‘Spring Delights’ showers listeners with musical charm MSO concert is full of quiet beauty, fun exuberance Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra welcomes spring with an intimate concert of favorites, including music from beloved composers such as Aaron Copland and Giacomo Puccini, 7:30 p.m. March 11 at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson. “Spring Delights,”...
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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.
Sensation Shayna Steele in the spotlight with MSO
Sensation Shayna Steele in the spotlight with MSO In-demand singer’s big voice breathes new life into blues classics JACKSON, MISS., JAN 23, 2023 — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s February 18 concert spotlights dynamic singer Shayna Steele as she channels blues greats with MSO for an electrifying evening that’s “Nothin’ But the Blues,” 7:30 p.m. at Thalia...
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.”
MSO’s all-Beethoven evening, an ‘unbeatable’ tribute
MSO’s all-Beethoven evening, an ‘unbeatable’ tribute Guest pianist Christopher Atzinger has the spotlight Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s third concert in its flagship Bravo series, 7:30 p.m. January 28 at Thalia Mara Hall, offers a rare indulgence in masterworks from one of the most admired and most performed composers in the history of Western...
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.
Annual ‘Mozart by Candlelight’ glows with great music
Annual ‘Mozart by Candlelight’ glows with great music Concert is a magnet for many, enthralling on every level Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Mozart by Candlelight” concert returns January 14, 7:30 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts, bringing mid-winter’s warmth, candlelit charm and the greatest hits of an unparalleled musical genius....
The Lowell Hollinger Story
Lowell Hollinger’s story begins with learning to play bassoon and saxophone, but a first try on clarinet and a chance introduction to an MSO musician changed his life.