Holiday Soul: Eric Essix and 5 Men On A Stool
Sunday, December 7 at 7pm
Christmas at the Alys. 7:00 p.m., Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. $8 general admission and $5 for all students.
Christmas with Michael W. Smith Fri, Dec 5, 2014 : 8 pm Samford University’s Wright Center Platinum pop and Christian worship artist Michael W. Smith brings his creative passion for music to the ASO, which comes alive with sweeping cinematic statements, rich melodies, an emotional range, along with musical twists.
The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center presents , “Holiday Soul” featuring UAB Artist In Residence, Eric Essix, performing with Atlanta super group, 5 Men On A Stool! For the first time ever, Eric performs a soulful collection of “songs of the season” with bandmates Hank Stewart, Antonio Allen, Melvin Miller and Leonard Julien III, as well as favorites from the groups time tested set list. No strangers to the Alys Stephens Center and Birmingham, 5 Men On A Stool shared the stage with Eric in 2013 as part of his “Evolution” concert and together they have played venues throughout the U.S. performing their own unique blend of jazz, gospel, R&B and spoken word.
Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a box, and burns white-hot from the inside out. But what seems even more striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance, is that feeling of unyielding authenticity. http://www.groundcontroltouring.com/artists/robert-ellis
Join the Cratchets, Tiny Tim, all the Spirits, and of course Ebenezer Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment. This delightful play is adapted and directed by beloved ASC staff member and ArtPlay teaching artist Jerry Sims, whose popular original productions include Yuletide in Dogtown, Alice's EVEN BIGGER Tea Party, and Down the Yellow Brick Road. Come early to enjoy holiday treats and more!
Handel’s Messiah Sat, Dec 20, 2014 : 7:30 pm Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stephens Center Jory Vinikour, conductor HANDEL: Messiah Beethoven once called Handel “the greatest composer that ever lived.” Handel’s Messiah has become the world’s the most popular choral work, delighting audiences every holiday season.
New Year’s Eve: A Viennese Celebration Wed, Dec 31, 2014 : 6 pm Alabama Theatre Christopher Confessore, conductor Lisa Vroman, vocalist Ring in 2015 with waltzes, operatic selections, and a glass of bubbly.
Mendelssohn Scottish symphony Fri, Jan 9, 2015 | 11 a.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor PRICE: Dances in the Canebrakes MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Scottish
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Fri & Sat, Jan 9 & 10, 2015 : 8 pm Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Cédric Tiberghien, piano PRICE: Dances in the Canebrakes RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Scottish Drawing from Gershwin’s jazzy popularity and Mozart’s elegance, Ravel’s concerto echoes American jazz and, in a ravishing slow movement, old Viennese lyricism.
Reflect and Rejoice: A Tribute to DR. Martin Luther King, JR. Sun, Jan 18, 2015: 3 pm Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stevens Center The Aeolians Of Oakwood University The powerful voices of the Aeolians of Oakwood University join the orchestra in our yearly concert, celebrating the legacy and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
20th Century Masters: Copland and Enescu Tue, Jan 27, 2015 : 7:30 pm Samford University Brock Hall Featuring Daniel Szasz and his wife, pianist Alina Voicu COPLAND Nocturne and Ukulele Serenade for violin and piano COPLAND Sonata for violin and piano ENESCU Sonata no. 2 for violin and piano ENESCU Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 arr. for violin and piano Sponsored by Diane and Herb Rossmeisl
Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor Fri & Sat, Jan 30 & 31, 2015 : 8 pm Conductor: Chrisstopher Confessore Chloë Hanslip, violin Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2 Op. 72a Bruch: Violin Concerto in G Minor (Chloe Hanslip, violin soloist) --intermission-- Schubert: Symphony in B minor "Unfinished"
The Music of Pink Floyd with The Machine Sat, Feb 7, 2015 : 8 pm Alabama Theatre You’ll wish you were here! Don’t miss what is hailed as the most faithfully replicated sounds and experience of Pink Floyd in concert when the ASO shares the stage with The Machine.
Triumphant Trumpet Fri, Feb 13, 2015 | 11 a.m. Christopher Martin, trumpet TAMBERG: Trumpet Concerto HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat
Triumphant Trumpet Fri & Sat, Feb 13 & 14, 2015 : 8 pm Christopher Martin, trumpet TAMBERG: Trumpet Concerto HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Haydn’s brilliant Concerto for Trumpet stands at the summit of the majestic instrument’s solo pieces. One of America’s greatest brass virtuosos, Martin is principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony.
Contemporary Visions Tue, Feb, 17, 2015 : 7:30 pm Samford University Brock Hall Contemporary works for woodwind trio and piano trio by Dorman, Ewazen, and Auerbach
In late 19th Century Middle Class America, "female problems" were often dismissed as "hysteria." Enter Dr. Givings, who treats the symptoms with a strange new electric-powered box! Ruhl's play is a fanciful, compassionate and truly "stimulating" study of sexual liberation. Partial Nudity, Sexual content, Adult Situations and Themes.
Music from Vivaldi’s Seasons Sat, Feb 21, 2015 : 8 pm Samford University Brock Hall Daniel Szasz, Violin VIVALDI: Winter from The Four Seasons BENCE-MUK: Transylvanian Seasons (World Premiere) The Vivaldi paints a portrait of the winter where strings with trills describe the cold, arpeggios harken of a whipping wind, while a series of abrupt chords suggest stamping feet and running to get warm.
Beethoven Pastoral Symphony Fri & Sat, Feb 27 & 28, 2015 : 8 pm Jacomo Bairos, conductor Daniel Szasz, violin BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, Pastoral PIAZZOLLA: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires MARQUEZ: Danzón No. 2 Beethoven’s ode to nature is a masterpiece of simplicity and sincerity – it remains timeless, depicting life of the countryside.