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The Mobile Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will open its new season with

Celebrate !, Saturday October 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday October 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the historic Saenger Theater in Mobile. The concert features Tchaikovsky’s mighty Symphony No.4 and includes two popular American favorites – America the Beautiful and a marching band on Amazing Grace.

“After a long year and a half, the Mobile Symphony is delighted to finally return to the stage at full capacity,” said MSO Music Director Scott Speck. “It means a lot to us – and every moment will be imbued with an added gratitude for being together again.” Speck describes the season as a return to larger, more daring music after a year of small orchestras on a socially distant stage: Concerto, a barn-burner from a violin concerto by Saint-Saëns, Beethoven’s Eighth, and quite a concert dedicated to John Williams, ”he explains. “Corn

we’re also going to exciting new places – featuring a marching band by Adolphus Hailstork, an overture by José Mauricio Nunez García and a brilliant new work by Jessie Montgomery.

On October 14, three of Nashville’s top songwriters will join the Music City Hit-Makers Orchestra. This special event is partly narrative, partly humorous and above all, unforgettable acoustic symphonic performances of hit songs.

Renowned violinist Bella Hristova returns to Mobile to perform Saint-Saëns

the incredible Violin Concerto No. 3 at Bella Musica, November 13-14. The concert also salutes the richness of sights and sounds of Italy with Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Joy to the World, MSO’s annual Christmas concert, features baritone Ricardo José Rivera and a wide range of Christmas favorites on December 11-12.

Jupiter’s fireworks display on January 22 and 23, 2022, explodes with Mozart’s largest

symphonic work: the Jupiter Symphony. Cellist Jonathan Swensen plays

Rococo variations by Tchaikovsky. The orchestra’s annual laid-back concert, Beethoven & Blue Jeans, returns on March 12-13, 2022, featuring Beethoven’s brilliant Symphony No.8. Pianist Charlie Albright returns to perform the Grieg Concerto.

South Alabama Concert Choir and Mobile Opera Chorus join MSO

on April 2-3, 2022, for Beethoven’s hidden gem, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. The season ends with a John Williams Jubilee on May 21-22, 2022, with scores from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and more.

For the opening concert of the season (2 & 3 Oct), seats and rows will be blocked for

consider social distancing. Masks covering the nose and mouth are mandatory.

The performances will last about an hour without an intermission. The OSM will review this policy concert by concert and updates will be posted on the website: mobilesymphony.org.

Subscriptions for the six-concert season are $ 102 to $ 408. Tickets for all individuals

performances, including special events, are now on sale between $ 20 and $ 89. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 251-432-2010 or at the symphonic orchestra box office, 257 rue Dauphin. Student tickets cost $ 10. Thanks to the MSO Big Red Ticket program sponsored by the Alabama Power Foundation, K-12 students can attend one of six classic Sunday shows of the season for free when accompanied by a paying adult (excluding

Hit-Makers and Joy to the World special events).

More details can be found online at

www.mobilesymphony.org. All concerts were made possible through grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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