Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.* The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents “The Merry Widow”. This light-hearted operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna. This promises to be the perfect introduction to opera for anyone wishing to broaden his/her cultural horizon and to experience something different. A great, colorful and fun evening is guaranteed. Tickets: $25 VIP seating; $20 General Admission; Students (17 and under) $5. Available at the Temple Box Office during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.). For credit card purchases call 601 693-5353. This event is free to Meridian Symphony 2014-2015 Season subscription holders. *Please note change of date.
Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m. The 50+ piece Bolivar Symphony Orchestra from Cartagena, Colombia (South America) is touring Mississippi as orchestral good-will ambassadors for their country and will be performing live on stage at the Temple Theatre. Meridian is one of only three MS cities (Natchez and Jackson) selected by this world-renown touring orchestra, under director German Alberto Cespedes Diaz. Tickets: $25 VIP seating; $20 General Admission; Students (17 and under) $5. Available at the Temple Box Office during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.). For credit card purchases call 601 693-5353
Sunday, November 2, 2:00 p.m. The United States Army Field Band’s Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will return to Meridian for the first time in seven years. The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus consists of a 65-piece symphonic band and a 29-voice mixed chorus. The groups have toured for more than 50 years and offer a varied repertoire of original and standard concert music, pop, patriotic, and show tunes in a program that appeals to all ages. Admission is FREE so bring the entire family and show your support for these fabulous United States Army servicemen and women. Be sure to mark your calendars now!
Monday, November 24, 7:00 p.m. Kick off the Holiday season with a Temple Theatre annual tradition with the Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker featuring a company of 40 world-class Russian artists bringing the charming Nutcracker Christmas story to life. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the largest and longest continually running Russian ballet tour in North America. Averaging 100 performances each November and December, this coast-to-coast tour of two simultaneously performing companies combines the highest caliber Russian ballet, cutting edge production values and heartfelt charm that consistently thrill audiences. With hundreds of hand-sewn costumes, life-sized puppets designed in the Russian tradition, and nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D effects, the Great Russian Nutcracker is an acclaimed and spectacular holiday celebration.
The performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker will include local children dancing alongside the Russian professionals. Moscow Ballet Audition Directors are flown to the US in early fall each year to audition and rehearse local children, preparing them to perform with the professional Russian company of forty dancers. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for aspiring young dancers and can be a life-changing experience. Tickets: $30 VIP seating; $25 General Admission; Balcony: $10.00. Tickets available at the Temple Box Office during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.). For credit card purchases call 601 693-5353.