Category: Featured & Guest Artists

Photo of Bud Bertold from above him behind the tympani.
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‘Striking Surprises’ is MSO’s late winter delight

‘Striking Surprises’ is MSO’s late winter delight Bud Berthold in a rare timpani concerto, plus Haydn’s Surprise Symphony Jackson, Mississippi — Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s “Striking Surprises” concert, 7:30 p.m. February 24 at St. James’ Episcopal Church, warms to classical music with a hint of the unexpected, in a concert that showcases MSO Principal Timpanist Bud Berthold...

pianist Randy Klein & vocalist Aurelia Williams
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Music and poetry speak to the soul in MSO’s ‘American Constellation’

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.

Symphony in the Community MSO concert at Cade Chapel MB Church
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New directions, key connections in MSO’s Symphony in the Community

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.

MSO logo with colored bar stating for immediate release in lower third.
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Billy Joel, Elton John hits are ‘Back to Back’ with MSO

Billy Joel, Elton John hits are ‘Back to Back’ with MSO Jeans ’n Classics returns to cover pop icons’ most beloved songs Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra goes to the top of the pops charts with the welcome return of the Jeans ’n Classics band and a show celebrating the songs of two pop...