The Jackson Symphony Orchestra seeks to engage audiences of all ages in musical experiences. Our Community Music School offers lessons for all and we program pops concerts every year around holidays and themes that are fun for the whole family. Check our upcoming special events below.
SUMMER POPS: GREETINGS FROM HOLLYWOOD
AUGUST 25, 2023
HORACE BLACKMAN PARK
Join the JSO as we travel through the best of the last 100 years of cinema. This concert will dive into the different eras of cinematic thrills, from the suspense of Jaws to the triumph of Rocky and the drama of Casablanca. Grab your popcorn and pull up a seat for this treasure trove of musical classics. This concert is free but if you wish to purchase $20 tickets for the VIP experience, you will have access to our pre-concert reception across the street in Weatherwax Hall starting at 6 pm and special seating during the concert in Horace Blackman Park.
CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN CONCERT
OCTOBER 21, 2023
Costumes, candy, and more! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt the Michigan Theatre with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Children’s Concert. This exciting program features frightfully fun symphonic music perfect for young eyes and ears. The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume along with our musicians to enjoy “boo-tiful” music! Kids in costume will have the opportunity to join our costume parade around the theatre! This concert is a wonderful chance for you to introduce your children to the wonders of live orchestral music.
DECEMBER 15, 2023 AT 7:00PM
DECEMBER 16, 2023 AT 2:00PM & 7:00PM
DECEMBER 17, 2023 AT 2:00PM
THE POTTER CENTER
Tickets go on sale November 1st
Ballet Chelsea proudly presents its 26th 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. The Ballet Chelsea company artists and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra musicians will come together for the fifth year to present this annual full-length, narrated ballet.
BABIES IN TUNE
The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is proud to bring Babies in Tune online. Children naturally love music and, in fact, it’s good for them! Studies show that early exposure to music helps with the development of physical growth, the brain & nervous system, learning abilities, and natural musical abilities. Babies in Tune is part of a larger musical education initiative by the JSO and Community Music School which offers early childhood music education classes. Please enjoy our selection of music meant to enrich your babies lives.
- Introduction: Track 1
- Dance & Move: Track 2-6
- Listen & Rest: Track 7-18
- Carnival Of The Animals – St. Saens: Track 19-22