2013-2014 Press and Media
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Danail Rachev meets viola phenomenon, Alabama Symphony in romantic era masterpieces by Michael Huebner, al.com, November 2, 2013



Hannah Lash's 'Hush' sharpens the Classical EDGE at Alabama Symphony concert by Michael Huebner, al.com, October 26, 2013



Natalie Merchant sets stately pace in Birmingham, loosens up for encores with Alabama Symphony by Mary Colurso, al.com, October 19, 2013



Guest conductor, dynamic young pianist star in inspired Alabama Symphony Concert by Michael Huebner, al.com, October 5, 2013



5-Star Review: "A More Convenient Season:" Yotam Haber's monument receives memorable premiere by Michael Huebner, al.com, September 22, 2013

Crowds assemble at Railroad Park Sunday for the finale of Empowerment Week (photo gallery) by Michael Huebner, al.com, September 15, 2013

Schubert's "Great" Symphony refreshes Alabama Symphony Masterworks opener by Michael Huebner, al.com, September 13, 2013



2012-2013 Press and Media

5-Star Review: Meyer, Yang Alabama Symphony forge musical bond at season finale by Michael Huebner, al.com, June 1, 2013



5-Star Review: ASO Concertmaster and Friends possessed by Marsalis' "A Fiddler's Tale" by Michael Huebner, al.com, May 22, 2013

5-Star Review: Vibrancy, intimacy and a final farewell at ASO concert by Michael Huebner, al.com, May 11, 2013



ASO, Chorus bring weighty Brahms "Requiem" into focus, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Apr. 27, 2013



The ASO mourns the passing of our Board Member Emeritus, Marvin R. Engel


Don't think it's a sin: Alabama Symphony to play "Sweet Home Alabama" and more rock classics, by Greg Richter, al.com, Apr. 23, 2013


5-Star Review: Impassioned performances from Alastair Neale, Joshua Roman, Alabama Symphony by Michael Huebner, al.com, Apr. 6, 2013


Cellist Joshua Roman will lead a FREE masterclass on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. as part of the ASO's Guest Artist Enrichment Program. It will be held in the Bolding Recital Hall at Samford University. The program is open to all members of the public. For further information, please call Education Manager Liz Hartin at 205.314.6943.


ASFA Student, ASYO bassist Andrew Downs will represent AL in new National Youth Orchestra by Michael Huebner, al.com, Mar. 5, 2013.


Two Sibelius symphonies frame engaging ASO program by Michael Huebner, al.com, Feb. 23, 2013.


5-Star Review: Alabama Symphony trio captures magic of Smetana, Dvorak trios by Michael Huebner, al.com, Feb. 20, 2013.



Judd Greenstein and stuff of stars: Alabama Symphony premieres new work, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Feb. 15, 2013.


5-Star Review: Rossen Milanov conducts ASO in insightful Shostakovich, riveting Tchaikovsky, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Feb. 2, 2013


5-Star Review: Opera Birmingham's Madame Butterfly soars at Wright Center, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Jan. 26, 2013.

Gabriel Kahane's unique musicianship on Alabama Symphony's Classical EDGE, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Jan. 11, 2013.


Guest Conductor Courtney Lewis relays suavity, unleashes bravado in Alabama Symphony concert, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Jan. 5, 2013.


Handel's Messiah, conductor Gary Thor Wedow revisit Alabama Symphony, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Dec. 16, 2012.

5-Star Review: Julian Kuerti sparks chemistry with Alabama Symphony, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Nov. 30, 2012.


Justin Brown, Alabama Symphony, in challenging Bach, Bruckner program, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Nov. 17, 2012.

5-Star Review: Alabama Symphony, Justin Brown, Sursum Corda meet up in the Baroque, by Michael Huebner, al.com, Nov. 10, 2012.

5-Star Review: Tito Munoz leads Alabama Symphony, pianist Ingrid Fliter in brilliantly nuanced performance, by Michael Huebner, al.com Oct. 27, 2012


Roderick Cox: Rising conductor shares his vision with ASO, ASYO, by Thomas Little Magic City Post, Oct. 15, 2012

Sanderling keeps Tchaikovsky under control at Alabama Symphony concert by Michael Huebner, al.com, October 6, 2012

Class Act: Indigo Girls share stage with Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham by Mary Colurso, The Birmingham News, September 22, 2012

Alabama Symphony: An all-American Masterworks opening by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, September 14, 2012



Symphony 30 Announces their annual fundraiser picnic at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens



Gershwin jump-starts Alabama Symphony season at Maestro's Ball by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, September 7, 2012



Alabama Symphony Orchestra announces Roderick Cox as New Assistant Conductor/Music Director of the ASYO and Alison Bolton, New Director of Education. Click here for the press release. June 27, 2012



2011-2012 Press and Media

Alabama Symphony: Carnegie Hall success needs to translate to support at home by Michael Huebner,The Birmingham News, May 20, 2012

5 Star Review: Alabama Symphony closes 2011-2012 Masterworks with Justin Brown's last as music director by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, May 18, 2012


Blooming Far Beyond Where They're Planted by Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, May 12, 2012



Review: Alabama Symphony at Carnegie Hall by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, May 12, 2012



Alabama Symphony at Carnegie Hall: A triumph, yellow hankies and all by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, May 11, 2012



Getting with the Program by Leah Harrison, Symphonynow.org, May 4, 2012


Orion Weiss, Alabama Symphony bring warmth to icy Scandinavian landscape by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News Apr. 29, 2012



We are thrilled to announce the release of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's 2011 Bridge Recording "Paul Lansky: Imaginary Islands." The works — conducted by Maestro Brown — include Lansky's commissioned works "Shapeshifters," "Imaginary Islands," and "With the Grain." CDs will be available for purchase at all ASO concerts for $15.

Heart of Romanticism reached by Concertmaster & Friends by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Mar. 27, 2012

Please click here for the Spring for Music Press Release


Alabama Symphony balances budget, reaches goal for Carnegie Appearance by Michael Huebner The Birmingham News Mar. 11, 2012


Alabama Symphony and Augustin Hadelich: Recurring excellence by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News Mar. 2, 2012


Looking beyond Carnegie: In 2012-13, Alabama Symphony searches for new music director, presents classical, pops stars | Full 2012-2013 Schedule by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News Mar. 4, 2012


5-Star Review! Edgar Meyer excels in dual role as composer and bassist with Alabama Symphony by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News Feb. 17, 2012



Birmingham-Southern Student Meghan Ford wins ASO Composition Competition News from the Hilltop


Kudos to: Alabama Symphony Scholarship winner by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News Feb. 8, 2012


The Road to Carnegie: May debut another milestone in Alabama Symphony's rise by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News Feb. 5, 2012


Annual tribute gives dignified homage to King, Shuttlesworth by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Jan. 15, 2012


Classical Banjo: Bela Fleck delivers virtuosity in concerto with Alabama Symphony by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Jan. 13, 2012


Justin Brown's "other" orchestra celebrating 350 years by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Jan. 8, 2012


Alabama Symphony to pay tribute to King, Shuttlesworth by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Jan. 8, 2012


Bela Fleck expanding concerto repertoire in new work for banjo and orchestra by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Jan. 8, 2012


5-Star Review: Ohlsson, Rachev, Alabama Symphony a riveting mix by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Jan. 6, 2012


Intimacy and energy in Alabama Symphony "Messiah" by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Dec. 18, 2011



Play Tuba? (Or Sousaphone, baritone or euphonium?) Join TUBACHRISTMAS! Sunday, December 18.

Our friends Act of Congress have released a 4-song Christmas EP to coincide with the show they will be playing with us at the Alabama Theatre on Saturday, December 10th. "Christmas, Vol. 1" is available now on iTunes and on their website.

Painted violin project hopes to save Alabama Symphony's Concertmaster & Friends series by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Nov. 30, 2011

Grandeur, intimacy with mixed results in Bach B Minor Mass by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Nov. 19, 2011

5 Star Review: Audra McDonald sheer perfection in concert with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra by Alec Harvey, The Birmingham News, Nov. 14, 2011

Alabama Symphony ventures to the edge in modern program, by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Nov. 11, 2011

Alabama Symphony's edgy series begins new season on Thursday by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Nov. 6, 2011

5 Star Review: Alabama Symphony, Leila Josefowicz combine for adventurous music making by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Nov. 4, 2011

5 Star Review: Concertmaster & Friends "Chamber Music for the Clarinet" by Michael Huebner The Birmingham News, Nov. 2, 2011

Conductor Evan Rogister, violinist Hilary Hahn take spotlight in Alabama Symphony concert. by Michael Huebner The Birmingham News, Sept. 30, 2011

Alabama arts groups take 25 percent cut from state arts council by Michael Huebner The Birmingham News, Sept. 28, 2011

Violinist Hilary Hahn to reprise Edgar Meyer concerto with Alabama Symphony by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News, Sept. 25, 2011

Concertmaster & Friends: Exploring the psyches of Mahler, Liszt by Michael Huebner The Birmingham News,Sept. 21, 2011

Alabama Symphony, Natasha Paremski probe romantic repertoire in Masterworks Opener by Michael Huebner The Birmingham News, Sept. 16, 2011

5 Star Review: Alabama Symphony, Soloists remember 9/11 through Bach, Gorecki" by Michael Huebner, The Birmingham News Sept. 12, 2011



Alabama Symphony Takes ASCAP's "Strongest Commitment" Award for Adventurous Programming
by Michael Huebner The Birmingham News, June 9, 2011