Born in Arkansas, Crafton Beck studied clarinet for many years before choosing a career in conducting. He joined MSO as Music Director in 2000 after concluding a 22-year tenure as Music Director and Conductor of Ohio’s Lima Symphony Orchestra.
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s Premier Orchestral Institute returns to Jackson and expands to Hattiesburg in 2024. In its 29th year, POI...
The rhythm, the lyricism and the gamut of emotion that great poetry evokes are the very characteristics that make verse a great partner in music performance, and Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming “American Constellation” Bravo Series concert sets a sterling example, on November 4 at Thalia Mara Hall.
MSO’s 79th season sees its Matinee Series occupying a more formal spot on the 2023-24 lineup, with fall and spring “Symphony in the Community” concerts that reach directly into Cade Chapel’s west Jackson neighborhood and forge ties with Jackson artists and the music they create right here in the capital city.