Education Offerings for 2015-2016
The ASO education programs offer the opportunity to experience live classical music. Through live performance and community engagement initiatives we provide powerful, enriching hands-on experiences both in the classroom and in the concert hall. We strive to create strong lasting relationships with schools, teachers and the community that will develop arts initiatives that complement and become part of students’ core curriculum.
Explorer Concerts (pre K – 2nd grade)
Dynamic interactive concerts that give an exciting introduction to the world of music for our youngest listeners. Put on your Explorer hat and let’s explore the world of the symphony orchestra. These concerts are offered at various locations within the Greater Birmingham area.
Concerts will be held in October of 2015:
Wenesday, October 14th, 11:30 AM — NE Miles Jewish Day School
4000 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213
Thursday & Friday, October 15th & 16th 9:30 & 11:00AM, Dawson Family of Faith
1114 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209
Tuesday, October 27th, 9:30 & 11:00 AM, North Park Baptist Church
5700 Deerfoot Pkwy, Trussville, AL 35173
Wednesday, October 28th, 9:30 & 11:00AM, Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Ave, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Download the Explorer Concerts Reservation Form.
Young People’s Concerts (3rd – 6th grade)
These concerts give students a comprehensive concert experience that encourages creativity, integrates school curricula, teaches sophisticated musical concepts, and fosters a lifelong love of music.
This season’s programs include
Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 10 AM | Samford University
An American Salute. Learn about the symphony orchestra through a celebration of American music. This program will features highlights of some of the country’s most cherished natural wonders and treasured national shrines from coast to coast.
How to Build an Orchestra – Thursday, February 11th | 10 AM | BJCC
Come get to know all the families in the orchestra. Together we’ll learn how all the pieces fit together to create your Alabama Symphony Orchestra!
Coffee Concerts (7th – 12th grade)
Join the world-class musicians of the ASO in the beautiful Alys Stephens Center for this informative journey through some of the most iconic music in the classical repertoire.
Friday October 9, 2015 @11 AM
Izcaray Conducts Brahms
Friday November 20, 2015 @11 AM
Handel’s Water Music
Friday January 29, 2016 @ 11 AM
Izcaray Conducts Tchaikovsky
Friday February 19, 2016 @ 11 AM
Schubert’s Fourth Symphony
Friday April 15, 2016 11 @ AM
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Friday May 13, 2016 11 @ AM
Sarah Hicks Conducts Brahms
Download the Young People's Concert Reservation Form.
To be notified when our Education and Field Trip Concerts become available, subscribe to our education newsletter.
Questions? Contact Alison Bolton, Director of Artistic Operations and Education, at 205.314.6942 or via email.