The piano has been a lifelong, irresistible magnet for Scott Cuellar and when the guest artist takes his seat on the bench for Ravel’s Concerto in G at MSO’s Bravo Series finale April 1, he’ll continue a pattern set before he was even out of kindergarten.
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Instrumental dialogue is at the heart of ‘Spring Delights’
Aaron Copland’s Quiet City finds a favored spot with Linda Naef and Darcie Bishop, the MSO soloists who’ll bring its exquisite melodies to listeners’ ears and touch a chord or two of longing in the process.
Nicholas Payton and MSO draw inspiration from Black music
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.
MSO concert hails elemental impact of Black music
MSO concert hails elemental impact of Black music Trumpet virtuoso Nicholas Payton and his quartet are guest artists Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s highly anticipated February 25 concert puts the spotlight on two-time Grammy Award-winning luminary Nicholas Payton and his quartet, for an evening that salutes the fundamental role of Black artists and...
Big voice, big music and big moments for Shayna Steele
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.
Atzinger: Beethoven concerto ‘everything a pianist could want’
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 gets its Mozart moment in ‘Candlelight’
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.
Fast-rising, acclaimed cellist Sterling Elliott makes MSO debut
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.
From Syria to the world stage, clarinetist / composer Kinan Azmeh at home in the spotlight
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.
Bright Horizons’ for MSO with international guest, improv fun
‘Bright Horizons’ for MSO with international guest, improv fun Clarinetist/composer Kinan Azmeh charms in his first Mississippi visit Jackson, Mississippi – Sept. 19, 2022 — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra launches its flagship Bravo Series, presented by the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation, on Saturday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Renowned clarinetist and...