2002 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Kirby, Michel, White (29th), Horhn, Ross, Dearing, Tollison, Walls, Thames, Gordon, Frazier, Carmichael, Chaney, Hyde-Smith, Harden, Mettetal, Johnson (19th)
A RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR ITS MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE STATEWIDE COMMUNITY OF MISSISSIPPI.
WHEREAS, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the state's largest and oldest professional orchestra, offers all citizens of the State of Mississippi music of the highest caliber, seeking to serve the statewide community through concerts, education outreach and a commitment to excellence in the performing arts; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra serves the children of the State of Mississippi, providing concert performances to more than 20,000 children each year and teaching music and music education courses to hundreds of children in our public schools, thus shaping the next generation of musicians and music lovers; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra nurtures our state's young talent by providing performance opportunities and scholarship programs to talented student musicians from across the state through its Youth Symphony, Young Artist Concerto Competition and Statewide Orchestra Festival programs; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra serves under-served communities in its travels across the State of Mississippi, performing excellent music in towns from the Delta to the Piney Woods to the Gulf Coast and all points in between; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, responds creatively to the changing demographics and needs of the public it serves, is a primary resource in fostering cultural enrichment through education in all aspects of music and related art forms, and provides all Mississippians an opportunity to enhance their quality of life through the enjoyment of music; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize and thank this outstanding group of musicians whose performances and contributions make the State of Mississippi a better place to live and work:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for its meritorious service to the statewide community of Mississippi.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.