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63rd  Annual  Season

Roots, Riffs & Roguery

Season Highlights Include Symphony of Illusion, Dvořák & Beethoven, Lemony Snicket, Opera Week, The Music of David Ruffin, & More!

Welcome to the 63rd Season of the Meridian Symphony Association! In keeping with our theme of honoring the past, celebrating the present, and investing in the future, this season has been carefully and enthusiastically curated with our entire community in mind and with the deepest regard to the incredible musical heritage the Queen City holds.

This season you will see three distinct elements weaving throughout everything we do and present as we strive to continue making Meridian Sound Amazing:

Roots: Honoring our artistic roots is part of the MSA mission. This season not only highlights the extraordinary artistry infused in Meridian, swirled throughout Mississippi, and scattered liberally around the Southeast, but also shines a spotlight on the new and emerging artists of a generation that strives to uphold these traditions of artistic excellence.

Riffs: Celebrating our current and up-and-coming arts community, this season will be filled with some of the best music in the world — riffs that we hope inspire you, move you, groove you, and change you. Whether it’s the life-altering classical fusion of Édouard Lalo, the nostalgic tunes of your favorite movie scores, or the classical/hip-hop mash-up of the new generation, these riffs will show you a different side of music that may just help you find a new favorite.

Roguery: Mary Poppins believed, “In every job that is to be done, there must be an element of fun!” This season will bring an element of mystery, minor misfortune, and a hint of mischief that is sure to be fun for everyone. Be on the lookout for our first hint of roguery as we embark on our most fun season yet.

We hope you join us for every note of our symphony of roots, riffs and roguery!

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Our 2023-24

A Night of Soul @ Soulé

The Music of Motown, The Ruffin Brothers, & Eddie Houston

Saturday, November 18 2023

Classical Cocktails

Featuring MSO & Area Musicians and Mixologists

Saturday, February 17 2024

A Young Night

At The Copeland Center

Featuring John Uzodinma, Violin / Hip-Hop / Electric Violin 

Thursday, February 29 2024

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Ticket Links

Frequently Asked Questions


Symphony Office

You can find us in the heart of historic downtown Meridian adjacent to the Riley Center at 2120 5th Street, Suite A.
Our normal hours are 10 AM-4PM, Monday through Friday.


Box Office

The MSU Riley Center Box Office is open 1 hour before showtime on concert dates.

The Box Office is located at 2200 Fifth Street, Meridian MS 39301. The Box Office can be reached at (601) 696-2200.

Admission Policy

Lobby doors open approximately 1 hour prior to curtain. We encourage you to arrive at least 30 minutes before the concert to find your seats. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the MSU Riley Center.


Click here to view the MSU Riley Center Seating Chart.

Dress Code

There is not a dress code, however the audience generally finds MSO concerts to be festive affairs. You will see everything from blue jeans (especially for Beethoven & Blue Jeans) and business attire depending on the concert.


Nonalcoholic and adult beverages are typically available at each concert for purchase.

Most concerts include a pre- or post-concert reception/party.


If you cannot attend a performance, please call the Symphony Office at (601) 693-2224. We can reprint your tickets for someone you designate or donate your tickets to others, such as active military, students, or members of the Boys & Girls Club.

Performance Policies

All performances, artists, dates, and times are subject to change. Please check your tickets for time and date.

The use of cellular phones, audio/video equipment, cameras, and pagers are prohibited during all performances.

The MSU Riley Center is a smoke-free environment.


The MSU Riley Center is fully accessible. Please call the Riley Center Box Office at (601) 696-2200 for assistance in seat selection accessible by wheelchairs/walkers or to request listening devices.


While the MSO encourages children to attend concerts, we ask that parents/guardians please watch their children at all times.

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