String Chamber Music
The University of Alabama offers a large variety of chamber music for strings, ranging from two to eight players. Works such as Trios by Mozart, Dvorak and Smetana; Quartets by Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartok; the Mendelssohn Octet, and many other works have been performed by our students. We have also had many mixed groups with winds and strings, such as the Bartok Contrasts and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. At times, we combine faculty and students to present large chamber works in order to give the students a professional-level experience.
Huxford Symphony Orchestra
A key component of the ensembles program at the University of Alabama School of Music, the Huxford Symphony Orchestra is open to music majors as well as students from other disciplines around the university. The Huxford Symphony rehearses from 2-3:45pm on Monday and Wednesday and members receive college credit for playing in the ensemble.
During the 2018-2019 season, the orchestra will perform Debussy’s La Mer, Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 10, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and Bernstein’s Symphony no. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”, among other works. The Huxford Symphony will perform with internationally renowned pianist Alexander Toradze, will collaborate with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra in a side-by-side performance, and will feature faculty soloists and the winners of our student concerto competition on concerts throughout the season. For more information and for concert tickets, visit music.ua.edu.
For more information, including how you can audition for the Huxford Symphony, contact Dr. Blake Richardson, director of orchestral studies.
We hope you will join us for the 2018-2019 Huxford Symphony season!