FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MSO Begins Its Most Diverse Season Yet with Bravo I “Exquisite Opener”

Acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine champions the works of Black composers

Jackson, Mississippi, September 30, 2021—On Saturday, October 9th, 2021, at 7:30pm, The
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra begins its 77th Selby and Richard McRae Foundation Bravo series with
charm and cheer in “Exquisite Opener.

Celebrate a return to full orchestra with African-French composer Joseph Bologne’s Second Violin
Concerto, in the hands of guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine, a longtime champion of his works.
Bask in up-and-coming female composer Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, and delight in Rossini’s
beloved The Barber of Seville.  The performance will end on a happy note with Beethoven’s engaging
Fourth Symphony.

Tickets start at $29 (students/children $5) and can be purchased online at
www.msorchestra.comBox office will open at 6:30pm on the evening of the concert at Thalia Mara
HallMasks required for entry and must be worn throughout the concert.  No concessions or pre-concert lecture.  For more info on the 2021-22 Season of Fusion, visit our website, find us on Facebook @JacksonMSOrchestra, or subscribe to our blog, MSOTempo!


Selby & Richard McRae Foundation Bravo I – Exquisite Opener concert

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra with Crafton Beck, Conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violinist

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 7:30pm

Thalia Mara Hall, downtown Jackson
255 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson, MS 39201

Rachael Roberts, Director of Marketing & Box Office

This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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