Symphony Moves to MSU Riley Center

The board of directors of the Meridian Symphony Association announced Friday that the Meridian Symphony Orchestra move its concerts to the MSU Riley Center, beginning with this year.

The symphony will perform its regular subscription concerts and annual children’s concert in the center's renovated Grand Opera House.

“It will mean that our patrons will be able to hear and experience for the first time the full orchestra from the Riley Center stage, a world class venue," said Thad Quarles, president of the Meridian Symphony Association Board of Directors.

The opening concert of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra’s 2007-2008 Season will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 29, and will feature critically acclaimed violinist Tim Fain as guest artist.

The Meridian Symphony Orchestra will be the first to perform on stage at the new MSU Riley Center.

Tickets for opening night are $30 & $25, student tickets $10.

Other performances:
Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m.
Hear a Work of Art
Marcos Machado, bassist
$30 & $25, student ticket $10

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008- 8 p.m.
1001 Nights
Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medal Winner
$30 & $25, student ticket $10

Saturday, April 19, 2008- 8 p.m.
The Creation
Meridian Symphony Chorus
MSU Concert Choir
Eric van Hoven-tenor
Maryann Kyle-soprano
Kristen Johnson-soprano
$30 & $25, student ticket $10

Tickets to Meridian Symphony performances will be sold through the MSU Riley Center box office. Season tickets will go on sale August 1, 2007. Prices for season tickets are as follows: “A” seating $120, “B” seating $100, student season ticket $40. Individual tickets will go on sale September 15, 2007.

MSU Riley Center box office is located at 2200 Fifth Street in downtown Meridian. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. –
6 p.m. For more information about the MSU Riley Center, call 601-696-2200 or visit

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