November 9, 2018
About this event
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra's 50th performance season continues with the organization's annual family concert at Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The family concert culminates the Starkville-MSU Symphony Association’s month-long “Programs for Children,” a multidisciplinary music education program designed to introduce area school children to symphonic music. The evening concert features a selection of music from American composers, including John Williams’ “Summon the Heroes” and “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland. Barry E. Kopetz, professor and head of MSU's Department of Music, will lead the orchestra in its performance of “American Patriotic Songs.” Attendees also will enjoy hearing from guest vocalist Haylee Glenn, who will perform a selection from Giacomo Puccini’s final opera, Turandot. Glenn is the winner of the 2018 MSU Department of Music Concerto Competition. Click the link below for more information.