Sunday afternoon inauguration symphony

Most would agree that music adds emotion to film and performances, and the tone of celebratory emotion will be felt throughout events surrounding the inauguration of President William N. LaForge. Enhancing this emotion with music will be made possible at the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. with a performance by the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

The orchestra will perform “A Night at the Movies,” which features the music of John Williams’ best film scores. Laura Howell, executive director of the BPAC, provided highlights on the performance.

“Video clips from classic films such as ‘Superman,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and ‘Jaws’ will be shown, followed by the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra playing a piece from the movie. This concert will especially highlight how music aids in creating an emotional experience for film,” said Howell.

The BPAC performance is the first inauguration event scheduled for Sunday’s activities. Dr. Myrtis Tabb, associate vice president of finance and administration, invites everyone to join the celebration.

“We are delighted that the Bologna Performing Arts Center annual members and staff will honor President LaForge in ‘Celebrating Excellence’ during the presidential inauguration week,” said Tabb. “The new twist of an orchestral performance of music with featured video clips from popular movies will delight the audience. President LaForge will be honored by a special musical piece dedicated to him.”

Also scheduled for that day is a reception in the Hazel and Jimmy Sanders Sculpture Garden, which was updated with nine new sculptures in August that will be on display for two years.

“The symphony and reception promise to be a fun afternoon for the whole family,” said Howell.

Tickets range from $20 to $35 and can be purchased at or by calling (662) 846-4626. Follow the BPAC on Facebook at

For a complete schedule of inauguration events, please visit Follow President LaForge at or on Twitter @presidentDSU. All inauguration events are funded through support provided to the Delta Stat University Foundation. No university funds are being used during the week of activities.

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