After lengthy break, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra returns

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Maria Grenyo

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is back after taking an 18-month break because of continuing COVID-19 concerns. On Monday, Sept. 27, TSO once again took a classical performance to the stage in the Frank Moody Music Building’s Concert Hall on the University of Alabama campus.

TSO Executive Director Jenny Mann said she’s excited the orchestra is back in person.

“A huge part of classical music, and really music of all kinds, experiencing it together as a community,” Mann said. “I’m so thrilled we have the chance to experience it as a group together in person.”

TSO members include UA faculty members, School of Music students, Alabama Symphony Orchestra members and freelance musicians who live in the area.

If you missed the performance, you can still watch thanks to technology, Mann said.

“We’re offering a live capture recording of (the concert),” Mann said. “So we’re able to have a whole different kind of community, a whole bunch more people who are going to be able to experience our music in ways that is safe for them and fits their schedules.”

Interested in watching? Click here. Video is available for a donation of at least $5.

There are five more concerts planned for the orchestra’s 2021-22 season, the next of which happens Nov. 22. Individual tickets and season passes are available right here.

Patrons can expect plenty of surprises, Mann said.

“We’re working on some new projects with some exciting new venues, so stay tuned,” she said. “We’re looking into playing outdoors some more, and new stuff might be coming up.”

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