Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Spring is in the Air’

Under the direction of Mississippi State University Department of Music Head Barry E. Kopetz, the Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra is concluding its 2016-17 season with a “Spring is in the Air” concert Saturday [March 25] on the Starkville campus.

Free to all, the 7:30 p.m. program at historic Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium is made possible by the Starkville-MSU Symphony Association.

Song selections include Franz von Suppé’s (1819-95) “Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna,” Franz Joseph Haydn’s (1732-1809) “Symphony No. 104 in D Major,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-91) “The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492,” Johannes Brahms’ (1833-97) “Hungarian Dance No. 5,” Samuel Barber’s (1910-81) “Adagio for Strings.” and Johann Strauss Sr.’s (1804-49) “Radetzky March.”

The final performance of the evening will be the SSO premiere of “Beyond Heaven’s Clouds,” a piece composed by Kopetz.

For more concert details, contact Ryan Landis, SSO operations manager, at 662-325-3070 or

Founded in 1969, the Starkville-MSU Symphony Association is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose members work to educate, enlighten and share classical music with the city, university campus and other communities in the Golden Triangle region. For more information, visit and

The association accepts tax-deductible donations via the MSU Foundation. To contribute, contact Lynn Durr at 662-325-8918 or

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Sasha Steinberg | Public Affairs

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