**DUE TO LOWER SEATING CAPACITY, ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN TURNED OFF. WALK-UP SALES ONLY WITH VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY. (Box office will open at St. James’, 6:30pm).
Our welcoming rite of spring unfolds this year at St. James’ Episcopal Church, where soloist Michael Beattie (recently retired MSO President) takes center stage with Poulenc’s ravishing Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani. Respighi’s delightful Ancient Airs and Dances, and Haydn’s Miracle Symphony round out this refreshing evening. Tickets $25; students/children (ages 4-18) $5.
*If your season tickets show Millsaps College as the venue, please note concert is at St. James’ Church*
(General admission; no assigned seating. Masks welcome, not required.)
Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
I. Balletto: “Il Conte Orlando” (Simone Molinaro)
II. Gagiliarda (Vincenzo Galilei)
III. Villanella (Anonymous)
IV. Passo mezzo e mascherada (Anonymous)
Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, in g minor, FP 93
Michael Beattie, organ
Josef Haydn Symphony No. 96, D Major “Miracle”
Adagio – Allegro
Michael Beattie, organist
Michael Beattie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1973) and a master’s degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (1975) in organ performance. After having served 12 years as Organist and Choirmaster for Chapel of the Cross in Madison, he is currently the organist at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson, where he has given numerous recitals over the years.
Beattie served as President and Executive Director of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra from 2004 until his retirement in 2021. He came to Jackson from Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as Chief Operating Officer for the Louisville Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to his work in Arts Administration, he served in a 25-year career in full time church music, taking him to Youngstown, Ohio (1975-1979), Louisville, Kentucky (1979-1993) and Omaha, Nebraska (1993-1999). He has been an active volunteer with the American Guild of Organists (AGO) on both local and national levels, served as Dean of three city chapters, on numerous national level committees, on the National Council (AGO governing body), and as chair of its National Competition in Organ Improvisation for 6 years.
Beattie’s appearance made possible by:
AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS JACKSON CHAPTER
*If your season tickets show Millsaps College as the venue, please note this year concert is at ST. JAMES’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
3925 Oakridge Dr.
Jackson, MS 39216
♦ TICKETS MAILED UNTIL TUESDAY BEFORE CONCERT (unless otherwise requested). After 10AM Tuesday, they can be picked up at venue Will Call on concert night (just inside entry doors). ♦
Tickets $25; students/children (ages 4-18) $5