MSO and Mobile Public Library offer new education program

The Mobile Symphony and the Mobile Public Library have teamed together to offer Lecture@Noon, with the first program set for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Ben May Main Library. The first Lecture@Noon will feature Rob Seebacher, music director for Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra, the University of South Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra.

In anticipation of the MSO’s Opening Night concert, Stars of the Joffrey Ballet, Seebacher will discuss the late Romantic and early 20th Century ballet music of Russia, including ballets by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Stravinsky.

“This is a new education series for the MSO in which we hope to give our patrons and all music lovers a better understanding of classical music,” Erin Horan, MSO Director of Education said. “Knowing the background of the music adds to a person’s overall enjoyment, so we hope that many people will take advantage of this new opportunity.”

Stars of the Joffrey Ballet will be presented in the Mobile Saenger Theatre, Saturday, September 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information call 432-2010 or visit .

For more information about Lecture@Noon, please call 208-7097.


About the Mobile Symphony

The Mobile Symphony, now presenting its 14th season, has gained prominence throughout the region with more than 250 concerts, world-class guest soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, and an education program that serves more than 7,000 students every year. The 2012-2013 season is the 13th year for Music Director Scott Speck, who was appointed to the position in 2000. Beyond his work with the Mobile Symphony, Speck is in demand with orchestras around the world. His performances in London, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington have inspired international acclaim as a conductor of passion, intelligence and winning personality. The Mobile Symphony performs in the beautifully restored, historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile. From September through May, the Symphony is heard live by more than 40,000 people.

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