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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  • Subscriptions Available Monday, June 24
    Single Tickets On Sale Monday, July 8

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Duquette Johnston with Armand Margjeka
Friday 9/12
Duquette Johnston with Armand Margjeka 09/12/2014
$29.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Friday 9/12
Symphonie Fantastique 09/12/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Fri & Sat, Sept 12 & 13, 2014 : 8 pm
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MACMILLAN: Confession of Isobel Gowdie
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
“Fantastic” says it all. This “episode in the life of an artist” follows our lovesick hero through obsession and despair. It must be experienced to be believed.

Symphonie Fantastique
Saturday 9/13
Symphonie Fantastique 09/13/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Fri & Sat, Sept 12 & 13, 2014 : 8 pm
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MACMILLAN: Confession of Isobel Gowdie
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
“Fantastic” says it all. This “episode in the life of an artist” follows our lovesick hero through obsession and despair. It must be experienced to be believed.

Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Piano concerto No. 2
Friday 9/19
Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Piano concerto No. 2 09/19/2014
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Fri, Sept 19, 2014 | 11 a.m.
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Serenade for Strings
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Friday 9/19
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff 09/19/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Fri & Sat, Sept 19 & 20, 2014 : 8 pm
Rune Bergmann, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Psalm XIII (World Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian
Two great Russians, two incurable Romantics, two supreme masters of the orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Second Piano Concerto is paired with one of Tchaikovsky’s most awe-inspiring symphonies.

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Saturday 9/20
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff 09/20/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Fri & Sat, Sept 19 & 20, 2014 : 8 pm
Rune Bergmann, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Psalm XIII (World Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian
Two great Russians, two incurable Romantics, two supreme masters of the orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Second Piano Concerto is paired with one of Tchaikovsky’s most awe-inspiring symphonies.

Experience Hendrix Tour
Thursday 9/25
Experience Hendrix Tour 09/25/2014
$91.50, 110.50, 125.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Kirk Whalum Jazz Essentials: Swing
Friday 9/26
Kirk Whalum Jazz Essentials: Swing 09/26/2014
$39.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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The Hit Men
Friday 9/26
The Hit Men 09/26/2014
$24.00, 39.50, 49.00, 62.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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The Hit Men
Fri, Sept 26, 2014 : 8 pm
Samford University’s Wright Center
Former members of hit acts including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Critters, Jim Croce, Carly Simon and more, playing music that’s transcended generations.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Thursday 10/02
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 10/02/2014
$36.50, 46.50, 55.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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Cirque de la Symphonie
Sunday 10/05
Cirque de la Symphonie 10/05/2014
$10.00, 25.00, 35.00, 45.00, 60.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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Cirque de la Symphonie
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 : 3 pm
Wright Center
An exciting new production designed to bring the magic of cirque to musical halls. An elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque performances witnessed anywhere, showcasing many of the best artists in the world, with the skilled musicians of the ASO.

Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Friday 10/10
Dvorak Symphony No. 8 10/10/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Fri & Sat, Oct 10 & 11, 2014 : 8 pm
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Elissa Koljonen, violin
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture
WALTON: Violin Concerto
DVORAK: Symphony No. 8
The irresistible Eighth is rich in folk tunes and dance rhythms – inspired by music of Dvořák’s Bohemian countrymen and of the earth beneath their feet.

Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Saturday 10/11
Dvorak Symphony No. 8 10/11/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Fri & Sat, Oct 10 & 11, 2014 : 8 pm
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Elissa Koljonen, violin
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture
WALTON: Violin Concerto
DVORAK: Symphony No. 8
The irresistible Eighth is rich in folk tunes and dance rhythms – inspired by music of Dvořák’s Bohemian countrymen and of the earth beneath their feet.

Russian Passion: An Evening of Tchaikovsky
Tuesday 10/14
Russian Passion: An Evening of Tchaikovsky 10/14/2014
$12.00, 24.50, 27.20, 32.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Russian Passion: An Evening of Tchaikovsky
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 : 7:30 pm
Samford University Brock Hall
Melodie for violin and piano
Nocturne for cello and piano
Piano Trio in A minor
Sponsored by Joe & Lavonne Sanders

Wednesday 10/15
Clybourne Park 10/15/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Mary Mary
Thursday 10/16
Mary Mary 10/16/2014
$49.50, 59.50, 68.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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Thursday 10/16
Clybourne Park 10/16/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Friday 10/17
Clybourne Park 10/17/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Act Of Congress
Friday 10/17
Act Of Congress 10/17/2014
$25.00, 35.00, 45.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Act of Congress
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 : 8 pm
Alabama Theatre
With a timeless blend of tight harmonies, vintage instrumentation, and deep musical roots, Act of Congress, consistently voted one of the “must see live acts of Alabama,” returns to play with the ASO.

Saturday 10/18
Clybourne Park 10/18/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Sunday 10/19
Clybourne Park 10/19/2014
$12.00, 15.00
SHOW 2:00pm
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Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Thursday 10/23
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge 10/23/2014
$11.00, 20.00, 28.40, 30.18, 37.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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Coffee Concert: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
Friday 10/31
Coffee Concert: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" 10/31/2014
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Brown Conducts Beethoven Eroica
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 | 11 a.m.
Justin Brown, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica