MSO Opens with Bernstein and Closes with Copland in “Distinctively All-American” Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MSO Opens with Bernstein and Closes with Copland in “Distinctively All-American” Concert

Young guest pianist Zhu Wang keys in on the works of Price and Gershwin

Jackson, Mississippi, March 24, 2022—On Saturday, April 9th, 2022, at 7:30pm, The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra closes its 77th Selby and Richard McRae Foundation Bravo Series with Bravo V “Distinctively All-American”.  This is the second of two concerts in partnership with the Mississippi Museum of Art recognizing southern artists of the Great Migration.  Zhu Wang’s appearance made possible by the Grace P. and S. Shinn Lee Charitable Fund.

The program will begin with Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. MSO welcomes international sensation Zhu Wang on piano with Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement, and George Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm Variations. Wrapping up the evening is Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Praised for his “technical mastery and deep sense of lyricism,” pianist Zhu Wang has wowed audiences in China, Italy, Poland, Japan, and across the U.S.

Tickets $29 and up (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 HallNo concessions or pre-concert lecture.  For more info on the 2021-2022 Season to Savor, visit our website, find us on Facebook @JacksonMSOrchestra, or subscribe to our blog, MSOTempo!


Bravo V – Distinctively All-American concert

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

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 7:30pm

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

City Centre Garage – across from Thalia Mara (accessible parking & entry on West St. side)

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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