September 10, 2012 (Jackson) - Belhaven’s Music Department will host its first installment of the Preston Chamber Music Series: An Evening of Diamonds to wrap up Belhaven Alumni and Family Homecoming Weekend. An Evening of Diamonds will be held in the Concert Hall of the Center for the Arts on October 13 at 7:30 P.M.

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) clarinetist, Kenneth Graves, will perform with Belhaven pianist, Dr. Stephen Sachs. MSO violinist Shellie Brown (’12) will contribute her musical expertise to the performance with Graves and Sachs.

The performers will present a night full of classic music including pieces from Gershwin, Poulenc, Khachaturian and many other great composers. “This program offers a kaleidoscope of musical styles,” said Belhaven Music Chair and performer, Dr. Stephen Sachs.

The general admission will be $10, $5 for seniors and free for students with ID. Buying a ticket to the first installment of this chamber series will automatically give you free admission to the other two concerts, happening later this semester.

All Belhaven faculty, staff,students and immediate family members will receive complimentary admission.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.