Jordan Tang Honored Before His Final Classical Concert

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Jackson Symphony honored a man who has been a part of the Jackson community for nearly three decades.

A dinner, honoring conductor Dr. Jordan Tang was held in downtown Jackson, Friday evening, with a look back over his 27 years with the organization.

It was announced in late 2011 that Doctor Tang would be stepping down as music director of the symphony at the end of this season.

Board members said the symphony has become the leading cultural organization of Jackson and the surrounding counties of West Tennessee.

"He brought it from a volunteer orchestra on forward to where we have a professional orchestra now and so I think it's the overall arch of 27 years of developing a sound of the Jackson Symphony, of developing programs of the Jackson Symphony, it's been a wonderful 27 years for him," said Lee Warren, executive director of the Jackson Symphony.

The names of three finalists for the position of music director will be revealed April 16. The symphony hopes to name a new music director by April of next year.


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