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NW-SCC to host Alabama Symphony Orchestra May 16

Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a $5 benefit production of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Bobby Horton Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lou B. Bevill Fine Arts Center on the Phil Campbell campus.
All proceeds will benefit NW-SCC Scholarships.
According to NW-SCC President, Humphrey Lee, the College is very fortunate to be able to host the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Bobby Horton.
“We are so delighted to have the Alabama Symphony (Orchestra) on the Phil Campbell campus thanks to an educational grant,” Lee said.
“The grant allows the Symphony to visit and perform in rural communities. We are so thankful for our community sponsors who have helped make this happen.
“With their support, we are able to use all the proceeds from the event for student scholarships.”
The performance is Alabama: Here We Stay, a collaborative performance project between the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Alabama composer, performer and music historian Bobby Horton, celebrating 2011 as “The Year of Alabama Music” and honoring the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Horton, one of the country’s leading authorities on music of the Civil War era, has worked closely with the ASO to create a concert program that tells the stories of soldiers from Alabama, both Confederate and Union, through the music they loved. Music will include traditional songs of the Civil War arranged by Gary Smoke for Horton and the ASO, including “Rose of Alabama,” “Tombigbee River,” “The Battle of Shiloh Hill,” and “Home Sweet Home.”
Through an engaging combination of live music, storytelling and audience participation, communities all over the state will learn about Alabama’s role in the Civil War and the lasting impact of music on the human spirit in the past, present and future.
The ASO began in 1921 and today continues to make music and provide vital services to the residents of the state. The ASO serves nearly 100,000 individuals a year through concert series, youth programs, and educational and community engagement efforts to fulfill its mission to change lives through music.
The community concert will be performed for audiences of all ages, and is engaging and informative for children and adults alike.
Tickets for the program will be $5 and can be purchased by calling the NW-SCC Phil Campbell campus cashier’s office at 256-331-6382 or at the following ticket locations: First Metro Bank – Muscle Shoals and Russellville locations, First National Bank – Haleyville location, Traders and Farmers Bank – Haleyville location and NW-SCC cashier’s offices on the Phil Campbell and Shoals campuses.
Any remaining tickets, if available, may be purchased at the door.