Soaring Melodies | Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.

If one may describe a personality as “soaring,” it might apply to The Gliding of the Eagle in the Skies, written by Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda’s conducting and composition teacher. Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 could be thought of as exhibiting Nordic splendor, while Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini remains an old and familiar friend. Young talented pianist Alexander Korsantia has the personality that brings it all together. Continue reading →

In the News: Huntsville Symphony concert offers family-friendly Pixar movie music

If you’ve wanted a way to introduce the family to a symphony concert experience, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra has just the opportunity. Next up in the HSO’s Pops series is “Pixar in Concert,” which features digitally-projected montages of 13 films, including “Toy Story 1, 2 and 3,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars 1 and 2,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL*E,” and “Brave.” Read the full story at al.com.

In the News: Bela Fleck brings banjo virtuosity to Huntsville Symphony Orchestra concert

The next Huntsville Symphony Orchestra concert will bring a renowned musician and an unusual classical instrument to the stage of the Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Multiple Grammy-award winning Bela Fleck will be performing his “Banjo Concerto” with the orchestra in a concert that includes Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly’s “Peacock Variations.” Read the full story at al.com.