From Beethoven to the Beach Boys, The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra offers a full year of diverse concert programming.
Now, patrons may order the entire season or specific event. Season and individual event tickets are now on sale at the Southern Miss Ticket Office by calling 601.266.5418 or 800.844.8425 or visiting www.southernmisstickets.com.
Opening night, Oct. 3, features famed flutist and conductor Ransom Wilson in a program of Mozart and Beethoven entitled “Eternal Elegance.” He has appeared as a soloist, conductor and in concert with some of the greatest orchestras and artists of our time, including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony, Frederica von Stade, Jessye Norman, Thomas Hampson, Susan Graham, Dolora Zajick, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Hilary Hahn, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway, and many others.
“Opening night has become a tradition on campus,” said Dr. Jay Dean, music director. “It’s exciting to dress up and come with your family and friends to see and be seen while enjoying a great concert.”
The orchestra tours to the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort in Biloxi to join the internationally acclaimed Beach Boys for a one-night-only concert event on Oct. 11. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, The Beach Boys are a beloved American institution that remains iconic around the world.
Tickets to the Beach Boys event are not included in the season package, but are ticketed separately at 888.566.7469 or at www.beaurivage.com.
Other season highlights include the Holiday Choral Spectacular that expands to two performances, Dec. 3 and 5 at Main Street Baptist Church; The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte; a special pre-Valentine’s concert with music of Vienna; Showbizz Showstoppers, a spectacular evening of some of Broadway’s greatest moments performed by faculty, staff, students, alums and community members and the season finale Future Stars and a special performance of the Southern Miss choirs.
Tickets to Showbizz Showstoppers are also ticketed separately in early 2014.
The symphony regularly performs to sold-out houses with audience members representing a diverse cross-section of the southeastern United States. Dean’s recruiting efforts have turned the organization into a multinational conglomerate.