Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra

11975 Seaway Road, Suite B233

Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: (228) 896-4276

The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra formed in 1962! The mission of the Gulf Coast Symphony is to bring quality music to the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St, Gulfport

  • Apr 18, 2020


Classical guitar takes center stage in the exquisite acoustics of First Methodist. Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, with its famous 2nd movement, has become synonymous with soulful Spanish music. A playful symphony by Prokofiev and a youthful masterpiece from Beethoven frame this delightful evening.

Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar

Sergei Prokofiev                                   Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25, “Classical”
(1891 – 1917)                                                      I. Allegro con brio
                                                                            II. Larghetto
                                                                           III. Gavotte: Non troppo allegro
                                                                           IV. Finale: Molto vivace

Joaquin Rodrigo                                  Concierto de Aranjuez
(1901 – 1999)                                                      I. Allegro con spirito
                                                                            II. Adagio
                                                                           III. Allegro gentile


Ludwig van Beethoven                      Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60
(1770 – 1872)                                                      I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
                                                                            II. Adagio
                                                                           III. Allegro vivace
                                                                           IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Enjoy the rhythms of sounds by the sea. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the historic Beach Park located on the Gulf of Mexico in Pascagoula. Listen to performers from local church choirs in a Freedom Chorus and musicians from the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra at Sounds by the Sea. Families can have picnics and stroll along the beachfront area. The Sounds by the Sea is culminated by a gigantic fireworks display on the beach. Presented by the Gulf Coast Symphony.