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

  • Feb 15, 2020

This program explores the depth of the string orchestra literature, from Mozart's delightful Eine Kleine Nachtmusik to Mahler's probing Adagietto. Copland's Clarinet Concerto is both achingly sublime and full of sass. It's a dazzling tour de force for GCSO Principal Clarinetist J.C. Barker.

John Craig Barker, Clarinet

Tomaso Albinoni (arr. Giazotto)           Adagio in G minor
(1671 – 1751)

John Corigliano                                     Voyage for String Orchestra
(1938 - )

George Gershwin                                  Lullaby  for String Orchestra
(1898 – 1937)

Aaron Copland                                      Clarinet Concerto
(1900 – 1990)                                                      I. Slowly and expressively
                                                                            II. Rather fast


Gustav Mahler                                     Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
(1860 – 1911)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart              Serenade No 12. In G major, K. 525, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
(1756 – 1791)                                                     I. Allegro
                                                                           II. Romance: Andante
                                                                          III. Menuetto: Allegretto
                                                                          IV. Rondo: Allegro

  • The Hollywood Warehouse - 3420 Giles Rd, Gulfport

  • Mar 7, 2020

There will be over 20 breweries and restaurants on site with a People's Choice Award for best brew and best bacon dish. Stay tuned for more info and how you can purchase tickets.

A portion of proceeds will be given to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, our nonprofit of choice for this years event!

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

  • Mar 14, 2020

Two of Mozart's most popular pieces are balanced by two American classics. Mozart's Hallelujah is unmatched as a coloratura showcase, and Samuel Barber's magisterial homage to Summer in the South is a profoundly moving experience.

Kathryn Mueller, Soprano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart              Exsultate, Jubilate in C major, K. 165
(1756 – 1791)                                                      I. Exsultate, jubilate
                                                                            II. Recitative: Fulget amica dies
                                                                           III. Tu virginum corona
                                                                           IV. Alleluja!

George Walker                                     Lyric for Strings
(1922 – 2018)

Samuel Barber                                     Knoxville, Summer 1915
(1910 – 1981)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart              Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
(1756 – 1791)                                                      I. Allegro moderato
                                                                            II. Andante
                                                                           III. Menuetto
                                                                           IV. Allegro con spirito

The 32nd Annual BBQ Under the Oaks is a fundraising event to help support the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra!

This year we will be under new oaks! Thank you to the University of Southern Mississippi for allowing the GCSO to use your beautiful campus for our annual event!

Once in the door, the more than 2,000 guests who attend the event are free to sample any and all of the barbecue specialties at this all-you-can-eat occasion.

Barbecue Under the Oaks has grown tremendously over the years, becoming a much-beloved favorite of barbecue lovers, supporters of the arts, and families across the Gulf Coast and beyond. The event is well-known regionally and was recently awarded one of only eight “Awards of Excellence” presented by the League of American Symphonies Volunteer Council, recognizing Barbecue Under the Oaks as one of the best fundraising events in the nation.

  • 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.