May 9 – Classical French Chamber Music in the Art Garden
7:30pm, Mississippi Museum of Art
6:00pm cash bar and food available for purchase (No outside beverages. Picnics are welcome.)
7:30pm concert ($10 per person at the door; no advance tickets)
Join the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) for a Celebration of French Music in The Art Garden in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters to Monet: Three Centuries of French Painting from the Wadsworth Atheneum. Celebrate with a program including the bubbly effervescence of French baroque dances, the misty impressionism of Debussy, and Darius Milhaud’s 1923 groundbreaking jazzy work: The Creation of the World.
May 10 – Pepsi Pops at the Rez’
7:30pm, Friday, May 10, 2013 Old Trace Park, Ridgeland Tickets $12 in advance at MSO, Kroger, Regions and McDades ($15 at the gate; children 4-18: $5)
Sponsored by Brown Bottling, Regions, BKD and Eastgroup Properties Media sponsors: WLBT, Clear Channel Radio
Pack the picnic hamper, put the family in the car, and head to the Ross Barnett Reservoir for our annual sundown concert of star-spangled favorites followed with a sky full of fireworks. Gates open at 4:30. Advance music and kids playground until the orchestra takes the stage at 7:30. Picnic contest!
May 11 – MSO in McComb
7:00pm, Edgewater Park, free
May 17 – MSO in Brookhaven
7:00pm, Brookhaven School of the Arts, free Generously sponsored by Entergy Mississippi
MSO performs with the School’s choir
May 18 – MSO in Canton
7:30pm (pre-concert music from 5:30pm), free Historic Canton Square
The MSO and John Maxwell present a salute to Armed Forces Day
May 25 – MSO in Vicksburg
7:00pm, Vicksburg Military Park, free
Narrators join the full MSO in honoring the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Concert includes a stunning three-screen presentation by James Westwater of Westwater Arts to Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, as well as a cameo appearance by country star Trace Adkins.