Mississippi Symphony Orchestra set to perform at PRCC

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is set to perform classical and musical theater pieces at Pearl River Community College on Tuesday, March 24.

Symphony President and Executive Director Michael Beattie said this is the second time the symphony will be performing inside the Smith Auditorium of the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts at PRCC.

“Last year, we played at the grand opening of the Brownstone Center,” Beattie said. “We’re really honored to come back and play in this fabulous hall. We feel really lucky to be able to do that since part of our mission is to bring the joy of music to Mississippians.”

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The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is the largest professional performing arts organization in the state and performs more than 120 concerts a year, according to msorchestra.com.

The symphony’s program at PRCC will offer music for everyone, including tunes from Broadway musicals like “Wicked” and “West Side Story,” movie scores from “Titanic,” classical pieces like “The Barber of Seville” and a celebration of Marvin Hamlisch’s music, Beattie said.

“We will have about 55 to 65 professional musicians play during the program, which will be under two hours long with intermission,” Beattie said. “This is the 70th year of the symphony, so it’s very special.”

The program starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 for reserved orchestra level seating and $15 for reserved balcony seating.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (601) 403-1180, according to a PRCC press release.