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The symphony is coming to Brookhaven

It has been said that music is transcendent and offers mankind a unique outlet for emotional self-expression.

If that is true, then the people of Lincoln County can look forward to an especially stirring evening at the Brookhaven Little Theatre Jan. 12.

For one night only at 7:30, the Haven will partner with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to host a special performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s best-loved compositions.

BLT Executive Director Emily Waterloo said the event is based on a popular show produced by the MSO.

“They bring their production to us, and we set the mood with candles,” she said.

The program is entitled “Mozart By Candlelight,” and this will be the second consecutive year the MSO has played in Brookhaven. Waterloo reported last year’s concert was well received and sold out rather quickly.

“It’s a very magical and romantic night,” she said.

According to Waterloo, the Haven’s acoustic beauty made a powerful impression on the symphony, and its musicians were happy to return for a second engagement.

“The symphony actually asked to come again,” she said. “They find our historic building, with its unique acoustics, very appealing.”

She also said the theatre’s auditorium does an exceptional job of highlighting the special tone of a live orchestral performance.

“Our atmosphere is so unique, and the sound is incredible,” Waterloo said. “After the symphony warmed up last year, they were really amazed by our acoustics.”

“Mozart By Candlelight” represents a push by the Haven’s board of directors to add some cultural variety to Brookhaven’s social scene, and it provides an outlet for classical music lovers to enjoy a concert.

“We are certainly trying to create different avenues of entertainment and present different art forms,” Waterloo said.

As of Tuesday, there are still seats available for the show, but Waterloo expects them to sell out very soon. The cost of admission is $30, and tickets can be purchased at www.brookhavenlittletheatre.com. BLT season tickets are not applicable for this show.

Waterloo emphasized that “Mozart By Candlelight” gives the Haven a rare chance to flex its melodic muscles, and she hopes local music lovers will take advantage of this special opportunity.

“In the real world of Broadway, you are exposed to live orchestra and theatre,” Waterloo said. “This is our way of showing the different elements of the performing arts.”