MUSIC AND HEALING
Jackson Symphony musicians play for chemotherapy patients in the infusion areas at the Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center once a week.
Jackson Symphony musicians play at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital weekly to bring live orchestral music to the Hospice, Intensive Care waiting rooms, and to other areas of the hospital.
MOZART'S MAGIC FLUTE
Mozart’s Opera, The Magic Flute, has been specially adapted for children by Music Director Peter Shannon. In collaboration with Dr. Mark Simmons and his students at the University of Tennessee at Martin, these performances bring joy to children who have cognitive and developmental challenges. Over the past years, this program has been modified for audiences of all ages and abilities.
JACKSON YOUTH ORCHESTRA
The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra was founded in 1991 by The Jackson Symphony’s principal violist, Margaret Thomas. The ensemble provides excellent performance opportunities for young musicians who prepare a wide variety of orchestra literature to be performed throughout the school year. Members are expected to maintain a high level of commitment to the ensemble through diligent practice and regular attendance. Members frequently receive sectional training and coaching from musicians of The Jackson Symphony. Members include students from public, private, and homeschooled settings throughout West Tennessee.
OPEN REHEARSAL PROGRAM
The Jackson Symphony has issued a commitment that EVERY student in Jackson-Madison County will have access to hear live orchestral music during our season. We work with the Jackson-Madison County School system, all private schools and homeschool groups. Open Rehearsals are included in our upcoming season for each classical concert. Please contact our office if you would like to bring your students to this program.