Jackson, Mississippi, September 20, 2018—On Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30pm, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present the first concert of its popular Pops Series, Pops I: DANCING QUEEN – The Music of ABBA. Iconic and irresistible, these hits conquered charts, hearts, and even Broadway with the musical Mama Mia!
With hundreds of millions of albums sold, some forty years after being formed, the music of ABBA can still be heard - and seen – everywhere! Performing the iconic songs of ABBA in all their pop, rock, dance, and evocative ballad glory, are guest vocalists Katalin Kiss, Andrea Koziol, Stephanie Martin, and Lis Soderberg. In addition to the Jeans ‘n Classics founder, Peter Brennan on guitar, Paul Mutzabaugh on keyboards, Darryl Stacey on electric bass, and Jeff Christmas on drums. The performance lineup includes songs like “Mamma Mia”, “Knowing Me Knowing You”, “Chiquitita”, “Waterloo”, “SOS”, “Fernando”, “Voulez Vous”, “The Winner Takes All”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Dancing Queen”, and “Gimme Gimme Gimme”.
Not to be confused with a “tribute act”, Toronto-based Jeans ‘n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists, with their own special, signature flair. Now celebrating their 23rd anniversary, Jeans ‘n Classics has performed with over 100 orchestras throughout North America. Vocalist David Blamires declares Jeans ‘n Classics, “An exhilarating, unforgettable evening of the finest symphonic rock & GREAT FUN!”. “We truly LOVE what we do. Our enjoyment onstage and with the orchestra is infectious!” proclaims vocalist Leah Salomaa.
The MSO Pops Series presents three concerts per year, with Pops I and II at Thalia Mara Hall, and Pops III at the Reservoir. Tickets for Pops I: DANCING QUEEN – The Music of ABBA are $21 & up for adults and $5 for children/students, when accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.msorchestra.com or by calling (601) 960-1565, or by visiting the MSO office at 201 East Pascagoula Street in downtown Jackson between 10am and 5pm, Monday thru Friday. Tickets will also be available at the Thalia Mara Hall box office starting at 6:30pm on the evening of the concert. For more information on this concert and others in the MSO 2018-19 Season of Brilliance, or to purchase tickets, visit our website or see us on Facebook.com/JacksonMSOrchestra.
WHAT: Pops I: DANCING QUEEN – The Music of ABBA
WHO: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Crafton Beck, MSO Music Director and Conductor
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, at 7:30pm
WHERE: Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson, 255 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson 39201
CONTACT: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, (601) 960-1565 or www.msorchestra.com
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.