March 14, 2012 (Jackson) - Mississippi’s best high school string students are coming to Belhaven University to grow as musicians, learn, and perform.

After two days of rehearsal and study, the Mississippi All-State String Orchestra will present a musically moving performance on Saturday, March 24 in Belhaven University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall. This free concert starts at 3:00 P.M. and the doors open at 2:00 P.M.

Song Xie, Assistant Professor of Music and Conductor of the Belhaven Chamber String Orchestra, said, “ This is a wonderful opportunity for young string players around the state to come together to study, share and perform music. This concert that concludes the weekend is a moment for everyone to marvel at what is possible in Mississippi String Music.”

Belhaven stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.