CONCERTS AND EVENTS

GUILD BALL

DECEMBER 7, 2019 • COUNTRY CLUB OF JACKSON
The Jackson Symphony Guild’s 38th Annual Holiday Ball will feature dinner, dancing, raffles, and both live and silent auctions for entertainment.

THE NUTCRACKER

DECEMBER 7, 2019 • CHELSEA HIGH SCHOOL
Ballet Chelsea proudly presents its 22nd Annual performance of The Nutcracker, a Christmas Eve tale about a young girl named Marie and her magical journey to the enchanted Kingdom of Sweets. Choreographed by Artistic Director Wendi DuBois, the Ballet Chelsea company artists and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra musicians will come together for the third year to present this annual full-length, narrated ballet.

THE NUTCRACKER

DECEMBER 8, 2019 • CHELSEA HIGH SCHOOL
Ballet Chelsea proudly presents its 22nd Annual performance of The Nutcracker, a Christmas Eve tale about a young girl named Marie and her magical journey to the enchanted Kingdom of Sweets. Choreographed by Artistic Director Wendi DuBois, the Ballet Chelsea company artists and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra musicians will come together for the third year to present this annual full-length, narrated ballet.

THE NUTCRACKER

DECEMBER 14, 2019 • THE POTTER CENTER
Ballet Chelsea proudly presents its 22nd Annual performance of The Nutcracker, a Christmas Eve tale about a young girl named Marie and her magical journey to the enchanted Kingdom of Sweets. Choreographed by Artistic Director Wendi DuBois, the Ballet Chelsea company artists and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra musicians will come together for the third year to present this annual full-length, narrated ballet.

THE NUTCRACKER

DECEMBER 15, 2019 • THE POTTER CENTER
Ballet Chelsea proudly presents its 22nd Annual performance of The Nutcracker, a Christmas Eve tale about a young girl named Marie and her magical journey to the enchanted Kingdom of Sweets. Choreographed by Artistic Director Wendi DuBois, the Ballet Chelsea company artists and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra musicians will come together for the third year to present this annual full-length, narrated ballet.

TUBACHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 22, 2019
WEATHERWAX HALL

FREE event open to the public. Join us to experience TubaChristmas. 2019 is the 46th anniversary of TubaChristmas events around the world. Tuba and Euphonium musicians of all ages are welcome to participate in this event. We invite you to wear festive colors as we celebrate the season with a variety of Christmas carols. If you or someone you know is a tuba or euphonium player and would like to perform with us, please contact the JSO at 517.782.3221 for more information. TubaChristmas music books are also available for $20-25.

IRISH PUB NIGHT

WITH KENNEDY’S KITCHEN

JANUARY 11, 2020 • FRANKE CENTER
Now a Franke Center January tradition, this year’s event features the award winning six-piece Celtic band Kennedy’s Kitchen from South Bend, Indiana. Enjoy an evening of music and storytelling with traditional Irish instruments, outstanding vocals, and good cheer!

CABIN FEVER / UP NORTH MUSIC

WITH TROLL FOR TROUT

JANUARY 18, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL
JSO’s Music on Tap series brings a great evening of “Up-North Music” to help ease your case of Cabin- Fever with Michigan’s own, Troll for Trout (T4T). T4T is about a lifestyle. It’s that excited feeling of leaving work early on a beautiful Friday afternoon and pointing your vehicle North. It’s about camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cooking outside, good conversation around a campfire, reflecting, reading, and relaxing.

BACH TO THE FUTURE

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL
The JSO welcomes back Detroit Symphony Orchestra cellist and composer Jeremy Crosmer to premiere his new work inspired by Bach. New York City violist Mitsuru Kubo and JSO principal violist Clyde McKaney take center stage for this new work as well as for Bach’s 6th Brandenburg Concerto. Mozart’s energetic “Haffner” Symphony and Ravel’s lively Le tombeau de Couperin round out the program.

BACH TO THE FUTURE

FEBRUARY 8, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL
The JSO welcomes back Detroit Symphony Orchestra cellist and composer Jeremy Crosmer to premiere his new work inspired by Bach. New York City violist Mitsuru Kubo and JSO principal violist Clyde McKaney take center stage for this new work as well as for Bach’s 6th Brandenburg Concerto. Mozart’s energetic “Haffner” Symphony and Ravel’s lively Le tombeau de Couperin round out the program.

BACH TO THE FUTURE

FEBRUARY 9, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL
The JSO welcomes back Detroit Symphony Orchestra cellist and composer Jeremy Crosmer to premiere his new work inspired by Bach. New York City violist Mitsuru Kubo and JSO principal violist Clyde McKaney take center stage for this new work as well as for Bach’s 6th Brandenburg Concerto. Mozart’s energetic “Haffner” Symphony and Ravel’s lively Le tombeau de Couperin round out the program.

COOL JAZZ

WITH THE BEN ROSENBLUM TRIO

FEBRUARY 15, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL
Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), and as an “impressive talent” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine). His original music combines his extensive knowledge of the history of jazz with a free-wheeling, modern melodic sensibility and powerful narrative approach to the piano.

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THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

FEBRUARY 29, 2020 • MICHIGAN THEATRE
Explore the world of Harry Potter through sound. The JSO in collaboration with the Jackson School of the Arts will again be bringing the world of Harry Potter to life. On March 1, 2020, at the historic Michigan Theatre the wizarding world of Harry Potter awaits you. This interactive experience will feature some of your favorite characters from the movies. Be sure and come dressed as your favorite witch or wizard.

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THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

MARCH 1, 2020 • MICHIGAN THEATRE
Explore the world of Harry Potter through sound. The JSO in collaboration with the Jackson School of the Arts will again be bringing the world of Harry Potter to life. On March 1, 2020, at the historic Michigan Theatre the wizarding world of Harry Potter awaits you. This interactive experience will feature some of your favorite characters from the movies. Be sure and come dressed as your favorite witch or wizard.

IRISH FESTIVAL

WITH THE FOUNDING

MARCH 14, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL
The Founding is a Progressive Folk band with Celtic roots from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With their timeless, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting, they strive to constantly push the boundaries of the Irish and Scottish music traditions. This young band has performed at venues throughout the United States, making appearances at such notable events as the Michigan Irish Music Festival, the Boston Irish Festival, and The Austin Celtic Festival, and many more.

THE MAESTRO RETURNS

MARCH 21, 2020 • POTTER CENTER
Conductor Laureate Stephen Osmond returns to the podium to conduct Shostakovich’s 5th symphony and La valse by Ravel. In collaboration with world–famous concert pianist William Westney, Osmond presents Prokofiev’s first piano concerto. This program is sure to feature a surprise or two! Don’t miss the Maestro’s return.

VIVE LA FRANCE

APRIL 25, 2020 • POTTER CENTER
Have you noticed that there’s been a little French music on each concert this year?
Well this time we went all out. Come hear Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, Clair de lune and La mer, three of Debussy’s most famous works. JSO harpist Chen-Yu Huang gives the American premiere of Fernande Breilh-Decruck’s Harp Concerto. In collaboration with the prestigious international festival, the JSO is thrilled to welcome a Gilmore Keyboard Festival young artist winner to the stage for this concert.

SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE

WITH JOHN D.LAMB

MAY 9, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL
Our old friend John D. Lamb returns with another of his very popular Songwriter Showcases. Those who have attended these concerts in the past know that John uses his deep connections in the Michigan songwriting community to fill the stage with amazing talent. John is the consummate MC and lends his considerable songwriting chops to an evening that is sure to once again impress the Weatherwax Hall audience!