Mobile Symphony Goes Classical/Bluegrass for Beethoven & Blue Jeans, Nov. 19 & 20
The Mobile Symphony Orchestra (MSO) invites concertgoers to dress down and leave uplifted for its 25th Anniversary Beethoven & Blue Jeans concert, Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2:30 p.m., at Mobile’s historic Saenger Theatre. The annual casual concert is always an audience favorite, and this year’s performance features Beethoven’s lively Symphony No. 7 and Kentucky-born violin sensation Tessa Lark playing a bluegrass-inspired concerto written just for her.
Violinist Tessa Lark is one of classical music’s top young stars, educated at Juilliard and now packing concert halls across the country. Her exuberant musical personality is perfect for this casual concert. The entire concert follows a vibrant theme – from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo to Beethoven’s Symphony No 7. This is a concert not to be missed!
Five-concert season memberships are $85-$340. Tickets to individual concerts are $20-$89. Student tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 251-432-2010 or at the symphony box office, 257 Dauphin Street. Through MSO’s Big Red Ticket program, sponsored by the Alabama Power Foundation, students in grades K-12 can attend any of the season’s classical Sunday performances for free when accompanied by a paying adult (excludes special events like the annual holiday concert). More details at mobilesymphony.org.
Sponsors are Volkert, the Mary Josephine Larkins Foundation and Dick and Betsy Otts. All concerts have been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Mobile Symphony has been a regional orchestra for the central Gulf Coast since 1997. Scott Speck serves as music director. In addition to offering a full season of classical and pops concerts, the orchestra serves the area with a wide range of educational and outreach programs including student performances, string academies and a youth orchestra. http://www.mobilesymphony.org