2018-19 SEASON

2018-19 Symphony Season Art

TRIBUTE
The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
99th Season 2018-19

Opening night!
BERNSTEIN!
Michael Miles, conductor
Michael Bunchman, piano
October 4, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., Bennett Auditorium
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In the opening night gala, the Symphony pays tribute to the greatest American-born musician, Leonard Bernstein, in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Tonight we pay homage to Bernstein's contributions as a composer, performer, and teacher.  Featuring his own compositions, works that he loved to perform, and the final symphony he conducted at his beloved Tanglewood, we celebrate his legacy and that of the USM Symphony Orchestra's 99th season.

  • Bernstein - Overture to Candide
  • Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

 

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Michael Miles, music director
Mike Lopinto, director
October 25, 26 and 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., Mannoni Performing Arts Center
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Winner of five Tony Awards, this Jazz Age musical is a loving send up to the roaring 1920s. Featuring side-splitting laughs and one show-stopping song and dance number after another, the team from last year’s The Phantom of the Opera presents a hysterical change of pace in the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s special, limited engagement performances.

 

 

¡VIVA MEXICO!
Jorge Perez-Gomez, conductor
Marcos Machado, bass
November 8, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., Bennett Auditorium
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Exotic tunes and ancient culture musically intertwine in this exciting evening of music.  Guest conductor Jorge Perez-Gomez takes to the podium with Southern Miss faculty artist Marcos Machado on bass to ignite beautiful folk melodies and driving rhythmic sensations that will whisk the audience away on a musical journey.

  • Tan Dun  - Wolf Totem
  • Moncayo - Huapango  
  • Revueltas - Sensemaya
  • Marquez - Danzon No. 2 

 

HOLIDAY CHORAL SPECTACULAR
Michael Miles, Greg Fuller and Jonathan Kilgore, conductors
November 27 and 29, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., Main St. Baptist Church
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Your Symphony Orchestra is joined by The University of Southern Mississippi Choirs, the Hattiesburg Civic Chorus and Hattiesburg area high school singers as they collaborate in our annual holiday community celebration!

 

FUTURE STARS GOES POPS!
Michael Miles, conductor
February 28, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., Bennett Auditorium
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Honoring the memory of William T. Gower, this annual concert celebrates the winners of the annual competition in performance with the Symphony.  The program will also feature more popular fare from the orchestral repertoire as the orchestra performs two works that are sure to please everyone's palate.

  • Berlioz - Hungarian March from Damnation of the Faust
  • Copland - Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo’

 

TOO MANY SOPRANOS
Rob Mulholland, director
Ivan del Prado, music director
April 4 and 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., Mannoni Performing Arts Center
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Too Many Sopranos tells the tale of a group of sopranos trying to get into heaven, but there is no more room in the heavenly choir. Something has to be done, and it looks like some will be sent to hell! An opera in two acts in English by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty member, Edwin Penhorwood, Too Many Sopranos features a myriad of songs from opera's various periods in a lovely, light evening at the opera.

 

Season finale!
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
Michael Miles and Gregory Fuller, conductors
April 30, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., Main Street Baptist Church
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The Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Chorale join forces to present two haunting works based on themes associated with the night.  Beautiful, haunting and entrancing sounds emerge from the orchestra in works by Impressionist and contemporary composers.  When light fades the night truly comes alive in this evocative close to the season.

  • Debussy - Nocturnes
  • Kōrvits  - Moorland Elegies

 

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