It’s a brand-new year and it has the potential to be your best one yet. This January, give 2023 the ultimate kick-start by attending two exhilarating concerts with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO). From extraordinary musicians and must-see special guests to a never-before-heard clarinet concerto world premiere, you’ll want to be part of the magic. Read on for a closer look at what’s ahead for the ASO this month, and be sure to grab your tickets while you still can.
1. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony | January 13 & 14
The ASO, a clarinet soloist and a clarinet concerto world premiere? Now that’s an incredible way to kick off a new year! The best part—you’ll experience it all along with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony.
Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic will also join the show. McGill will showcase his artistry in two works—Racine’s Concertino and the world premiere of a new Clarinet Concerto composed by ASO Music Director Carlos Izcaray. Are you as excited as I am?
2. Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Joyce Yang | January 27 & 28
Nothing beats a familiar tune, and from the first rumble of the timpani followed by the bold strikes of piano keys, you’re sure to remember this unforgettable concerto. It’s opening statement is only one of the most memorable in music history!
On Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, Classical Pianist Joyce Yang returns to the stage to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto.
Yang has been a master of the keys nearly her whole life with over a thousand solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestra chamber musicians. Now, you have the chance to see her astonishing talents onstage alongside the beloved ASO.
During these two special performances, the ASO also performs the lushly romantic Sibelius Symphony No. 1 and Schumann’s Overture from Genoveva.
Trust me when I say you’ll be fully captivated during the vivacious and fiery musical journey these musicians will lead you on.
What: Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Joyce Yang
When: Friday, January 27, 11AM & 7PM | Saturday, January 28, 7PM
Where: Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: Friday, January 27 Coffee Concert – $10-$38 | Friday, January 27 & 28, 7PM – $10-$80