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‘Fresh Voices,’ fresh focus, fresh season ahead

How to freshen up a classic? How to fold in the new with the familiar and beloved, in a fresh way?

MSO Conductor and Music Director Crafton Beck has done it once again, fashioning a “Season of Fresh Voices” that puts MSO musicians in a fresh spotlight, brings exciting new compositions to audience’s ears for the first time, and homes in on relevant new connections for a fresh ear on revered masterworks.

[MSO’s 2023/2024 Season of Fresh Voices features music and musicians influenced by Mississippi.
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MSO’s 79th season filled with ‘Fresh Voices’

MSO’s 79th season filled with ‘Fresh Voices’ Lineup celebrates new compositions, classics, and MSO’s finest Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra promises A Season of Fresh Voices to mark its 79th year. Beginning early September and providing the best in live classical and popular music, the season brims with new compositions and connections, as well...

Pepsi Pops 2023 is FRiday, June 2 at Old Trace Park on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
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Pepsi Pops is now June 2.

Pepsi Pops hallmark tradition to return June 2 Families, friends and fans gather on the Reservoir. Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra confirms June 2 as the new date for its annual Pepsi Pops concert after weather postponed the event May 12. The concert at 7:30 p.m. at Old Trace Park on the Barnett Reservoir...

2023 premier orchestral institute's composer competition winner Federico Hoyos in close up playing violin.
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MSO’s first-ever International Composition Competition winning work to debut at June’s Premier Orchestral Institute

MSO’s first-ever International Composition Competition winning work to debut at June’s Premier Orchestral Institute Jackson, Mississippi — Mississippi Symphony Orchestra announces the winner of its first-ever International Composition Competition leading up to the 2023 Premier Orchestral Institute set for June when the piece will debut. The inaugural winner Leonardo Federico Hoyos, a violin professor at...

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Fun music, playful vibes are hallmarks of Pepsi Pops

Fun music, playful vibes are hallmarks of Pepsi Pops Families, friends and fans make MSO concert an irresistible tradition Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s annual Pepsi Pops concert, 7:30 p.m. May 12 at Old Trace Park on the Barnett Reservoir, caps the season with the bang of fireworks and the twin pull of winning...

Brilliant array of talent and masterworks make chamber concert a must
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Brilliant array of talent and masterworks make chamber concert a must

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s final chamber concert of the season – “Woodworth Array” – blooms with beauty and joy in the marvelously intimate space of Tougaloo College’s Woodworth Chapel, 7:30 p.m. April 15. Resonating in that historic setting, it takes listeners on a merry journey of music. 

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MSO chamber concert resonates in historic setting

MSO chamber concert resonates in historic setting ‘Woodworth Array’ brings winning classical charm to chapel at Tougaloo Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s final chamber concert of the season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, takes full advantage of the rich acoustics of Tougaloo College’s Woodworth Chapel with a captivating lineup of music masters – Mozart,...

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 MSO chamber concert resonates in historic setting 

 MSO chamber concert resonates in historic setting ‘Woodworth Array’ brings winning classical charm to chapel at Tougaloo  Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s final chamber concert of the season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, takes full advantage of the rich acoustics of Tougaloo College’s Woodworth Chapel with a captivating lineup of music masters –...