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UA’s Huxford Symphony Orchestra Performs Friday, Oct. 18

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Faculty members from The University of Alabama School of Music will get to cut loose Friday, Oct. 18, when the Huxford Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall of the Moody Music Building on campus.

The program will include “Les Offrandes Oubliées” by Olivier Messiaen, “Concerto for seven winds, timpani, percussion and strings” by Frank Martin, featuring Drs. Diane Boyd Schultz, Shelly Meyers, Osiris J. Molina, all associate professors; Dr. Jenny Mann,  assistant professor; and Charles “Skip” Snead, director of UA’s School of Music.

Drs. Jonathan Whitaker and Tim Feeney, assistant professors, will perform “Symphony No. 1, Op. 10” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Tickets for this concert are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. Tickets are available online at or by phoning 205/348-7111.

The Huxford Symphony Orchestra performs six concerts and an opera each year on the UA campus. A key component of the ensembles program at The University of Alabama School of Music, the orchestra is open to music majors as well as talented students from other disciplines around the University. The Huxford Symphony rehearses twice a week for two hours, and students receive college credit for playing in the ensemble

The program for the 2013-2014 season includes works from the greatest composers: symphonies ranging from Haydn to Shostakovich, Menotti’s political thriller, “The Consul” and concertos showcasing world-renowned faculty soloists and talented students. Blake Richardson, director of orchestral studies, directs the Huxford Symphony Orchestra.

UA’s department of theatre & dance is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest division and the largest liberal arts college in the state. Students from the College have won numerous national awards including Rhodes Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships, Truman Scholarships and memberships on the USA Today Academic All American Team.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

  • CONTACT: Bobby Mathews, UA media relations,, 205/348-4956
  • SOURCE: Michelle Rosenberg, UA School of Music, 205/348-1672