Article by W. Clay Crook-
The special guest speaker for the May 17, 2022, meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club was Sherry Freeman, Executive Director of the Jackson Symphony. She is also a fellow Rotarian. This is the 62nd for the symphony. She has about thirty-three years in education, and started with the Jackson Symphony in 2018. The recent presentation by the symphony at the Princess Theatre was part of the Symphony on the Move program, and they played to a packed house.
The symphony was founded in 1961 by a group of enthusiasts and is the oldest operating symphony in Tennessee. They began in the old Tigrett School building, and that grew to the present size, often presenting to 1,600 or more. Supporters are average about 45 years of age, and recently the 30-year-old population has become more interested throughout West Tennessee.
When COVID-19 crisis came, they faced possible closure. In shear desperation, and prayer, it came to them that if people could not come to the symphony, that the symphony might go to…
For the complete article, see the May 25th edition of The Lexington Progress.