Exclusive interview with Conductor Carlos Izcaray on the future of the ASO

ASO Conductor Carlos Izcaray. Photo via the ASO

If you’re a fan of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra like we are here at Bham Now, you may have been wondering what they’re up to right now, and what their plans are for the future. We reached out to Conductor Carlos Izcaray to find out more.

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18 organizations that help build bridges between young people in Birmingham

These girls from Girls Rock Birmingham mean business. Photo via Girls Rock Birmingham’s Facebook page

One of the most powerful ways for young people to build bridges is by getting involved in organizations designed to promote friendship, common purpose and cross-cultural understanding. We found 18 such organizations here in Birmingham, and we know there are countless others. Keep reading to find out what we learned and then let us know what we missed.

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Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Kevin Fitzgerald wants you to come to a free concert Nov. 16. 5 reasons why.

Kevin Fitzgerald of the ASYO with a musical score
Just like writers read for fun, conductors read musical scores in their spare time. Here’s Kevin with his favorite Mahler score at Revelator Coffee on a rainy Thursday. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO), conducted by Kevin Fitzgerald, is getting ready for their opening show on Saturday, November 16 at 2PM at the Alys Stephens Center and we’re all invited.

The theme is Russian Classics, and the free show lasts less than one hour. Kevin and I sat down last week and talked about why this show is a must-see for young music lovers and their families. Read on for all the details.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra names Kevin Fitzgerald Assistant Conductor

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Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra’s new music director Kevin Fitzgerald. Photo courtesy of Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has named Kevin Fitzgerald the new Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) and Assistant Conductor of the ASO.

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