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

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Carlos Izcaray conducts the ASO. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

After two seasons affected by the pandemic, we’re celebrating because the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is welcoming everyone back to the concert hall for an amazing full season of concerts! From the Masterworks Series with some of the ASO’s most notable conductors to The SuperPOPS! series featuring the iconic music of 70s rock band Queen, you won’t want to miss what’s in store for the 22/23 season.

Highlights from the Masterworks Series

1. West Side Story Symphonic Dances

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Hear West Side Story Symphonic Dances this November. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

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

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

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

What: Brahms’ Fourth Symphony
When: Friday, April 14, 2023 at 11AM | Friday + Saturday, April 14-15, 2023 at 7PM
Where:
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center–Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost:
$24-$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 experience space without having to leave Earth… count me in! In this robust and captivating concert, the ASO takes you on an exploration of the solar system through works from Avner Dorman’s Astrolatry.

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

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

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

5. The Music of Queen

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

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

What: SuperPOPS! series presents The Music of Queen
When: Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 8PM
Where: BJCC Concert Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $25-$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 acclaimed Conductor Chris Confessore, it will be an evening you’ll never forget.

What: Movie Night with Chris Confessore
When: Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 7PM
Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center–Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $25-$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 duo Swearingen & Kelli. Expect a beautiful collection of classics by artists of the time like James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, America, Jim Croce, Fleetwood Mac and more.

What: Fire & Rain: Folk Anthems of the 70’s
When: Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 8PM
Where:
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center–Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost:
$25-$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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