September 2013

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Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: Bravo Series - Bravo I: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

7:30 PM, Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thalia Mara Hall

At 28, violinist Stefan Jackiw has already performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras.  He’ll open the 13-14 Bravo Series with Mendelssohn's vivacious and playful Violin Concerto.  The evening begins with Michael Torke’s sparkling Bright Blue Music.  Music of Hindemith rounds out the festive opening night.

Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15pm, Mezzanine Level of Thalia Mara Hall (free; cash bar)

Complimentary all-audience reception following the concert on the Fountain Plaza, with music by Swing de Paris.

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October 2013

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Chamber I: Brandenburg No. 3

7:29 PM, Saturday, October 05, 2013
St. Andrews Cathedral

A celebration of baroque concertos featuring soloists from the MSO.  Maestro Crafton Beck has hand-picked selections by Vivaldi, Telemann, and including Bach's famous Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.

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A Tribute to Lennon & McCartney featuring Classical Mystery Tour

7:30 PM, Saturday, October 26, 2013
Thalia Mara Hall

The MSO under the direction of Maestro Crafton Beck nd featuring the Classical Mystery Tour presents A Tribute to Lennon and McCartney. Included in the show are such classics as “Imagine”, “Yesterday”,”Let It Be”, “Across the Universe”, “Jet”, “Live and Let Die”, “All You Need is Love”, and many more. A Tribute to Lennon and McCartney is the best of John Lennon and Paul McCartney like you’ve never heard them before. The show presents songs penned by the dynamic songwriting duo as well as material from their solo years, all performed exactly as they were originally recorded.

You might say it’s the best show Lennon and McCartney never did!

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November 2013

Chamber II: The Music of Gluck, Haydn, Puccini and Respighi

7:30 PM, Saturday, November 02, 2013
Ford Academic Complex, Millsaps College

Gluck's beguiling music from Orfeo begins an enchanting evening of music which includes Respighi's Ancient Airs & Dances, and Puccini's haunting Crisantimi for strings.  Featured on the program will be the concerto for Violin, Viola & Piano by MS Institute of Arts & Letters Composition winner Shandy Phillips.

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Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: Bravo Series - Bravo II: Verdi’s Requiem

7:30 PM, Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thalia Mara Hall

Verdi's incomparable Requiem, full of towering melodies, embraces the power of the requiem mass text with drama and driving rhythm.  Four international singers and the combined choirs of the University of Mississippi and the Millsaps Singers join an augmented MSO for a stage full of musicians on this incredible evening.

Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15pm, Mezzanine Level of Thalia Mara Hall (free; cash bar)

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Pops I: The Streisand Songbook

7:30 PM, Saturday, November 23, 2013
Thalia Mara Hall

American diva cabaret singer Ann Hampton Callaway - a multiplatinum-selling singer, composer, lyricist pianist and actress joins MSO with her new show of music made famous by the incomparable Barbra Streisand.

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January 2014

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Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: Bravo Series - Bravo III: Beck’s Passage

7:30 PM, Saturday, January 18, 2014
Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road

Our own maestro, Crafton Beck, conducts the debut of his piece Passage on this eclectic program that begins with Claude Debussy’s colorful and evocative Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun.  The evening culminates in Beethoven’s masterpiece: Symphony No. 7

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88x8

7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 21, 2014
First Baptist Church, Jackson

A benefit concert for MSO

88 x 8 is back!  Yes, eight pianists will play eight pianos for a total of 704 keys!!!  All at the same time. Eight of the most prominent pianists and organists of the Jackson area have donated their time and talent for the benefit of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.  Dr Tim Coker will conduct and the whole program is being produced – yet again – by Lester Senter Wilson.  Eight pianos produces a veritable wall of sound, and the music is always great as well as fun!!!  If you’ve been before, we know you cannot be kept away, and if you’ve not . . . well, this is your opportunity for a real treat!  

TICKETS ARE $25 IN ADVANCE ($30 at the door) AND $10 FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00pm, First Baptist Church of Jackson

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February 2014

Chamber III: Mozart by Candlelight

7:30 PM, Saturday, February 01, 2014
Belhaven University Center for the Arts

This year’s offerings include Mozart's masterful Serenade for 13 Winds, made famous by the movie Amadeus, the Masonic Funeral Music and his delightful Symphony No. 29 in A Major.

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Pops II: Oh What a Night! - PERFORMANCE NIGHT #1

7:30 PM, Friday, February 14, 2014
Jackson Academy, 4908 Ridgewood

MSO announces program change for POPS II this weekend. East coast storm precludes arrival of guest artists.

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Pops II: Oh What a Night! - PERFORMANCE NIGHT #2

7:30 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2014
Jackson Academy, 4908 Ridgewood

MSO announces program change for POPS II this weekend. East coast storm precludes arrival of guest artists.

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Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: Bravo Series - Bravo IV: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

7:30 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2014
Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road

An amazing trio:  MSO Principal Clarinet Ken Graves presents Mozart's Clarinet Concerto between Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral showpiece Capriccio Espagnol and Serge Prokofiev's powerful Symphony No. 5

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March 2014

Chamber IV: Chamber in the Chapel

7:30 PM, Saturday, March 22, 2014
Woodworth Chapel, Tougaloo College

MSO musicians collaborate with pianist Alon Goldstein, a Jackson favorite, to perform Mozart’s Quintet for Woodwinds and Piano and Brahms’ Quintet for Piano and Strings, plus Liszt’s paraphrase on Verdi's Aida for solo piano.

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April 2014

Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: Bravo Series - Bravo V: Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition - PERFORMANCE NIGHT #1

7:30 PM, Friday, April 04, 2014
Jackson Prep, 3100 Lakeland

The blockbuster season finale features Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with soloist Anton Nel, and Mussorgsky's powerful Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: Bravo Series - Bravo V: Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition - PERFORMANCE NIGHT #2

7:30 PM, Saturday, April 05, 2014
Jackson Prep, 3100 Lakeland

The blockbuster season finale features Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with soloist Anton Nel, and Mussorgsky's powerful Pictures at an Exhibition.

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The Ioudenitch Family in Concert

Four Generations - One Magic Evening: The Ioudenitch Family in Concert with MSO

7:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014
Christ United Methodist Church

Stanislav Ioudenitch Returns!!!  Saturday, April 12

Stanislav Ioudenitch -- 

winner of the first prize in the Van Cliburn Piano Competition

returns to Jackson with his family!!

Maria -- his daughter, prize winning violinist
Vladimir -- his father, also a fiddler of note

AND

His little brother, Edouard, a conductor at age seven!!

Edouard will be ten when he conducts the Mississippi Symphony here . . .

check  him out on YouTube (where he's gotten over a million hits) 

to see what we have in store for you

http://youtu.be/5P8DDQXjEDc

 

It's gonna be GREAT!!!

 

PROGRAM:

Rossini Overture to the Barber of Seville
Andrés Franco, Conductor

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Maria Ioudenitch, Violin
Andrés Franco, Conductor

Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus
Eduard Yudenich, Conductor

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
Stanislav Ioudenitch, Piano
Andrés Franco, Conductor

Encores for Solo Piano and violin and piano
Featuring Stanislav and Vladimir Ioudenitch

 

Get your ticket and pass the word.  This is an event not to be missed!!

Tickets for the benefit are $35 regular admission, $20 for students and $100 for VIP tickets which include special seating and an after-glow celebration.  

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May 2014

Pops III: Pepsi Pops

7:30 PM, Friday, May 09, 2014
Old Trace Park, Ridgeland

Join us for the 33rd annual Pepsi Pops – a concert of star-spangled favorites followed by a sky full of fireworks.

Gates open at 4:30

Advance Groups and Pepsi Playground at 5:30

MSO concert at 7:30, followed by fireworks

Picnics welcome

ALCOHOL AND GLASS NOT ALLOWED IN THE PARK

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Upcoming Performances

Pops III: Pepsi Pops

Fri, May 09, 2014, 7:30 PM