Enjoy Baroque at its exuberant best with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (Nos. 1 & 4) in exquisite swirls of energy and drive. Hear Franz Josef Haydn’s first of more than a hundred symphonies that changed orchestral music forever. Join us and featured harpsichordist Shawn Leopard, as we welcome MSO’s flutes, horns, and bassoon back to the stage for a lively, feel-good evening that will lift your spirits on into spring! (*Face mask & social distancing required)
♦ City Centre Garage remains closed, but street parking will be available around The Hall ♦
Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048, in G
Franz Josef Haydn – Symphony No. 1, in D Major
Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto for Harpsichord No. 6, BWV 1057, in F Major (Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, arr. by composer for Harpsichord & Orchestra)
Shawn Leopard, Harpsichord
Franz Josef Haydn – Symphony No. 10, in D Major
Shawn Leopard, harpsichord
Shawn Leopard received her BA degree in Foreign Languages from the University of Southern Mississippi and MA degree in Musicology from Indiana University with special emphasis on early music performance, where teachers included Dana Ragsdale, Lois Leventhal, and Elisabeth Wright. Ms. Leopard teaches and performs in Jackson, Mississippi, where she was associated for 23 years with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral as a professional soloist and consultant. Her specialty in early music performance as a continuo player and harpsichordist has been admired in many concerts with various groups and orchestras throughout the South and Northwest.
Shawn began a collaboration with John Paul in 1996 to explore and perform the repertoire of music written for two harpsichords. They focus on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons, and often create their own transcriptions of music suited to their medium. They have toured extensively in the Southeastern and Central United States and recorded to critical acclaim with Lyrichord Discs of New York City and Centaur of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Shawn is currently a musician with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and a piano instructor at Jackson State University. She served as the MSO Librarian from 2005-2018.
♦ Concert is NOT a General Admission event. After ticket purchase you will receive a confirmation email. This is NOT your ticket. You will receive a SECOND EMAIL containing your ticket with ASSIGNED SEAT, along with protocols & arrival instructions. Due to vasty reduced seating capacity, please ONLY purchase a ticket if you’re CERTAIN you can attend. If you find you cannot, email firstname.lastname@example.org so the box office can release the seats to the public. THANK YOU! ♦
Advance registration required per concert, for subscribers & ticket buyers. Socially-distanced SEATING & Hall entry assigned IN ADVANCE by MSO just prior to emailing tickets, along with protocols & arrival instructions. NO AT-DOOR TICKET SALES or WILL CALL. Ticket & MASK required for entry. Masks MUST remain on throughout the concert, even while seated. NO intermission OR concessions. All subject to change.