Rainsville, Alabama--In celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will present a Young People’s Concert: Celebrate Alabama! at Northeast Alabama Community College on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 7 PM in the Tom Bevill Lyceum.
Alabama dares to sing in this musical celebration of the State’s history. Sing along as we explore the rich diversity of Alabama’s historic and musical tradition.
Conducted by Chris Confessore and featuring special guest, Bobby Horton, this is a unique opportunity for students to learn about the instruments that make up the orchestra and explore how composers express their different ideas in music.
This concert is made possible through generous support from the Alabama State Department of Education. For more information about the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, visit www.alabamasymphony.org.
About the Alabama Symphony Orchestra
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 our mission of changing lives through music. The ASO works to produce creative, dynamic programming and to be recognized as an artistically innovative leader in the field.
About Christopher Confessore
Christopher Confessore serves as Resident Conductor and Principal POPS Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, FL.
In recent seasons, Mr. Confessore’s schedule as a guest conductor has included appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He appears annually as a conductor of Walt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional at EPCOT – a production featuring a full orchestra, 300-voice choir and celebrity narrators including Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris and Gary Sinise. Praised for his ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, the 2015-16 Season saw Mr. Confessore leading Educational and Outreach Concerts with four different orchestras for a combined audience of more than 70,000 students.
Heralded as a sensitive accompanist and inspiring collaborator, Christopher Confessore has accompanied a distinguished list of world-class concert artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Lang Lang. As a Pops conductor, he has appeared with a diverse group of superstars, including Grammy Award winners Art Garfunkel, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Amy Grant, Marvin Hamlisch, LeAnn Rimes, Indigo Girls, Chris Botti and Charlie Daniels and Tony Award winner Idina Menzel. Music columnist Mary Colurso of The Birmingham News remarked “Anyone who regards the symphony as stuffy and elitist hasn’t been to a SuperPops show when Confessore in charge. He exudes nice-guy appeal on stage, along with real warmth, a sense of humor and smarts to spare.”
Tickets for this event are $5.00. Tickets are free for all NACC students and any students enrolled in K-12. Contact Chasley Bellomy, NACC Event Planner, at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2248, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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