"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."
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."
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.
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.
For nearly six decades, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra has been a focal point of arts and culture here in East Mississippi. Throughout its distiguished history, the MSO has maintained a tradition of producing great classical music concerts featuring the works of the master composers of the past and present as well as wonderful family programs like the annual Peppermint Pops - a favorite for hundreds of concertgoers.
The vibrant, artistic presence of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra is felt throughout the East Mississippi region and, as always, the MSA, Inc. will continue to pay tribute to its legacy as well plan its future with the sole purpose being to enhance the quality of life for everyone!