The 2013 All State Orchestra Festival has begun! The annual event, hosted by the Alabama Orchestra Association, brings students from across the state together to rehearse and perform orchestral literature.
MOP wants to wish all of our students part 'good luck' at seating audition! We hope you have a wonderful experience and learn
This year the festival features three different groups at advancing skill levels. The Consort String Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, and Festival Orchestra will rehearse February 7-9. On February 10 the three orchestras will come together to present a combined concert. The concert will take place at the University of Alabama's Moody Music Building Concert Hall at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10. This concert is free and open to the public.
Some of the AYS ladies at the winter concert
The AYS winter concert was a success! Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our young musicians.
These students performed orchestral literature including Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" and Rossini's "Barber of Seville" overture.
If you have photos or videos of the concert you'd like share, head over to our Facebook page and post them on our wall!
This week two of MOP's youth orchestras are on the road!
The Birmingham String Orchestra (BSO) and Birmingham Prelude Strings (BPS) are going out on School Concert Tours. BSO will travel on Wednesday, December 5th to Gardendale Elementary School, Bryan Elementary School, and Mount Olive Elementary School to perform for other students in an assembly setting. BPS will visit Greystone Elementary School, Gresham Elementary School, and Inverness Elementary on Friday, December 7th.
These performances are educational for our audiences and a delight for our musicians!
The Music Opportunity Program is excited to partner with Children's Hospital to present an orchestra performance this holiday season!
The Birmingham Prelude Strings and Birmingham String Orchestra will perform at Children's Hospital on Monday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. This performance will include classical and holiday music.
MOP looks forward to bringing the gift of music to more children this holiday season!
The Alabama Youth Symphony Fall Concert will be at 2:00 pm on November 4, 2012 in the Harrison Theatre on the campus of Samford University. The Alabama Youth Symphony will perform works by Wagner, Von Suppe, Faure, and Tchaikovsky.
The performance will mark the first performance of the all-city youth orchestra this concert season. The Alabama Youth Symphony (AYS) consists of talented high school students, representing more than 20 cities across Central Alabama.
All concerts are free and open to the public.
The three MOP youth orchestras are very busy preparing for their fall concerts! Be sure to join us for the upcoming concert season. All performances are free and open to the public. Check our calendar for performance dates.