The Musicians of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will be presenting two free community concerts this month
The concert series, in its second year, is called Our Hearts Beat for Birmingham. The first will take place at Canterbury United Methodist Church, in Mountain Brook, on Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The second will be at Greater Emmanuel Temple Holiness Church, in Birmingham, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m.
No tickets are required for either of the one-hour concerts, according to a statement from ASO. They also can be viewed online.
These concerts offer attendees an up-close seat to the musicians, joined by ASO Music Director Carlos Izcaray and Birmingham-Southern College professor Lester Siegel.
The two unique programs include works for strings by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and other works.
Each concert will spotlight a community partner nonprofit. This year, attendees and online viewers will be encouraged to donate to One Place Family Justice Center and Scrollworks Music School if they have enjoyed the concerts.
In addition to supporting family and children’s services during the past year, the musicians have actively supported the Ukrainian community in Birmingham and statewide refugee organizations through performances and fundraising.