Alabama Symphony Orchestra

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Music Director Laureate Justin Brown leading the orchestra

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ASO cellist Mara McClain talks to students at a Young People's Concert

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Assistant Principal Viola Zak Enikeev with students at Lewis Elementary

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Chris Confessore, Principal POPS Conductor

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Symphony in the Summer at Railroad Park

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The ASO's Carnegie Hall Debut May 10th, 2012

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at UAB's Alys Stephens Center

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Assistant Principal Cellist Andrew Dunn and Principal Cellist Warren Samples

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Daniel Szasz, Concertmaster

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Jay Burnham, Principal Timpani

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Community Engagement Concert in Cherokee County

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With the support of our community, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra changes lives through music.

The state’s premier performing arts organization and only full-time professional orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra serves nearly 100,000 individuals a year as we fulfill our mission of changing lives through music.

Our more than 160 performances a year include our classical Regions/EBSCO Masterworks series, our star-studded Red Diamond Super POPS! Series, and our Explorer and Young People’s Concerts for young music lovers. Outside of the concert hall, we reach a large and diverse audience through free community engagement performances, a statewide tour, and education programs that serve more than 30,000 children. We are also home to the four-year-old Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra, which nurtures talent from across our state.

We pride ourselves on producing creative, dynamic programs and have been recognized nationally as an artistic leader in the field. In 2010, 2012, and 2013, the ASO won ASCAP awards for our adventurous programming and frequent performances of contemporary music. In 2011, we were awarded the John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music—ASCAP’s highest honor. Further recognition of our innovative programming came in 2012 with an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the competitive Spring for Music Festival.

The ASO is proud to help put Birmingham on the map as a vibrant cultural center. Growing national recognition for our orchestra helps raise the profile of our city and state, making Alabama a more attractive choice for new companies and residents. Additionally, a study by Americans for the Arts found that the ASO has an annual positive impact of $18.2 million on our state’s economy.

As in most orchestras, revenue from ticket sales covers only 1/3 of our operating costs. Two-thirds of our annual budget comes from the generosity of supporters like you. Thank you for your support!

Want to know more? Please visit our website,, or contact Katy Smith, Assistant Director of Development, at 205.314.6912 or

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra
3621 6TH AVE S

(205) 314-6912



With the support of our community, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra changes lives through music.

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