Symphonic Stories


Teachers and Parents! Get ready to experience the 2022-2023 Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Explorer and Young People’s Concerts VIRTUALLY! Grades K-5 will enjoy “Symphonic Stories”, a collection of orchestral pieces that tell stories through music- perfect for an introduction to the orchestra and instrument families. Lesson plans are included that align with standards from the Alabama Course of Study.

Symphonic Stories Repertoire

Georges Bizet – Prelude from Carmen Suite No. 1

Georges Bizet – March of the Toreadors from Carmen Suite No. 1

Instrument Family Demos

Ludwig van Beethoven – excerpts from Symphony No. 6 Pastoral

Edvard Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King

Gregory Smith – Zoo Song (Caleb Clark, Narrator)

Surprise Finale

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The streaming of Symphonic Stories was made possible, in part, by a project grant from Alabama State Council on the Arts. The Alabama Symphony Orchestra is grateful for the annual support it receives for all of its education initiatives. Thank you to all who help us change lives through music and increase arts accessibility in our state.
Alabama Power Company
Alabama State Council on the Arts
Alabama State Department of Education
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burt, Jr.
The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
The Charles and Estelle Campbell Foundation
Representative and Mrs. Jim Carns
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Denson, III
City of Birmingham
City of Vestavia
The Comer Foundation
Drummond Company, Inc.
First Horizon Bank
The Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Haskell
Hill Crest Foundation
Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation
Joe Piper, Inc.
Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Joe B. LaRussa
National Endowment for the Arts
Mrs. Sue A. Newton
O’Neal Industries, Inc.
Marian and Steve Phillips
Protective Life Corporation
Publix Super Market Charities
Robert Raiford and Zane Rhoades
Regions Financial Corporation
Representative David Faulkner
Representative Rod Scott
Representative David Wheeler* and Diane Wheeler
Riverchase Galleria
Dr. and Mrs. Adam Robertson
Senator Dan Roberts
Senator J.T. Waggoner
Shelby County Commission
Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust
The Reverend Louise Thibodaux
Vulcan Materials Company