Students and community members recently enjoyed an evening with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra celebrating Alabama’s Bicentennial hosted on campus by Northeast Alabama Community College. The Orchestra of 59 members was led by Conductor Christopher Confessore with special guest Bobby Horton. NACC was grateful to host such an event to honor the state. This was the first time for Northeast to have the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on its stage. The entertainment provided educational stories about the past 200 years as well as musical enlightenment.
“It was really quite an honor for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to be here with us,” said Chasley Bellomy, Event Planner at NACC. “We met with their manager this past summer for a walk of the facilities. They really chose to be here with us, and for that, we are so grateful. We are also grateful for the administrations and teachers who encouraged their students to be here. We decided to make the tickets complimentary for all students, so each and every one of them had the opportunity to experience such a night. But, no matter the age, everyone was able to experience a very enjoyable evening of history and music.”
Since its founding in 1921, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra has grown to become the state’s premier performing arts organization and only full-time professional orchestra. The ASO inspires, entertains, and provides vital programming to the residents of the state, serving nearly 100,000 people yearly throughout Alabama through concert series, youth programs, and educational and community engagement efforts to fulfill their mission of changing lives through music.
These concerts are made possible through generous support from the Alabama State Department of Education. For more information about the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, visit www.alabamasymhony.org.
For more information about events at NACC, contact Bellomy at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2248, or email her at email@example.com.
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