The Alabama Symphony Orchestra rocks you with The Music of Queen and more during the 22/23 season – tickets on sale now

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Carlos Izcaray directs the ASO. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

After two pandemic-affected seasons, we celebrate as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) welcomes everyone back to the concert hall for an incredible full season of concerts! From the Masterworks series featuring some of ASO’s most notable conductors to SuperPOPS! Featuring the iconic music of 70s rock band Queen, you won’t want to miss what’s in store for Season 22/23.

Highlights from the Masterpieces Series

1. West Side Story Symphonic Dances

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Hear the symphonic dances of West Side Story in November. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

Prepare to tap your feet during this concert that celebrates the jazzy and Latin rhythms of West Side Story. Bonus: The concert features the world premiere of Birmingham native Brian Raphael Nabors’ Hammond Organ Concerto.

What: West Side Story Symphonic Dances
When: Friday + Saturday 18-19 November 2022 | 7 p.m.
Where: Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall at UAB, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost:
$24 to $80 | $10 student tickets available
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2. Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

If you are a fan of Maestro Carlos Izcaray, this concert is a must. This will be the first performance of his new Requiem. It will be performed alongside the tragically beautiful and melancholy work presented in Brahms’ Fourth Symphony.

What: Brahms’ Fourth Symphony
When: Friday April 14, 2023 at 11 a.m. | Friday + Saturday April 14-15, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Where:
Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall at UAB, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost:
$24 to $80 | $10 student tickets available
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3. Holst’s – The Planets

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Be swept away in Holst’s The Planets in March 2023. (Elements of this image furnished by NASA)

The chance to discover space without having to leave Earth… count on me! In this robust and captivating concert, the ASO takes you on an exploration of the solar system through works by Avner Dorman Astrolatry.

What: Holst’s Planets
When: Friday March 3, 2023 at 11 a.m. | Friday + Saturday March 3-4, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Where: Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall at UAB, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $24 to $80 | $10 student tickets available
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4. Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica

Hear some of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most groundbreaking works from his Heroic Symphony (heroic) during this fall concert series. The series also kicks off a year-long exploration of Magic City native Brian Raphael Nabors with his Birmingham Letters.

What: Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Heroic
When: Friday October 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. | Friday + Saturday October 28-29 at 7 p.m.
Where:
Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall at UAB, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost:
$24 to $80 | $10 student tickets available
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SuperPOPS Highlights! Series

5. The Queen’s Music

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Rock ‘n roll meets classical music. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

The ASO will rock you like Freddie Mercury and Queen did during The SuperPOPS! series The Queen’s Music. During this unforgettable concert, the ASO will bridge the gap between rock n’ roll and classical music with a rock band and amplified vocals, so expect iconic Queen tunes with an unmistakable ASO twist.

What: Great POP! the series presents The Music of Queen
When: Saturday January 21, 2023 | 8 p.m.
Where: BJCC Concert Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $25 to $65 | Student tickets available (prices vary)
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6. Movie Night with Chris Confessore

Skip the theater and head straight to the concert hall for an unforgettable event filled with music from popular Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring famed bandleader Chris Confessore, this will be an evening you’ll never forget.

What: Movie night with Chris Confessore
When: Saturday April 29, 2023 | 7 p.m.
Where: Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall at UAB, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $25 to $65 | Student tickets available (prices vary)
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7. Fire & Rain: Folk Anthems of the 70s

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Enjoy folk music with the ASO. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

The ASO takes you back to the 70s in this special concert with the duo Swearingen & Kelli. Expect a fine collection of classics from artists of the era like James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, America, Jim Croce, Fleetwood Mac and more.

What: Fire and Rain: Folk Anthems of the 70s
When: Saturday March 25, 2023 | 8 p.m.
Where:
Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall at UAB, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost:
$25 to $65 | Student tickets available (prices vary)
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Are you as excited as we are about what’s to come with the ASO? For more events, visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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