Jackson Symphony Orchestra - Weatherwax Hall
The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has a rich and vibrant history serving the Jackson area for 67 years. Their mission is to add value, joy and enrichment to the lives of all Jackson area residents through music. The Jackson Symphony strives to impact the lives of everyone in the community through performances and educational programs. Performances include a fall & winter concert series, a summer pops concert, up close ensemble performances and holiday concerts.
The downtown location also known as Weatherwax Hall features Affinity Series Concerts "Live From The Wax" featuring touring pop, folk, and singer/songwriter acts. Other music events, from quartets to cabarets, are also held at this venue.
Most Jackson Symphony Orchestra series concerts are held at Jackson College’s world-class Music Hall at the Potter Center.
Jackson Symphony Orchestra Conductor Designate: Matthew Aubin
The Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra open to high school aged and younger musicians from Jackson and the surrounding area. The orchestra performs pieces from the standard classical repertoire along with modern works and “pops” pieces. Their season runs from September to May, with concert performances four times each season.
Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra Conductor: David Schultz
The Jackson Community Music School is one of Michigan's premiere music organizations Committed to offering quality musical curriculum in all instrument groups to over 300 enrolled students in the Jackson area.
Jackson Coummunity Music School Director: David Lamse
This facility is also available for rental for weddings and other corporate events with a capacity of 200.
Jackson Michigan Chorale
The Jackson Michigan Chorale, in Jackson, Michigan, performs major chorale works in a broad range of musical styles from the standard choral repertoire. The Jackson Michigan Chorale is celebrating it's 58th season! Offices for this organization are also housed in the Jackson Symphony Orchestra's Weatherwax Hall in Downtown Jackson.
The Chorale made its official debut on March 9, 1955 in an appearance with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. However the roots of the Chorale go back over 100 years as many vocal music groups formed and dissolved over the years. A newspaper article in 1911 mentions the fine singing of The Jackson Choral Society upon the occasion of a visit from President Taft.
The Chorale frequently performs with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, as well as separately singing a range of music from cabaret to classical chorale repitoire.
Michigan Shakespeare Festival Office
The building also houses the offices for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.