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Memphis Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Lineup

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Enjoy beautiful renditions of classics and pop songs alike.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra has announced its lineup for the 2018-19 season. This season, while remaining committed to performing masterworks of the classical genre, such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, they are seeking to showcase it’s modern flexibility. In their Pop series and Classical Accents series, you’ll have a chance to hear renditions of the Beatles, Elvis, Star Wars, and more! Memphians, get excited because there is a lot of great music coming your way. Check out the complete lineup below:

Everyone has a connection to classical music, but when classical music is only presented in the form of Beethoven and Mozart, some people miss or ignore that connection. We created the Classic Accents and POPS series to demonstrate the relatability of classical music, in hopes of showcasing our range and creating new fans of symphonic music.” – Music Director Robert Moody

Masterworks Concert Series presented by Paul and Linnea Bert

Bernstein and Tchaikovsky Celebration

  • Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. – GPAC
  • Robert Moody, conductor – Tai Murray, violin
  • Barrie Cooper, violin – Marcin Arendt, violin

Veterans Day Salute

Fanfare for the Common Man

  • Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. – GPAC
  • Robert Moody, conductor
  • Memphis Symphony Chorus, University of Memphis Singers, Dr. Lawrence Edwards, director

Awadagin plays Beethoven, and…

Rachmaninoff Second Symphony

  • Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Sunday Jan. 13, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. – GPAC
  • Robert Moody, conductor
  • Guest Awadagin Pratt, piano

MSO Welcomes…

Star Conductor Keith Lockhart

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. – GPAC
  • Guests Keith Lockhart, conductor – Charles Dimmick, violin

Concert for Hope

Tchaikovsky4 and Ryan Anthony

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. – GPAC
  • Robert Moody, conductor
  • Guests Ryan Anthony, trumpet – Scott Moore, trumpet

Maestro Moody and the…

Mighty Mahler 5

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. – GPAC
  • Robert Moody, conductor

Paul and Linnea Bert Classic Accents Series

Devil at the Crossroads

  • Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. – Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
  • Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. – GPAC
  • Robert Moody, conductor

Double Cello Concerto

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. – Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. – GPAC
  • Robert Moody, conductor
  • Guests Ruth Valente Burgess, cello – Kimberly Patterson, cell

Beethoven and The Beatles

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. – Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. – Playhouse on the Square
  • Robert Moody, conductor
  • Guest Telly Leung, tenor

POPS Concert Series

Cirque De La Symphonie

  • Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Andrew Crust, conductor

Magic of Memphis

  • Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 2:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Robert Moody and Andrew Crust, conductors
  • Guest Lyn Dillies, magician

Elvis in Las Vegas

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Andrew Crust, conductor
  • Guest Terry Mike Jeffrey Band

David Porter Tribute

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:30 p.m. Cannon Center
  • Robert Moody, conductor

The Music of Star Wars

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Cannon Center
  • Andrew Crust, conductor

Special Concert

Handel’s “Messiah” 

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018  7:30 p.m.  and Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 7:30 pm – Lindenwood Christian Church
  • Robert Moody, conductor
  • Memphis Symphony Chorus, Dr. Lawrence Edwards, director

Tickets are available here.

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