Celebrate the music of the ’70s during the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s performance Fire & Rain, March 25—tickets on sale now


Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy the sounds of the symphony. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

On March 25, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra—with Nashville-based duo Swearingen & Kelli—takes you on a musical journey you’ll never forget in Fire & Rain: Folk Anthems of the ’70s. Here’s a peek at what awaits you during the show, plus three reasons why you’ll love it. Tickets available now.

Event Details

What: Fire & Rain: Folk Anthems of the ‘70s
When: Saturday, March 25 | 8PM
Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center–Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $12+

3 reasons to attend Fire & Rain, March 25

1. The music will take you down memory lane

Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Hear the ASO this spring in Birmingham. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

Do you love songs like Fire & Rain by James Taylor? Then you’ll be swept away during this special ASO concert. You’ll hear this beloved tune, plus more classics by ’70s musicians like: 

  • America
  • Cat Stevens
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Jim Croce 
  • Joni Mitchell
  • And more!

Want to attend the show? Buy your tickets now to Fire & Rain.

2. You’ll hear the ASO and Swearingen & Kelli perform live

Fire and Rain
See Swearingen & Kelli perform with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, March 25 in Birmingham. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

Did you know the ASO has been captivating audiences of all ages in Birmingham and beyond for over a century? They celebrated 100 years of making music in May 2022. But what makes ASO so phenomenal?

Honestly, we’d be here for days going through the endless list of reasons, so we’ll just stick to a few of our favorites:

  • The ASO is the only full-time professional orchestra in the state
  • The ASO features musicians with astounding talent on instruments ranging from the violin and timpani to clarinet and harp.
  • The ASO offers a variety of music ranging from the astounding symphonies and serenades of the Masterworks series to the fan-favorites of their SuperPOPS! series like The Music of Queen and the upcoming Fire & Rain concert.

Joining the one and only ASO for Fire & Rain is Nashville-based duo Swearingen & Kelli. Known for their music that bridges the gap between modern-day Americana and the classic sounds of the 1970s, they’re the perfect addition to this must-see concert.

Grab your tickets now to Fire & Rain on March 25.

3. It’s led by ASO’s Principal SuperPOPS! Conductor Christopher Confessore

Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Principal SuperPOPS! Conductor Chris Confessore. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

If you’ve never been to an ASO performance with Conductor Christopher Confessore leading the charge, you’re in for a treat. I’ve been to several and he’s great at entertaining the crowd.

He’s been a member of the ASO’s conducting staff for more than 20 years, leading the ASO’s talented musicians in hundreds of SuperPOPS!, Masterworks, Educational/Outreach and Outdoor performances across Alabama.

More events with the ASO

Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Don’t miss what’s ahead for the ASO. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

There’s never a dull moment with the ASO. Plan now for more must-attend events this spring:

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Franck’s Symphony in D Minor with The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra

Tunes on Tap: Melodies @ Monday Night

There’s more ahead for the ASO. Stay in the know by visiting their event page and follow them on Facebook and Instagram

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