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620 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401
United States

(205) 752-5515

The mission of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is to foster and encourage the appreciation of music through live concert performances and educational programs that are diverse, enriching and of the highest quality.

WORDS & MUSIC

The 2015-2016 season will center around the theme: A Celebration of Words & Music. Concerts will explore the particular way words and music connect and strengthen each other, beginning with a reflection on journeys and concluding with a commemoration of William Shakespeare.

The 2015-2016 season centers around the theme: A Celebration of Words & Music. Concerts explore the particular way words and music connect and strengthen each other, beginning with a reflection on journeys and concluding with a commemoration of William Shakespeare.

 

Postcards

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

7:OO P.M. AT MOODY CONCERT HALL

The opening concert of the season will focus on words and music as they relate to travel. The selections illustrate literal journeys, at least one of which was written on the way.  Featuring Daugherty, Mozart and Dvořák, the first concert of the season is not-to-miss!

W.A. Mozart, Symphony no. 36 in C major, K. 425 “Linz"

Daugherty,  Route 66

Dvořák,  Symphony no. 9 in E minor, op. 95 “New World”

Cheers ‘n Chat will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Choral Opera Room.


MUCH ADO ABOUT MOZART

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015

7:OO p.m. at First Presbyterian Church

Join us for TSO’s second annual chamber orchestra concert featuring the Cavell Trio. This beautiful concert space will be illuminated by hundreds of candles as you enjoy works such as W.A. Mozart’s Symphony no. 29 in A major and other masterworks of poetic beauty. Don't miss the beauty of Much Ado About Mozart by candlelight.  

Korngold, Suite from Much Ado about Nothing, op. 11

Lefevre, Sinfonia Concertante in C for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and orchestra

W.A. Mozart, Symphony no. 29 in A major, K. 201


A TSO Christmas

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015

7:OO p.m. at Moody Concert Hall

Joined with the Alabama Choir School and Prentice Concert Chorale, the TSO will perform the final concert of the calendar year at the height of the holiday season. Community members of all ages are invited to attend this not-to-miss musical bash. The annual sell-out event will feature a myriad of holiday favorites, including famous sing-alongs and music from Steve Sample.

Anderson, A Christmas Festival

Respighi,  “Adoration of the Magi” from Botticelli Triptych

Rimsky-Korsakov, Dance of the Birds and Dance of the Clowns from “The Snow Maiden” Suite

arr. Goldstein, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Rutter,  “Praise Ye the Lord”

Bach, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” from Cantata no. 147

Handel, “And suddenly there was with the Angel,” and “Glory to God” from Messiah

arr. Sample, “Away in a Manger”

16th century, arr. Hoggard, Personent Hodie

Trad., arr. Leavitt, “Sing We Now of Christmas”

Kuzma, Christmas Pops Sing-Along

Williams, Home Alone: Three Holiday Songs

arr. Sample, “Christmas in Dixie”

Cheers ‘n Chat will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Choral Opera Room.


CelebratinG great love stories

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016

7:OO P.M. at Moody Concert Hall

Get carried away with timeless tales of romance as TSO explores two of love’s most powerful agents—words & music. The evening will include selections by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky and other winsome stories of love and beauty. Don't miss the Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers giveaway!

Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture

Tchaikovsky,  Suite from “The Sleeping Beauty,” op. 66a

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, op. 35

Silent Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Moody Hall Lobby.

Cheers ‘n Chat will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Moody Hall Lobby. 


 

Carnival Spectacular: FAMILY DISCOVERY CONCERT

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 

6:OO p.m. at MOODY CONCERT HALL

For music and dance lovers of all ages, join the TSO and The Tuscaloosa Community Dancers for Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals and other great works for orchestra. Experience music in motion with Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and more. All area 5th graders will have the opportunity to attend three morning concerts. Doors open at 5pm for the evening concert.  Join the Tuscaloosa Symphony Guild for their Instrumental Petting Zoo. Fun for all ages!

Rossini, Overture to “The Barber of Seville”

Ravel, “Laideronette, Empress of the Toy Mandarins” from Mother Goose Suite

Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee

Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals, featuring Kevin Chance and Brad Baker, piano soloists

The Instrument Petting Zoo will begin in the Moody Lobby at 5:00 p.m.

 

A Salute to the Bard: Celebrating Shakespeare

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016

7:OO p.m. at MOODY CONCERT HALL

Commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the great poet and playwright William Shakespeare with Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Kellogg’s Pyramus and Thisbe and other works celebrating the deep connection between language and music.  Poet and actor Frank Oden and the Alabama Choir School join the TSO once again to Salute the Bard in our final concert of the season.

 

Mendelssohn, Overture and Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 21 and 61

Kellogg, Pyramus and Thisbe

Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Cheers ‘n Chat will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Choral Opera Room.