State symphony shows set here|MSO headed to city for candlelight performance

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 1, 2008

Masters by Candlelight, the fall production of the local cultural organization Four Seasons of the Arts will be Nov. 9. The concert will feature the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performing “Suites and Bradenburg Too” from their Intimate Classics chamber series.

If you go

Masters by Candlelight will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, 600 South St. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

“I look forward to this every year,” said organizer Frances Koury. “It’s absolutely awesome to see the beauty of Holy Trinity illuminated with over 200 candles. And, it is unheard of to offer a concert of this level for free.”

The orchestra will be led by Crafton Beck, who is in his eighth season as music director and conductor of the MSO. Soloists will be Darcie Bishop, a trumpet player and Juilliard graduate; Marta Szlubowska, an award-winning violinist; Sybil Cheesman, a flute player and 35-year veteran of the orchestra; and Frank Lynch, an oboe player who has a master’s in music from Yale University.

The MSO is more than six decades old. It is the predominant performing arts ensemble in the state with an operating budget of about $1.5 million, said information from its Web site.

Four Seasons of the Arts is a public- and private- sponsored arts organization that provides cultural events for the community during each season of the year.


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