With a long standing history of providing quality concerts in the Rogue Valley, the Jackson County Community Concert Association continues to thrive and excel at meeting its mission:
“Our mission is to sponsor concerts and performances each year by outstanding artists and organizations and to cultivate a love of good music and the arts for the people in the community. It is our goal to engage in activities which add to the educational and cultural values of the people in the community.”
The 2016 — 2017 concert season will prove to be no exception. The concerts that are scheduled include: Portraits of America featuring George Bugatti — one of Tony Bennett’s favorites, the Kat Trio who performs new impressions of classical music, Duo Sapphire who performed at the S.O.U. Music Hall in 2015, Brandon Ridenour a virtuoso trumpeter who was nominated for three Juno Awards, and Derik Nelson and Family whose “signature sound features velvety three-part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver.”
This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Steinway piano donation made by Andy Anderson in memory of his wife, Lenore. The Model D Piano was made by Steinway in New York and shipped to Medford via the Panama Canal. It is housed at the Manor for the resident music lovers. The February 1967 dedicatory concert was given by Phillipe Entremont, honoring Margaret Huson, past President of Civic Music (the former name of the Jackson County Community Concert Association) and long-time music teacher who had recently passed away. She was the mother of Margaret Brown, a current JCCCA Board member who has served on the Board for 55 years.