Cellist Cicely Parnas - Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series

The ASC is highlighting the beauty and complexity of the cello with a series of presentations and educational events. Our first featured artist is Cicely Parnas, First Prize Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and granddaughter of the illustrious cellist, Leslie Parnas. The younger Parnas began playing the cello at age 4 and made her concert debut at 11 with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. She has won numerous prizes since age 13, including the 2011 Artistic Excellence Award and First Prize in the Cello Concerto Competition at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where she earned an Artist Diploma. Parnas, who performs on a 1712 Giovanni Grancino violoncello, has been heard on NPR's Performance Today series and recently made her Carnegie Hall concerto debut.

» THE RESIDENCY IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE ANNALIESE SOROS EDUCATIONAL RESIDENCY FUND OF YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS «

ARTPLAY PARLOR wine & hors d'oeuvres included
 

Performances

  • Thursday, August 29, 2013 · 7 PM
    A: $37.50 ·

Venue

  • ArtPlay

Sponsors

Patty McDonald
Sterne Agee
Renasant Bank
The University Of Alabama At Birmingham
VIVA HEALTH
December 2014
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Christmas at the Alys
Monday 12/01
Christmas at the Alys 12/01/2014
$5.00, 8.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Christmas at the Alys. 7:00 p.m., Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. $8 general admission and $5 for all students.

Christmas with Michael W. Smith
Friday 12/05
Christmas with Michael W. Smith 12/05/2014
$, 25.00, 35.00, 45.00, 60.00, 75.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Christmas with Michael W. Smith
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 : 8 pm
Samford University’s Wright Center
Platinum pop and Christian worship artist Michael W. Smith brings his creative passion for music to the ASO, which comes alive with sweeping cinematic statements, rich melodies, an emotional range, along with musical twists.

Holiday Soul: Eric Essix and 5 Men On A Stool
Sunday 12/07
Holiday Soul: Eric Essix and 5 Men On A Stool 12/07/2014
$36.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center presents , “Holiday Soul” featuring UAB Artist In Residence, Eric Essix, performing with Atlanta super group, 5 Men On A Stool! For the first time ever, Eric performs a soulful collection of “songs of the season” with bandmates Hank Stewart, Antonio Allen, Melvin Miller and Leonard Julien III, as well as favorites from the groups time tested set list. No strangers to the Alys Stephens Center and Birmingham, 5 Men On A Stool shared the stage with Eric in 2013 as part of his “Evolution” concert and together they have played venues throughout the U.S. performing their own unique blend of jazz, gospel, R&B and spoken word.

The Premiere of Season 5 of APT's Downton Abbey
Sunday 12/14
The Premiere of Season 5 of APT's Downton Abbey 12/14/2014
$0.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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You will have an opportunity to see one hour of the season opening episode before it premiers on PBS on January 4, 2015.
Downton Abbey, the international hit series from writer and creator Julian Fellowes, returns with more dark secrets, budding romances, and dramatic turns. As you await the season premiere of Season 5 on MASTERPIECE, see new characters, fan favorites, suitors, and Downton's growing fourth generation: little Sybbie and the heir himself, George!

UAB's Alys Stephens Center & BMR : An Evening with Robert Ellis
Thursday 12/18
UAB's Alys Stephens Center & BMR : An Evening with Robert Ellis 12/18/2014
$16.20, 17.15, 20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a box, and burns white-hot from the inside out. But what seems even more striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance, is that feeling of unyielding authenticity.

http://www.groundcontroltouring.com/artists/robert-ellis

A Dickens Vest Pocket Christmas Carol
Friday 12/19
A Dickens Vest Pocket Christmas Carol 12/19/2014
$11.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Join the Cratchets, Tiny Tim, all the Spirits, and of course Ebenezer Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment. This delightful play is adapted and directed by beloved ASC staff member and ArtPlay teaching artist Jerry Sims, whose popular original productions include Yuletide in Dogtown, Alice's EVEN BIGGER Tea Party, and Down the Yellow Brick Road. Come early to enjoy holiday treats and more!

A Dickens Vest Pocket Christmas Carol
Saturday 12/20
A Dickens Vest Pocket Christmas Carol 12/20/2014
$11.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Join the Cratchets, Tiny Tim, all the Spirits, and of course Ebenezer Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment. This delightful play is adapted and directed by beloved ASC staff member and ArtPlay teaching artist Jerry Sims, whose popular original productions include Yuletide in Dogtown, Alice's EVEN BIGGER Tea Party, and Down the Yellow Brick Road. Come early to enjoy holiday treats and more!

Handel's Messiah
Saturday 12/20
Handel's Messiah 12/20/2014
$39.00, 49.00, 64.00, 79.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Handel’s Messiah
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 : 7:30 pm
Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stephens Center
Jory Vinikour, conductor
HANDEL: Messiah
Beethoven once called Handel “the greatest composer that ever lived.” Handel’s Messiah has become the world’s the most popular choral work, delighting audiences every holiday season.

New Year's Eve: A Viennese Celebration
Wednesday 12/31
New Year's Eve: A Viennese Celebration 12/31/2014
$34.00, 44.00, 59.00, 74.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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New Year’s Eve: A Viennese Celebration
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 : 6 pm
Alabama Theatre
Christopher Confessore, conductor
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
Ring in 2015 with waltzes, operatic selections, and a glass of bubbly.

Andrew Tyson
Thursday 1/08
Andrew Tyson 01/08/2015
$, 20.00, 30.40, 32.18, 37.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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His debut CD, a recording of the complete Chopin Preludes, was released in October 2014 on the Zig-Zag Territories label. » At the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, Tyson won Fifth Prize and the new Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded to the pianist chosen by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder. This prize brought three performances of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 2 with the Hallé Orchestra, which were so acclaimed that he was re-engaged to perform with the orchestra last season and this season. » After early studies with Dr. Thomas Otten of the University of North Carolina, Tyson attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he worked with Claude Frank. He later earned his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald, where he won the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano.

Coffee Concert: Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony
Friday 1/09
Coffee Concert: Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony 01/09/2015
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Mendelssohn Scottish symphony
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 | 11 a.m.
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
PRICE: Dances in the Canebrakes
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony
No. 3, Scottish

Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Friday 1/09
Ravel Piano Concerto in G 01/09/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Fri & Sat, Jan 9 & 10, 2015 : 8 pm
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Cédric Tiberghien, piano
PRICE: Dances in the Canebrakes
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Scottish
Drawing from Gershwin’s jazzy popularity and Mozart’s elegance, Ravel’s concerto echoes American jazz and, in a ravishing slow movement, old Viennese lyricism.

Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Saturday 1/10
Ravel Piano Concerto in G 01/10/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Fri & Sat, Jan 9 & 10, 2015 : 8 pm
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Cédric Tiberghien, piano
PRICE: Dances in the Canebrakes
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Scottish
Drawing from Gershwin’s jazzy popularity and Mozart’s elegance, Ravel’s concerto echoes American jazz and, in a ravishing slow movement, old Viennese lyricism.

Reflect & Rejoice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday 1/18
Reflect & Rejoice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 01/18/2015
$9.00, 14.00, 19.00, 24.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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Reflect and Rejoice: A Tribute to DR. Martin Luther King, JR.
Sun, Jan 18, 2015: 3 pm
Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stevens Center
The Aeolians Of Oakwood University
The powerful voices of the Aeolians of Oakwood University join the orchestra in our yearly concert, celebrating the legacy and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

20th Century Masters: Copland and Enescu
Tuesday 1/27
20th Century Masters: Copland and Enescu 01/27/2015
$12.00, 24.50, 27.20, 32.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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20th Century Masters: Copland and Enescu
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 : 7:30 pm
Samford University Brock Hall
Featuring Daniel Szasz and his wife, pianist Alina Voicu
COPLAND Nocturne and
Ukulele Serenade for violin and piano
COPLAND Sonata for violin and piano
ENESCU Sonata no. 2 for violin
and piano
ENESCU Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 arr. for violin and piano
Sponsored by Diane and Herb Rossmeisl

Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor
Friday 1/30
Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor 01/30/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor
Fri & Sat, Jan 30 & 31, 2015 : 8 pm
Conductor: Chrisstopher Confessore
Chloë Hanslip, violin
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2 Op. 72a
Bruch: Violin Concerto in G Minor (Chloe Hanslip, violin soloist)
--intermission--
Schubert: Symphony in B minor "Unfinished"