FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2005
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College will kick off its 150th anniversary celebration Sunday, Oct. 9, with an afternoon performance by BSC student choirs and faculty composers and musicians performing with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
'Southern and the Symphony, part of a series of year-long events to commemorate the college's Sesquicentennial, will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Jemison Concert Hall of the Alys Stephens Center, located at 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham. Admission is $20.
The program will include Fanfare for Human Dignity, a world premiere by Professor of Music Charles Norman Mason; Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in d minor, Opus 47 with First Lady Karen Bentley Pollick; Streaming, composed by Assistant Professor of Music Dorothy Hindman; and Beethoven's Choral Fantasia with Steinway Artist pianist and Artist-in-Residence William DeVan, the BSC Concert Choir, the Southern Chorale (Professor of Music David Smith directing), and the Alumni Choir. The performance will be conducted by Music Professors Tom Gibbs and Lester Seigel, and will be followed by a reception in the lobby of the Alys Stephens Center.
For tickets, call or visit the Alys Stephens Center Box Office at 205/975-2787, 877/278-8457, or 1200 10th Avenue South. Tickets also may be purchased in the coming days in the Bookstore on campus.
If you would like more information about the performance, call 205/226-4950.