FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MSO Opens the Pops Series with Top Scores Full of Movie Magic in “Oscar Classics”

Award-winning lineup with themes from Forrest Gump, Jaws, Schindler’s List, and more

Jackson, Mississippi, October 11, 2021—On Saturday, October 16th, 2021, at 7:30pm, The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra begins its 77th Season of Fusion with a red carpet Pops series opener in “Oscar Classics, and selections from seven decades of Hollywood blockbusters.

Pops I treasured tunes will whisk you right back to storyland with music that makes movies magical.  The program includes themes from Gone with the Wind, Exodus, Around the World in 80 Days, The Summer of ’42, The Pink Panther, and Titanic, among othersHear “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “Parade of the Charioteers” from Ben HurOverture to West Side Story, “Whole New World” from Aladdin, “Symphonic Suite” from Lord of the Rings, and “Adventures on Earth” from E.T., to name a few.

Tickets $27 and up (students/children $5) and can be purchased online at, or msorchestra.comBox office will reopen 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.  For more info on the 2021-22 Season to Savor, visit our website, find us on Facebook @JacksonMSOrchestra, or subscribe to our blog, MSOTempo!


Pops I – Oscar Classics concert

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra with Crafton Beck, Conductor/Music Director

Saturday, October 16, 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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