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Pops II – Music of Richter and Ffrench

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Two international sensations of the contemporary music scene explore the frontiers of classical music to deliver heart-achingly beautiful and immersive scores for film, TV and stage. Revel in the works of Max Richter and Alexis Ffrench, as well as other contemporary greats, at this easy-listening concert featuring a lovely paring of MSO’s own keyboardist and violinist, Tyler and Shellie Kemp. (*We will honor tickets reserved prior to 2.20 concert date change) 

♦ NOTE: City Centre Garage will be closed, but there will be street parking around Thalia Mara Hall!

“An Evening of Music by Max Richter and Alexis Ffrench”
featuring Tyler & Shellie B. Kemp

Karl Jenkins           Allegretto from Palladio

Alexis Ffrench       Reborn

Max Richter           Dona Nobis Pacem 2 from The Leftovers

Philip Glass            Orange Tree from The Illusionist

Alexis Ffrench       Forgiven

Max Richter           She Remembers from The Leftovers

Philip Glass            Etude No. 6

Jay Ungar                Ashokan Farewell

John Lunn              Theme to Downton Abbey

Alexis Ffrench        Waterfalls

John Adams            “Relaxed Groove” from Road Movies

Max Richter            November from Memoryhouse

Shellie Kemp, violinist

Jackson-born violinist Shellie Brown Kemp is a young artist recognized for her unique sound and emotive performances. Mrs. Kemp is a two-time winner of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, a finalist at the Couer d’Alene Symphony Concerto Competition, and finalist at MTNA Regional Competitions in Kentucky and Florida.

Shellie is the recipient of a National Trustee’s Fellowship, generous grants from the Performing Arts Consortium of Hilton Head, and Joel H. Cyprus Endowed Scholarship from the Shepherd School of Music. Passionate about infusing communities with music, she is a founding member of NEW JXN, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to bringing new music and opportunities to the community.

Shellie received her Bachelor of Music degree from Belhaven University as a student of Song Xie, and her Master of Music degree from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she studied with Paul Kantor.  Besides music, Shellie enjoys gardening, cats, and calligraphy. She resides in Jackson with her husband Tyler and daughter Zoey.

Shellie plays a 2009 Gary Rickman violin, courtesy of the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.

Tyler Kemp, pianist

An accomplished pianist and collaborator, Tyler Kemp’s exciting performances of classical, jazz, and pop music showcase his artistry in many styles of music.  Tyler joined the faculty of Mississippi College in 2014, where he directs the Collaborative Piano area.  He serves as music director at Bellwether Church and is a frequent performer with the Mississippi Opera.  Tyler is a founding member of NEW JXN, a new-music ensemble based in Jackson.

Mr. Kemp received the Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degree from Mississippi College, where he studied with Dr. Angela Willoughby.  He and his wife Shellie are proud parents of a daughter, Zoey.

Concert generously sponsored by St. Dominic’s and Pileum Corporation



Advance registration required per concert, for subscribers & ticket buyers.  Socially-distanced seating & Hall entry assigned IN ADVANCE by MSO on a first-come, first-served basis prior to emailing tickets, along with protocols & arrival instructions.  NO At-door sales or Will Call.  Ticket & mask required for entry.  Masks MUST remain on throughout the concert, even while seated.  These are concert-only events.  NO intermission or concessions.  All subject to change.


Date: March 13
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $20
Event CategoryPops Series
Venue Name: Thalia Mara Hall
Address: 255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS United States

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Organizer Name: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Phone: +1 123 2345 678
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