We hope you are well and finding ways to stay connected to friends, family, and community in this time of social distancing. In response to COVID-19 public health concerns, MSO cancelled or postponed season-ending events in what has been a spectacular 75th anniversary year. Our staff continues to work remotely. Many of our musicians are collaborating on a special treat for MSO audiences.
While so many are to be thanked, the success of the upcoming season falls largely on our musicians. What incredible music, performances, and collaborations they have offered – their music has lifted this community! Our gifted, patient, and committed teachers brought opportunity and personal growth through music to thousands of students.
MSO leadership has placed the well-being of our core musicians and staff as a top priority, committed to paying salaries as best we can during this time of so much uncertainty. Ticket income represents no more than 15% of any non-profit performing arts organization’s revenue. We rely largely on gifts and grants to help us continue our mission.
Our community and state need the significant gifts MSO brings, not only to get through the present, but soar into the future. Music is not just entertainment but celebration, community, and healing. Your support would be invaluable as we look to the future and return to a better normal together. With your help, we will draw closer to our mission in seasons to come. A gift now to The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra builds a stronger tomorrow.
Won’t you help us maintain our bare-bones goals over the next few months with a tax-deductible donation? Donations can be easily and conveniently made online: https://msotickets.com/TheatreManager/1/login?donation=0.
We thank you for such amazing support, and hope you and yours stay safe!