Register with your library card from February 23 - 25 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 26 with tickets available for pickup February 27 - March 5 at the Library Plaza desk. Call 205-444-7821 for more information.
Program to include:
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Witold Lutosławski: Chantefleur et Chantefables
Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem
Brahms’ German Requiem, which explores the grief and yearning experienced after the loss of a loved one, opens with a hushed and somber sound before transitioning to a comforting and ultimately triumphant mood. As is suggested by its title, the work is unique in its use of the German language, utilizing biblical text hand-selected by the composer rather than the traditional Catholic Latin text.