From the Alps to the Appalachians

Alpine tranquility pervades Austrian composer Josef Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major, while Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring beautifully captures the essence of rustic early American life. Joined by acclaimed young pianist Aleksandra Kasman, the HSO brings an uplifting, outdoorsy program from the country hills to the concert hall for your enjoyment in the second of this season’s Fall Festival concerts. Socially distanced, limited-capacity admission is $25 with advance tickets, and a mask is required.

Single tickets for this concert will go on sale October 1, 2020.

Current 20-21 Season Subscribers (Classical or Pops) can request tickets to the Fall Festival Concerts NOW. Please click the link below.

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The Four Seasons

Praised by The Telegraph for her “piquancy and panache,” Georgia-based violin virtuoso Amy Schwartz Moretti opens the HSO Fall Festival with The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. It’s a golden opportunity to hear all four concertos – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter – in their entirety. The Four Seasons are the most popular of the hundreds of diverse concertos penned by the “Red Priest.” These poetic, illustrative pieces continue to captivate audiences three centuries after their publication. Socially distanced, limited-capacity admission is FREE with advance tickets, and a mask is required.

FREE Single tickets for this concert will be available on October 1, 2020. More information on the FREE streaming will be available soon.

Current 20-21 Season Subscribers (Classical or Pops) can request tickets to the Fall Festival Concerts NOW. Please click the link below.

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Who’s Afraid of Living Composers?

Joshua Burel, William Price, and Amir Zaheri, composers

Contemporary classical music thrives in all corners of the world, including our home state of Alabama. This introspective program of new music will showcase recent compositions by three noted Alabama composers. You know Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms – but what about the composers living right next door?

Dinner Concert

Join us for dinner with friends, but do kindly remember to leave room for Brahms and Beethoven at the table – well, for their music, anyway. Two delectable chamber works will complement the delicious evening meal: Brahms’ Sextet in B-flat for strings, and then a seldom-heard gem of Beethoven, his Sextet for winds, a gorgeous youthful piece which he left inexplicably unpublished for many years.

Pops 3

Due to the changed date, programming for this concert will change.

Pops 1 – NYE

Due to a reduced orchestra, programming for this concert will change.

Classic Albums Live Presents: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) spent 15 weeks at No. 1 in the US, won four Grammy Awards, and transformed the aesthetics and mechanics of rock music production forever. From the rollicking music-hall parody of “When I’m Sixty-Four” to the disarmingly profound “A Day in the Life,” Sgt. Pepper is a string of remarkable hits which encapsulates 1960s counterculture timelessly and with unprecedented artistry. The performing musicians of Classic Albums Live, known for their note-for-note recreations, join forces with the orchestra to present, in the words of John himself, “a splendid time guaranteed for all.” 

Carnival of the Animals

FREE family activities from 9:30 a.m.
Concert from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Huntsville M.E.T., puppetry

Among the most beloved of children’s pieces for the orchestra, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals presents the double bass as an elephant, the clarinet as a cuckoo, and an ensemble of shimmering strings and undulating pianos as an aquarium brimming with colorful fish. It’s a marvelous way to introduce young people to the instruments of the orchestra when paired with the dazzling, larger-than-life puppetry of Huntsville M.E.T. Best of all, this concert and the fun-filled morning activities which precede it are FREE to your family and to the whole community.

Romantic Revolution

Grieg“Aase’s Death” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Grieg“Anitra’s Dance” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
SibeliusRomance in C major for strings
LisztMalédiction for piano and strings
GriegHolberg Suite