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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.

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The 2016-2017 concert season centers on the theme, Reveries and Wonders. Each concert offers something to satisfy everyone. A brilliant presentation of some of the most well known composers, as well as some perhaps not so familiar, these concerts offer a musical season of pleasure and enlightenment.

 
 

ORCHESTRAL SPLENDOR

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

MOODY MUSIC BUILDING CONCERT HALL, 7:00PM

Adam Flatt, Conductor

This year's opening concert is a must see! Take a hiatus from the hustle and bustle of daily life as we celebrate the wonder of music. Works such as Griffes' The White Peacock will take you to a place of awe and enlightenment in nature as we kick off the 2016-17 concert season.  In alliance with the commissioning project of New Music for America, we are proud to debut Christopher Theofandis' incredible tone poem for orchestra, Dreamtime Ancestors. Based on the Aboriginal creation myths connected to 'dreamtime', each of us are connected by our 'dreamtime ancestors' in the past, present, and future uniting us as family. Bring your family to experience the Alabama premiere of Dreamtime Ancestors; you can hear it only here!  Meet composer, Christopher Theofanidis, at Cheers 'n Chat as he joins the TSO for the Alabama premiere of his new orchestral work. 

BERLIOZ, Le corsaire

GRIFFES, The White Peacock

THEOFANIDIS, Dreamtime Ancestors- Alabama Premiere: 50 state commissioning project of New Music for America

SCHUMANN, Symphony no. 1 "Spring"

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

 

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REVERIES FOR ORGAN AND ORCHESTRA

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 7:00PM

Organ and Orchestra by Candlelight

Adam Flatt, Conductor

Jeff Binford, Organ

This spectacular evening of music is enhanced with First Presbyterian Church illuminated by scores of candles. Our third annual chamber orchestra concert features Jeff Binford on First Presbyterian's stunning new organ. For a night of beauty and wonder, treat yourself and your loved ones to Reveries for Organ and Orchestra.

HANDEL, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from "Solomon"

ALBINONI, Adagio for Organ and Strings

HANDEL, Organ Concerto in F no. 13 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale"

BRITTEN, Simple Symphony

RHEINBERGER, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra no. 1 in F, op.137

 

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CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016

MOODY MUSIC BUILDING CONCERT HALL, 7:00PM

Adam Flatt, Conductor

Alabama Choir School, Doff Procter, Artistic Director

Prentice Concert Chorale, Leslie Poss, Director

Join us in celebration forur annual sell-out gala, Christmas Spectacular. Commemorate the season with both choral and orchestral works that bring the Christmas spirit to life.

Cheers 'n Chat will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Moody Concert Hall on the UA Campus.

REGULAR CONCERT SEATING IS SOLD OUT.  Overflow seating in the new Million Dollar Band facility is available for $5.00 by clicking the link below.  The concert will be live-cast on a movie sized screen.

 

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CELEBRATING GREAT LOVE STORIES II

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

MOODY MUSIC BUILDING CONCERT HALL, 7:00PM

Adam Flatt, Conductor

Amy Yang, Piano

Bring that special someone for an unforgettable evening featuring Tchaikovsky's Suite from "Swan Lake" and other romantic works. The TSO welcomes soloist, Amy Yang, to the stage to perform Robert Schumann's wonderfully romantic "Piano Concerto" .  We will once again partner with Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers to give away a stunning piece of jewelry to one lucky ticket holder!

MOZART, Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"

SCHUMANN, Piano Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY, Suite from "Swan Lake"

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

 

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"The Composer is Dead" by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket

ANNUAL FAMILY DISCOVERY CONCERT

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

BAMA THEATRE, 6:00PM

Demondrae Thurman, Conductor

Help us solve the mystery as we learn about the great composers and how the orchestra works together. This year's annual Family Discovery Concert will feature Nathaniel Stookey's setting of Lemony Snicket's, The Composer is Dead. Fifth graders from Tuscaloosa and West Alabama communities will have the opportunity to attend three morning concerts. Reduced price tickets are available for the evening concert that features a casual family atmosphere. The Tuscaloosa Symphony Guild hosts their famous Instrumental Petting Zoo starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Bama Theatre, so be sure to arrive early for a night of family fun and learning.

The Instrument Petting Zoo will begin in the Bama Theatre at 5:00 p.m.

 

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REVERIES AND WONDERS

MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

MOODY MUSIC BUILDING CONCERT HALL, 7:00PM

Side by Side with the UA Huxford Symphony Orchestra

Adam Flatt, Conductor

Blake Richardson, Conductor

Join us for the season's final concert, Side-by-Side with the UA Huxford Symphony Orchestra.  Each orchestra will perform one work alone then join together to create one powerful, large orchestra to bring you the epic works "The Fountains of Rome" and "Daphnis and Chloe, Suite no. 2."  This is a sound and spectacle that is not to be missed.  This season finale will lead you through reveries and leave you in wonder at the joy, power and beauty of orchestral music.

BEETHOVEN, Leonore Overture no. 3, op. 72b

RAVEL, Le tombeau de Couperin

RESPIGHI, The Fountains of Rome

RAVEL, Daphnis and Chloe, Suite no. 2

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