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... WITH MEI-ANN CHEN AND THE MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA! SEPTEMBER 8-10 17 18 25 30 OCTOBER 15 16 22 NOVEMBER 10 19 20 DECEMBER 2-4

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Every Good Boy Deserves Favour Pictures at an Exhibition Pictures at an Exhibition Symphony in the Gardens Bach, Brahms & Beethoven Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony Broadway Rocks! Al Kapone at The New Daisy From the Blue Danube...to the Pines of Rome From the Blue Danube...to the Pines of Rome Nutcracker Memphis Messiah Home for the Holidays Elvis ® Birthday Pops The Russians: Rachmaninoff to Tchaikovsky The Russians: Rachmaninoff to Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet with Gil Shaham Romeo & Juliet with Gil Shaham The Four Seasons & Mozart Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles Marcela Pinilla at the Rumba Room A Tribute to Motown: The Contours Beyond the Score ®: The Rite of Spring Beyond the Score ®: The Rite of Spring Mendelssohn, Schubert & Dvorak Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection Lucero at Stop 345 Symphony in the Gardens Carmina Burana Carmina Burana Programs, prices, dates, times, venues and artists are subject to change.

n SATURDAY MASTERWORKS

n SATURDAY POPS

n OPUS ONE At published venues

n SUNDAY MASTERWORKS

n FRIDAY CLASSIC ACCENTS

n SPECIAL

8 p.m. at Cannon Center 2:30 p.m. at GPAC

8 p.m. at Cannon Center 7:30 p.m. at Hutchison School

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Susanna Perry Gilmore

Jura Margulis

SATURDAY

Adrienne Park

Christin-Marie Hill

8:00 p.m. at Cannon Center

Mary Wilson

Victor Santiago Asuncion Lilya Zilberstein

Gil Shaham

MASTERWORKS SERIES

8 concerts at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts | Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

ROMEO & JULIET WITH GIL SHAHAM

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Saturday, September 17 | 8:00 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin Jose Francisco Salgado, astronomer

Saturday, February 11 | 8:00 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Gil Shaham, violin

GANDOLFI The Garden of Cosmic Speculation KORNGOLD Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35 MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

DVORAK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY Saturday, October 15 | 8:00 p.m. International Conducting Competition Winners Jura Margulis, piano HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber RAVEL Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra DVORAK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World

FROM THE BLUE DANUBE... TO THE PINES OF ROME

PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet CHEN/HE Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto

THE RITE OF SPRING

Saturday, March 17 | 8:00 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring Seeking to fully examine the genius behind classical music’s most cherished masterworks, Beyond the Score® is a comprehensive multimedia production that cultivates an enriched understanding of a particular work, weaving theater, animated visuals and live musical examples. Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

MAHLER 2, RESURRECTION

Saturday, November 19 | 8:00 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano Adrienne Park, piano STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube POULENC Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra SMETANA The Moldau, No. 2 from Ma vlast RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

THE RUSSIANS: RACH TO TCHAIKOVSKY Saturday, January 14 | 8:00 p.m. Rossen Milanov, guest conductor Lilya Zilberstein, piano

Saturday, April 14 | 8:00 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Mary Wilson, soprano Christin-Marie Hill, mezzo soprano Memphis Symphony Chorus University of Memphis University Singers MAHLER Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection

CARMINA BURANA

Saturday, May 19 | 8:00 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Memphis Symphony Chorus ORFF Carmina Burana

ABELS Global Warming TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, Little Russian RACHMANINOFF Concerto No. 3 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 30

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2:30 p.m. at GPAC

SUNDAY

Susanna Perry Gilmore Adrienne Park

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Gil Shaham

Jura Margulis

Victor Santiago Asuncion Lilya Zilberstein

MASTERWORKS SERIES

7 concerts at Germantown Performing Arts Centre | Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

THE RUSSIANS: RACH TO TCHAIKOVSKY

GANDOLFI The Garden of Cosmic Speculation KORNGOLD Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35 MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

ABELS Global Warming TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, Little Russian RACHMANINOFF Concerto No. 3 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 30

DVORAK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY

ROMEO & JULIET WITH GIL SHAHAM

Sunday, October 16 | 2:30 p.m. International Conducting Competition Winners Jura Margulis, piano

Sunday, February 12 | 2:30 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Gil Shaham, violin

HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber RAVEL Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra DVORAK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World

PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet CHEN/HE Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto

FROM THE BLUE DANUBE... TO THE PINES OF ROME

STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Sunday, September 18 | 2:30 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin Jose Francisco Salgado, astronomer

Sunday, November 20 | 2:30 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano Adrienne Park, piano STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube POULENC Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra SMETANA The Moldau, No. 2 from Ma vlast RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

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Sunday, January 15 | 2:30 p.m. Rossen Milanov, guest conductor Lilya Zilberstein, piano

THE RITE OF SPRING

Sunday, March 18 | 2:30 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Seeking to fully examine the genius behind classical music’s most cherished masterworks, Beyond the Score® is a comprehensive multimedia production that cultivates an enriched understanding of a particular work, weaving theater, animated visuals and live musical examples. Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

CARMINA BURANA

Sunday, May 20 | 2:30 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Memphis Symphony Chorus ORFF Carmina Burana

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SATURDAY

8:00 p.m. at Cannon Center

The Contours

Memphis Symphony Chorus

Steven Reineke

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POPS SERIES

5 concerts at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts | Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. BROADWAY ROCKS!

ELVIS® BIRTHDAY POPS

Four Broadway vocalists will join the orchestra on stage to perform favorite legendary theatrical rock tunes. Get ready to roll with the rockinspired sounds of Broadway hits such as Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia.

This annual birthday tribute known the world over brings back Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band for a great performance of some of the music that not only turned Elvis king, but has kept his reign everlasting!

Saturday, October 22 | 8:00 p.m. Steven Reineke, guest conductor Memphis Symphony Chorus

Saturday, January 7 | 8:00 p.m. Steven Reineke, guest conductor Terry Mike Jeffrey & Band

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Saturday, December 17 | 8:00 p.m. Stilian Kirov, conductor Memphis Symphony Chorus It’s time to feel merry and glad! Let the MSO put a musical yuletide log on the fire and keep you warm with carols and songs that will help you reminisce about holiday cheer and good will to all as we celebrate that most wonderful time of the year.

CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Saturday, February 25 | 8:00 p.m.

The Beatles wrote music that transcended all genres, so that in every sense they gave the world “classic rock.” Now it’s possible to hear the Beatles “live” with full symphonic sound as the critically acclaimed “Classical Mystery Tour” comes to Memphis.

A TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN: THE CONTOURS Saturday, March 10 | 8:00 p.m.

Stilian Kirov, MSO Associate Conductor

Combine a high-energy show jam-packed with perfect harmonies, smooth choreography — plus the timeless grooves of Motown — and you have a night that promises to take you higher and higher. The Contours will perform timeless hits from great artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and The Miracles. Consider it signed, sealed, delivered.

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FRIDAY

7:30 p.m. at Hutchison School

Mei-Ann Chen, MSO Music Director

Paul & Linnea Bert

CLASSIC ACCENTS SERIES

3 concerts at Wiener Theater on the campus of Hutchison School | Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

NEW VENUE AND EARLIER CONCERT TIMES FOR 2011|2012 BACH, BRAHMS & BEETHOVEN Friday, September 30 | 7:30 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

The Classic Accents Series opens with some of the most sublime music by the “Three B’s” — great composers whose lives spanned two centuries, but whose works reign over the entire classical world. This concert includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

THE FOUR SEASONS & MOZART Friday, February 17 | 7:30 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Randal Goosby, violin

This concert spans the globe, from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons to Milhaud’s “La Creation du monde,” and ending with Mozart’s great and passionate Symphony in G minor. Also not to be missed: young Memphis violinist Randal Goosby!

MENDELSSOHN, SCHUBERT & DVORAK Friday, March 23 | 7:30 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

The Classic Accents Series closes with an intriguing mix of old-world music. Hear a performance that evokes sounds from the Scottish Hebrides (Felix Mendelssohn) and the English Renaissance (Vaughan Williams) to the late Romantic period (Antonin Dvorak) or a time when minuets ruled (Franz Schubert).

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Randal Goosby

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A radical musical series the Commercial Appeal called “a fresh, creative powerhouse,” Opus One features performances by MSO musicians in venues that embody the soul of Memphis but are not usually associated with classical music. Audiences socialize and listen to the orchestra transform rock, jazz, blues, alternative and Latin music. MSO musicians push familiar classics to a more dynamic level — giving the audience an electrifying perspective of the versatility and strength of classical music.

Marcela Pinilla

MARCELA PINILLA

Thursday, March 1 | 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 | 7:30 p.m. Rumba Room | 303 S. Main Street Sensual sounds from Latin-Jazz singer Marcela Pinilla and the MSO combine at Memphis’ salsa hotspot, the Rumba Room.

Lucero

LUCERO

Al Kapone

AL KAPONE

Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4 | 7:30 p.m. Stop 345 | 345 Madison Avenue

Thursday, November 10 | 7:30 p.m. The New Daisy | 330 Beale Street Two great Memphis styles meet on Beale Street for the first time as the MSO adds a classical punch to hip-hop and rap from artist Al Kapone.

Lucero joins forces with the MSO to fuse orchestrated Americana with Southern rock twang.

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SPECIAL Randal Goosby Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

Rhodes College MasterSingers

SPECIAL EVENTS

at various Memphis venues

EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR

September 8-10 | 8:00 p.m. Playhouse on the Square Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Award for innovation in the arts

Tom Stoppard’s black comedy about Soviet dissidents features the orchestra in this collaborative return engagement with Playhouse on the Square. Tickets: $35 ($10 discount for MSO subscribers. Call Playhouse on the Square at 901-726-4656 for tickets. Tickets not available through MSO.)

SYMPHONY IN THE GARDENS Sept. 25, 2011 & May 12, 2012 Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Enjoy two magical evenings in the splendor of the Dixon Gardens with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Food, beverages, lawn chairs, and creative picnics are welcome. Come early to enjoy the Dixon Gallery.

BALLET MEMPHIS PRESENTS NUTCRACKER with special guest

Memphis Symphony Orchestra December 2-4 The Orpheum

Setting the holiday scene and giving generations an experience like none other, Ballet Memphis’ nationally touring Nutcracker continues to be the festive hometown favorite with sets, costumes and a professional cast in the most exquisite setting. Tickets: $5, $22, $43, $72 (Call Ballet Memphis at 901-737-7322 for tickets. Tickets not available through MSO.)

MEMPHIS MESSIAH

December 9, 2011 | 8:00 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts William Skoog, conductor Hear this beloved oratorio given in concert as a benefit for the Orphanos Foundation. The Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale joins the MSO for this seasonal favorite.

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