Symphony at Sunset
Jackson’s most popular social event is held on the beautiful grounds of The Cedars each September. Over 2,000 people gather with blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy the incredible sound of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Performing under the canopy of 200+ year old cedars, this event, like all Fondren Renaissance events, is free and open to the public. Themes of the concerts change yearly so that a wide range of musical offerings can be experienced by the general public who would not normally get to experience the ticketed price of Mississippi’s largest and oldest symphony orchestra.
In 2016, we honored Claudia and Robert Hauberg. We celebrated not only this Fondren couple’s ancestral lineage with The Cedars and its 175th
Anniversary, but also their devotion, support and promotion of Fondren Renaissance’s arts and educational initiatives throughout the Jackson community. Our theme for the evening was “Crafting Our Mission – Celebrating Arts and Education in Fondren” and highlights FRF’s scholarship programs that are offered and given to Fondren elementary and high school students in the areas of literacy, studio arts, instrumental music and
Presented and generously underwritten for over a decade by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, this evening is also made possible by many private and corporate donors whose desire it is to bring the arts into the public domain for all to enjoy. Third Thursday in September.