CONCERTS AND EVENTS

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THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

FEBRUARY 29 & 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 February 29, and 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!