JSO Concert and Pre-Concert Talk – Stranger in a Strange Land – Jackson

March 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – March 16, 2013 @ 9:00 pm


Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents “Stranger in a Strange Land” on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Jackson Community College.

Individual ticket by section: $32, 27, $18
For tickets and other information, please go to our website: www.JacksonSymphony.org, phone 517-782-3221, or JSO Box Office at 215 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201.

The “Stranger in a Strange Land” concert features masterworks by three composers who overcame difficult circumstances and wrote some of their finest music by celebrating the truest spirit of their homeland.

Antonín Dvořák was the hero of Czech music, but in 1884 his budding international reputation was pressuring him to compose in the style of his more celebrated Germanic peers. His response: his Symphony no. 7 in D minor, in which he found a way to both dazzle his western critics and still remain true to his Slavonic roots, resulting in arguably his greatest symphonic work.

A program of composers who were driven into unfamiliar circumstances and responded with their most stellar and innovative creations. Also featuring Sibelius’s Swan of Tuonela and Shostakovich’s first Cello Concerto. Conductor, David Schultz, Sponsored by Alro Steel Foundation and Louis Glick Trust and Co- Sponsored by Citizens Bank.

The March 16 audience is invited to a “meet and greet” the JSO musicians, Schultz and Lake in the Potter Center dining room immediately following the concert. Light refreshments will be served.

JSO concert ticket holders are invited to attend the complimentary and highly acclaimed pre-concert lecture series hosted by Dr. Bruce Brown. Called Backstage Glimpses, this lively lecture takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Potter Center dining room on the first floor. Jackson Grinding Company and TKT Consulting are sponsoring this concert’s Backstage Glimpse.

For details, call 517-782-3221.


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