Fondren Postpones Symphony at Sunset

Conductor Crafton Beck leads the MS Symphony Orchestra at a previous Symphony at Sunset event in Fondren. Image: Joe Ellis/Find It In Fondren

Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra have decided to postpone Symphony at Sunset, scheduled for September 16, until the current outbreak of COVID-19 begins to subside.
The organization announced the news in a Facebook post on Friday.

“We hope to reschedule the event for some time this fall, but providing a safe environment for the musicians and attendees is of utmost importance,” the post read.

Symphony at Sunset, held annually since 2001, canceled last year’s event due to COVID-19.

The concert, held on the lawn of The Cedars on Old Canton Road, typically attracts a crowd nearing 2,000. Patrons gather with picnic baskets and lawn chairs on the grounds of the historic home – now a venue – to hear the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for free.

FRF encouraged the community to “mask up and get vaccinated!”