The concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Hatheway Cultural Center in Godfrey on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College.
ALTON | Alton Symphony Orchestra’s 71st concert season opens at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Hatheway Cultural Center on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.
This season’s concerts include:
“Music of the Dance” — 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
This concert aims to bring to life works of Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms and others. Trombonist Matt Hoormann will perform Ewasen’s “Ballade for Bass Trombone.”
Beginning this season, Maestro Shane Williams will present “musical moments” to discuss the music and the composer’s inspiration before each concert.
A memorial tribute will be performed in honor of Marguerite Davis, a lifelong musician and violist for the orchestra. She and her husband, Claude, lived in Jerseyville and raised four children. She volunteered at her church and the library. Classical music and playing the viola were her passions. She rarely missed a rehearsal or concert during the 46 years she played with the symphony. Always sharing her joy of music, she inspired many young people. The orchestra and family will wear ribbons in her memory.
Refreshments will be available in the lobby before the concert and during intermission.
“The Splendor of Christmastime” — 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12
The holiday concert is filled with merry-making music. Featured soloists will lead the annual holiday singalong.
The orchestra performs a 30-minute holiday concert called “Music From Santa’s Workshop” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Grandparents can bring their grandchildren to experience the music of Christmas. The orchestra plays well-known songs and has the audience join the orchestra for sing-alongs. Santa pays a visit as well. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Children are admitted free.
“Future of Music” — 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21
Opening the concert with Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” sets the ambiance for an afternoon of tomorrow’s celebrated musicians.
“A Russian Rendezvous” — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16
Holding to the cause of preserving their country, these composers present the music of Russian nationalism.
Single and season tickets are available at Halpin Music, 2375 Homer Adams Parkway in Alton, and at all Liberty Bank locations. Tickets also will be available at the door. Adult season tickets are $30; seniors are $15. Single concert tickets are $10 and $5, respectively. Lewis and Clark Community College students, faculty and staff are admitted free.
For information, visit www.altonsymphonyorchestra.org.