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February 25


7:30 pm

9:30 pm

Bravo 4 is February 25 at Thalia Mara Hall.
Redefined the concert celebrates Black American Music February 25.

logo in black and white lettering for the Selby and Richard McRae foundation.

Nicholas Payton leaning against his bell down trumpet.

The incredible impact of Black culture on the nation’s and the world’s music is presented in Grammy Award-winning New Orleans jazz trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton’s Black American Symphony, which traces the story of Black American music from its roots to modern day. MSO pairs this with one of the earliest efforts to fold Black melody into the classical realm — Dvorak’s visionary and popular New World Symphony. 

Black American Symphony (2012) (Payton)
Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95, “From the New World” (1893) (Dvorák)

Pre-concert lecture with a fascinating look at the evening’s music led by Dr. Timothy Coker, Professor Emeritus of Music at Millsaps College, at 6:30PM on the Mezzanine.

Nicholas Payton and his jazz quartet 

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger, essayist and social activist, Payton carries the lineage and spirit of the whole of Black American Music forward with energy and passion. Trumpet in hand at age 4, he was playing professionally at 10, in demand by 20 and Grammy winner soon after. Payton pushes musical boundaries and showcases multiple styles centered in Black culture and life experience. 

The onsite Box Office opens at Thalia Mara Hall one hour prior to concert: 6:30pm

Ticket-holders’ parking is available for free on concert evenings at City Centre Garage, across Pascagoula Street from Thalia Mara Hall. Accessible parking available on the West Street side of the Hall.)


February 25
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
+1 123 2345 678
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Thalia Mara Hall

255 East Pascagoula Street



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