Concerts and Events

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Irish Festival with Heron Valley

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

JSO’s Music on Tap series brings Heron Valley to the Wax Stage for a night of traditional Celtic music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Heron Valley are an energetic, young folk band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. Last year’s Irish Festival was a sellout, so make sure to get your tickets early!

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Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto

Friday, March 22, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

Leonard Bernstein the performer inspires this program. Canadian virtuoso pianist Marika Bournaki joins the JSO to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, a work that Bernstein played and conducted from the piano. Haydn’s whimsical 88th Symphony, which Bernstein famously conducted with his eyebrows, opens the program. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte, a work inspired by Haydn, demonstrates a contemporary take on these two classical masters.

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Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

Leonard Bernstein the performer inspires this program. Canadian virtuoso pianist Marika Bournaki joins the JSO to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, a work that Bernstein played and conducted from the piano. Haydn’s whimsical 88th Symphony, which Bernstein famously conducted with his eyebrows, opens the program. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte, a work inspired by Haydn, demonstrates a contemporary take on these two classical masters.

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Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

Leonard Bernstein the performer inspires this program. Canadian virtuoso pianist Marika Bournaki joins the JSO to perform Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, a work that Bernstein played and conducted from the piano. Haydn’s whimsical 88th Symphony, which Bernstein famously conducted with his eyebrows, opens the program. Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte, a work inspired by Haydn, demonstrates a contemporary take on these two classical masters.

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Ode To Joy

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Potter Center

As we close our tribute to Leonard Bernstein, our season finale features his Chichester Psalms, which has strong connections to his Jewish faith. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, a work that Bernstein conducted when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, concludes our season. Choirs from Hillsdale College and Spring Arbor University join the JSO for this special performance.

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American Roots with Frances Luke Accord

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

JSO’s Music on Tap series brings The Frances Luke Accord to The Wax for an evening of incredible songs and harmonies with Frances Luke Accord. They are what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” Their soulful, effortless branch of indie-folk is orchestrated with spare and sophisticated acoustic threads woven into a lush backdrop for their intimate melodies.