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

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will present their annual Family Discovery Concert featuring a story by Lemony Snicket on March 10. This year, children of all ages will help a detective solve the mystery of The Composer is Dead with music by Nathaniel Stookey and story by Lemony Snicket. Joey Lay of The Actor’s Charitable Theater will bring the role of the detective to life and help children learn how the orchestra works together to solve the mystery. Hometown legend Demondrae Thurman will conduct the TSO, bringing his vibrant style to the stage for this enchanting performance.

The Tuscaloosa Symphony’s 2016-2017 season will get underway on Monday, Sept. 19, with the concert “Orchestral Splendor” at 7 p.m. in the Moody Music Building Concert Hall on the University of Alabama campus. This marks the TSO’s 28th season, and it’s going to be the best yet, according to Executive Director Jenny Mann. 

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will give its final concert performance of the 2015-2016 season at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at the Moody Concert Hall. 

The final performance, “A Salute to the Bard: Celebrating Shakespeare,” commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a harmonious connection between words and music. It will feature a performance by actor and poet Frank Oden, including his critically acclaimed beat poetry rendition of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, as well as poetry set to Daniel Kellogg’s Pyramus and Thisbe.  

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