"The Meridian Symphony Orchestra was founded to enhance the quality of life for the communities of East Mississippi. The Meridian Symphony Orchestra accomplishes this by presenting the highest quality symphonic performances to a diverse audience while providing inspiring educational programs in the community and offering professional musicians a platform for artistic expression."
Health & Safety Update
For the health and safety of our patrons, musicians, and community, our Link-Up & Symphony Doo Dah concerts, which were set for April 2, 2020, have been cancelled. After a high level of safety has returned in our community, we will coordinate with the local school systems to reestablish our educational programs within the schools.
Ticket purchasers: In light of the uncharted waters in which we find ourselves, and in consideration of the livelihood of our staff and musicians, you are welcome to turn in your tickets for the Symphony Doo-Dah to be considered a tax deductible donation to the Symphony.
Board of Directors, Meridian Symphony Association
Carra K. Purvis, Executive Director
The "Symphony House"
The Meridian Symphony Association is housed at the Phil Hardin House, standing at 1921 24th Ave in Meridian, Mississippi. The Phil Hardin House is one of Mississippi's rare historic gems, preserved for its beauty and timelessness.
A Letter From the Maestro
"Music is, quite simply, sharing.
On stage, the musicians hear and respond to every nuance of phrasing and shaping. When I'm in the audience I feel the ebb and flow of the music with the people around me. And the sharing happens across the proscenium as well; the presence of the audience feeds us and nurtures us, inspiring us to reach for something special.
There is no better way to share the music than to join us for a concert of the Meridian Symphony. The pieces are all top-drawer, the musicians are the finest in the region, and the guest artists are literally world-renowned. But most importantly, the audience is you, the community of Meridian.
Join your friends, your neighbors, your teachers and students, to experience the inspiration of the world's greatest music."
MSA Welcomes Carra Purvis
Meridian Symphony Association (MSA) welcomes Ms. Carra Purvis as its new Executive Director.
"Carra is a great addition to the Meridian Symphony Association," said Megan Porter, President of the MSA Board of Directors. "With her non-profit experience and background in music, Carra was the perfect fit as our new executive director. She has a passion for symphonies and we believe that her enthusiasm will connect well with our patrons and sponsors and the community as a whole. This is an exciting time for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra as we head into our 60th season this next year, and we are confident that Carra will be able to continue to enhance the MSA's long standing history in the community for many years to come."
Season tickets and single concert tickets for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra are available by contacting the MSU Riley Center Box Office at (601) 696-2200 or the Meridian Symphony Association at (601) 693-2224.
The MSU Riley Center is handicapped-accessible. A special sound system and seating for persons with disabilities is available.
While the MSO encourages children to attend concerts, we ask that parents/guardians please watch their children at all times.