Who is Joel Shaner?

Mar 08, 2018

If you haven’t heard the name Joel Shaner, I would be surprised. Joel is the principal trumpet for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) and has performed with the JSO for 32 years. He is also a founding member of


What does a maestro do?

Nov 14, 2017

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Maestro, conductor. What’s the difference? There is no difference. Ultimately, each language has a different term. Italian (maestro), English (conductor), French (chef d’orchestre) and German (dirigent). Each term refers to the ability to lead.   What


First Time Concert Goers

Oct 09, 2017

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What if I’ve never been to an orchestra concert? If you have never been to a professional orchestra concert before, don’t worry. We are here to help guide you and ensure that you have an


Jackson Symphony Orchestra

Aug 16, 2017

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What is a Symphony Orchestra? A Symphony Orchestra is defined as a large ensemble composed of wind, string, brass and percussion instruments and organized to perform classical music. Wind instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoons. String instruments include


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