Celebrating 10 Years of PRCC’s Brownstone Center with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

August 24, 2023

Pearl River Community College is excited to welcome back the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts. Along with an evening of exceptional music, attendees are invited to a special celebration prior to the performance where the 2023 inductees for the Fine Arts Hall of Fame will be recognized. 

“Everyone in the Fine Arts Department is thrilled to mark this exciting milestone,” said Dr. Trevor Hunt, Fine Arts and Communications Department Chair and Director of the Brownstone Center for the Arts. “For ten remarkable years, the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center has provided a space to experience captivating performances and share in moments that resonate in the collective memory of the college and community. In that time, we have witnessed the birth of a legacy that will continue to future generations. We will mark this anniversary by honoring our 2023 Hall of Fame and a performance by the MSO.” 

Brownstone Center for the Arts with lights on at night.

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra played to a full house at the grand opening of the Brownstone in 2013. The upcoming concert will be preceded by a reception from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. During the reception, Mr. Thomas Bridge and Mr. Dale Beech will be honored as the 2023 inductees into the Fine Arts Hall of Fame. 

Tickets for the evening are $17 for balcony and $22 for orchestra seating. Tickets can be purchased at prcc.edu/brownstone/events or by calling 601-403-1180. Purchases are for assigned seats chosen at the time of sale.  

Group rate ticketing is available. A $5 per ticket discount is available for groups of 11 or more. To redeem the group rate online, please select the correct ticketing price and level when selecting each seat. The discount is only redeemable for a minimum of 11 tickets at checkout. For more information, contact the ticket office at 601–403–1180. 

Wheelchair seating and companion seating are available upon request. These tickets are not available for purchase online. Contact the ticket office at 601 – 403 – 1180 for wheelchair seating or the best seat available for your needs. 

Upcoming Events for Fall 2023 

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd (Lyceum Lecture Series) — Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.  
Aca-Fest — Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.  
Comfort & Joy — Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.  
The Nutcracker — Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.  

Brownstone Backstage 

Brownstone Backstage is an initiative that empowers individuals to offer support for the performing arts in their community. By joining Brownstone Backstage, you help our students create the best possible performances in the area, maintain the beauty and elegance of the facility, and attract artists from all over to come and perform on the Brownstone stage. 

You can join at prcc.edu/brownstone/membership/. 

For the latest news on Pearl River Community College, visit PRCC.edu and follow us on Twitter (@PRCC_Wildcats), Instagram (PRCCWILDCATS), and Facebook (@PRCCMKTG). 

Article by Laura O’Neill. Photography by Jacob Cochran.

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.