Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Changing Lives Through Music since 1921

3621 6th Ave. S., Birmingham, Alabama, 35222


The formation of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) began with the first performance by a group of volunteer musicians in 1921. That group would evolve from a volunteer ensemble to the state's only full-time professional orchestra. Today, the ASO is continuing to make music and provide vital services to the residents of the state, serving nearly 100,000 individuals a year through concert series, youth programs, and educational and community engagement efforts to fulfill our mission to change lives through music.

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra has entertained and enriched audiences for almost 100 years, playing a variety of classical and popular music and hosting performances by some of the finest guest artists in the world. The 53 talented musicians of the ASO bring to life some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces and introduce listeners to exciting new works and composers, performing 100 concerts annually.

MON 09:30am - 04:00pm
TUE 09:30am - 04:00pm
WED 09:30am - 04:00pm
THU 09:30am - 04:00pm
FRI 09:30am - 04:00pm
Events and Information

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce the Tchaik 5k (pronounced "CHAI-k" and short for "Tchaikovsky"): the ASO's first virtual 5k and a way to pair Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony with our new stay-at-home routine! All levels of participation are welcome. Complete the Tchaik 5K inside on your treadmill, or outside in your neighborhood. Track your time and compete with others in our Strava Club, complete the race on your own time, or just register and get a t-shirt. The choice is yours!

On May 29 & 30, 2020, the ASO was scheduled to perform Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Unfortunately, due to the worldwide health pandemic, the ASO was forced to cancel these performances. In our new normal of staying home, so many people have rediscovered a love for the outdoors. Why not support music in our community while enjoying some beautiful spring weather?

The ASO will provide a playlist of all 46:20 minutes and 4 movements of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Participants can complete the virtual race anytime over the week of May 23-30 (when the ASO would have performed this work in the concert hall).

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