2019-2020 Season

The 2019-2020 Concert Season is Here! 

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Robert Moody, conductor

September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts 

Saint-Saens aria from Samson et Dalila, Nielsen Symphony No. 4

R. Strauss Three Songs for soprano and orchestra, Music of Rodgers, Bernstein, and Ellington

An historic night for MSO and all of Memphis!

 

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MASTERWORKS, Presented by Paul and Linnea Bert

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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV SCHEHEREZADE 

David Neely, guest conductor and Greg Luscombe, trombone

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Still Festive Overture, Shilkret “Tommy Dorsey” Concerto,  and Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade

MSO’s own Greg Luscombe plays a work written for Tommy Dorsey.  David Neely leads the orchestra in a powerful work by composer Williams Grant Still, and one of the most famous of all works – Scheherazade!

   

THE THREE B'S! BACH, BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS

Robert Moody, conductor and Benjamin Beilman, violin

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:30pm | GPAC 

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3, Beethoven Violin Concerto, & Brahms Symphony No. 3

“The Three B’s!”  Maestro Moody and Ben Beilman – one of the top violinists in the world – join MSO for an amazing journey through the music of giants Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.  A surprise encore may even be in the works!

         

MAHLER AND MARIMBA! FEATURING ZURI WELLS & MARY WILSON

Robert Moody, conductor, Zuri Wells, marimba and Mary Wilson, soprano

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:30pm | GPAC 

Sibelius Finlandia, Abe Prism Marimba Concerto, and Mahler Symphony No. 4

Rising percussion star Zuri Wells plays composer Keiko Abe’s awesome marimba concerto.  Top soprano Mary Wilson joins for Mahler’s powerful 4th Symphony.  And we begin with one of the most famous of all themes – Finlandia!

    

STRAVINSKY'S THE FIREBIRD SUITE

Robert Moody, conductor and Bryan Wallick, piano

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:30pm | GPAC

Patterson Ventures on the Bluff, Grieg Piano ConcertoGandolfi World Premiere, & Stravinsky Firebird Suite

Music of MSO’s own Robert Patterson, and world premiere written for MSO by Michael Gandolfi, commissioned by Paul and Linnea Bert!  One of the most famous of all piano concertos, and Stravinsky Firebird make this a can’t miss experience!

 

STRAUSS, TCHAIKOVSKY, & SHOSTAKOVICH FEATURING GRAMMY WINNER ZUILL BAILEY!

Robert Moody, conductor and Zuill Bailey, cello

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:30pm | GPAC

R. STRAUSS Don Juan
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Maestro Moody takes MSO on a complete journey of “Don Juan." Grammy winning cellist Zuill Bailey headlines this amazing concert featuring all time epic composers!

 

CARMINA BURANA! WITH THE MSO CHORUS & ORFF CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Robert Moody, conductor, Memphis Symphony Chorus/University Singers, Orff Children’s choir

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, April 26, 2019 at 2:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Bates Children of Adam and Orff Carmina Burana

The world’s most famous choral work in concert!  Orff Carmina Burana will feature 230 voices on stage!  Concert opens with a new work exploring stories of The Creation from Grammy nominee/Kennedy Center composer Mason Bates!


Memphis POPS!  

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MSO Salutes the Greatest Hits of Rock & Soul!

Kalena Bovell, conductor

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts 

An Orchestral Tribute to Soul & Pop!    MSO kicks off the Pops season right! Singer Gavin Hope (star of Rent, member of the famed a cappella group “The Nylons”) joins MSO and will have you singing and dancing to some of the greatest soul and pop hits ever recorded! Come hear top hits of Earth Wind and Fire, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, The Commodores, Outkast, and many more!

         

MAGIC OF MEMPHIS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Robert Moody and Kalena Bovell, conductors

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts    

This year’s production will of course include beloved favorites, like the Christmas Carol Sing-a-long and Sleigh Ride.  New features tell the touching musical story of a soldier trying to get home for the holidays, and a powerful new presentation of the Nativity.  Make Magic your family’s new tradition in 2019!                                                                   

  

AMY GRANT

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Kalena Bovell, conductor, Amy Grant, vocalist

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

An Evening with Pop Superstar Amy Grant!   From “My Father’s Eyes” to “Baby, Baby,” Tennessee’s own Amy Grant has been a mainstay of Christian Contemporary and Pop culture for nearly forty years!  MSO is honored to welcome this multi-Grammy winner to Memphis, for an unforgettable night at the Cannon Center!

      

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Robert Moody, conductor

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring guest artists Vanessa Thomas, vocalist, and Tamir Hendelman, jazz piano

A true “Night at the Pops” with Maestro Moody, MSO, and a star-studded cast!  Jazz star Tamir Hendelman has performed Natalie Cole and Barbra Streisand, and his rendition of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody” is not to be missed!  Vanessa Thomas travels the world with Doc Severinsen, and wows audiences with music  from Puccini Opera to Gospel and Blues.  MSO plays the great Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Robert Moody hosts and conducts.  It doesn’t get better than this!


Paul & Linnea Bert’s CLASSIC ACCENTS

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BEETHOVEN'S 4TH AND MOZART'S 21ST

Christopher Ward, guest conductor, and Michelle Cann, piano

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm | Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm | GPAC

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, Walker Lyric for Strings, &

Beethoven Symphony No. 4

British conductor Christopher Ward makes his American debut with music of European master composers Weber, Mozart, and Beethoven.  Pianist Michelle Cain debuts with MSO, and a powerful work of George Walker rounds out the program!

       

VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLA FOUR SEASONS

Harvey Felder, conductor

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:30 pm | Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis

Vivaldi The Four Seasons, and Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Four violin soloists (from both MSO and the UofM, as well as two young prodigy violinists) will be featured on this concert.  Vivaldi’s most famous “Four Seasons” is inter-woven with the amazing Tango-inspired “Four Seasons” of Argentina’s great composer Astor Piazzolla!

      

RAVEL, BIZET, AND MAHLER!

Robert Moody, conductor, Philip Himebook, tenor, and Hyung Yun, baritone

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm | GPAC

Ravel Scenes from Mother Goose, Bizet duet from The Pearl Fishers, and Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Two powerhouse opera singers, Mahler’s “Song of the Earth,” and Ravel’s amazingly beautiful music inspired by five stories from “Mother Goose.”  A perfect concert for Spring, and a perfect way to conclude our phenomenal season!


STAINED GLASS SERIES

Music for the Soul in Sacred Spaces

 

Robert Moody Conducts Master Choral Works!

Sunday November 2, 2019 at 7:30pm | Christ United Methodist Church

Robert Moody, conductor

Forrest I Thank God for this Amazing Day

Lauridsen Prayer

Gjeilo Music from Sunrise Mass

Vaughan Williams Benedicite

The first of Memphis Symphony Orchestra's new Stained Glass Series, Robert Moody Conducts Master Choral Works will profoundly move your musical soul! 

 

HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Robert Moody, conductor Memphis Symphony Chorus, Dr. Lawrence Edwards, director

Mary Wilson, soprano | Logan Tanner, alto

Robert Mack, tenor | Hyung Yun, bass

Handel   Messiah

Thursday, December 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm & Friday, December 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm |

Lindenwood Christian Church 

Part of MSO's new Stained Glass Series George Handel's classic piece, Messiah, reminds us what the Christmas season is all about.