MSO Announces New Season

Four concerts are planned for the 48th season of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, between now and May 16, 2009.

Season ticket renewals go on sale Aug. 6 at the MSU Riley Center. News season tickets and individuals concert tickets will be available as of Aug. 25.

Detailed information about the 2008-2009 season is listed below.

CONCERT 1 Classical America Saturday, September 27, 2008
8:00 p.m., MSU Riley Center - Opening Night Gala
Tom Phelps, guest conductor
Jenny Gregoire, violin
WEBER: Jubel Overture, Op. 59
BARBER: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 in e minor, Op. 95 "New World"

CONCERT 2 Classical Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 15, 2008
8:00 p.m., MSU Riley Center
Leroy Bynum, tenor
Lori Joyner, soprano
MSO Chorus
HAILSTORK: "I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes" Cantata
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2, Op. 52 "Hymn of Praise

CONCERT 3 Classical Mardi Gras
Saturday February 21, 2009
8:00 p.m., MSU Riley Center
Carey Smith Jazz Quintet
GOTTSCHALK: Symphony No. 1 "Night in the Tropics"
GROFE: Mississippi Suite
CAREY SMITH: Suite No. 2 for Jazz Quintet & Orchestra
PROTO: Fantasy on the Saints

CONCERT 4 Classical Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:00 pm MSU Riley Center
Elena Urioste, violin
COPLAND: El Salon Mexico
RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole
RAVEL: Tzigane for Violin & Orchestra
REVUELTAS: Sensemaya
SARASATE: Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen for Violin & Orchestra
CHAVEZ: Symphony No. 2 "Sinfonia india"

Season Ticket renewals begin Wednesday, Aug. 6 at The MSU Riley Center Box Office, 2200 5th Street Meridian (601-696-2200), and go through Wednesday, August 20th. Season Tickets are $120.

Sales for new Season Tickets and individual concert tickets begin Monday, Aug. 25, also at The MSU Riley Center Box Office. "A" seats are $35, and "B" seats are $30.

Students K-12 and college students with their school ID can purchase tickets for $10.

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