The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s February 25 concert “Redefined,” with innovative guest trumpet virtuoso Nicholas Payton and his quartet, offers a fresh, bold look at more than a century of African American music.
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When a symphony orchestra supplies the music, singer Shayna Steele straps in and relishes the ride. “It is like being shot out of a cannon,” she says with a happy laugh and abundant respect.
In Beethoven’s works, Atzinger finds there is “always a joy,” with new things to discover each time played, likening the experience to re-reading a world-class novel. “There’s always some unexplored avenue that will be interesting and intriguing.”
The viola steps out of its supporting role, and into the spotlight to shine at the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s “Mozart by Candlelight” concert, and Ausra Jasineviciute couldn’t be happier about it.
Sterling Elliott was destined to play the cello from the earliest possible moment of his existence. The Newport News, Virginia, native wasn’t just born into a musical family. He was born into a family string quartet in the making — one eagerly awaiting him as its fourth.
“Broadway Beyond Words” pumps up the volume for classic musicals, spotlighting the music at their core, and in turn, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s fabulous players.
Clarinetist/composer Kinan Azmeh loves the fun, spontaneity, challenge and freedom that improvisation allows. He and MSO will be channeling ideas while interacting on his Suite for Improvisor and Orchestra, Saturday, October 8.
Baroque music presents a playground in the past for musicians, and MSO Concertmaster Shellie Brown Kemp, for one, is eager to dive into the 18th century fun.
Behold MSO’s 78th season and its roster of concerts packed with plenty to engage the eyes as well as the ears! A stellar lineup of skilled musicians and world-class guest artists is always a given for MSO. But another super cool draw is the charisma this season’s performers bring to the concert stage.