2022-2023 Season

2022-2023 Season

2022-2023 Season

MSO WELCOMES OPERA SUPERSTAR RENÉE FLEMING

SYMPHONY GALA - ONE NIGHT ONLY

Presented by FedEx Corporation and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Smith

Thursday, September 8, 2022 · 7:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Robert Moody, conductor

Renée Fleming, soprano

The People’s Diva joins Music Director Robert Moody and the MSO to perform the greatest works for soprano across genres - Opera and Classical, Jazz and Broadway, even new pop songs written just for her. Don’t miss multi-Grammy winning Ms.Fleming’s Memphis debut.

 

GERSHWIN WITH MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO

Presented by Paul and Linnea Bert

Saturday, October 1, 2022 · 7:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, October 2, 2022 · 2:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Robert Moody, conductor

Marcus Roberts Trio

WILLIAMS E.T. – Adventures on Earth

GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony”

The electrifying jazz ensemble, Marcus Roberts Trio, returns to the orchestra stage for their signature interpretation of Gershwin’s masterpiece. 

 
SCHUBERT THE GREAT C MAJOR

Paul and Linnea Bert Classic Accents Series

Friday, October 21, 2022 · 6:30pm · Crosstown Theater

Sunday, October 23, 2022 · 2:30pm · Germantown United Methodist Church

Robert Moody, conductor 

Jonathan Okseniuk, violin 

MONTGOMERY  Strum

MOZART  Violin Concerto No. 4

SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 9 “The Great C Major”

The Vibrancy of Youth - Schubert’s “Great C Major” Symphony would not be heard for another ten years after the young 31 year old’s tragic death. The vibrant contemporary composer, Jessie Montgomery, brings her ecstatic work for string orchestra, “Strum”. Jonathan Oksenuik garnered 10 million views as a toddler conducting Beethoven Symphony.  Now a young teenager, he joins MSO to perform Mozart’s Fourth Violin Concerto

 

MAHLER’S TITAN SYMPHONY

SCHEIDT MUSIC CENTER: MSO INAUGURAL CONCERT

Presented by the Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation

Saturday, November 5, 2022 · 7:30pm · Scheidt Family Music Center*

Sunday, November 6, 2022 · 2:30pm · Scheidt Family Music Center*

(*Due to pandemic related supply chain issues this performance will be rescheduled.)

The University of Memphis learned of an unexpected construction delay that will impact our planned inaugural concerts scheduled on November 5-6, 2022. The MSO is in close communication with the University of Memphis and fully support their efforts. We are working to learn more about the delay and how it will impact our concerts, and we will share those details with you as soon as they are known.

Robert Moody, conductor

Mary Wilson, soprano

University of Memphis Orchestra

     Dr. Harvey Felder, conductor

BEETHOVEN Overture to Consecration of the House

BOSTIC Exalted Roads of Truth and Triumph

BERNSTEIN “Take Care of this House” from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

MAHLER Symphony No. 1 “Titan”

Don't miss the MSO’s first notes in the long-awaited Scheidt Family Music Center. UofM orchestra students will join the MSO in a special side-by-side performance culminating in Mahler’s triumphant Titan Symphony.

 

MAGIC OF MEMPHIS

A HOLIDAY COLLAGE CONCERT

Saturday, December 10, 2022 · 2:30pm & 7:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Robert Moody, conductor

Memphis Symphony Chorus 

     Dr. Lawrence Edwards, conductor

Come experience Memphis’ most beloved holiday tradition, joined by a continuous collage of Memphis performing groups including Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Coro Rio Children’s Chorus, Magic of Memphis Dancers, and many more special guests for a non-stop light and music show like you’ve never seen!

 

HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 · 7:30pm · Germantown United Methodist Church 

Thursday, December 22, 2022 · 7:30pm · Lindenwood Christian Church

Friday, December 23, 2022 · 7:30pm · Maples Memorial United Methodist Church

Robert Moody, conductor

Memphis Symphony Chorus 

     Dr. Lawrence Edwards, conductor

 

HANDEL  Messiah

Handel's Messiah is nothing short of a miracle, and Maestro Moody's devotion to this beloved Oratorio has made it a "can't miss" event of the Holiday season.

 

MENDELSSOHN  VIOLIN CONCERTO

Saturday, January 21, 2023 · 7:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, January 22, 2023 · 2:30pm · Scheidt Family Music Center*

(*Due to pandemic related supply chain issues this performance will be rescheduled.)

Christopher Ward, conductor

Annelle Gregory, violin

STILL Serenade

MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”

Rising young conductor Christopher Ward makes his Memphis debut guiding us on Schumann’s symphonic journey down the Rhine River. 2017 Sphinx Competition winner, Annelle Gregory, performs Dvoƙák’s lyrical Violin Concerto. 

 

STAR-CROSSED LOVE: ROMEO AND JULIET

Saturday, February 18, 2023 · 7:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, February 19, 2023 · 2:30pm · Scheidt Family Music Center

Robert Moody, conductor 

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet 

MASON Inner City Rhapsody

PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet

One of the most elemental human stories, Shakespeare’s most famous work inspired two of the most celebrated ballet scores. Experience two Russian masters’ musical interpretations of The Bard’s eternal tale of star-crossed lovers. Young, up-and-coming composer, Quinn Mason, returns to Memphis with another orchestra exploration.

 

 

DARK WITH EXCESSIVE BRIGHT - THE MSO STRINGS

Paul and Linnea Bert Classic Accents Series

Friday, February 24, 2023 · 6:30pm · Crosstown Theater

Sunday, February 26, 2023 · 2:30pm · Scheidt Family Music Center

Robert Moody, conductor

STILL Danzas de Panamá

TCHAIKOVSKY  Serenade for Strings

MAZZOLI  Dark with Excessive Bright

BOTTESINI Grand duo concertante

Robert Moody and the MSO Strings plumb the musical depths of the music for strings.

 

TCHAIKOVSKY AND PRICE: FOLK TRADITIONS

Saturday, March 18, 2023 · 7:30pm · Scheidt Family Music Center

Sunday, March 19, 2023 · 2:30pm · Scheidt Family Music Center

Robert Moody, conductor

Artina McCain, piano

ROSSINI Overture to The Barber of Seville

PRICE Piano Concerto in One Movement

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 “Ukrainian”

Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony is an early masterpiece that famously draws from the folk melodies of today’s Ukraine. Florence Price’s hauntingly beautiful Piano Concerto in One Movement is built upon her own musical foundations including spirituals and call-and-response. 

 

MOZART AND ELECTRIC GUITAR CONCERTO

Paul and Linnea Bert Classic Accents Series

Friday, March 24, 2023 · 6:30pm · Crosstown Theater

Sunday, March 26, 2023 · 2:30pm · Germantown United Methodist Church

Kalena Bovell, conductor 
D.J. Sparr, composer and electric guitar 

HAHN  Overture to Mozart

SPARR Violet Bond Electric Guitar Concerto

VILLA LOBOS  Sinfonietta No. 1

MOZART  Symphony No. 31 “Paris”

 

THE BEST OF MODERN BROADWAY WITH LOREN ALLRED

Presented by  Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Smith

Saturday, April 1, 2023 · 7:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

From The Greatest Showman to Moulin Rouge to Hamilton, Broadway continues to produce music that uplifts, inspires, and tells the stories of our time. Join the MSO, Music Director Robert Moody, and Loren Allred (The Greatest Showman) for a showcase of the best of Broadway today. 

 

BRAHMS: A PEOPLE’S REQUIEM

Saturday, April 22, 2023 · 7:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, April 23, 2023 · 2:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Robert Moody, conductor

Memphis Symphony Chorus 

     Dr. Lawrence Edwards, conductor

TRADITIONAL Deep River

BRAHMS A German Requiem

A requiem for the living, Brahms chose biblical texts not as a plea to the heavens for eternal rest, but as comfort for those on earth - a requiem for “all Mankind”. Experience this exquisite, soulful journey with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

 

RACHMANINOFF AND SHOSTAKOVICH 

Saturday, May 6, 2023 · 7:30pm · Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, May 7, 2023 · 2:30pm · Scheidt Family Music Center

Robert Moody, conductor

Haochen Zhang, piano

JOPLIN Overture to Treemonisha

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

One of the greatest symphonies of the 20th century, Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony is both his most famous and also his most enigmatic. “Rach 2” is the towering pinnacle of the romantic piano concerto. Don’t miss this triumphant end to the MSO season with these Russian masters.

 

SYMPHONY IN THE GARDENS 

Sunday, May 14, 2023 · 5:00pm · Dixon Garden Gallery & Gardens

The annual Mother’s Day outdoor celebration in the beautiful outdoor setting Dixon South Lawn featuring the MSO Big Band.

 

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