October 25, 2012 (Jackson) - The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) leading cellist, Mr. Bennett Randman, will join with faculty from Belhaven’s Music Department for the second installation of the Preston Chamber Music Series: An Evening of Diamonds. Dr. Stephen Sachs, pianist and Mr. Song Xie, violinist, will perform with Randman on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.

The performers will present a night filled with classical music from both Mozart and Tchaikovsky. This evening of musical melodies will come from two of history’s greatest piano trios composed: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, by Mozart and Piano Trio in A Minor, by Tchaikovsky.

“The juxtaposition of Mozart’s Piano Trio in B-Flat and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor on the same program creates a fantastic contrast - delightful musical restraint coupled with blatant musical emotionalism. Come and be both delighted and overwhelmed as this sensational program is presented,” said Belhaven Music Chair and Pianist, Dr. Stephen Sachs.

General admission will be $10 (one ticket gains admission to the entire Fall Semester Series) and $5 for seniors. Students get in free with ID. Admission is free for Belhaven faculty, staff, students and their immediate families. The doors open at 7:00 p.m.


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.