INTRODUCING THE 2021-22
Salon Concert Season
Salon Concert Season
From joyous gospel to rocking' steampunk, our new Salon Concert Season offers a musical selection fit for every patron.
Featuring Harpist Rebekah Atkinson
Thursday February 3 @ Meridian Museum of Art
Mingle with Maestro Peter Rubardt and taste a myriad of magnificent wine and hors d'oeuvres as you listen to the beautiful, lilting melody of the harp while casually enjoying the beautiful and diverse exhibits from the finest artists in Mississippi at the Meridian Museum of Art at this one-of-a kind multi-sensory cultural arts experience!
MSO harpist Rebekah Atkinson is one of the most prolific performers on the Gulf Coast, active both as a professional harpist and also as an advocate for making live music more accessible to communities across the Southeastern states. She is joined by Mitch Brantley, an accomplished local guitarist who currently serves as an instructor at Meridian Community College.
Tasting: Each selection of fine, unique wine will be paired with a scrumptious cheese & chococlate offering. Hosted by Sommelier Ken Staggs
Seeing: The extraordinary works of Mississippi artists Rosemary Kahlmus & Thomas Eloby will be on display in the galleries.
Additional Appetizers & Aperitif: Heavy hors d'oeuvres and full bar provided
Featuring the music of Redd Evans with Jon-Kristoffer Adams & David Benson
Saturday March 5, 6-9PM @ Soulé Steam Works
Experience a night under the stars strolling along the hidden cobblestone alleyways of Meridian’s historic Soule Steam Works while enjoying some of the area's best cocktails and small bites.
Step back in time as you listen to the smooth and soulful vocals of Mississippi native Jon-Kristoffer Adams accompanied by Meridian’s favorite tickler of the ivories, David Benson as they recreate the music of hometown lyricists, Redd Evans. You may not recognize Redd’s name immediately, but you would probably recognize his music sung by legendary musicians Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, and many others.
Adams and Benson will bring Redd’s music to life once again for Meridian in an unforgettable night filled with heritage, dazzling 1940’s charm, and music that will transport you to Meridian's bygone era. Ladies, practice your pin curls and victory rolls, and make sure to dust off your gentlemen’s fedoras. This is the don’t-miss specialty event of the season!
Tickets are $35 each or $60/couple, including the concert, small bites, and drinks of your choice. A cigar bar will be available for purchase. Call the Meridian Symphony Office at (601) 693-2224 today to reserve your tickets. Limited seating available — get yours today before they sell out!
Featuring Reggie & Ladye Love Smith
Saturday April 9, 7PM @ MSU Riley Center
Join Mississippi natives Reggie & Ladye Love Smith and the MSO String Ensemble for an evening of Gospel favorites that will transport you to “the good ‘ole days.”
Reggie & Ladye Love will share favorites from their decades of singing with the Gaither Homecoming family, The Grand Ole Opry, and countless concerts and recordings with some of Nashville’s biggest stars. Reggie, a current member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and Ladye Love, a prolific performer and backup singer, both love sharing the music of their Mississippi youth - an eclectic blend of gospel, country, and big-band all with a message of grace, hope and redemption.
Enjoy this concert as a family or bring a group from your club or church. This will be an evening for everyone to sing and clap along together!
Featuring Duo Cintemani (Flute & Guitar)
Sunday May 1, 2-4PM @ Merrehope
You are invited to share in this intimate and unique musical experience featuring an afternoon of world-class entertainment and local culinary favorites at Meridian's most historic house, Merrehope!
This season’s “Charcuterie & Champagne” will highlight husband/wife duo Nicholas & Rachel Ciraldo, Duo Cintemani, playing gorgeous selections on the classical guitar and flute, respectively.
All concert guests will enjoy local culinary specialties paired with crisp champagne, mimosas, and a selection of fine wines specially selected for this event.
Our Salon Concert Season is sponsored by Meridian Coca-Cola, with additional support for this event provided by Meridian Regional Airport and Sequel Electrical Supply. We thank the Friends of Merrehope for their hospitality. Seating is limited.
By invitation only for supporters at the $1,000+ level.