The Jackson Symphony will continue its 59th season with “Classical Night Fever” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson.
That night, the symphony will welcome the ultimate disco tribute band for a journey through some of the best hits of the 1970s.
Complete with bell-bottoms, wild polyester costume changes, and some of the coolest platform shoes this side of the Milky Way, the show features full orchestration and carefully selected popular disco-era hits that will highlight the majesty of the symphony.
“An Evening of Mozart” is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The symphony hosts Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught. She has performed at some of the greatest opera houses in the world, including the Met as well as the Vienna and Munich state operas.
The concert will begin with Mozart’s very first symphony before Erraught shares some of her favorite virtuosic Mozart arias. The evening will then end with Mozart’s final symphony, “The Jupiter.”
A family matinee, “Holiday Pops,” is planned for 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Perkins Center, with a “Holiday Pops” evening concert set for 7:30 that night.
The holidays wouldn’t be the same without family and friends, so the symphony has planned a brand new one-hour family matinee featuring favorite holiday classics and sing-along melodies as well as Santa Claus.
Then, that night, the symphony will present the gift of music with all the favorite sounds of the season. The combination of featured soloist Erica Gabriel, The Jackson Choral Society, and the full power of the symphony promise to be the perfect start for a holiday celebration.
Both concerts will feature The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra performing side-by-side with the symphony.
“All You Need Is Love” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Perkins Center.
Beginning with Tchaikovsky’s dreamy “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture,” a romantic evening will feature love themes from the worlds of classical and pop music. Husband and wife soloists Fowler and Emily Yokum Black, along with the UT Martin Chorus, are partners for the evening. Favorites such as “All I Ask of You,” “A Heart Full of Love,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” are three of the featured numbers.
At 7:30 p.m. April 4, “Imagine — The Beatles Solo Years” is planned.
After the Beatles broke up, John, Paul, George and Ringo each continued to write and record countless iconic songs keeping them front and center in the eyes and ears of the world. “Imagine” brings together the solo hits of the individual Beatles, such as “My Sweet Lord,” “Band on the Run,” and “Live and Let Die.”
The season finale is set for 7:30 p.m. May 9 at First Baptist Church. It will be a unique opportunity to hear Beethoven’s first and last symphonies live.
Featuring four soloists and a chorus of combined local university and high school choruses, this performance completes the year and sets up for a successful 60th season ahead. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, ending with “Ode to Joy,” an anthem to humanity that celebrates the apex of the human spirit, will be one of the featured selections.