Saturday night rhe Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presented “Mozart by Candlelight,” to an overflow house at our Center of the Arts.
Dr. Stephen Sachs, Professor of Piano and Music Department Chair, was the featured pianist for Mozart’s masterpiece Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor. The standing ovation following his performance brought an encore from Dr. Sachs as well.
It was a magnificent performance!
The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra also includes key players who serve on our faculty: Mr. Song Xie, Associate Professor of Music; Mrs. Nancy Bateman, Adjunct Cello professor; Mrs. Sybil Cheesman, Adjunct Flute professor.
The orchestra performed Mozart’s first, Symphony No. 1 in E Flat Major (written when he was eight years old), and his Symphony No. 34 in C, known as “The Linz Symphony.”