• 54°

Church of the Holy Trinity to host Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in candlelight concert

From his operas to his piano concertos and symphonies, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music touches the many facets of emotion.

His music has been described as having a natural flow and irresistible charm.

Sunday, area residents will have the opportunity to experience some of the Austrian composer’s compositions during the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s candlelight concert at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 900 South St. The concert is titled “Mozart by Candlelight.”

The musical event is sponsored by the Four Seasons of the Arts and Trustmark Bank.

Four Seasons of the Arts board member Carol McMillin said the candlelight concert has been offered in Vicksburg for more than 10 years and is part of MSO’s chamber series, which is comprised of a smaller group of musicians rather than the full orchestra.

“The symphony performs a chamber concert in Jackson, annually,” McMillin said, which is then followed by the concert in Vicksburg.

Like the Jackson performance, the orchestra will perform under the direction of Maestro Crafton Beck. Mimi Linehan will also be featured on French horn during the concert.

McMillin said a variety of composers have been highlighted during the annual candlelight concert performances, with several hundred patrons turning out for the “elegant” event.

“It’s a breathtaking setting that kind of takes you back to the time of the composer,” McMillin said. “The concert is delightful and well done.”

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is free, but donations are encouraged.

The MSO tours statewide as a full orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and as one of three resident ensembles – the Woodwind Quintet, the Brass Quintet and String the Quartet.

The MSO is the largest professional performing arts organization in the state, performing for more than 75,000 Mississippians each year at more than 120 concerts statewide.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

email author More by Terri Cowart