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Bravo 2: American Constellation

November 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

MSO’s November 4th concert —American Constellation— features jubilant voices and vivid classics.
MSO’s November 4th concert —American Constellation— features jubilant voices and vivid classics.
Phillis Weatley 50th anniversary celebration November 1-4 2023.

Randy Klein The musical genre of the award-winning composer, pianist, record producer, author, and music educator, Randy Klein, spans jazz, pop, R&B, education (Sesame Street), hip hop, cabaret, rock, and art songs. He has written a dozen musical theatre shows with productions scheduled nationwide, scored three PBS documentaries, and recorded and released numerous solo piano albums. In development are Speak, a musical about communicating with the other side; a folk-opera, Jubilee, based on the award-winning best-selling novel by Margaret Walker; and a recording of his jazz songbook featuring an ‘A’ list of jazz luminaries. Randy lives and ‘loves living’ in NYC. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with his degree handed to him by the great Duke Ellington.

Aurelia Williams After earning B.A. and Masters degrees in Elementary Education at Rutgers University, Aurelia Williams built a stellar career in New York musical theater with Broadway highlights such as its first a capella musical InTransit, the Tony Award-winning revival of Once On This Island, and the critically acclaimed Parade. Roles in Anne Of Green Gables, Rock of Ages, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Newsies and Caroline or Change are just a few of her favorites. Also featured in film and television roles, appeared in the final season of “The Blacklist”. 

George Gershwin                       An American in Paris

Poem by Sonia Sanchez           From a Black Feminist Conference: Reflections on Margaret Walker, Poet
Reading by Mississippi poet Amanda Furdge

Music by Randy Klein              Four Margaret Walker Poems

Words by Margaret Walker
I Want to Write the Songs
Medgar Evers Arlington Cemetery
For My People
The Ballad of the Free

Aurelia Williams, soloist
Randy Klein, Piano
Combined Choirs of Jackson State University and Mississippi College

Poem byAlice Walker              Remember
Reading by Mississippi poet Amanda Furdge

Jessie Montgomery                 Source Code

Aaron Copland                          Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Buckaroo Holiday
Corral Nocturne
Saturday Night Waltz

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Box Office opens at the venue.
Venue doors open.

Limited, free street parking is available at Thalia Mara Hall and its surrounding streets.
Accessible parking is available on West Street.
Paid parking is available at City Centre Garage located across Pascagoula Street on the north side of Thalia Mara Hall. All four surrounding streets allow garage entrance. The parking is about $10 a vehicle.

Dr. Timothy Coker, Professor Emeritus of Music at Millsaps College, will lead a pre-concert lecture with a fascinating look at the evening’s music at 6:30pm on the Mezzanine (top floor) of Thalia Mara Hall.


November 4, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
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Thalia Mara Hall
255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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