Bravo Series

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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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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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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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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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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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Upcoming Performances

Pops III: Pepsi Pops

Fri, May 09, 2014, 7:30 PM