Current American composer Michael Torke wrote his piece in the style of Bach, and this afternoon the two works will be played in such a manner that the similarities — and the differences — will be highlighted. Bach never traveled to Tahiti, but you may think he did! Continue reading →
Two serious, rich and powerful Mozart pieces are separated by the humorous Haydn Symphony No. 93in an evening of music that will move you. Guest vocalists and the Huntsville Community Chorus will accompany the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s magnificent Requiem, a performance not to be missed. Continue reading →
They rocked you with the music of Queen last concert season. This year, Jeans ‘n Classics is returning to Huntsville for a Valentine’s Day spectacular! From Dancing Queen to Mamma Mia, these are the songs you know and love. Each one is like an old friend, and each will inspire you to dance or sing along – “Having the time of your life!” Continue reading →
Featuring the music of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf — along with three Mozart selections — there will be especially delightful FREE Family Concerts! It’s a wonderful way to introduce young people to the instruments and music of a symphony…and it’s completely FREE, thanks to sponsorship from Damson Automotive Group and the 2013-2014 Painted Violin Society! Learn more →
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and TwickenhamFest Announce a Piano Master Class Featuring Alexander Korsantia.
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall – Von Braun Center
Free and open to the public
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 →
Bold and brassy — this afternoon’s selections showcase the range and skill of the brass instruments and include a piece by Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda’s renowned teacher. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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 →