Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

October 2nd, 2014

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has a given talent, natural charisma, and a relentless drive to bridge music's past and future. On a worldwide tour that's taking fans by storm, Trombone Shorty and his ensemble, Orleans Avenue, explore funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop with a style all their own and are some of the most exciting, high-energy artists touring today.

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Cirque de la Symphonie

October 5th, 2014

Cirque de la Symphonie

Cirque de la Symphonie Sun, Oct 5, 2014 : 3 pm Wright Center An exciting new production designed to bring the magic of cirque to musical halls. An elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque performances witnessed anywhere, showcasing many of the best artists in the world, with the skilled musicians of the ASO.

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Magic City Riders Read

October 9th, 2014

Magic City Riders Read

A reading and book signing event featuring Carla Jean Whitley, author of "Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: How the Swampers Changed American Music."

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Dvorak Symphony No. 8

October 10th, 2014 - October 11th, 2014

Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Dvorak Symphony No. 8 Fri & Sat, Oct 10 & 11, 2014 : 8 pm Andreas Delfs, conductor Elissa Koljonen, violin MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture WALTON: Violin Concerto DVORAK: Symphony No. 8 The irresistible Eighth is rich in folk tunes and dance rhythms – inspired by music of Dvořák’s Bohemian countrymen and of the earth beneath their feet.

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UAB Piano Series featuring Eric Lu

October 12th, 2014

UAB Piano Series featuring Eric Lu

UAB Piano Series concert featuring 17-year-old international competition winner Eric Lu. 4:00 p.m., Alys Stephens Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. $15 General Admission and $5 for UAB Students.

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Russian Passion: An Evening of Tchaikovsky

October 14th, 2014

Russian Passion: An Evening of Tchaikovsky

Russian Passion: An Evening of Tchaikovsky Tue, Oct 14, 2014 : 7:30 pm Samford University Brock Hall Melodie for violin and piano Nocturne for cello and piano Piano Trio in A minor Sponsored by Joe & Lavonne Sanders

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Clybourne Park

October 15th, 2014 - October 19th, 2014

Clybourne Park

"Clybourne Park (2010) is a play by Bruce Norris written in response to Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun (1959). It portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago... "As described by the Washington Post, the play 'applies a modern twist to the issues of race and housing and aspirations for a better life.' The play was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play."

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Mary Mary

October 16th, 2014

Mary Mary

Fearless. That one word eloquently captures the creative spirit of the groundbreaking duo Mary Mary. Ever since siblings Erica and Tina Campbell broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit "Shackles (Praise You)," the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone.

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Act Of Congress

October 17th, 2014

Act Of Congress

Act of Congress Fri, Oct 17, 2014 : 8 pm Alabama Theatre With a timeless blend of tight harmonies, vintage instrumentation, and deep musical roots, Act of Congress, consistently voted one of the “must see live acts of Alabama,” returns to play with the ASO.

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Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

October 23rd, 2014

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

The Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge duo is a collaborative effort founded in the roots of acoustic music, exploring the worlds of improvisation and composition. With Lage's background in modern jazz and new music, and Eldridge's deep relationship with bluegrass - as well as being a member of the widely acclaimed band Punch Brothers - this duo lives at the nexus of improvisation, spontaneous composition, and virtuosic refinement, all performed on their respective 1939 Martin guitars.

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Gay Marriage: A Debate w/ Sherif Girgis & Will Saletan

October 23rd, 2014

Gay Marriage: A Debate w/ Sherif Girgis & Will Saletan

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American Voices: Fall Chorus Concert

October 24th, 2014

American Voices: Fall Chorus Concert

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus presents it's third annual evening of soaring choral music in beautiful Reid Chapel.

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Coffee Concert: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

October 31st, 2014

Coffee Concert: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

Brown Conducts Beethoven Eroica Fri, Oct 31, 2014 | 11 a.m. Justin Brown, conductor BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica

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Justin Brown Plays Mozart

October 31st, 2014 - November 1st, 2014

Justin Brown Plays Mozart

Brown Conducts BEETHOVEN EROICA Fri, Oct 31 & Sat, Nov 1, 2014 : 8 pm Justin Brown, conductor and piano MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica Music Director Laureate Justin Brown returns in his only Masterworks appearance of the season! At the keyboard, he leads Mozart’s brooding Concerto No. 24. From the podium, he conducts Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica, an ASO specialty.

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Women of War

November 12th, 2014 - November 22nd, 2014

Women of War

This original work explores the complexities of the human impulse to engage in warfare and the determination and strength needed to recover. Through music, dance and text, this compelling piece presents the perspectives of both victor and victim as they examine the causes and effects of war. touching on such subjects as post-traumatic stress, loss of homeland, survival and defeat, Women of War examines the male and female experience.

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The Assad Brothers

November 13th, 2014

The Assad Brothers

Fusing classical, jazz, and Latin stylings, Sergio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity, and expression.

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Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand

November 14th, 2014

Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand

Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand Fri, Nov 14, 2014 : 8 pm Samford University’s Wright Center Platinum award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the iconic music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists, singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand’s multi-faceted career.

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UAB Gospel Choir 19th Anniversary Fall Concert

November 17th, 2014

UAB Gospel Choir 19th Anniversary Fall Concert

UAB Gospel Choir directed by Kevin P. Turner: 19th Anniversary Fall Concert. 7:00 p.m., Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Tickets are $7 general admission; $6 for UAB students, faculty and staff; and $6 each for groups of 20 or more (advance purchase required).

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UAB Opera presents The Elixir of Love

November 20th, 2014 - November 21st, 2014

UAB Opera presents The Elixir of Love

UAB Opera presents The Elixir of Love by Donizetti (sung in English), directed by Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, and conducted by J. Paul Dease. 7:30 p.m., Alys Stephens Center, Sirote Theatre. Tickets are $10, $15 and $20, with $5 tickets available for any college student with an ID or anyone under 18. $10 each for groups of 8 or more (advance purchase required).

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Coffee Concert: Schumann Symphony No.3 "Rhenish"

November 21st, 2014

Coffee Concert: Schumann Symphony No.3 "Rhenish"

Schumann Rhenish Fri, Nov 21, 2014 | 11 a.m. Maximiano Valdés, conductor GINASTERA: Pampeana No. 3 SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3, Rhenish

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Barber Cello Concerto

November 21st, 2014 - November 22nd, 2014

Barber Cello Concerto

Barber Cello Concerto Fri & Sat, Nov 21 & 22, 2014: 8 pm Maximiano Valdés, conductor Jay Campbell, cello GINASTERA: Pampeana No. 3 BARBER Cello Concerto SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3, Rhenish Barber’s natural melodic gifts are evident in his soaring Cello Concerto. The deeply spiritual Rhenish Symphony was Schumann’s awestruck reaction to seeing the Cologne Cathedral in the bright morning sun, as well as an homage to his hero, Bach.

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Christmas at the Alys

December 1st, 2014

Christmas at the Alys

Christmas at the Alys. 7:00 p.m., Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. $8 general admission and $5 for all students.

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Christmas with Michael W. Smith

December 5th, 2014

Christmas with Michael W. Smith

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.

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