"Opening Night"

Brahms Symphony No. 1 and Prayers of Rain and Wind

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Join us for "Opening Night"

The Jackson Symphony presents “Opening Night”
Brahms Symphony No. 1 and Prayers of Rain and Wind


Join The Jackson Symphony and Conductor Peter Shannon for a concert which will feature the mastery of Joseph Conyers, Assistant Principal Double Bass of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Prayers of Wind and Rain By John B Hedges, is a concerto for orchestra and solo double bass and was written especially for Joseph Conyers. The piece evokes the varied days of his hometown, Savannah, Georgia. The composition evokes the oppressive humidity “praying for rain” to the anticipation of a great storm. In addition to the new concerto, The Jackson Symphony will perform the sweeping Symphony No. 1, Opus 68, by Johannes Brahms and the Overture to Der Frieschütz by Carl Maria von Weber.

The Jackson Symphony’s Opening Night: Brahms Symphony No.1 and Prayers of Rain & Wind will be performed on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 7:30 PM at Jackson’s First Baptist Church. Admission is $25 per person, $15 for Senior Citizens and students. Tickets may be purchased through the website at www.thejacksonsymphony.org or by calling the administrative office of The Jackson Symphony at 731-427-6440 as well as purchasing in person at the administrative office of The Jackson Symphony at 207 East Lafayette Street in Jackson, TN. The Box Office will open in the lobby of First Baptist Church at 6:15 PM on the evening of the performance. Seating is limited.

Special guest, Joseph H. Conyers, concert double bassist, social entrepreneur, and conductor, was appointed assistant principal bassist of the world renowned Philadelphia Orchestra in 2010. He joined the Philadelphia Orchestra after tenures with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony (MI) where he served as principal bass, and Santa Fe Opera (NM). Described by the Grand Rapids Press as “a lyrical musician who plays with authenticity that transcends mere technique,” Joseph has performed with many orchestras as soloist including the Grand Rapids Symphony, Richmond, and Alabama Symphonies.


Recently named to the artist roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Joseph has performed as chamber musician across the globe in numerous music festivals including Savannah’s own Savannah Music Festival collaborating with artists such as Daniel Hope, James Ehnes, David Finckel, and members of the both the Emerson and Miami string quartets.

A recipient of numerous awards and honors including the inaugural Young Alumni Award from his alma mater, The Curtis Institute of Music, Joseph graduated with his bachelors degree studying with both Harold Robinson, principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and double bass soloist, Edgar Meyer.

A formidable advocate for music education, Joseph is the Executive Director and a founding member of Project 440 (project440.org) – an organization that educates and empowers young musicians to serve their communities through music. Additionally, Joseph is the newly appointed Music Director of the famed All City Orchestra of Philadelphia (allcityphiladelphia.org). All City Orchestra, just on the heels of its first international tour to Italy, showcases the best young musicians of the School District of Philadelphia. Project 440 which serves as the lead strategic partner for All City works extensively with the 400 + students of the program (includes band and choir) providing its curriculum in college and career preparedness, entrepreneurial and leadership training, as well as community and engagement and interactive performance coaching. The philosophy: developing tomorrow’s leaders through the power and universality of music.




Joseph serves on the faculty of Temple University and the board of directors of The American String Teachers Association as artist representative, the Board of Overseers for the Curtis Institute of Music, and the National Advisory Board for the Atlanta Music Project (GA).

Joseph performs on the "Zimmerman/Gladstone" 1802 Vincenzo Panormo Double Bass which he has affectionately named “Norma.”


A Pre-concert talk with Dr. Daniel Musselman and guest artist Joseph Conyers will occur at 6:45 pm. Admittance is free with purchase of ticket. Patrons are encouraged to attend for more information about the evening’s performance.

207 E. Lafayette St. Jackson, TN 38301 731-427-6440

"Opening Night"

Saturday, Sep. 19th, 7:30pm

1627 N Highland Ave

Jackson

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