• 45°

Tickets going fast for ‘Mozart by Candlelight’

Before the Mississippi Symphony hauls its instruments to town, Troy Douglas makes a run to the candle store.

Douglas, president of Brookhaven Little Theatre, stocks up at Brookhaven Wedding and Party with dripless candles and candelabras for the symphony’s annual performance of Mozart.

He grabs everything Tommy Ready has available.

“I rent every silver candelabra he has. I think he told me it’s right at 300 candles,” he said.

It’s an important errand because without the candles, there’d be no “Mozart by Candlelight.”

This will be the symphony’s third appearance at The Haven for the intimate orchestral event. Tickets areselling quickly for the Jan. 11 show, Douglas said. Tickets are $30. Though “Mozart by Candlelight” is not included in the BLT season, tickets for season pass holders are discounted to $20, he said.

The show will feature two chamber works performed by violinist Stephen Redfield. For the big finish, Mozart’s final work, “Jupiter,” will ring out through the historic auditorium.

Douglas requested the orchestra add Brookhaven to its tour of Belhaven and Vicksburg three years ago. After the performance, the orchestra asked if they could come back the following January. After its performance earlier this year, the symphony marked Jan. 11 in its 2019 calendar.

The 40-45 musicians in the chamber orchestra enjoy playing at The Haven.

“They enjoyed the acoustics and the setup and the support from the community,” Douglas said.

The Haven allows seating for about 300 people.

“It’s the smaller venue. We’ve had people come from Vicksburg and Jackson who come to Brookhaven because it’s a more intimate venue,” he said. “You can get up close. You can feel the acoustics, you can feel the music.”

Refreshments and alcoholic beverages will be served before the start of the show and during intermission. Attendees are encouraged to dress in semi-formal attire.

“It’s a good date night,” he said.

To purchase tickets, visit brookhavenlittletheatre.com, call the BLT box office at 601-990-2243.