David Sedaris

One of the ASC's favorite artists of all time is back! Join Grammy-nominated humorist, playwright, and author David Sedaris for a most entertaining and intellectually provocative evening as he celebrates the release of his ninth book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. This new collection of essays from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author takes readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop,Sedaris takes us on sidesplitting adventures that are not to be forgotten. Sedaris, who has been called the "rock star of writers," came to prominence on December 23, 1992, when he read on National Public Radio his essay titled SantaLand Diaries, about being an elf at Macy's department store during Christmas in New York. A huge hit with listeners, he began recording a monthly segment for NPR based on entries in his personal diary. He soon signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company. After the publication of his first collection of essays and short stories in 1994, his next five books became New York Times Best Sellers. Whether you're a longtime Sedaris fan or a newcomer testing the waters, you're guaranteed to have a fun evening!

Book Signing Following the Performance
 

Performances

  • Friday, November 8, 2013 · 8 PM
    A: $61.50 · B: $52.50 · C: $41.50

Venue

  • Jemison Concert Hall

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The Music of John Williams from the Movies of Steven Spielberg
Saturday 5/02
The Music of John Williams from the Movies of Steven Spielberg 05/02/2015
$14.00, 27.00, 39.50, 57.00, 70.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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The Music of John Williams from the movies of Steven Spielberg
Sat, May 2, 2015 : 8 pm
Christopher Confessore, conductor
The ASO Chorus
Samford University’s Wright Center
Experience the magic of music and cinema created by two great maestros of the movies, Steven Spielberg and John Williams, with film scores conducted by the ASO’s own maestro, Christopher Confessore, and featuring the ASO Chorus.

Steve Winwood
Saturday 5/02
Steve Winwood 05/02/2015
$81.50, 95.50, 109.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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For more than four decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. Winwood burst into prominence in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group and since that time his celebrated skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music. Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, Winwood found success, including co-founding the popular British-group Traffic and creative partnerships with Cream guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. » 1977’s solo debut Steve Winwood signaled a bold new artistic direction, with landmark solo albums including the Grammy Award winning Back In The High Life and Roll With It. Winwood’s solo career has yielded a rich catalog of popular songs including “Back In The High Life,” “When You See A Chance,” “Valerie,” and “Higher Love”.

Julia Bullock
Thursday 5/07
Julia Bullock 05/07/2015
$, 20.00, 30.40, 33.18, 37.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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Winner of the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition and the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, soprano Julia Bullock has been hailed by The New York Times as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano … poised for a significant career.” » Bullock has performed the title roles in the Juilliard Opera productions of Massenet’s Cendrillon and Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, to rave reviews. » This season, she reprises the title role in Henry Purcell’s The Indian Queen, directed by Peter Sellars at the Perm Opera House, and at English National Opera. » In 2013, she made her San Francisco Symphony debut in West Side Story, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; an album of the concert is available on the orchestra’s label. » She is pursuing her Artist Diploma with Edith Bers at The Juilliard School.

Brahms Symphony No. 1
Friday 5/08
Brahms Symphony No. 1 05/08/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Brahms Symphony No. 1
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Fri & Sat, May 8 & 9, 2015 : 8 p.m.

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, op. 81
BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68
Continuing the tradition of crowd-pleasing piano concertos, Bartók's remarkable piece features driving rhythms and hammered chords softened by folksy charm and wit.

Saturday 5/09
ASYO Spring Concert 05/09/2015
$7.00, 10.00, 15.00
SHOW 2:00pm
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Brahms Symphony No. 1
Saturday 5/09
Brahms Symphony No. 1 05/09/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Brahms Symphony No. 1
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Fri & Sat, May 8 & 9, 2015 : 8 p.m.

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, op. 81
BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68
Continuing the tradition of crowd-pleasing piano concertos, Bartók's remarkable piece features driving rhythms and hammered chords softened by folksy charm and wit.

Dr. John
Saturday 5/16
Dr. John 05/16/2015
$45.50, 54.50, 63.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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Join us for MARDI GRAS in MAY as we present a true icon of American culture, the incomparable Dr. John. This performance will feature a career retrospective including his biggest hits as well as music from his most recent release, The Spirit of the Satch, Dr. John’s tribute to the late Louis Armstrong. » Dr. John’s musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex, and Frankie Ford. A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-Gris, introducing to the world his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock, and Creole roots.

Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Friday 5/29
Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 05/29/2015
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 2
Fri, May 29, 2015 | 11 a.m.
Michael Morgan, conductor
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Friday 5/29
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 05/29/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Fri & Sat, May 29 & 30, 2015 : 8 pm
Michael Morgan, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2
Few symphonies are as lush, stormy, and defiantly emotional as Rachmaninoff’s Second, with its hypnotic, long-limbed themes and minor key harmonies.

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Saturday 5/30
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 05/30/2015
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Fri & Sat, May 29 & 30, 2015 : 8 pm
Michael Morgan, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2
Few symphonies are as lush, stormy, and defiantly emotional as Rachmaninoff’s Second, with its hypnotic, long-limbed themes and minor key harmonies.