It’s Party Time!

On Saturday, September 14th at 6pm, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will be celebrating its 75th season with a gala — DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER — at the Country Club of Jackson (CCJ).


A 25-member volunteer committee has been working for months to ensure the event will be dazzlingly fun and worthy of this diamond anniversary! Get ready to see the event theme at play in every detail, as they transform the venue for this sparkling night.

The centerpiece of the event will be the debut of gorgeous panels created by Mississippi artist and muralist William Goodman commemorating MSO’s 75th anniversary. These panels – all 16 feet of them – are a gorgeous homage to all things MSO. After the gala, these panels will be loaned by MSO to Thalia Mara and will be on display in the lobby at the first Bravo concert on October 12, 2019.


Music will fill the air from the moment of arrival. Doors open at 6:00 pm and three

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra ensembles will be positioned throughout the club to welcome you in style.

At 7:00 pm in the ballroom, there will be a toast to MSO’s 75 years of excellence… and 75 more years to come! Afterwards, Al Paris and the Heartbreakers, an awesome dance band from Memphis, will set the tone with an over-the-top performance of today’s hottest hits and all-time favorites.

The evening buffet feast will be a delicious menu prepared by CCJ’s acclaimed Chef Damien Cavicchi and champagne cocktails will be flowing from the Bubbles Bar.


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Another not to be missed attraction is our Bubbles and Bling Online Raffle — buy a glass of champagne and receive a chance to walk away with a $16,000 diamond pendant necklace from Juniker Jewelry Company! Purchase here.

  • The “Jackson” pendant is a piece from the exclusive Mississippi Heritage Collection.

  • It features a stunning 1.98 carat Diamond in the center and another 0.51 carats total weight of luminous diamonds encrusted in the custom hand engraved gleaming platinum in a unique arrangement of the Art Deco style.

  • With only 150 champagne glasses to be sold at $75 each, this is a tantalizing opportunity for dazzling pay load.


Also for sale will be memberships for the evening in a stylishly luxurious VIP Lounge at $150 per person. Membership includes:

  • VIP Lounge access during the gala, via special MSO Anniversary lapel pin.

  • Access to the Diamond Martini Bar during the gala

  • One raffle ticket entry to win a premium, 55-inch, TV

  • One concert ticket for MSO’s Bravo-I performance on Oct. 12, 2019

  • Admission to the Bravo-I post-concert reception with guest violinist William Hagen, Conductor Crafton Beck, orchestra musicians and distinguished attendees, in the Green Room at Thalia Mara Hall.

  • Purchase here

We are thankful for the generosity of our event sponsors. These patrons see the value of live music in our community and have shown up in a big way to celebrate 75 years of MSO. Likewise, our individual Gala Hosts showed up in force and showed their commitment to supporting the Orchestra’s work across our state. On August 21 we thanked these corporate and individual patrons at lovely Patron Party to show our appreciation for their support. We are especially appreciative of our Diamond level ($10,00 or more) level Patrons: Beckham Custom Jewelry Company, Butler Snow, Ergon, Juniker Jewlery Company, Mississippi Vision Correction Center, the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation, the H.F. McCarty Family Foundation, and William Goodman Art.


WHAT: Diamonds Are Forever 75th Anniversary Gala

WHO: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Gala Committee and Patrons

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, at 6pm

WHERE: Country Club of Jackson, 345 Saint Andrews Drive, Jackson, MS 30211

TICKETS: Anniversary Gala Ticket $150/person; Young Patron Ticket $125/person; for VIP Lounge Access add $150/person

CONTACT:, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra 601-960-1565, or