Experience Hendrix Tour
Thursday, September 25 at 7pm
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Fri, Sept 19, 2014 | 11 a.m. Carlos Izcaray, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano ZIVKOVIC: Serenade for Strings RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff Fri & Sat, Sept 19 & 20, 2014 : 8 pm Rune Bergmann, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano ZIVKOVIC: Psalm XIII (World Premiere) RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian Two great Russians, two incurable Romantics, two supreme masters of the orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Second Piano Concerto is paired with one of Tchaikovsky’s most awe-inspiring symphonies.
Since 2004, with the endorsement of the Hendrix family, Experience Hendrix has been delighting fans at sold-out shows worldwide. Musicians love this show as much as fans. It's a time for them to come together and celebrate one of their biggest and most important musical influences. The star-studded tour has included performers like Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bootsy Collins, Eric Johnson, and more.
The Hit Men Fri, Sept 26, 2014 : 8 pm Samford University’s Wright Center Former members of hit acts including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Critters, Jim Croce, Carly Simon and more, playing music that’s transcended generations.
Hosted by UAB Artist-in-residence Eric Essix, The Essentials is a new innovative series devoted to honoring music's rich history and sound. Join us for the second installment of The Essentials as we explore Swing! Featuring Kirk Whalum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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."
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.
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.
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.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus presents it's third annual evening of soaring choral music in beautiful Reid Chapel.
Brown Conducts Beethoven Eroica Fri, Oct 31, 2014 | 11 a.m. Justin Brown, conductor BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).