Rescheduling Information

In order to ensure a safe experience for patrons and musicians, performances of Robert Moody Presents The Orchestra Unplugged scheduled at the Halloran Centre for Jan. 14-15, 2021, has been rescheduled for May 27-28, 2021. 

All tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performances. Please keep your tickets for entry into the show.

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The Memphis Symphony and Robert Moody return to the Halloran stage to present a poignant exploration of music’s place in the continued work to which Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life. The second season of The Orchestra Unplugged at The Halloran Centre comes to a close.

The Orchestra Unplugged is a special collaboration between the Orpheum Theatre Group and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.


Robert Moody, conductor
Kalena Bovell, conductor
Members of the Memphis Symphony Chorus
Dr. Lawrence Edwards, Artistic Director

Soon Ah Will Be Done
BOYKIN John 3:16
with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Mountaintop speech
THOMPSON Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

About Robert Moody

2020/2021 marks Maestro Robert Moody’s fourth season as Music Director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.  The MSO is enjoying great artistic and organizational success in this era; expanded and adventurous programming, the MSO’s first commercial recording in over three decades, and greatly improved financial underpinning are hallmarks of this success.  Moody is also Music Director of the lauded Arizona Musicfest, boasting one of the finest festival orchestras in North America.  Players hail from the top orchestras in the world, including the Vienna and New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestra, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco Symphony, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

In 2018, Moody completed an eleven-year tenure as Music Director for the Portland (Maine) Symphony, and thirteen-year tenure as Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony (NC); both are now model 21st century regional orchestra success stories.

Debuts this season include orchestras in Colombia, German, and South Africa, as well as Sacramento Symphony in the U.S.  Guest Conducting has included Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and the orchestras of Toronto, Houston, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Buffalo, Louisville, Slovenian Philharmonic.  Opera and Festival conducting includes Santa Fe Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Brevard Music Center, Sewanee Festival, Eastern Music Festival, PortOpera, Oregon Bach Festival, Opera Carolina, and Des Moines Metro Opera.

Moody served as Associate, then Resident Conductor, of The Phoenix Symphony (AZ) from 1998 through 2006.  Prior to Phoenix, he was Assistant, then Associate Conductor for the Evansville (IN) Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director (and founder) of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and director of Evansville Philharmonic Chorus. 

A native of South Carolina, Moody holds degrees from Furman University and the Eastman School of Music. He is a Rotarian, and has served on boards of YMCA, AIDs Care Services, and Charlotte Master Chorale.  He is an avid runner, and now runs the St. Jude half-marathon in Memphis each year.

COVID-19 Procedures and Precautions

The safety of our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Under the guidance of the Shelby County Health Department, we have put important procedures and practices in place at our venues that will be enforced at this event. Please review these carefully at before purchasing your tickets and arriving at the venue. Thank you for supporting the Orpheum Theatre Group and for helping to keep each other healthy and safe.