Béla Fleck Banjo Concerto | Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.

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 →

Pixar in Concert | Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

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 →

La Bohème | Friday, November 15, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

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 →

Mozart Is Served | Sunday, November 3, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.

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 →

In the News: Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild’s Crescen Dough Auction includes evening of dinner, Kosmic Mama, more than 500 auction items

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.