Tang to Leave Jackson Symphony after 2012-2013 Season

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There is a big change on the way for the Jackson Symphony. It was announced Tuesday that Dr. Jordan Tang, who has served as music director and conductor of the symphony for the past 26 years is leaving after the 2012-2013 season at the request of the board. This season will serve as a tribute year to the longtime director. Under the leadership of Dr. Tang, leaders said the symphony has become the leading cultural organization of Jackson and surrounding counties in West Tennessee. 7 Eyewitness News spoke with the chair of the symphony board about the changes that he said will lead them in a different artistic direction. “He’s been a treasure to this community. We certainly will miss his being our conductor, but it also gives us the opportunity to look toward the future, ” said Dr. Tyler Swindle, president of the Jackson Symphony Board. The board will conduct a national search for a new conductor. The Jackson Symphony was founded in 1961 and has had only two conductors in its history.

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