Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Musical Extravaganza
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Alys Stephens Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music will present
“Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Musical Extravaganza,” featuring UAB
bands, choirs, ensembles and soloists, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16.
Hosted by Fox 6 WBRC news anchors Sarah Verser and Mickey Ferguson,
performers will include many of UAB’s award-winning faculty and student
ensembles, including the Concert
Choir, Wind Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Computer Music
Ensemble, Opera Workshop, recording artist and jazz guitarist Eric
Essix, international operatic bass-baritone Won Cho, and sensational
faculty-student piano duo Yakov and Aleksandra ‘Sasha’ Kasman.
The concert will take place in the Jemison Concert Hall of UAB’s Alys
Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Funds raised will
support UAB Department of Music student scholarships and ensembles.
Tickets are $48, $36 and $24. Student tickets are $10. Call 205-975-2787
or visit www.AlysStephens.org for tickets. For group ticket purchases,
call 205-934-7376 or visit the UAB Department of Music online at
“Around the World in 80 Minutes” will provide a unique opportunity for
the community to see a wide variety of performers in one setting.
Featuring classical, jazz, gospel and pop, and representing musical
heritages from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, this extravaganza
will be a musical journey around the world. The concert is a testament
to the growth and maturation that has taken place in the UAB Department
of Music, says University Professor Henry Panion III, Ph.D.
“The event will showcase the many excellent student and faculty
performers we have in the department,” Panion said. “This is the first
of what we hope will be an annual event. In a university that is highly
regarded as one of the leading medical and science research institutions
in the nation, many may not be aware of the award-winning, world-class
performers we have in the arts in general and in music particularly.”
What: Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Musical Extravaganza
When: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, 10th Avenue South
Price: Tickets are $48, $36 and $24. Student tickets are $10.
Contact: Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org for tickets.