heywood Banks is simply a one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe artist, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet- musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon. His show appeals equally to college students, businessmen, yuppies, punks, kids or your grandmother.

ROMANTIC RACHMANINOFF

FEBRUARY 13, 2021 • POTTER CENTER

Join the JSO for a Valentine’s celebration featuring Rachmaninoff’s famous 2nd piano concerto. Internationally renowned pianist Inon Barnatan joins the JSO. We continue to explore the symphony after Beethoven with a performance of Sibelius’ 5th which praises the natural world.

ACROSS THE GENRES
THE WARP TRIO

FEBRUARY 20, 2021 • THE WAX

Described as “A talented group that exemplifies the genre-obliterating direction of contemporary classical music (Columbia Free Times)”, Warp Trio is an internationally touring cross-genre chamber music experience.

IRISH FESTIVAL 2021
WITH HERON VALLEY

March 13, 2021 • THE WAX

We are incredibly excited to welcome Heron Valley back to the Wax stage. Heron Valley is an energetic, traditional band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, including traditional Scottish songs, piping tunes and Irish banjo.

BRAHM’S 1ST SYMPHONY

MARCH 26-28, 2021 • POTTER CENTER

Brahms was so intimidated by Beethoven’s shadow that he didn’t write his first symphony until he was 43 years old. In our fourth program of the season we juxtapose his most famous and popular symphony with modern talents. Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst is a fresh fanfare for strings while Bright Sheng’s Black Swan is a beautiful orchestration of one of Brahms’ most loved piano Intermezzos.

BRAHM’S 1ST SYMPHONY

APRIL 10, 2021 • FRANKE CENTER

Brahms was so intimidated by Beethoven’s shadow that he didn’t write his first symphony until he was 43 years old. In our fourth program of the season we juxtapose his most famous and popular symphony with modern talents. Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst is a fresh fanfare for strings while Bright Sheng’s Black Swan is a beautiful orchestration of one of Brahms’ most loved piano Intermezzos.

EPIC MAHLER

APRIL 24, 2021 • POTTER CENTER

Mahler believed that “A symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything.” His 3rd symphony is an epic display of this concept. A huge, majestic orchestra accompanied by both children’s and women’s choruses and a mezzo soprano soloist to boot. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hear this monumental work live.

SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE
WITH JOHN D. LAMB & FRIENDS

MAY 8, 2021 • THE WAX

Our friend, and a man at the center of the Michigan songwriting scene, John D. Lamb returns to the Wax stage with the latest rendition of his ever-popular Songwriter Showcase. John fills the stage with incredibly talented artists, and they share an evening of songs and stories that always leave our audiences wanting more!