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Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s New Season, “Reveries and Wonders,” Begins Monday

Composer Christopher Theofanidis’ work, “Dreamtime Ancestors,” will be performed as part of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concert on Sept. 19. Composer Christopher Theofanidis’ work, “Dreamtime Ancestors,” will be performed as part of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concert on Sept. 19. Christopher Theofanidis

The Tuscaloosa Symphony’s 2016-2017 season will get underway on Monday, Sept. 19, with the concert “Orchestral Splendor” at 7 p.m. in the Moody Music Building Concert Hall on the University of Alabama campus. This marks the TSO’s 28th season, and it’s going to be the best yet, according to Executive Director Jenny Mann. 

“This season brings to life orchestral works that will spark the imagination and carry everyone to worlds full of color and wonder,” Mann said. “There is something that everyone will recognize in every concert, and there are new works that will draw listeners in and carry them away into timeless stories.” 

The season opener, “Orchestral Splendor,” features performances of Berlioz’s Le corsair, Griffes’ The White Peacock, Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 “Springand the Alabama premiere of a new work by composer Christopher Theofanidis, Dreamtime Ancestors. Theofanidis will join the TSO and speak at the Cheers and Chat event before the concert at 6:00 p.m.    

Familiar pieces during the upcoming TSO season, led by Maestro Adam Flatt, include Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake; Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin and Daphnis et Chloe, suite no. 2; Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture; and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome.  The Symphony will also hold its annual TSO Christmas event, featuring the Alabama Choir School, Prentice Concert Chorale performing holiday favorites. In February, renowned pianist Amy Yang will join the TSO to perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto, and in March, the Family Discover Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo will be held.  

Ticket prices range from $10 to $40, and season tickets are available. They can be purchased over the phone at (205) 752-5515 or online at tsoonline.org. 

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