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ASC Presents Concert Artists Guild Series: Vision Duo

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Vision Duo, comprising violinist Ariel Horowitz and percussionist Britton-René Collins, performs classical works with a contemporary twist. Through an explora-tion of musical genres and sonic possibilities for violin and percussion, Vision Duo seeks to contribute to the ongoing redefinition of classical music programming and structures. Ariel and Britt formed their duo after becoming co-winners of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition’s Ambassador Prize. In doing so, the duo quickly discovered their shared passion for post-genre and contemporary music, promoting systemic change, and centering equity and access in musical spaces — as well as a craving for soup dumplings and Starbucks,Continue Reading ...

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ASC Presents Rosanne Cash

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four Grammy Awards and nominations for 11 more. Cash is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Oxford-American, The Nation, and many more publications. In addition to continual worldwide touring, Cash has partnered in programming or served as artist-in-residence at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz, theContinue Reading ...

$45 – $65

ASC Presents Lizz Wright

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright is a steward of American music, bringing brilliant color and vibrancy to singular original works and compositions by some of the greatest songwriters of our time. Wright gained widespread attention as one of the most venerable popular singers of her generation through the release of five critically acclaimed albums. From her breakout Verve debut album, Salt, to her last album, Grace, on Concord Records, Wright lives a life filled with beautiful possibilities centered on the power of song. Through an inimitable voice that The New York Times touts as “a smooth, dark alto possessed of qualitiesContinue Reading ...

$39

ASC Presents Concert Artists Guild Series: The Balourdet String Quartet

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

The Balourdet String Quartet, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program. The quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition as well as the top prize awarded in the 2021 Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The group also received the Gold Medal in the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Gold Medal and Audience Award at the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, and the Second Prize in the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition. The Balourdet has shared theContinue Reading ...

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ASC Presents Voctave

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

A cappella sensation Voctave has had over 150 million social media views of their videos, and their latest album, The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition, reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Their previous album, The Corner of Broadway & Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at number 3 on the iTunes charts. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring their arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Hailing from Central Florida, the eleven members of Voctave have performed across the globe and appear on countless recordings. The groupContinue Reading ...

$20 – $40

ASC Presents Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Punch Brothers have built their sound on a platform of virtuosic instrumentalism and dazzling arrangements. Formed in the late 2000s after the dissolution of mandolinist Chris Thile’s former band, Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers’ amalgam of bluegrass energy, classical complexity, and jazzy improvisation was immediately apparent. Over the last four decades, Béla Fleck has gone boldly where no banjo player has gone before, a musical journey that has earned him 15 Grammy Awards in nine different fields, Béla returns with his first bluegrass tour in 24 years, My Bluegrass Heart.  My Bluegrass Heart is a homecoming in sound and features Béla Fleck has taken banjo playingContinue Reading ...

$55 – $75

ASC Presents An Evening with Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

The duo of jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch and jazz vocalist Esperanza Spalding are celebrating the release of their album “Alive at the Village Vanguard” recorded at the legendary club for a packed and rapturous audience.  15-time Grammy winner Hersch, called by The New Yorker “a living legend” – and multiple Grammy Award winner Spalding, whom NPR cites as “the 21st Century’s first jazz genius” – present an evening of songs from the Great American Songbook, music from Brazil and jazz compositions including several penned by Hersch.  Spalding is revealed as a worthy heir of the leading ladies of jazz vocals, andContinue Reading ...

$35 – $55

ASC Presents Will Downing’s Sophisticated Soul Explosion

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Will Downing With a career that spans over 35 years and 25 albums, Will Downing is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time. Known as ‘The Prince of Sophisticated Soul,’ his repertoire consists of signature interpretations of R&B classics like “I Go Crazy”, “Wishing On A Star” and “I Try”, with original hits “A Million Ways”, “Sorry I” and the show-stopping duet with Rachelle Ferrell, “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This”. His distinctive baritone voice has resonated in the hearts of women worldwide and carved a unique niche in the music marketplace. With fresh melodies andContinue Reading ...

$39 – $59

ASC Presents Ranky Tanky feat. Lisa Fischer

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Ranky Tanky has achieved many firsts for South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community since their formation, earning yet another milestone at the 2019 Grammy Awards by taking home the Best Regional Roots Album prize for their sophomore release, “Good Time.” The album, which also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, combines songs carried down through generations in the Sea Islands of the Southeastern United States with the band’s own original compositions in the Gullah tradition.      In Ranky Tanky’s hands, this style of music has been described as “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) while being coveredContinue Reading ...

$39

ASC Presents Ranky Tanky feat. Lisa Fischer

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Ranky Tanky has achieved many firsts for South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community since their formation, earning yet another milestone at the 2019 Grammy Awards by taking home the Best Regional Roots Album prize for their sophomore release, “Good Time.” The album, which also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, combines songs carried down through generations in the Sea Islands of the Southeastern United States with the band’s own original compositions in the Gullah tradition.      In Ranky Tanky’s hands, this style of music has been described as “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) while being coveredContinue Reading ...

$39

ASC Presents Meshell Ndegeocello

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Meshell Ndegeocello’s music twists and turns through so many genres – R&B, pop, jazz, hip-hop – that it’s hard to put a finger on just where she wants to take you. Ndegeocello has defied labels throughout her 20+ year career as one of the brightest and most innovative artists. A ten-time Grammy nominee, Ndegeocello is respected in the industry as a virtuoso on the electric bass guitar and as a composer and producer. Her songs have a rubbery flow rooted in ‘70s funky soul and ‘90s hip-hop culture.  Some albums are testimony, some confessions, and some are escapes. “Ventriloquism”, theContinue Reading ...

$39

ASC Presents Smokey Robinson

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, andContinue Reading ...

$125 – $175

ASC Presents Sheila E.

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Guided by the forces of family, faith, and music, Sheila E. has made a name for herself as one of the most talented musical icons over the decades. With a fearless nature and a passion for sharing her gifts with others, Sheila truly follows the beat of her own drum. She touches the lives of so many, with her dynamic music career at the heart of everything. Sheila’s eagerness to share her music, openness as an author, and fire for her ministry make her such a relatable, inspirational figure for people of all ages.   Born into a musical family,Continue Reading ...

$45 – $65


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