Mobile’s story is inseparable from the water — either the waves or the rain — and the Mobile Symphony Orchestra will highlight our aquatic culture in a low-key event long on comfort and beauty. The next Beethoven and Blue Jeans concert features the namesake composer’s “Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage,” Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and Debussy’s “La Mer.”

Also on the bill “Liquid Interface,” a work by former composer-in-residence Mason Bates. Under the baton of Scott Speck, Bates’ mastery of electronics will be highlighted for the crowd at Mobile’s grandest venue.

The Saturday show starts at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee is at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 – $65. Students K – 12 receive free admission to the matinee when accompanied by a paying adult if they download Big Red Ticket from the MSO website.

For more info, call 251-432-2010 or go to

Beethoven and Blue Jeans
Where: Saenger Theatre 6 S. Joachim St.)
When: Nov. 9-10