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Welcome to MSO’s Season-At-A-Glance

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Bravo Series

The Selby & Richard McRae Foundation presents MSO’s Bravo Series – the best of beloved classics and major contemporary works, studded with a sterling lineup of acclaimed guest artists. Experience the brilliance of the five Bravo Series concerts in a grand setting.

MSO’s October 12 concert ORCHESTRAL FIREWORKS features a full-throttle showcase plus piano hallmark with Tyler KempBRAVO I – Sat 10/12/24

Orchestral Fireworksfull-throttle showcase + piano hallmark 

Thalia Mara Hall, 7:30 pm

The all-out, full-orchestra spectacle of Ravel’s most popular Bolero will not disappoint in an evening packed to perfection, including Wagner’s sublime prelude to his best-loved opera Tristan and Isolde and guest pianist Tyler Kemp in Margaret Bonds’ inspiring Spiritual Suite. Respighi’s glorious and much-requested Pines of Rome caps the night with stirring majesty.



MSO’s November 16 concert EMOTIONAL DEPTHS features a bold cello spotlight with Patrice Jackson plus spirited suitesBRAVO II – Sat 11/16/24

Emotional Depthsbold cello spotlight + spirited suites 

Thalia Mara Hall, 7:30pm

Renowned guest cellist Patrice Jackson brings her charismatic best to Shostakovich’s searing Cello Concerto No. 1, in the dramatic heart of an evening that also features the lively rhythms of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Sibelius’ melancholic Valse Triste, and Schumann’s poetic and innovative Symphony No. 4.




MSO’s February 1 concert MAGNIFICENT STRINGS features a virtuosic harp with Emmanuel Ceysson plus Brahms favoriteBRAVO III – Sat 02/1/25

Magnificent Strings – virtuosic harp + Brahms favorite

Thalia Mara Hall, 7:30pm

Brilliant guest harpist Emmanuel Ceysson shares the infectious passion and virtuosic splendor that rocketed the young Frenchman to global prominence in Gliere’s irresistibly gorgeous Concerto for Harp. This can’t-miss concert thrills, too, with Brahms’ rapturous masterwork Symphony No. 1, an all-time musician and audience favorite.



MSO’s March 8 concert VIBRANT COLORS features world music by guest tablaist Sandeep Das plus Prokofiev brilliance

BRAVO IV – Sat 03/08/25

Vibrant Colorsworld music + Prokofiev brilliance 

Thalia Mara Hall, 7:30pm

Grammy-winning guest tabla master Sandeep Das, a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, tells the stories of distant lands in Dinuk Wijeratne’s spellbinding Concerto for Tabla and Orchestra in a concert that heralds the Hindu spring festival Holi. The evening further entrances with Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie and Prokofiev’s exhilarating Symphony No. 5.


MSO’s April 12 concert EPIC HEIGHTS features piano passion with guest Scott Cuellar plus revered masterworks BRAVO V – Sat 04/12/25

Epic Heightspiano passion + revered masterworks

Thalia Mara Hall, 7:30pm

In an evening designed to excite, favorite guest artist Scott Cuellar returns for a deep dive into the extremes of piano virtuosity with Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous and spirited Piano Concerto No. 3. Sibelius’ powerful Symphony No. 5 caps the evening and the Bravo Series with an awe-inspiring finale.




Pops Series

Our Pops concerts roll out the music hits you know and love with a full-orchestra flourish and a casual ambiance. Pops stands for popular. This series is three ideal opportunities for family time or a fun date. Two concerts at Thalia Mara Hall and one General Admission outdoor concert. MSO’s Pops Concert series is sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.

MSO’s October 26 concert JACKTOWN SONS features soulful stirrings of timeless R&B with band debut

POPS I  –Sat 10/26/24 

JackTown Sons – soulful stirrings of timeless R&B

Thalia Mara Hall, 7:30 pm

MSO and an award-winning Jackson-based quartet launch an exciting new collaboration, amplifying the riches of soul, gospel Motown and R&B with orchestral oomph. Temptations-like steps, old-school harmonies, ‘60s gold and ‘70s savvy put JackTown Sons on a fast and flashy track to deliver throwback faves like you’ve never heard them before! 



MSO’s February 22 concert WONDER OF JOHN WILLIAMS features movie music of our lives plus violinist Vince MassiminoPOPS II – Sat 02/22/25 

Wonder of John Williams – movie music of our lives

Thalia Mara Hall, 7:30 pm

John Williams’ sweeping breadth of music has become the soundtrack of our moviegoing lives. Going far beyond his Star Wars universe, MSO spins a golden evening of sci-fi, fantasy, and movie themes — E.T., Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more — that activate imaginations and invite cosplay fun.



MSO’s May 9 concert PEPSI POPS features a blast in the park plus touring vocal sensation Teneia SandersPOPS III– Fri 05/09/25

Pepsi Pops – a blast in the park + touring sensation

Old Trace Park on the Reservoir, 7:30 pm

Jackson folk and soul singer/songwriter Teneia Sanders routes her international touring schedule back home to add her own sparkling stamp to Pepsi Pops and revel in dazzling new orchestral arrangements for her songs. Fan-favorite movie, Broadway, TV and patriotic selections light up the evening lineup almost as much as the fireworks finale.

Chamber Series

The intimacy of these four concerts* in smaller more congenial venues with excellent acoustics around metro Jackson is the key to their charm. The shared experience of beautiful music in a unique setting guarantees a memorable date night or evening with friends.

*Chamber Series concerts are General Admission with no assigned seating.

MSO’s September 7 concert BELOVED BAROQUE features Italian classics plus soloists Davan Sagara / Lisa Terry / Amulet Strange

CHAMBER I  – Sat 09/07/24 

Beloved Baroque – soloists shine in Italian classics 

St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 7:30 pm

Get swept up in the rich charm of this perennially popular chamber concert highlighted by acclaimed guest viola de gambist Lisa Terry in Marais’ playful Couplets des Folies d’Espagne. MSO Principal Flutist Amulet Strange shines in Vivaldi’s lovely Flute Concerto, while Locatelli, Valentini plus bookending Torelli trumpet solos by MSO’s Davan Sagara contribute to a bright and festive evening. 



MSO’s January 11 concert MOZART GLOW features brilliance by candlelight plus clarinetist Lowell HollingerCHAMBER II  – Sat 01/11/25

Mozart Glow brilliance by candlelight 

Belhaven University Center for the Arts, 7:30 pm

Krommer’s dynamic Concerto No. 2 for Two Clarinets flows in the hands of MSO’s finest and centers an evening that opens with Cimarosa’s Caio Maria Overture and closes with a rousing feel-good finish of Mozart’s huge, daring and unforgettable Symphony No. 40. This cozy, candlelit evening captivates with pure music at its absolute best!



MSO’s February 15 concert ALLURING CHARMS features eloquent expressions of spring plus St. James’ Compline ChoirCHAMBER III – Sat 02/15/25 

Alluring Charms – eloquent expressions of spring

St. James’ Episcopal Church, 7:30 pm

The creative, joyful verve of MSO Maestro Crafton Beck’s Baroque-influenced Concerto Grosso is back by popular demand in an exquisite evening that also delivers the short works of Tomas Tallis as an a cappella treat by the St. James’ Compline Choir. The contrasting minimalist fun of Steve Reich’s Duet follows, and the rich textures and innovative splendor of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 deliver a fitting, high-point finish.


MSO’s March 29 concert SPIRITED MUSIQUE captivating combinations plus Mississippi String Quartet and oboist Julie HudikCHAMBER IV – Sat 03/29/25 

Spirited Musique – captivating combinations

Tougaloo College’s Woodworth Chapel, 7:30 pm

This delightful evening takes full advantage of Woodworth Chapel’s excellent acoustics – from Saint-Saens’ vibrant Septet to Mozart’s virtuosic Oboe Quartet featuring MSO’s Julie Hudik. Don’t miss the welcome return of Jessie Montgomery’s mesmerizing Strum in the spotlight with the Mississippi Symphony String Quartet and Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet in a standout moment for MSO’s new Principal Clarinet. 

Symphony in the CommUNITY

These collaborative concerts celebrate the rich local talents of our shared community of music. The informal, free matinees present innovative combinations and unexpected wonders in repertoire and performance, plus offer a post-concert opportunity to chat with the artists, share insights and learn more.

MSO’s November 10 free matinee SYMPHONY IN THE COMMUNITY features a concert and conversation plus guest cellist Patrice JacksonSymphony in the CommUNITY I  – Sun. 11/10/24 – 3:00 pm

Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church — 1000 Ridgeway Street,  Jackson MS

Free matinee concert + conversation

Acclaimed cellist Patrice Jackson returns to her Cade Chapel family roots with solo highlights revisiting time-honored spirituals and premiering her own world-music-centered work. This informal matinee also includes a “dialogue” of Aaron Copland and Florence Price works, and concludes with a post-concert chat.





Concerts outside the capital city area are often in

  • Brookhaven
  • Greenville
  • Poplarville
  • Vicksburg
  • and more!

Tickets for these concerts are offered through the presenting city/community.

Combined with the primary concerts of the Bravo, Chamber, and Pops series MSO reaches 75,000+ Mississippians annually.