The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is once again partnering with the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers for the annual Family Discovery Concert – set for Monday, March 5.

For over 30 years, the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers have enchanted audiences with their annual performance of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Undoubtedly, this year's dancers, under the direction of Alden Phillips, a Tuscaloosa native and alumna of the performance group, will continue that tradition. 

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s annual Family Discovery Concert will be held on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at Moody Concert Hall. Carnival Spectacular will be this year’s theme, highlighting Camile Saint-Saen’s “Carnival of Animals.”  

Adam Flatt will conduct and narrate the TSO concert, and the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers choreographed the event.  

TCD Artistic Director Jenna Wilson said the event presents a unique opportunity for area dancers. 

“Due to cuts in arts funding around the country in recent years, it has become increasingly rare, even for professional companies, to perform with live music,” Wilson said. “The opportunity for our dancers to collaborate with the Tuscaloosa Symphony is not only unique but a wonderful gift as well.” 

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Guild will host the TSO’s Instrument Petting Zoo at 5 p.m.

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