BEETHOVEN & THE AMERICANS
OCTOBER 5, 2019 • POTTER CENTER
The JSO kicks off its 70th season with Beethoven’s popular and joyous 7th symphony. JSO principal flutist Richard Sherman takes the stage to perform Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts’s Flute Concerto.
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
NOVEMBER 23, 2019 • POTTER CENTER
Two pianos are better than one! Join us as we bring two pianos to the stage for Saint-Saëns’s dynamic Carnival of the Animals and Poulenc’s virtuosic concerto in D minor. Opening with the whimsical Overture to The Pirates of Penzance, the program also includes Jacques Ibert’s Divertissement accompanied by artwork from student artists in Jackson.
BACH TO THE FUTURE
FEBRUARY 7–9, 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.
THE MAESTRO RETURNS
MARCH 21, 2020 • POTTER CENTER
Conductor Laureate Stephen Osmond returns to the podium to conduct Tchaikovsky’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.
VIVA 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.