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Symphony Brass Ensemble To Play Old Capitol Gala

French horn.

The Old Capitol Museum is pleased to present “An Evening with the Brass Ensemble of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra” on Thursday, January 24. Conductor Crafton Beck will lead a double brass quintet as they perform works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), Giovanni  Gabrieli (died 1612), and others.

This special gala event will highlight the acoustics of the Old Capitol’s House of Representatives Chamber, constructed in a time when great attention was given to the acoustic qualities of spaces. From the holiday choirs that fill the Old Capitol’s rotunda with sounds of the season to Leontyne Price’s performance at Governor Winter’s inauguration in 1980, the Old Capitol has a history of hosting musical events.

Tickets are $40 and include wine and hors d’oeuvres. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 601-576-6855.