2022-2023 Season

2022-2023 Masterworks Season


2022-2023 Masterworks Season

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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. 

 

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

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!

 

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

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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