Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Symphony performs first concert in new home

Posted on: March 16, 2021

“Saturday was a very special day for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra … its first event in 2021,” writes Jwan Jordan in Sunday’s (3/14) WLOX TV (Biloxi, Miss.). “With … Broadway singer … Susan Egan … and Music Director Peter Rubardt, … they had a night of Disney songs, classic songs and more. The Gulf Coast Symphony is back after a challenging year due to COVID-19. Thanks to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the determination of the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, and a very ambitious director, life found a way. ‘A little over two years, we lost our home at the Saenger…. The First United Methodist of downtown Gulfport opened their arms lovingly to us, and then they were vandalized so we lost that home as well,’ said Executive Director Jordan Warren…. ‘Between all of that, COVID reared its ugly head and we had to stop performing’ … The orchestra has found a new home in the college’s new Immersive Media Performing Arts Center…. ‘To watch it come from the dirt to the outside … and then seeing what it is today,’ Warren said. ‘… You feel the music in the atmosphere and all you wanna do is sing.’ ”