Special Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE GUILD HOLIDAY BALL

DECEMBER 3
THE COUNTRY CLUB OF JACKSON

Join the Jackson Symphony Guild at their annual Holiday Ball in support of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. This year’s theme is the four seasons! Participate in live and silent auctions, enjoy a full meal, enter the raffle, and dance the night away all while contributing to musical performances and music education in your community! Tickets are $150 per person, get yours today, sales close on November 23rd.

THE NUTCRACKER

DECEMBER 9, 10, and 11
POTTER CENTER

Ballet Chelsea proudly presents its 25th 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 fourth year to present this annual full-length, narrated ballet.

THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

MAY 20, 2023
MICHIGAN THEATRE

Explore the world of Harry Potter through sound. The JSO will again be bringing the world of Harry Potter to life at the historic Michigan Theatre of Jackson. This interactive experience will feature some of your favorite characters from the movies. Be sure and come dressed as your favorite witch or wizard and be prepared for a magical evening.


PAST EVENTS


CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN CONCERT

OCTOBER 29, 2022
MICHIGAN THEATRE

Costumes, candy, and more! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt the Michigan Theatre for 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! This concert is a wonderful chance for you to introduce your children to the wonders of live orchestral music.

SUMMER POPS: HEROES AND HEROINES

AUGUST 26, 2022
HORACE BLACKMAN PARK

Join the JSO in honoring both fictional and real heroes and heroines that give the people in our country hope! This concert will start by exploring theme songs for heroes that we all know and love from Superman to Wonder Woman. Then, we’ll take the second half of our concert to play some epic music to honor heroes from the common man to the many war heroes and veterans in our community.The concert is free but you can purchase VIP tickets for $30 which includes special seating and one drink ticket.

STAR WARS AND MORE

MAY 21, 2022
MICHIGAN THEATRE

The JSO and the Ella Sharp Museum are taking you out of this world at lightspeed with a performance including iconic space themes from your favorite space themed movies like Star Wars. Join us at the Michigan Theatre for an event that’s perfect for the whole family.

LIVE RECORDING SESSION WITH MARCUS NORRIS

APRIL 28, 2022
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CENTER

Free recording session/performance with Jackson born composer, Marcus Norris, using a combination of electronic music and live performers from the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. All are welcome to attend this event. Marcus Norris started out performing beats and electronic music and now he also composes for major orchestras. He is premiering a piece of music with the JSO during our upcoming concerts on April 29, 30, and May 1.

THE NUTCRACKER WITH BALLET CHELSEA

DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2021
POTTER CENTER

Ballet Chelsea proudly presents its 24th 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 fourth year to present this annual full-length, narrated ballet.

SUMMER POPS – A SALUTE TO AMERICA

AUGUST 27, 2021
HORRACE BLACKMAN PARK

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce Patriotic Pops, a FREE concert to take place on Friday, August 27 at 7:00 PM, at Horace Blackman Park. This summer we’ll pay tribute to America and its steadfast strength in the face of hardship with a mixture of marches, film scores, and iconic works. These pieces are all composed by American composers including music by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa and John Williams. The concert is free but you can purchase VIP tickets for $20 which includes special seating and and an invitation to a VIP reception at Weatherwax Hall. The reception begins at 6:00 PM and will also be open during the concert’s intermission.