ASO to perform at UM

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs in Palmer Auditorium at the University of Montevallo last spring. (File)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MONTEVALLO – The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert at the University of Montevallo April 3.

The ASO concert will at 7:30 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for students of all ages. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The concert is a collaborative effort between the ASO and Bobby Horton, Alabama composer, performer and music historian. It celebrates 2011 as “The Year of Alabama Music” and honors the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The program is titled “Alabama: Here We Stay,” and includes traditional songs of the Civil War, including “Rose of Alabama,” “Tombigbee River,” “The Battle of Shiloh Hill” and “Home Sweet Home,” all arranged by Gary Smoke.

The program combines live music, storytelling and audience participation to teach Alabama’s role in the Civil War and recognize the lasting impact of music on the human spirit in the past, present and future.