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Robert Moody Presents The Orchestra Unplugged

In the modern setting of downtown Memphis’ Halloran Centre, Memphis Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Moody brings you inside the minds and music of composers to discover new connections and meaning to incredible works of art. So come spend an evening at the Halloran, and experience live orchestral music with a unique twist only Robert Moody can provide!


The Orchestra Unplugged is presented in partnership with

Memphis Symphony Orchestra


About Robert Moody, Conductor

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.


How to Purchase

Single show tickets are available now, and prices vary by show.

Save $10 off each ticket when you book as a group of 10 or more guests. Call 901-529-4226 or request information at orpheum-memphis.com/grouprequest.

Series Savings

Create a custom On Stage at the Halloran Centre experience while enjoying exclusive savings and benefits!

Purchase a flexible package with five or more shows and save $5 on each of your tickets to those five shows. Packages include VIP perks like restaurant discounts, optional pre-paid parking, and invitations to special events.

Flexible packages are not available online; please visit or call the box office. Tickets purchased as part of flexible packages cannot be used for the Songwriters Series.


Series Events

Jan
27
Jan
28
Jan
27

Halloran Centre
Concerts

Robert Moody Presents The Orchestra Unplugged: Hallelujah Handel!

Did Handel really lock himself in an attic for three weeks to feverishly compose the most famous oratorio in the world? Is there actually jazz in this composition? Learn the answer to these questions and many more.

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Apr
07
Apr
08
Apr
07

Halloran Centre
Concerts

Robert Moody Presents The Orchestra Unplugged: The Secrets of Strings

Robert Moody leads a journey of exploration and wonder into the world of string instruments.

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May
05
May
06
May
05

Halloran Centre
Concerts

Robert Moody Presents The Orchestra Unplugged: Considering Matthew Shepard

With inspiration from Bach to Gospel, cowboy tunes to Broadway, this work is not about hate and death, but ultimately about unity and triumph over hate.

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