The Mobile Symphony Orchestra (MSO) hits the right note with their aptly named season premiere, Opening Night. It should be memorable for another debut of sorts as Mobile audiences get their first look at an exciting young talent in violinist Benjamin Beilman.

MSO maestro Scott Speck called Beilman “a deep and thoughtful wunderkind” and thinks Mobilians lucky to get the opportunity.

“He is not your typical flashy young player,” Speck said. “His interpretations have great depth and maturity. When he plays, you feel as if you are listening to a violinist twice his age.” The conductor noted Beilman’s “rich tone” and “jaw-dropping technique.”

The bill includes Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Corner Hat: Suite.

Saturday’s show is at 8 p.m. with the Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 – $65. Students K – college are $10.

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

Opening Night: Mobile Symphony
Where: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St.
When: Sept. 13-14