380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM
noon - 5 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 20195:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program
Trustmark Grand Hall
Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists.
This event is free and open to the public.
Generously sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. and St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral
Principal Clarinet of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra since 2010, Ken Graves has collaborated with leading musicians of today, including Sir Neville Marriner, Leon Fleisher, James Conlon, John Williams, Paavo Jarvi, and Leonard Slatkin. He has performed chamber music with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared with the Colburn Chamber Music Society. Ken has participated in nationally recognized music festivals such as the Music Academy of the West, the National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, and the National Orchestral Institute. Originally from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Ken began his clarinet studies at age 11. He made his orchestral solo debut at age 15 with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as the winner of its concerto competition. A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Ken received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Richie Hawley. He has studied at the Colburn Conservatory and received his Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California where he was a student of Yehuda Gilad. Ken has performed with the Alabama, Baton Rouge, Pensacola, Huntsville and Meridian Symphonies, and performs regularly with the Mississippi Opera and The Mississippi Chorus. He is currently on the teaching faculty at both Millsaps College and Mississippi College. He enjoys maintaining an active private clarinet studio and many of his students have received scholarships and been accepted to locally and nationally recognized music festivals.
Pianist Lynn Raley has performed across the United States, and in Canada, The Netherlands, Taiwan, and Thailand. He has presented solo concerts of contemporary music in Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, and New York and given concert-talks on contemporary music at numerous colleges and music schools, including The Juilliard School, Rice University, Westminster Choir College, Anderson University, and the Taipei National University of the Arts. His commitment to the music of our time has brought him engagements at the Santa Fe and Florida international festivals of electroacoustic music, the renowned NewMusicNewCollege series in Sarasota FL, and contemporary music festivals in Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee. Raley has degrees from Southern Methodist University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. His teachers included William Trantham, David Bar-Illan, Theodore Lettvin, Paul Hoffmann, and Menahem Pressler, and he has performed in master classes for Adele Marcus, Lili Kraus, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, and Gilbert Kalish.