Alabama Symphony Orchestra Response to COVID-19Matt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 17 2020 12:53 PM
Birmingham, AL – March 13, 2020) – Because of recent advancements, the ASO has unfortunately decided to cancel its upcoming performances of Mozart’s 40th Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. These concerts were scheduled to take place on April 3 & 4, and April 24 & 25 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
Additionally, the ASO will be postponing its upcoming performance of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert, which was scheduled to take place on April 18 & 19 at Samford University Wright Center.
At this time, we ask that ticket holders to these events please hold on to your tickets and await further communications from the ASO regarding options moving forward, and any rescheduled dates. Please be patient with us as we navigate this difficult situation, and work to contact you with further instructions in the coming days.
Our decision, like all at the ASO, is made with the thoughts and wellbeing of our patrons, musicians, staff, and guest artists in mind. The Orchestra has prepared an outstanding performance of some of the most beloved works - and we hope that we can share it with you at another time. These artists have dedicated their time and talent to the ASO, worked diligently to prepare for our upcoming concerts, and will be most affected by the sudden loss of work.
For this situation the box office has set up a special hotline. Patrons with questions or who would like to exchange or donate their tickets are asked to call 205-975-2336.
In order to protect the safety and well being of our community, the ASO will continue to closely monitor updates and recommended guidance from the CDC, UAB, and the Alabama Department of Health. We look forward to sharing live orchestral music with you soon.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra stands in solidarity with all of those affected with the outbreak of COVID-19. We hope you, your loved ones, and others stay in good health during these times.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office at 205.314.6915. Thank you, as always, for your continued support and love as we face these extenuating circumstances.
About the Alabama Symphony Orchestra
The formation of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) began with the first performance by a group of volunteer musicians in 1921. That group would evolve from a volunteer ensemble to the state's only full-time professional orchestra. Today, the ASO is continuing to make music and provide vital services to the residents of the state, serving nearly 100,000 individuals a year through concert series, youth programs, and educational and community engagement efforts to fulfill our mission to change lives through music.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra has entertained and enriched audiences almost 100 years, playing a variety of classical and popular music and hosting performances by some of the finest guest artists in the world. The 53 talented musicians of the ASO bring to life some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces and introduce listeners to exciting new works and composers, performing 100 concerts annually.