As Fort Smith Symphony Celebrates 20 Years With Jeter, a Look Back

Sep 6, 2016

Credit Cover to Fort Smith Symphony's 20th Season Catalog

This season John Jeter celebrates his 20th anniversary as music director for the Fort Smith Symphony. With such a run, one might assume Jeter was steeped in music theory since birth. "I got interested in music in sort of a backwards way," he admits. "There wasn't much music at home." Rather, his lifelong love of classical music began after visiting a friend whose mom always had classical recordings on the turntable. The 2016-2017 seasons kicks off September 11th with superstar violinist Joshua Bell.