Alabaster City Schools and The Alabaster Arts Council are proud to announce an Alabama Symphony Orchestra concert at the new Performing Arts Center at Thompson High School. The concert is part of the venue’s grand opening, and is the first time ASO has performed in the city of Alabaster. The concert is set for 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 18, and though admission is FREE, guests must have a ticket as the event will feature reserved seating.

Tickets are available now by visiting the Performing Arts Center box office between the hours of 9 A.M. and 1 P.M. weekdays, and are first-come, first-served. You can also reserve tickets online to print at home by visiting alabastercityfest.com/aso. Any remaining tickets will be available the evening of the event, but those planning to attend should be advised that the concert is reserved seating and tickets may run out. For questions regarding tickets, contact the Performing Arts Center at acs.pac@acsboe.org or 205.685.3980 weekdays from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

“We are proud of our new Performing Arts Center and are excited for the community to see it,” says Wayne Vickers, Superintendent of Alabaster City Schools. “We’ve been planning this event for a long time and look forward to welcoming ASO to our stage.”

Guests are invited to arrive early at 6:00 PM to see and hear from Thompson High School students involved in arts programs, including the Jazz Band, the Madrigals and other creative endeavors. Visitors can walk through halls around arts classrooms to experience aspects of the school’s arts programs.

“Having the Alabama Symphony Orchestra playing in Alabaster is a huge event for our kids and our community,” says Adam Moseley, President of the Alabaster Board of Education. “This is the first of many events that this new facility will help bring to our city. It allows our kids to have such a wide range of experiences right here in our community.”

The Symphony plans a diverse yet familiar program for its first-ever concert in Alabaster. Guests will hear patriotic tunes, well-known Classical and Romantic themes, and modern selections from American composers. “The program was carefully selected to entertain and move audiences while also perhaps introducing some new music,” says Jamie Cole, Director of Media and Artist Relations for Alabaster Arts Council. “The Arts Council is planning more events for this venue, but we can’t think of a better way to kick off our involvement with the new Performing Arts Center.”

“The Alabama Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to perform for the grand opening of the Thompson High School Performing Arts Center,” says Seth Noble, Director of Artistic Administration for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. “We thank Alabaster City Schools for this invitation and are eager to share our mission of ‘changing lives through music’ with the city of Alabaster and Shelby County.”