The Meridian Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 54th year this weekend at the MSU Riley Center.
Major donors and supporters were honored Thursday with a reception at Citizens National Bank downtown and treated to a preview of an exciting season.
Bank president and symphony board member, Archie McDonnell, says it's a way to thank those who make the symphony possible.
"So few communities our size are fortunate, blessed enough, really, to have a symphony," said McDonnell. "So without the people in this room today who have supported it in a significant way, we wouldn't have the symphony in a town the size of Meridian. So we're just honored to be a part of that fabric, those partnerships, that really help form the foundation for our community, because it's such a great place to live."
MSO patrons include the following organizations and businesses: The Phil Hardin Foundation, The Riley Foundation, Structural Steel Services, Inc., Citizens National Bank, the Meridian Symphony League, Blue Cross Blue Shield Mississippi, Anderson Support and Development Foundation, Inc., Meridian Airport Authority, Rick Justice Automotive, Southern Pipe and Supply, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Meridian,, Dr. and Mrs. R. Condon Hughes, III, John O'Neil Johnson Motor Company, Leading Edges Advertising, Dr. and Mrs. John D. McEachin, Meyer and Rosenbaum, and Dr. Ken and Catherine Staggs.
The orchestra, under the leadership of Maestro Peter Rubardt, takes the stage Saturday at 7 p.m.
You may still purchase tickets at the Riley Center Box Office, 2200 5th Street, Meridian, MS 39301, 601-696-2200 or online. Click the attached link.