Head to these 2 amazing concerts with Christopher Confessore + the Alabama Symphony Orchestra this spring

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You don’t want to miss this chance to see Christopher Confessore. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

It’s no secret that the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is home to the best of the best conductors and musicians. Chris Confessore has been with the ASO for more than 20 years as their renowned SuperPOPS! Conductor, working alongside Music Director Carlos Izcaray. With his outstanding talent, Chris Confessore led the ASO in hundreds of pops, educational/outreach, and outdoor performances in sweet home Alabama. Read on to learn all about Confessore’s big achievements and how you can listen to him and the ASO perform your favorite Broadway and movie hits.

Meet Christopher Confessore

Christopher Confessore
ASO conductor Christopher Confessore. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

So, what makes a conductor great? Working with the ASO is just one of Confessore’s many achievements. Along with conducting countless other orchestras, he has also accompanied big-time stars like Idina Menzel, Patti LaBelle, Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant and Joshua Bell.

Are you a Disney fan? Then you’ll be wowed when you learn Confessore often conducts two of Walt Disney World’s most elaborate productions: EPCOT’s The Candlelight Processional and Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ The Music of Pixar: A Symphony of Characters. That means he’s worked alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest superstars like Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris. How cool is that?

1. Birmingham does Broadway: ICONS | February 25

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Broadway is coming to Birmingham! (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

Broadway lovers, The Big Apple is coming to The Magic City. Tributing iconic Broadway composers like Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, you’ll hear hits from your favorite musicals like:

  • Company
  • Funny Girl
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • South Pacific
  • Sunset Boulevard

This is your sign to join Confessore, the ASO and talented singers as they bring a piece of Broadway to Birmingham.

2. Movie Night with Chris Confessore | April 29

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Fan-fave songs from classic movies will be on the big stage. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

Grab your popcorn because hits from beloved films are being played on the big stage. Focusing on all-time favorite 80s and 90s movies, Confessore and the ASO will play songs from these soundtracks:

  • Aladdin
  • Batman
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Gremlins
  • Jurassic Park
  • Out of Africa
  • Titanic

As perhaps the biggest Jurassic Park fan, I’ll be front and center listening to tunes from one of the best movie series of all time.

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