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MSO -Chamber I Haydn`s 73rd
7:30 PM, Friday, November 16, 2012
Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church

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The Impossible Duet: Handel-Halvorsen
Passacaglia for Cello and Violin.
I couldn't find a violinist to play this piece with me 
so I just decided to play the violin part myself.
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A double bass player arrived a few minutes late for the first rehearsal of the local choral society's annual performance of Handel's Messiah.He picked up his instrument and bow, and turned his attention to the conductor. The conductor asked, "Would you like a moment to tune?"The bass player replied with some surprise, "Why? Isn't it the same as last year?"
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The Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
The Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra is a community orchestra composed of approximately forty non-professional musicians who perform classical chamber music for the public free of charge in the Jackson metropolitan area. We perform at least three concerts during each season.

The orchestra is twenty-three years old. It had its beginning in 1984 when Gary Robinson, a graduate student in music education at Mississippi College, invited local musicians, most of whom are non-professionals, to join him in forming a community orchestra as part of a school project.

Through the generosity of such benefactors as the Gertrude Ford Foundation, Stuart C. Irby, Jr., Muller Addkison, Jr., State Farm Insurance Company, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson, Dr. and Mrs. Michael LeBlanc, and many other contributors, we have had the good fortune of continuing to present excellent programs. Its programs have become a valued cultural asset to the metropolitan area.

We have an excellent and well-qualified conductor. Wayne Linehan is a professional musician who plays with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and is an adjunct music professor at Millsaps College and Mississippi College. Bob McNally, for many years concertmaster of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, is a highly respected violinist throughout the country.

Our non-professional musicians freely give hours to practice and performances. A few selected students, such as those under the supervision of Dr. Perry Combs at Hinds Junior College, are given opportunities to develop their talents in an orchestra setting. Our concerts have been performed in past years in the historical setting of the Old Capitol State Historical Museum. Because renovations caused by Katrina are underway, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral graciously allowed us to perform in their beautiful sanctuary.

 
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