Béla Fleck is an American master of the banjo, widely recognized as one of the premier banjo players in the world. His Banjo Concerto, however, is far from being just a folksong or bluegrass celebration; it’s an amazing piece of symphonic music that shows the range of this beautiful stringed instrument – and this 21st-century work is beautifully matched with two remarkable 20th-century compositions, one created around folk music from Hungary, the other from Mexico. Continue reading →
From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, Brave, performed by HSO musicians. Continue reading →
“If you’re looking for a quiet New Year’s Eve, don’t get tickets for the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra’s concert that evening. Tiempo Libre is playing and will be ringing in 2014 with a loud and lively party.” Read the full story at al.com.
Presented without orchestra.
Bring in the New Year with a Latin flair! Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban band Tiempo Libre presents a fiery and festive celebration of the close of one year and the beginning of another — all with a passionate, upbeat, Latin personality! There will be two dance floors at the concert. Continue reading →
The World’s Most Beloved Opera
Most of us know the story of La Bohème, Puccini’s opera that is the most-performed and best-loved opera in the world. Of course, some popular familiarity may come from its much later adaptation into the modern stage musical, Rent, or its substantial influence on the movie, Moulin Rouge. However, in this concert version, guest vocalists, joined by members of the Huntsville Community Chorus and backed by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, display the “bohemian” personalities of the young and artistic in this classic story of love and loss. Continue reading →
Written to be performed as dinner is served, the HSO presents Mozart’s Gran partita, with the movements performed during several appetizing courses. It will be different, delightful…and delicious!
Mozart composed his Gran Partita as social music – delightful entertainment for an evening with friends, food, and libations. In that spirit, the HSO presents this concert accompanied by a three-course dinner with wine at tables for six, providing a unique opportunity to experience a little 18th century magic but without wigs, hosiery, and too many ruffles. It’s still a Casual Classics event. Limited to 100 patrons. Continue reading →
A sample of Robert McDuffie’s incredible talent. He is a Huntsville favorite!
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The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra announces its 2013-2014 season, full of personality. The season includes: Continue reading →
The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will end its season with one of the greatest works of music ever written, Ludwig Beethoven’s famed “Symphony No. 9.” The Huntsville Community Chorus, 200 voices-strong, will accompany the HSO on the work on April 20 at the Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Read the full story at al.com.
If you think of crashing cymbals as the ultimate crescendo in a work of music, the Crescen Dough Auction could be the equivalent of fundraisers for the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. The HSO Guild is holding its 40th annual event on April 5 in the South Hall Ballrooms of the Von Braun Center, with dinner, music and more than 500 items up for grabs in live and silent auctions. Read the full story at al.com.