The first concert is on September 19, 2021.
Published: September 18, 2021
The Musicians of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra are set to present a musician-led initiative called Our Hearts Beat for Birmingham, a concert series involving the entire orchestra. In an effort to expand the community outreach we already provide, and in order to help support other non-profit organizations in our area, the concerts will be free to the public and will be live-streamed. The first concert is on September 19.
The Musicians of the ASO are anxious to return to playing for live audiences and, for the first time ever, have initiated a concert series called Our Hearts Beat for Birmingham. This series is designed to take classical music out of the concert hall and inject it directly into the community. Four Concerts will be offered.
Program 1 will include works by Mozart, Bartok, and Schubert and will take place on September 19 (today) and 21 at Greater Emmanuel Temple Holiness Church and Canterbury United Methodist Church, respectively. Program 2 will have works from Mozart, Beethoven, and Hovhaness and will be performed on September 26 and 30 at Canterbury United Methodist Church and Temple Emanu-El.
In an effort to help support other non-profit organizations in the community, we will spotlight a different non-profit at each concert location. These organizations are the Jefferson County Memorial Project, Mitchell’s Place, and Collat Jewish Family Services. Anyone in attendance or viewing the live stream will be encouraged to donate to one of these fine organizations if they have enjoyed the concert.
Even though the Musicians of the ASO have always been active in our community and schools, the past 18 months have made it clear that we can and should do more to help our community through these uncertain times. That is why we have all volunteered our time and talents to make this concert series happen. We hope that this healing gift of music helps raise the hearts and spirits of the Birmingham community.
The Musicians of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra are all employees of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the only full-time professional orchestra in the state of Alabama. This concert series is an example of the fine work the musicians do outside of their obligations to the Alabama Symphony and as such is not affiliated with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.