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Bravo III – Symphonic Spectacular

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sphinx Competition winner and in-demand Decca Classics recording artist Randall Goosby makes his MSO debut with Max Bruch’s best-loved Violin Concerto No. 1. That’s the centerpiece as MSO performs full force with a rousing, high-energy program punctuated by the beautiful melodies of Verdi’s La Traviata Act III Prelude and Liszt’s Third Symphonic Poem. Shostakovich’s uniquely bright, delightful showpiece Symphony No. 9 caps the night with a celebratory air. (*For distanced seating, please select Section I or IV of the Lower Balcony when purchasing tickets online.)

Tickets $29 & up; students/children (ages 4-18) $5

[Box office will reopen at 6:30p on evening of the concert at Thalia Mara Hall]

*In compliance with the City of Jackson ordinance, masks are required.

Giuseppe Verdi               Prelude to Act III from La Traviata

Franz Liszt                       Les Préludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3)

Max Bruch                        Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, in G minor

Andante moderato


Allegro energico

   Randall Goosby, violin


Dmitri Shostakovich        Symphony No. 9, Op. 70, E♭ minor





Randall Goosby, violinist

“For me, personally, music has been a way to inspire others” – Randall Goosby’s own words sum up perfectly his commitment to being an artist who makes a difference.

Signed exclusively to Decca Classics in 2020 at the age of 24, American violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible, as well as bringing the music of under-represented composers to light.

Highlights of Randall Goosby’s 2021/22 season include debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl, Baltimore Symphony under Dalia Stasevska, Detroit Symphony under Jader Bignamini, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. He makes recital appearances at London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s 92nd Street Y, San Francisco Symphony’s Davies Symphony Hall and Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

June 2021 marks the release of Goosby’s debut album for Decca entitled Roots, a celebration of African-American music which explores its evolution from the spiritual through to present-day compositions. Collaborating with pianist Zhu Wang, Goosby has curated an album paying homage to the pioneering artists that paved the way for him and other artists of color. It features three world-premiere recordings of music written by African-American composer Florence Price, and includes works by composers William Grant Still and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson plus a newly commissioned piece by acclaimed double bassist Xavier Foley, a fellow Sphinx, Perlman Music Program and Young Concert Artists alumnus.

Randall Goosby has performed with orchestras across the United States including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Nashville Symphony and New World Symphony. Recital appearances have included the Kennedy Center, Kravis Center and Wigmore Hall.

Goosby is deeply passionate about inspiring and serving others through education, social engagement and outreach activities. He has enjoyed working with non-profit organizations such as the Opportunity Music Project and Concerts in Motion in New York City, as well as participating in community engagement programs for schools, hospitals and assisted living facilities across the United States.

Randall Goosby was First Prize Winner in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In 2019, he was named the inaugural Robey Artist by Young Classical Artists Trust in partnership with Music Masters in London; and in 2020 he became an Ambassador for Music Masters, a role that sees him mentoring and inspiring students in schools around the United Kingdom.

Goosby made his debut with the Jacksonville Symphony at age nine. At age 13, he performed with the New York Philharmonic on a Young People’s Concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and became the youngest recipient ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition. He is a recipient of Sphinx’s Isaac Stern Award and of a career advancement grant from the Bagby Foundation. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he continues his studies there, pursuing an Artist Diploma under Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. An active chamber musician, he has spent his summers studying at the Perlman Music Program, Verbier Festival Academy and Mozarteum Summer Academy among others.

Randall Goosby plays a 1735 Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu on generous loan from the Stradivari Society.

Concert generously sponsored by:

Margaret Sewell Fund for Artistic Excellence

If distanced seating is preferred, please select available seats in Sections I or IV of the Lower Balcony when purchasing tickets online.

*In compliance with the City of Jackson ordinance, masks are required throughout the performance.

TICKETS MAILED UNTIL TUESDAY BEFORE CONCERT (unless otherwise requested). After 10AM Tuesday, they can be picked up at Will Call beginning 6:30p on evening of concert at Thalia Mara (located on 1st level, against escalator–look for WILL CALL signs). ♦

⇒ Box Office will reopen at The Hall prior to concert at 6:30p ⇐

Bravo seat pricing/color codes:
(green) MAIN = $29
(blue) PREMIUM = $39
(yellow) LOGE = $48
(pink) CONNOISSEUR = $58
(white) CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE = $76

(Free parking available for ticket-holders on concert evenings at City Centre Garage, across the street from Thalia Mara Hall. Accessible parking available on the West Street side of the Hall.)

Date: January 29
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event CategoryBravo Series
Venue Name: Thalia Mara Hall
Address: 255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS United States

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Organizer Name: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
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