Register with your library card from February 2 - 4 for a chance to check out a pair of tickets to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks Series. Ticket holders are chosen by random drawing and awarded two (2) tickets. All entries during the registration period are treated the same regardless of date or time of entry. One entry per library card, please. Ticket holders will be notified on February 5 with tickets available for pickup February 6 - 13 at the Library Plaza desk. Call 205-444-7821 for more information.
Program to include:
Sergei Prokofiev: American Overture, Op. 42b
Dimitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no. 1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 6, Pathetique
Tchaikovsky is said to have “put his entire soul” into his final symphony and the resulting somber and sighing music gives the listener a rare glimpse into the life of a complex man struggling with his identity. Santiago Cañón-Valencia has been praised as one of the most promising young cellists of his generation. Watch as he returns to the Alys Stephens Center stage to take on Shostakovich’s exciting Cello Concerto No.1.