The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) enthralls more than 75,000 Mississippians each season at more than 120 concerts statewide. Crowds of all ages take in Pops and Bravo Series concerts at Thalia Mara Hall, Chamber Series performances in intimate venues throughout the Jackson metro area, and the ever-popular Pepsi Pops: A Blast in the Park at the Reservoir!
MSO also partners with a number of schools systems and private schools to bring the life-changing gift of live symphonic music to over 22,000 students annually.
Our Diamond Anniversary Season begins Fall 2019!
The 2019–2020 season celebrates the 75th anniversary of the symphony with special pieces performed at the very first concert in 1944! Join us for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Mozart by Candlelight, a triple-screen visual concerto, the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, Beethoven's immortal 5th piano concerto, Star Wars and MORE!
9.7.19 & 9.8.19 – Baroque
Two Baroque concerts featuring MSO Principal Trumpet Darcie Bishop
10.12.19 – Shining Start
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with guest violinist William Hagen
10.26.19 – A Tribute to Aretha
Toast the Queen of Soul with guest vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw
11.23.19 – Natural Showcase
Triple-screen Visual Concertos with Westwater Arts
1.11.20 – A Night in Vienna
Strauss and Mahler with guest soprano Erin Wall
1.25.20 – Mozart by Candlelight
Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 with MSO's own Mimi Linehan, principal horn
2.1.20 – Star Wars
John Williams’ Star Wars Episodes One through Eight and Rogue One
2.22.20 – Best & Brightest
Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto with guest pianist Anton Nel
3.7.20 – Spring Delight
Gluck, Poling, Watson, Schubert's Symphony No. 8 with guest conductor William Garfield Walker
3.28.20 – Ode to Joy
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with two hundred voices onstage, including five local choirs and four national soloists Othalie Graham, Christin-Marie Hill, John Pickle, Luis Ledesma
4.4.20 – Concert in the Chapel
Stravinsky, Ravel, Beethoven's String Quartet No. 7 with MSO's own Veronica Parrales, Marta Szlubowska, Ausra Jasineviciute, Vince Massimino and guest mezzo soprano Viola Dacus
5.8.20 – Pepsi Pops
A Blast in the Park features pops and patriotic music and a sky full of fireworks