A season pass includes tickets to attend exceptional performances in partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society including: the award-winning ensemble of 20th and 21st century composers, Borromeo String Quartet; clarinetist and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Richard Stoltzman; acclaimed pianist, recitalist and chamber musician, Drew Petersen; and cellist, composer and curator and recently named TED Senior Fellow, Joshua Roman.
The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the most famous choirs in the world, and one of its oldest. Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since at least 1296. In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna, where he established the Imperial Chapel and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the court attracted musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner. Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were choirboys themselves. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. The Vienna Boys Choir is represented by Opus 3 Artists. This event is a part of the Davis Architects Guest Artist Series in collaboration with the Samford University Wright Center.
Get ready for an evening filled with laughter, wisdom and a dose of honesty. Harrison Scott Key is coming to Samford University's Wright Center on February 24, 2024 to share his hilarious yet thought-provoking insights on love, marriage and the human experience.
Joshua Roman is a solo cellist, accomplished composer, and curator whose performances embrace musical styles from Bach to Radiohead. Roman was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015 and is currently the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s inaugural artist-in-residence. Before setting off on his unique path as a soloist, Roman was the Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist—a job he won at 22. He has since earned renown for genre-bending repertoire and wide-ranging collaborations. His performance of the complete "Six Suites for Solo Cello" by J.S. Bach on TED's Facebook Page garnered 980,000 live viewers, with millions more for his Main Stage TED Talks/Performances. This included an improvisational performance with Tony-winner/MacArthur Genius, Bill T. Jones and East African vocalist Somi. This performance is part of the Davis Guest Artist Series in Partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting 30 plays in 60 minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. This collection of comic, tragic, political, personal and abstract plays gives you the chance to program your own evening of entertainment.
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Book, Lyrics, and Music by Ryan Scott Oliver, 2023 Kleban Prize Recipient After a devastating succession of crushing hurricanes, the leadership have determined that life on the island of Haverness is no longer sustainable, and they must abandon it immediately. All the adults, small children, and the elderly have hurriedly evacuated Haverness to acquire new homes, new jobs, and set up new lives on the mainland, leaving behind a small collection of young adult volunteers to finish handling the abandonment. Widow Clack lives an exiled life running a lighthouse with her brother on the storm-crushed island. When a young man is found dead on the beach, the remaining collection of young adults combust into dangerous accusations leading to devastating division. Once a final, unexpected storm impacts the island, can Widow save the villagers from themselves? This production is part of the Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series. *Please note that the show includes language and content intended for mature audiences.
Join us for an evening with American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks and the Taylor Hicks Band. The event will be filled with Hicks's original soulful music, requested songs and the opportunity for interactive time getting to know Hicks and his band on a more personal level. Proceeds from this event will help children with learning disabilities access testing and intervention services at Alabama Game Changers, a local 501c-3 nonprofit. There is a special emphasis on raising funds to support children of adoption and foster care who have more complex learning struggles. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.