Biography

CRAFTON BECK is now in his nineteenth season as Music Director and Conductor of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. In the spring of 2019 he concluded his twenty-second and final season as Music Director and Conductor of the Lima Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. He has also appeared as guest conductor with over thirty American orchestras including the Milwaukee Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, the New World Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, the Arkansas Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Sacramento Symphony, and the Florida Orchestra.

The scope of his musical versatility is reflected in his talent as an arranger of over eighty musical selections, most of which have appeared on recordings by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Two of these albums have received Grammy Award Nominations. Mr. Beck’s relationship with that orchestra dates back to 1990, when he began a six-year post as assistant to Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Such orchestras as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl have also performed Mr. Beck’s arrangements.

In 2015, he was the recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Best Musical Composition for his composition Passage, which was premiered by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in 2015.

Born in Arkansas, Mr. Beck studied clarinet for many years before choosing a career in conducting. In 1987, he received a doctorate in conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Previous studies were at the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, and the Aspen School. In 1986 and 1987, he served on the Carlton College faculty near Minneapolis, where he was Conductor of Orchestras.

Around the country critics and presenters alike have embraced Mr. Beck’s versatile talents commenting on “his extraordinary variety of styles and moods”, and being “unerringly sensitive”, conducting with “fierce intensity” and demonstrating an “intimate understanding of the scores and their meaning beyond the notes”.

Concerts

MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St. Andrews Cathedral, Jackson – September 7, 2019, 7:30 pm

Chamber Series I

Giuseppe Torelli
Sinfonia in C, G. 33

Pietro Locatelli
Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 1, No. 7

Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture-Suite in Eb, TWV 55:Es5

Henry Purcell
Sonata for Trumpet and Strings, Z. 85
Darcie Bishop, Soloist

Henry Purcell
Sonata in C for Strings, Z. 808

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Overture to Zais

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Selections from Acante et Céphise

Giuseppe Torelli
Sinfonia in D, for Four Trumpets and Strings, G. 25


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St. Andrews Cathedral, Jackson – September 8, 2019, 2:00 pm

Chamber Series I – Matinee

Giuseppe Torelli
Sinfonia in C, G. 33

Pietro Locatelli
Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 1, No. 7

Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture-Suite in Eb, TWV 55:Es5

Henry Purcell
Sonata for Trumpet and Strings, Z. 85
Darcie Bishop, Soloist

Henry Purcell
Sonata in C for Strings, Z. 808

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Overture to Zais

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Selections from Acante et Céphise

Giuseppe Torelli
Sinfonia in D, for Four Trumpets and Strings, G. 25

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Pearl River Community College, Poplarville – September 17, 2019, 7:00 pm


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Cedars, Fondren – September 19, 2019, 7:00 pm


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson , October 1, 2019, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson , October 3, 2019, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – October 12, 2019, 7:30 pm

Bravo Series I: 75th Anniversary Opening Night

Leo Janáček
Sinfonietta

Johann Strauss, Jr.
Blue Danube Waltzes
First Performed on the First Concert by the MSO on
October 19, 1944

Jean Sibelius
Finlandia
First Performed on the First Concert by the MSO on
October 19, 1944

Peter Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto
William Hagen, Soloist

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, October 17, 2019, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – October 26, 2019

Pops I – Aretha

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – November 18, 2019, 7:30 pm

Bravo Series II

Benjamin Britten
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3
Images by Westwater Photochoreography

Gabriel Fauré
Pavane
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David Diamond
Adagio from Rounds for String Orchestra
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Edward Elgar
Sospiri
Images by Westwater Photochoreography

Missy Mazzoli
River Rouge Transfiguration

Aaron Copland
Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Images by Westwater Photochoreography

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – January 11, 2020, 7:30 pm

Bravo Series III

Richard Strauss
Four Last Songs
Erin Wall, Soloist

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4
Erin Wall, Soloist

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Haven Theater, Brookhaven – January 24, 2020, 7:00 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Idomeneo

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 20, in D, K. 133

Wolfgang Mozart
Concerto for Horn No. 3, in Eb, K. 447
Mimi Linehan, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Five Contredances, K. 609 “Non più andrai”

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 39, in Eb, K. 543

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Belhaven University Center for the Arts, Jackson – January 25, 2020, 7:30 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Idomeneo

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 20, in D, K. 133

Wolfgang Mozart
Concerto for Horn No. 3, in Eb, K. 447
Mimi Linehan, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Five Contredances, K. 609 “Non più andrai”

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 39, in Eb, K. 543

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Vicksburg – January 26, 2020, 7:00 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Idomeneo

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 20, in D, K. 133

Wolfgang Mozart
Concerto for Horn No. 3, in Eb, K. 447
Mimi Linehan, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Five Contredances, K. 609 “Non più andrai”

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 39, in Eb, K. 543

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – February 1, 2020, 7:30 pm

Pops II – The Music of Star Wars

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TBA, Jackson , February 11, 2020, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TBA , February 13, 2020, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TBA , February 14, 2020, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – February 22, 2020, 7:30 pm

Bravo IV

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5, in Eb, Op. 73
Anton Nel, Soloist

Antonín Dvorák
Symphony No. 8, in G, Op 88

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Gertrude C. Ford Center at Millsaps College, Jackson – March 7, 2020, 7:30 pm

Chamber III

Christoph Gluck
Overture to Orfeo ed Euridice

Christoph Gluck
Dance of the Furies from Orfeo ed Euridice

Kermit Poling
Concierto de Chiaro
John Dichiaro, Guitar Soloist

Sam Watson
Elegy
In Recognition of the Pearl High School Shootings
Premiere Performance

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”
William Walker, Guest Conductor

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – March 28, 2020, 7:30 pm

Bravo Series V

Arvo Pärt
Fratres

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9, in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”
Othalie Graham, Soprano Soloist
Christin Marie-Hill, Mezzo-soprano Soloist
John Pickle, Tenor Soloist
Luis Ledesma, Bass-Baritone Soloist
Jackson State University Choir
Mississippi Chorus
Mississippi College Singers
Tougaloo College Concert Choir

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College, Jackson – April 4, 2020, 7:30 pm

Chamber Series IV

Igor Stravinsky
Pastorale
Viola Dacus, Soloist

Igor Stravinsky
Three Pieces for Clarinet
Ken Graves, Soloist

Maurice Ravel
Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Viola Dacus, Soloist

Maurice Ravel
Introduction and Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 7, in F, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razumovsky”
Mississippi String Quartet

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Old Trace Park, Jackson – May 8, 2020, 7:30 pm

Pepsi Pops

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Edgewood Park, McComb – May 9, 2020, 7:00 pm

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Military Park, Vicksburg – May 23, 2020, 7:00 pm

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PREVIOUS SEASONS:

2018-2019

MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St. Andrews Cathedral, Jackson – September 8, 2018, 7:30 pm

Chamber Series I

George Frederic Händel
The Arrival of Queen Sheeba

Jean-Philipe Rameau
Instrumental Selections from Platèe

Alessandro Marcello
Oboe Concerto in C minor
Julie Hudik, soloist

Johan Pachelbel
Kanon

Antonio Vivaldi
Flute Concerto in D Major, RV 428, Op. 10, No. 3 “Goldfinch”
Amulet Strange, soloist

Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St. Andrews Cathedral, Jackson – September 9, 2018, 2:00 pm

Chamber Series I – Matinee

George Frederic Händel
The Arrival of Queen Sheeba

Jean-Philipe Rameau
Instrumental Selections from Platèe

Alessandro Marcello
Oboe Concerto in C minor
Julie Hudik, soloist

Johan Pachelbel
Kanon

Antonio Vivaldi
Flute Concerto in D Major, RV 428, Op. 10, No. 3 “Goldfinch”
Amulet Strange, soloist

Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson , September 11, 2018, 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson , September 14, 2018, 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Pearl River Community College, Poplarville – September 17, 2018, 7:00 pm


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Cedars, Fondren – September 20, 2018, 7:00 pm


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – September 22, 2018

Pops I – Dancing Queen: The Music of ABBA

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, September 28, 2018, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – October 6, 2018, 7:30 pm

Bravo Series I

John Adams
Lollapalooza

Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Peter Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Veronica Parrales, cello soloist

Igor Stravinsky
Suite from The Firebird (1919)

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – October 12, 2018 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young Peoples’ Concerts


LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – October 13, 2018, 7:30 pm

Grand Series I: Cirque de la Symphonie

Mikhail Glinka
Russian and Ludmilla Overture

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Danse des Bouffons from The Snow Maiden

Aram Khatchaturian
Dance of Ayshe from Gayane

Gioachino Rossini/orch. Ottorino Respingi
Tarantella from La boutique fantasque

Emmanuel Chabrier
España

Charles Gounod
Funeral March of a Marionette

Richard Wagner
Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre

Antonin Dvorak
Slavonic Dance No. 1

George Anthiel
Hot Time Dance

Frederic Smetana
Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride

Manuel de Falla
Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo

Peter Tchaikovsky
Valse from Swan Lake

Aram Khatchaturian
Comedian’s Galop

Jean Sibelius
Finlandia

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – November 10, 2018, 7:30 pm

Grand Series II

Aaron Copland
Billy the Kid

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Michael Chertock, Piano Soloist

George Gershwin
Variations on “I Got Rhythm”
Michael Chertock, Piano Soloist

Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – November 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

Bravo Series II

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to The Magic Flute

Richard Strauss
Death and Transfiguration

Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 2

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – December 8, 2018, 7:30 pm

Bells, Brass, and Bows Holiday Pops

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – December 31, 2018, 7:30 pm

New Years Eve Pops: Dancing Queen: Music of ABBA

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Haven Theater, Brookhaven – January 11, 2019, 7:00 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38

Wolfgang Mozart
Divertimento in F, K. 138

Wolfgang Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218
Stephen Redfield, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Adagio in E, K. 261
Stephen Redfield, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 41, in C, K. 551 “Jupiter”

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Center for the Arts at Belhaven University, Jackson – January 12, 2019, 7:30 pm

Chamber Series II: Mozart by Candlelight

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38

Wolfgang Mozart
Divertimento in F, K. 138

Wolfgang Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218
Stephen Redfield, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Adagio in E, K. 261
Stephen Redfield, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 41, in C, K. 551 “Jupiter”

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Vicksburg – January 13, 2019, 7:30 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38

Wolfgang Mozart
Divertimento in F, K. 138

Wolfgang Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218
Stephen Redfield, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Adagio in E, K. 261
Stephen Redfield, Soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 41, in C, K. 551 “Jupiter”

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima – January 19, 2019, 7:30 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Idomeneo Overture

Wolfgang Mozart
Serenade No. 6, K. 239, in D “Serenata Notturna”

Wolfgang Mozart
Misere! O sogno, K. 431
Jordan Lloyd, Tenor soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
So spende al sole in faccia from Il Re Pastore, K. 208
Jordan Lloyd, Tenor soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 41, in C, K. 551 “Jupiter”

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta – January 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Idomeneo Overture

Wolfgang Mozart
Serenade No. 6, K. 239, in D “Serenata Notturna”

Wolfgang Mozart
Misere! O sogno, K. 431
Jordan Lloyd, Tenor soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
So spende al sole in faccia from Il Re Pastore, K. 208
Jordan Lloyd, Tenor soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 41, in C, K. 551 “Jupiter”

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – January 26, 2019, 7:30 pm

Bravo Series III

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian Easter Overture

Peter Tchaikovsky
Suite No. 4 “Mozartiana”

Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 3
Vadim Kholodenko, Soloist

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – February 2, 2019, 7:30 pm

Pops II – The Texas Tenors

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – February 9, 2019, 7:30 pm

Grand Series IV

Peter Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto
Tai Murray, soloist

Peter Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5, in E minor, Op. 64

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – February 16, 2019, 7:30 pm

Bravo IV

Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 4, in D minor, Op. 120 (Revised)

Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
Tai Murray, soloist

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – March 2, 2019, 3:00 pm

Family Concert: Star Wars

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, Findlay, Ohio – March 2, 2019, 7:30 pm

Star Wars!

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Gertrude C. Ford Center at Millsaps College, Jackson – March 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

Chamber III

Igor Stravinsky
Pulcinella

Ben Williams
One More Day – Premiere Performance
Susan Landry, String Bass Soloist

Johann Sebastian Bach/Orch. Anton Webern
Ricercare from A Musical Offering

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 5, in B-flat, D. 485

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – April 6, 2019, 7:30 pm

Grand Series V

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Blagosloven yesi, Gospodi from Vespers, Op. 37, No. 9
Lima Symphony Chorus

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
Lima Symphony Chorus
Othalie Graham, soprano
Janara Kellerman, mezzo-soprano

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm

Bravo Series V

Mason Bates
Mothership

Claude Debussy
Nocturnes
Women of The Mississippi Chorus and Mississippi College Singers

Gustav Holst
The Planets
Women of The Mississippi Chorus and Mississippi College Singers

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama – April 15, 2019, 7:30 pm

Igor Stravinsky
Pulcinella

Ben Williams
One More Day – Premiere Performance
Susan Landry, String Bass Soloist

Johann Sebastian Bach/Orch. Anton Webern
Ricercare from A Musical Offering

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 5, in B-flat, D. 485

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College, Jackson – April 26, 2019, 7:30 pm

William Walton
Façade
Lester Senter-Wilson, soloist

Franz Schubert
String Quartet No. 14, in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”
Mississippi String Quartet

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Old Trace Park, Jackson – May 10, 2019, 7:30 pm

Pepsi Pops

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Edgewood Park, McComb – May 11, 2019, 7:00 pm

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Military Park, Vicksburg – May 25, 2019, 7:00 pm

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PREVIOUS SEASONS:

2017-2018

MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St. Andrews Cathedral, Jackson – September 9, 2017, 7:30 pm

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 1

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Two Cellos, RV 531, in G minor

George Frederic Handel
Water Music Selections

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Cedars, Fondren – September 21, 2017, 7:00 pm


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – September 23, 2017

Pops I – The Music of James Taylor and Carole King

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – October 7, 2017, 7:30 pm

Scott Joplin
Treemonisha – Semi-staged Concert Performance

Hope Briggs, Treemonisha
Christin-Marie Hill, Monica
Robert Mack, Remus
Kevin Maynor, Ned
James Martin, Parson Alltalk
Tanisha Ward, Lucy
Kyle Davis, Andy
Laurence Albert, Simon
Matthew Bischoff, Luddud
Gavin Hughes, Cephus
Elijah Middleton, Zodzetrick

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – October 13, 2017, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Young Peoples’ Concerts


LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – October 14, 2017, 7:30 pm

Mason Bates
Mothership

Crafton Beck
Passage

Gustav Holst
The Planets

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson , October 19, 2017, 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Young People’s Concerts


LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – November 4, 2017, 7:30 pm

Wolfgang Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 23, in A, K. 488
Yaoyue Huang, Piano Soloist

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7, Op. 92

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – November 11, 2017, 7:30 pm

Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto
Conrad Tao, Piano Soloist

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 10

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – December 9, 2017, 7:30 pm

Bells, Brass, and Bows Holiday Pops

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – December 31, 2017, 7:30 pm

New Years Eve Pops: Music of the Madmen Era with Five By Design

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Haven Theater, Brookhaven – January 12, 2018, 7:30 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527

Wolfgang Mozart
Serenade No. 6, “Serenata Notturna,” K. 239

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 21, K. 134, in A Major

Wolfgang Mozart
Concerto for Bassoon, K. 191
Jon Wenberg, bassoon soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 31, “Paris,” K. 297 (300a)

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Center for the Arts at Belhaven University, Jackson – January 13, 2018, 7:30 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527

Wolfgang Mozart
Serenade No. 6, “Serenata Notturna,” K. 239

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 21, K. 134, in A Major

Wolfgang Mozart
Concerto for Bassoon, K. 191
Jon Wenberg, bassoon soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 31, “Paris,” K. 297 (300a)

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Vicksburg – January 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

“Mozart by Candlelight”

Wolfgang Mozart
Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527

Wolfgang Mozart
Serenade No. 6, “Serenata Notturna,” K. 239

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 21, K. 134, in A Major

Wolfgang Mozart
Concerto for Bassoon, K. 191
Jon Wenberg, bassoon soloist

Wolfgang Mozart
Symphony No. 31, “Paris,” K. 297 (300a)

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Trinity United Methodist Church – January 20, 2018, 7:30 pm

“Baroque by Candlelight”

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

Antonio Vivaldi
Domine, ad Adjuvandum me Festina, RV 593
Chamber Choir of the Lima Symphony Chorus

Giovanni Martini
Domine, ad Adjuvandum me Festina
Chamber Choir of the Lima Symphony Chorus

Francesco Geminiani
Concerto Grosso, Op. 2, No. 3, in D minor

Jean Philippe Rameau
Selections from Les Fêtes d’Hébé

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
St. Augustine Catholic Church – January 21, 2018, 4:00 pm

“Baroque by Candlelight”

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

Antonio Vivaldi
Domine, ad Adjuvandum me Festina, RV 593
Chamber Choir of the Lima Symphony Chorus

Giovanni Martini
Domine, ad Adjuvandum me Festina
Chamber Choir of the Lima Symphony Chorus

Francesco Geminiani
Concerto Grosso, Op. 2, No. 3, in D minor

Jean Philippe Rameau
Selections from Les Fêtes d’Hébé

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – January 27, 2018, 7:30 pm

Sergei Prokofiev
Lt. Kije Suite

John Luther Adams
Dark Waves

Edward Elgar
Enigma Variations

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – February 3, 2018, 7:30 pm

Pops II – A Tribute to the Ladies of Motown

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall, Lima, Ohio – February 10, 2018, 7:30 pm

Richard Wagner
Entrance of the Gods from Das Rheingold

Jacques Ibert
Concertino da Camera
Connor Mikula, saxophone soloist

Alexander Glazunov
Concerto for Saxophone, Op. 109
Connor Mikula, saxophone soloist

Igor Stravinsky
Petrouchka (1947)

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – February 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

Erik Satie/arr. Debussy
Gymnopedie No. 1 and No. 3

Richard Wagner
Prelude and Love-Death from Tristan und Isolde

Igor Stravinsky
Petrouchka (1947)

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Gertrude C. Ford Center at Millsaps College – February 24, 2018, 7:30 pm

Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op. 40

Luigi Boccherini
Night Music from The Streets of Madrid

Christopher Cerrone
High Windows, Concerto for String Orchestra

Gustav Holst
St. Paul Suite

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson – March 24, 2018, 7:30 pm

Johannes Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 “Titan”

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LIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Crouse Performance Hall – April 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ola Gjeilo
Sunrise Mass
Lima Symphony Chorus

Carl Nielsen
Symphony No. 4 “Inextinguishable”

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College, Jackson – April 21, 2018, 7:30 pm

Igor Stravinsky
Octet for Winds

Donnacha Dennehy
Disposable Dissonance

Peter Tchaikovsky
String Quartet No. 1

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MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Old Trace Park, Jackson – May 11, 2018, 7:30 pm


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Edgewood Park, McComb – May 12, 2018, 7:00 pm


MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Military Park, Vicksburg – May 26, 2018, 7:00 pm

Videos

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Mahler Symphony No. 1, Mvt. 3 excerpt with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Compositions

IN GLADNESS BEARING
2003

Composed For: 50th Anniversary Season of the Lima Symphony Orchestra
First Performed: November 1, 2003
Instrumentation: 2+pic.2+eh.(opt).2+bcl.2/4.3.3.1/timp+4 (lg tam, 2 deep toms, glock, chimes, bd, susp cym).hp.pno/strings
Duration: 4 minutes


THE WHISTLE
2008

Composed For: Centennial of Eudora Welty’s Birth
First Performed: April 19, 2009
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano-
2.2.2+bcl.2/2.1.0.0/1 perc (vib, tgl).hp/strings
Duration: 11 minutes


OLD ENGLISH
2008-2009

First Performed: October 3, 2009
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano-
2.2+eh.2+bcl.2/4.3.3.0/timp+3 (glock, via, tam, flexatone, bd, tgl).hp.pno/strings
Duration: 3. 5 minutes


LETTER FROM THE END OF THE WORLD
2009

First Performed: October 3, 2009
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano-
2+pic.2+eh.2+bcl.2+contra(opt)/4.3.3.1/3 perc (glock, slap, rute, lion’s roar, cowbell, sd, sizzle cym, susp, xylo, wind chimes).hp.pno/strings
Duration: 6.5 minutes


PASSAGE
2010-16

First Performed: January 18, 2014
Instrumentation: 3(3 dbls pic).2(3 dbls eh).3 (3 dbls bcl.2+contra/4.3.3.1/6 perc (timp, glock, bd, tam, xylo, vib, crotales, sm susp cym, chimes, roto-toms).hp.pno/strings
Duration: 14 minutes

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Best Musical Composition in 2015

 

Management

William Reinert Associates, Inc.
bill@williamreinert.com
Phone (646) 236-9702
www.williamreinert.com

Links

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

www.msorchestra.com