FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Natural Showcase Weds Music with Stunning Imagery!

Large screens behind the orchestra become a triptych canvas for magnificent panoramic images

For Immediate Release: Natural Showcase weds music with stunning imagery!

Jackson, Mississippi, November 12, 2019—On Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30pm, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present the second concert of its Selby and Richard McRae Foundation Bravo Series, Natural Showcase. Westwater Arts photochoreography puts stunning sights to symphonic swell, making music and photos ‘dance’.

In Bravo II, “Canyonlands” explores landscapes of the American west and southwest to music by Bach, Fauré , Diamond, and Elgar, while Copland’s “Rodeo!” trots out lively scenes from small town rodeos and desert landscape. Westwater Arts’ Creative Director and CEO, Nicholas Bardonnay says: “The music, in a sense, creates an emotional vehicle to interpret the imagery. The depth of “Canyonlands” imparts this kind of epic and mysterious, inspirational quality”, he says, “to scenes from seven national parks that are vast and intimate, arid and lush.” The performance also includes Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes” from the opera “Peter Grimes”, and Missy Mazzoli’s “River Rouge Transfiguration”.

The MSO Bravo Series presents five concerts per year, all at Thalia Mara Hall. Tickets for Bravo II: Natural Showcase are $27 & up for adults and $5 for children/students. Advance tickets may be purchased at, by calling (601) 960-1565, or by visiting the MSO office at 201 E. Pascagoula Street (located inside the Arts Building) between 10am and 5pm, Monday thru Friday. Tickets will also be available at the Thalia Mara box office by 6:30pm on the evening of the concert. Don’t forget the FREE pre-concert lecture by Dr. Tim Coker at 6:45 on the mezzanine level. Cash bar will be available. For more information on this concert and others in the 2019-20 Diamond Anniversary Season visit our website, MSO Tempo blog, or find us on Facebook.


Selby and Richard McRae Foundation Bravo II: Natural Showcase Concert Westwater Arts Symphonic Photochoreography


Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Crafton Beck, MSO Music Director and Conductor

Nicholas Bardonnay, Photographer & Multimedia Artist


Natural Showcase Concert - Saturday, November 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

Pre-concert Lecture - Saturday, November 23, 2019, 6:45 pm


Thalia Mara Hall (downtown Jackson)

255 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201


Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Roberts, Director of Marketing and Box Office

(601) 960-1565 or

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.