Jackson Symphony announces 2012-13 season, music director’s last

Posted on: May 8, 2012

In Saturday’s (5/5) Jackson Sun (Tennessee), Priya Narapareddy writes, “The Jackson Symphony announced the concert lineup for its 52nd season, ‘A Few of Our Favorite Things!,’ which will be a celebratory year for the symphony’s longtime music director and conductor, Dr. Jordan Tang. Lee Warren, the executive director of the Jackson Symphony, said Tang will begin his 27th and final season this fall as music director and conductor. She said Tang has been honored with the title of Conductor Laureate by the board of directors. ‘We are very, very excited about the music this year because it will all be a tribute to him and his 27 years at the symphony,’ Warren said. ‘We’re also very excited about bringing Olivia Newton-John back.’ Warren said Newton-John will be the featured artist for the 20th annual Legends Benefit Concert on Nov. 1 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson. … The symphony’s Masterworks Concert Series is presented by Toyota Bodine Aluminum. Warren said there will be four concerts in the series this season. Warren said the first concert will be ‘Heavenly Inspirations!’ featuring Nancy Allen, principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic.”

Posted May 8, 2012