Symphonic Dances


MARCH 22, 2025 @ 7:30 PM


Section A: $40
Section B: $35
Section C: $25
Student Tickets: $5

Individual tickets go on sale September 1st

Feel the rhythmic music and desire to tap your toes for this night of Symphonic Dances. From the pulsating beats of Bernstein’s On the Waterfront to a new work by Carolina Calvache, featuring JSO Principal Trombone Denis Jiron, every note ignites the stage with electrifying energy. Then the grand finale of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances will catapult into a captivating and rhythmic conclusion to this jubilant 75th celebration.

Join us for a free, interactive lecture before the concert at 6:30pm.


Leonard Bernstein
On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite <1955>

Carolina Calvache
World Premiere Commission

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Symphonic Dances, op.45 <1940>



Location: TBD

Sponsored by Commonwealth

Keep the celebration going after the baton is down and the instruments are put away. Taking place in various locations around Jackson following Saturday evening concerts, these events are a great opportunity to mingle with musicians, guest artists, composers, other symphony fans, and of course, the Maestro. All are welcome at this event and the $20 ticket buys you entry, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks.


Denis Jiron

Sponsored by Parma Masonic

Denis Jiron is a native of Los Angeles, California and enjoys a varied career that includes performing with symphony orchestras, pop acts, Afro-Cuban/salsa artists, TV shows, big bands, and education. Denis was appointed acting-2nd trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 2017-2018.

He has also held positions with the Riverside Philharmonic (Principal Trombone) and the Hofer Symfoniker (2nd/1st Trombone) and has been guest trombonist with the LA Opera, Sapporo Symphony, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Pacific Symphony, and Detroit Symphony orchestras. Denis is currently principal trombone of the Jackson Symphony and Midland Symphony orchestras. He has also appeared with many artists and shows, including: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Kanye West, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Gladys Night, Chris Botti, The Voice, American Idol, The Ellen Show, The Tonight Show, American Music Awards, Amanda Miguel, Diego Verdaguer, The Midnighters, Budman/Levy Jazz Orchestra, Al McKay-Earth Wind and Fire Experience, Tito Nieves, Eddie Santiago, Jimmy Bosch and many others.

In 2004 he founded and directed the Afro-Cuban orchestra, Rumbankete, which released its first album in 2011. He has held adjunct trombone professor positions at California State University Los Angeles and California State University San Bernardino. Denis earned his BM degree from California State University Northridge and his MFA degree from California Institute of the Arts, as well as studying at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and later the Hochschule für Musik und Datsellende Kunst Mannheim. Dr. Jiron earned his DMA degree from Michigan State University as a University Distinguished Fellow. Currently, Dr. Jiron serves as Assistant Professor of Trombone at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in London, Canada.


Parma Masonic