Benefits Jackson Symphony Orchestra
The Jackson Symphony Orchestra of Jackson, Michigan has a rich and vibrant history serving the Jackson area for 60 years. Our mission is to add value, joy and enrichment to the lives of all Jackson area residents through music. The Jackson Symphony strives to impact the lives of everyone in the community either directly through performances and education programs or indirectly by offering positive programs and arts support in collaboration with community agencies, educators and other arts organizations.
The orchestra has performed with many legendary figures in the world of music including Dizzy Gillespie, Grant Johannesen, Ralph Votapek and Ian Hobson. Mannheim Steamroller, Ann Murray, and the Manhattan Transfer have invited the orchestra to do multi-state regional tours with them. The repertoire of the orchestra has been adventurous (including two entire seasons where every piece performed was from the 20th Century) and has drawn national attention as evidenced by frequent grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. The orchestra has premiered works by such distinguished composers as Jeff Beal, Crawford Gates, David Gibson, Robert De Gaetano, Falla Guitar Trio and it’s own composer in residence, J. Bruce Brown.
Operas including Tosca, La Boheme, Merry Wives of Windsor, Die Fledermaus have been presented in fully staged productions and eight different collaborations with the Indianapolis Ballet and Grand Rapids Ballet have resulted in magical productions of Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker.
This 1970 Mustang was donated to the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. The Ford Motor Company produced 93,765 Mustangs with the 302 cu.in. V-8 engine in 1970 and only 7,820 of those were convertibles. There are few remaining.
This car runs well and has a lot of power with the V-8 engine. It has power steering and an automatic transmission. The white convertible top is powered, making it very easy to put it up and down. The interior is red with bucket seats and looks almost brand new. It is truly a classic muscle car.
The local car collector who donated it to the Symphony owned it for 20 years and decided to downsize his fleet. He is a big supporter of the Jackson Symphony and decided that it would be a good way to show support for us. The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
There will be a maximum of 300 tickets sold and the way to win the Mustang AND $2,500 cash – OR – $10,000 cash is to purchase a raffle ticket from the Jackson Symphony Orchestra for $100. Tickets must be purchased in person, by phone or by mail.
If you would like to mail a check, it should be made out to the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, 215 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201. Credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) are accepted by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra office and may be called in to the office at 517-782-3221 during normal business hours.
To find out more about this organization please be sure to visit their website at JacksonSymphony.org. Thanks!