ASO develops virtual presence with modified 20/21 Season

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ASYO performing live before COVID. Photo via Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page

During uncertain times, we grow, adapt and learn how to roll with the punches. Alabama Symphony Orchestra is doing just that with modified plans for the 20/21 Season. 

According to a press release from the ASO, previously announced 20/21 performances will be rescheduled for the 21/22 Season. Bummer, I know. But, ASO is using this unique opportunity to reimagine the current season and develop its online presence.

“Throughout the years the ASO has found numerous ways to change lives through music, which is why we are so excited to shift gears and interact with music lovers on a digital platform.”

Mark Patrick, Interim Executive Director and General Manager, ASO

Up Next for ASO

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ASO has amazing talent. Photo via Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page

In the upcoming months, ASO will be providing a new and exciting virtual experience that can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime. Why go out when you can stay in, right?

During this time, ASO will also work on developing digital content like educational programs and professional development designed for Alabama teachers and students. Programs can be accessed via ASO’s website and social media platforms. 

“As an organization, every step we take is planned with the Orchestra in mind so that our organization can evolve and adapt to our surroundings. This ensures that the ASO can continue to thrive for many years to come.”

Carlos Izcaray, Music Director, ASO

Stay tuned for January 2021 when the orchestra will offer a virtual film screening and Q&A panel.

What about the kids?

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Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra. Photo via Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page

When talking about ASO, we have to include the incredible Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO). These talented young musicians will be virtual, too, with digital rehearsals, lectures, music theory classes and performances planned for fall 2020. 

Hold on to those 20/21 tickets!

Already have tickets for the 20/21 Season? Hold onto them! Subscribers will still have a seat at the designated performance because tickets will be automatically renewed for the 21/22 season.

Already renewed your tickets? Sit tight. ASO will reach out to you in the next few weeks.

Have questions? Call the box office at 205.975.2737.

Harry Potter Holds Strong this April

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Photo via Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page

Do you have tickets to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert April 17-18, 2021 at the BJCC? Currently, ASO is shouting “On the with show!”  So still plan to attend this cool performance. If changes occur and the show is postponed due to COVID-19, ticket holders will be notified in Spring 2021.

To stay up-to-date on upcoming performances, follow ASO’s website and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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