In the 2019-2020 Season, as the Meridian Symphony Orchestra was giving performances of a lifetime, the concert season was cut short, the music hall fell silent, and the chaotic sounds of young musicians learning and practicing new concepts were sadly hushed in order to protect the safety of our community.
In the midst of tragedy and adapting to a new way of life, something remarkable has happened: the joy of music has ushered in a newfound unity that is most profound. Our community has been reminded just how important we are to one another, and how the sounds of our home bind us together no matter our age, race, identity, or background.
If we have learned anything as an organization and a community during unprecedented times, it is this: we are stronger together.
Since 1961, the Meridian Symphony has been a foundation for the performing arts in our community. From our humble beginnings with only forty-five musicians playing at the Meridian Junior College Auditorium to our current roster of eighty musicians in our present home at Mississippi State University’s beautiful Riley Center, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra has overcome trials and tribulations before. It would be impossible to say that the MSO has flourished in the last sixty years by chance. No, indeed, the time, talents, and funds we have lovingly received from the community have led us to the success we now celebrate.
With the support of our community, we have no doubt that the Meridian Symphony will continue to be a jewel in the crown of the Queen City for another sixty years to come.
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