3 show-stopping holiday concerts with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to have on your radar now


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Prepare for a wonderful night with the ASO. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

Ready to put some holiday pep in your step? We have all the details on the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s (ASO) upcoming performances, each guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Read on for what’s ahead this December, and be sure to grab your tickets before they’re gone.

Christmas with Act of Congress | December 10

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Act of Congress joins the ASO for a special concert this December. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

If you don’t already love the ASO, you will after this show-stopping holiday concert. In this spirited event, Chris Confessore leads the ASO with special guest Act of Congress. This is the Birmingham-based band’s sixth time appearing with the ASO, and believe me, you’ll want to be in attendance to hear them perform holiday favorites and timeless classics.

What: Christmas with Act of Congress
Samford University’s Wright Center, 872 Montague Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229
When: Saturday, December 10 | 7PM
Cost: $12-$65

Handel’s Messiah | December 17

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You’ll be swept away by the ASO this holiday season. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

For nearly 300 years, Handel’s Messiah has continued its popularity and on December 17, the ASO brings this fixture of the holiday season to Birmingham. 

Why will you love it? Well, Frederic Handel definitely knew how to write a good tune and this one features melody after melody of sheer greatness. You’ll even get to hear the iconic Hallelujah Chorus, one of the work’s most famous pieces. 

What: Handel’s Messiah
When: Saturday, December 17 | 7PM
Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $10-$80

New Year’s Eve: A Viennese Celebration | December 31

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Cheers to 2023. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

On Saturday, December 31, join the ASO during an incredible SuperPOPS! Special Event—New Year’s Eve: A Viennesse Celebration

At this special annual tradition, toast to the end of 2022 with a nod to the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Day performances.  Beloved Maestro Carlos Izcaray takes to the podium to lead the ASO in a selection of Strauss family favorites like:

  • Johann Strauss, Jr: Overture to Die Fledermaus
  • Johann Strauss, Jr: Melodien Quadrille, Op. 112
  • Johann Strauss, Jr: Champagne Polka

View more program selections here

Bonus: Look forward to a champagne toast during the event. 

The performance begins at 6PM, which is perfect for those wishing to hit up Bham’s many NYE parties or if you’re like me and need to celebrate early because you can’t stay awake until midnight. 

What: New Year’s Eve: A Viennese Celebration
When: Saturday, December 31 | 6PM
Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $12-$65

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