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.

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

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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.

Eileen Ivers: Fiddle On Fire!

With regret, the HSO announces that the Pops performance scheduled for February 20, 2021 – Eileen Ivers: Fiddle on Fire!has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

We are working hard to bring quality programming to our patrons, safely and responsibly, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite our best efforts, we have periodically experienced insurmountable difficulties. In this case, Eileen Ivers and her ensemble, based in New York City, have notified us of their decision to cease all travel in the coming months, citing health and quarantine concerns.

If you had tickets to this concert, please fill out the online form HERE by February 18, 2021.

THANK YOU for your support of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. We are in this together, and we can’t do it without the dedication of valued patrons like you.

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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.” 

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.

Carnival of the Animals

The in person concert is AT CAPACITY! 

You can still tune in virtually for a live stream on Feb. 27 at 11am.

FREE Family Concert Video

The HSO is thrilled to offer our FREE Family Concert this year! You and your family are invited to join us on Saturday, February 27, at 11am for a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals,” complete with puppets from Huntsville M.E.T. and Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater. It’s the perfect way to introduce your kids to the orchestra, while also having a fun morning out! To make this event as safe as can be, we’re offering two ways to view the concert:

🎶 Join us in person at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall on Sat. Feb. 27 at 11am FULL

🎶 OR tune in virtually for a live stream on Feb. 27 at 11am (CLICK HERE)

If you’re joining us in person, tickets are required for this year’s concert. To reserve your FREE tickets, please click the GET TICKETS button above. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel the FREE Pre-Concert Activities. 

Please note that we are doing everything we can to keep you and your family safe during this event. If you’re joining us in person, per the state of Alabama’s Safer At Home order extended through March 5, 2021, we require that everyone attending wear a mask or facial covering that covers their mouth and nostrils at all times, including during the performance. Children under 6 years of age or not yet in the 2nd grade are not subject to this requirement. In addition to requiring facial coverings, we are sanitizing the hall between each rehearsal and performance, and have reduced our hall capacity to 600 seats (our hall accommodates 1,800) to allow for socially distanced seating.

If something comes up and you need to return your tickets for any reason, please call 256.539.4818 or email info@hso.org, so that we may pass them to another family!

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. 

Romantic Revolution

Due to social distance seating, this concert is SOLD OUT. 

 

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

Clarinet Carnival

Due to social distance seating, this concert is SOLD OUT. 

Weber Symphony No. 2 in C major
Schumann-Ravel Carnaval (excerpts)CoplandClarinet Concerto

Mozart called it the “agony stick,” and it was a favorite instrument of Brahms also. Soloist Scott Andrews will demonstrate the agility, versatility, and beauty of the clarinet in a performance of Aaron Copland’s groundbreaking, jazz-infused, distinctively American concerto. An early symphony by famed operatist Carl Maria von Weber opens this diverse and festive program. We’ll also hear pieces from Robert Schumann’s waltzy, whimsical Carnaval as orchestrated by French composer Maurice Ravel.