The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, in concert with
the university's School of Music, will unveil the 2003 edition of
its Gulf Coast Ambassador Series this spring.
our goal to continue to provide musical events and eventually other
arts events to every Gulf Coast community," said Dr. Jay Dean,
music director and conductor of the symphony orchestra at Southern
Miss, of the series that starts Feb. 27.
are an essential part of education because they allow us to connect
to the wider universe of knowledge and they stimulate innovation,"
said Southern MissGC provost Dr. Tim Hudson. "At Southern Miss,
we have a long and treasured arts tradition, with the Gulf Coast
Ambassador Series being as a continuation of that."
and building relationships with the Gulf Coast communities through
the arts is what the Ambassador Series is striving to achieve, Dean
the Ambassador Series," he said, "is an effort to complement
the other efforts of the fine existing arts organizations on the
The first spring
performance will be "A Tribute to Leontyne Price," featuring
soprano Maryann Kyle and pianist Theresa Sanchez, starting at 7
p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Advanced Education Center Auditorium at the
Gulf Park campus.
Duo Violin and Piano Recital" will start at 7 p.m. on March
28 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 140 East Beach Blvd., Pass Christian.
Percussion Carnival," featuring the Southern Miss Percussion
Ensemble with guest performer-composer Ney Rosaura, will start at
7 p.m. on March 31 at the Advanced Education Center Auditorium at
the Gulf Park campus.
d' Amour," featuring violinist Alexandre Brussilovsky, and
Sanchez on piano, will start at 7 p.m. on April 1 in the Advanced
Education Center Auditorium at the Gulf Park campus.
a multimedia musical tribute to the Seven Seas, will start at 7
April 8 at
the Southern Miss College of Marine Sciences' Scott Auditorium in
String Quartet" concludes the Ambassador Series for the spring
with a 7 p.m. performance May 6 at the First Baptist Church, 902
Live Oak Ave., Pascagoula.
All of the
performances are free and open to the public.
As part of
the Ambassador Series, Southern Miss music students have worked
with the Gulfport School District by providing musical instruction
throughout the district. Dean said eventually he would like to involve
more school districts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Series started last October with three musical events and features
six more this spring.
For more information
on the Ambassador Series, contact Dean at (601) 266-4035.