UPDATE: FEBRUARY 1
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.
UPDATE: DECEMBER 11
We are resuming our 2020-2021 season! It will just look a little different. Safety precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to alterations in our 2020-2021 season programming, but we remain committed to serving the Huntsville community through music, as safely as possible.
Classical 1 (previously September 18) and Pops 1 (previously October 30) have both been rescheduled to later in the 2020-2021 season (please see the full schedule here to see the new dates). The Classical Series starts on January 9, 2021, and the Pops Series begins December 31, 2020. All other concerts will be held on their original dates. Please see the new full concert schedule here.
We are dedicated to offering an inspiring season of orchestral performances in a safe and healthy environment. This season, we bring you a program with diverse concert offerings that explore exciting repertoire for small orchestras and chamber ensembles. These smaller orchestra sizes allow us to maintain the health and safety of our musicians.
We also remain steadfast in our commitment to the health of our patrons, staff, and crew:
- All concerts will be kept to around an hour in length to eliminate the need for intermission.
- Audience sizes have been reduced to allow for socially distanced seating.
- Face coverings over the mouth and nose are required at all times inside our concert hall, even during the performance.
- We have placed sanitizing stations throughout the concert hall for your convenience.
- We ask that you take your program with you upon leaving the concert or dispose of it in a waste basket. The programs will be not recirculated.
Subscriptions and Ticketing
All existing Classical and Pops subscriber tickets have been transferred to the new Classical and Pops concert dates. Subscriber Tickets will be mailed the week of December 14.
Due to limited availability because of our efforts to maintain socially distanced seating, online purchasing of new Davidson Classical Series/ S3, Inc. Pops Series Subscriptions and single tickets to our Davidson Classical Series concerts have been temporarily disabled. If you would like to reserve tickets for an upcoming concert or have any questions, please call 256.539.4818.
Concert dates and programming are subject to change. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 256.539.4818.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 9
After an eight-month hiatus from performing, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will be back with a powerful message of hope for the 2020-21 season:
- Two new Fall Festival Concerts will bring live music back to the community
- The 20-21 season will resume on December 31, and most fall concerts will be rescheduled
- Dollar-for-dollar matching gift for fall Annual Fund donations
The HSO is returning to the stage! It will just look different. We are proud to announce two Fall Festival Concerts to be performed in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center with safety as our top priority. These two concerts will be around an hour each to avoid an intermission, the audience and musicians will be socially distanced, and masks will be required. The first Fall Festival Concerts will be offered to the community completely FREE, and will also be streamed for FREE. Subscribers will be offered tickets first, then additional seats will open up for public reservation. The second Fall Festival Concerts will be FREE for subscribers, then we will offer any additional seats for $25 each.
Fall Festival 1:
The Four Seasons
Sunday, November 1
1:30 pm and 4:30 pm
Featuring: Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Fall Festival 2:
From the Alps to the Appalachians
Friday, November 13, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 14, 11:00 am
Featuring: Aleksandra Kasman, piano
Current 20-21 Season Subscribers (Classical or Pops) can request tickets to the Fall Festival Concerts NOW. Please click HERE.
We are looking forward to bringing Huntsville a full season of music, just a little later than we originally planned. Classical 1 (previously September 18) and Pops 1 (previously October 30) have both been rescheduled to future dates. Classical 2 (previously November 13) has been cancelled and replaced by Fall Festival 2. Please see the new schedule below. All subscriber tickets have been transferred to the new dates. If you have any questions about your particular circumstances, please give us a call. New subscriptions and single tickets for any of our upcoming concerts go on sale on October 1.
New Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Previous Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
New Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Previous Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Cancelled – and replaced by Fall Festival 2
Previous Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
Current season subscribers will receive a letter in the coming weeks explaining the changes and sharing the subscriber benefits for the Fall Festival concerts in November.
From Gregory Vajda, Music Director and Conductor, “The HSO staff and I are excited about being able to present live concerts to you soon, in a safe environment. We are all looking forward to returning to the stage.”
We are thrilled to announce that the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Foundation has generously offered to match donations to the HSO Annual Fund up to $75,000 through December 31, 2020. The on-going support of our community inspires us all.
It is because of our donors and ticket buyers that the HSO is able to fulfill its mission of bringing fine music to our community, even with the current challenges. The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra has been here for decades, and we will continue to be here for our community as safely as possible!
The HSO office will be closed to the public until further notice. You can still reach us by phone (256.539.4818) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) during normal business hours.