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Symphony Orchestra Opening Night: Light in This Never-ending Shade

The USM Symphony Orchestra opens its 2021-22 season with a moving night of hope and new beginnings. No piece of music sets the scene for the dawning of a new day filled with the hope of things to come and the insecurity of what the future brings better than Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. The music depicts the story of a newly married Shaker couple and their community’s support for a happy life together. It embodies the hope and apprehension we all have as we move forward into unchartered territory. The evening begins with the rousingly triumphant Fanfare for the Common Man, and trumpeters Christopher Moore and Mark Clodfelter bring the night to a fiery close with Carmen Variations, a medley of the best-known melodies from Bizet’s opera comique.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:30pm

Bennett Auditorium
113 East Memorial Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Event Type

Concerts and Performances

Target Audience

Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff


Academic, Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Humanities


Ticketed, Students free with ID

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