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THE ALYS STEPHENS CENTER PRESENTS 2009-2010 NEW SEASON CALENDAR
www.AlysStephens.org or 205-975-2787

Sept. 17
inter-ART-ive, second annual ASC Junior Patrons patio party celebrating the performing arts, 6-9 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Free and open to the public. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. With live music from Act of Congress plus a solo performance by local soul singer/ASC open mic competition winner Kendra Sutton. Craft brew tastings from Free the Hops and Birmingham Budweiser, food from Cosmo's pizza and ticket giveaways for the Alys Stephens Center's new season. Become an ASC Junior Patron and enjoy complimentary drinks and mouth-watering tapas in the JP lounge.

Sept. 20
ASC Kids' Club Presents Arts in Action LIVE! 1-3 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Free and open to the public. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. A mini-festival for families featuring arts education demonstrations for parents and fun performances for children of all ages by ASC artists-in-residence Sharrif Simmons, Charles Tortorici, Ron Bourdages, the ASC Youth Ensemble and a drum circle with percussionist John Scalici. Sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer.

Sept. 25
ASC Season Opening Celebration with Darrell Hammond from "Saturday Night Live," 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $70. Performance tickets are $50, $40, $30; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Come early to celebrate the ASC's season kickoff with a patio party at 6:30 p.m. featuring live music in the Haskell Courtyard. An "SNL" regular since 1995, Darrell Hammond holds the record for longest tenure of any cast member. He impersonates more than 100 celebrities - former President Bill Clinton is his most frequent - and has tackled practically the entire Bush administration, sometimes in the same sketch. Other notable impressions: Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump. Part of the Beyond Comedy Series.

Sept. 26
Buddy Guy, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $80. Performance tickets are $65, $55, $45; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. The ASC's season kickoff continues with a patio party at 6:30 p.m. featuring live music in the Haskell Courtyard. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and chief influence to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, Guy has received five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most of any artist), Billboard Magazine's Century Award for artistic achievement and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Guy recently appeared on the big screen with a show-stopping performance in Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film, "Shine a Light" and on the cover of Rolling Stone for the magazine's "100 Greatest Guitar Songs" issue. Clapton declared Guy, "The best guitar player alive." Part of the Legends & Icons Series.

Oct. 8
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, 7 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Tickets are $35; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. This renowned ensemble has set the standard for performance of the piano trio. Over the past two seasons, KLR has delighted fans with their presentations of complete cycles of the Beethoven piano trios. They recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a performance premiering Richard Danielpour's "Book of Hours" commissioned for the trio. Sponsored by the Birmingham Chamber Music Society Series.

Oct. 9
David Sedaris, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $70. Performance tickets are $50, $40, $30; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Sedaris will sign books after his reading. The anticipated return of this NPR humorist and best-selling author is one of the season's hottest tickets. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. His books include Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. His essays regularly appear in The New Yorker and his radio pieces can be heard on "This American Life." Part of the Beyond Comedy Series.

Oct. 10
Gabriela Montero, Piano, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $65. Performance tickets are $45, $35, $25; $15 for 30 and Under Classical Pass. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Free pre-concert Prelude discussion of the music at 7 p.m. Montero is among the premier classical pianists in the world, a protégé of the legendary Martha Argerich and a tireless advocate of the lost art of classical improvisation. The world took notice of her great talent during a recent performance at the Presidential Inauguration with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman. She is known for taking suggestions from the audience, which she uses to compose her trademark on-the-spot improvisations. Part of the Birmingham Music Club Classically Inclined Series.

Oct. 16
An Evening with Loretta Lynn, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $80. Performance tickets are $65, $55, $40; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Come early at 6:30 p.m. for live music from the Newgrass Troubadours in the Haskell Courtyard with a cash bar and Dreamland Bar-B-Que plates for sale. "The Coal Miner's Daughter," the tag that refers to a hit single, an album, a best-selling autobiography, an Oscar-winning film and to Lynn herself, journeyed from the Kentucky hills to Nashville superstardom and her current status as an honest-to-goodness American icon. Her last album, the Jack White-produced "Van Lear Rose," reminded the world of Lynn's power as a vocalist and her skill as a songwriter. Part of the Legends & Icons Series.

Oct. 23
Lizz Wright, 7:30 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $60. Performance tickets are $40, $30, $20; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. This Georgia native has taken the jazz world by storm with her trademark combination of jazz, R&B and soul. Her first two recordings, "Salt" and "Dreaming Wide Awake," established Wright as both an accomplished songwriter and a versatile, deeply expressive singer. On her third album "The Orchard," the artist shines with the warmth and resonance of her gospel-trained contralto. Part of the Red Hot & Jazz Series.

Nov. 6-7
Hubbard Street 2 Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. each night, at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $65. Performance tickets are $45, $35, $25; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Stay for a post-performance stage-side discussion with the dancers after each show. This company of seven dancers, aged 17-25, performs works by some of the nation's most promising young choreographers. Fans cite their fresh, high-energy performances that exude vitality, boldness and talent. HUB2 is leading the way of new dance with distinctive repertoire reflecting influences from ballet to hip-hop to improvisation. Part of the Movement & Magic Series.

Nov. 8
ASC Kids' Club Presents Hubbard Street 2 Dance Company Family Matinee, 2:30 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Introduce children to the beauty and excitement of dance. Known for its high energy, athletic programs and performances, HUB2 is applauded across the country for its multi-layered educational outreach activities that expose students of all backgrounds to dance. This program, just for kids, will blend a dynamic dance performance with educational insights into dance styles, choreography, technique and technical stage elements. Sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer.

Nov. 12
The Wailers, 7 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $75. Performance tickets are $57, $47, $37; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. This world-famous group has performed for an estimated 24 million fans; together with Bob Marley, they sold 250 million albums worldwide. Their Exodus Tour features hits from the famous 1977 album "Exodus," including "Jammin," "Three Little Birds" and "Turn Your Light Down Low." The lineup includes original Wailers Family Man Aston Barrett, bass; Keith Sterling, keyboards; Chico Chin, trumpet; and Nambo Robinson, trombone, with Elan Atias, lead vocals. Part of the Global Rhythm Series. Join the Wailers in their fight to combat hunger across the globe by purchasing a specially designed wrist band at the show. Visit www.iwenthungry.org for more information.

Nov. 13
Bruce Hornsby, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $70. Performance tickets are $52, $42, $32; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Three-time Grammy winner and 12-time nominee Hornsby has played on more than 100 recordings with artists including Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Cowboy Junkies, Bonnie Raitt (piano on the classic "I Can't Make You Love Me"), Shawn Colvin, Béla Fleck and Willie Nelson. Hornsby was a member of the Grateful Dead 1990-92, performing in more than 100 concerts and appearing on four Dead album releases. His most recent recordings, a bluegrass record with Ricky Skaggs and a jazz album with Christian McBride, again continue to showcase his diverse talent. Part of the Eclectic Palate Series.

Dec. 5
ASC Kids' Club Presents "Yuletide in Dogtown," an ASC Original Theatrical Production, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Tickets are $8. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Enjoy holiday treats after each show and bring a camera to have pictures made with the show's costumed characters. The residents of Dogtown are back and waiting for the holiday season with tail-wagging glee. All seems to be going well until a cat is spotted in Dogtown. Can the mayor keep peace during the holiday season or will fur fly? It's a howling, growling, meowing good time. Sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer.

Dec. 9
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Present "A Holiday Feast," 7 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $70. Performance tickets are $52, $42, $32; $20 for students and $10 kid-friendly tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Come early, 5:30-7 p.m., to the Alys Stephens Center's Holiday Open House for holiday treats and special offers in the ASC Gift Shop & Gallery. Béla Fleck (banjo,) Victor Lemonte Wooten (bass,) Future Man (drumitar and acoustic percussion) and Jeff Coffin (winds) are back in all their bluegrass, funk, world music, pop and jazz glory. Their Grammy-winning holiday album "Jingle All The Way" includes a sparkling banjo-harmonic arrangement of "Christmas Time is Here," Joni Mitchell's "River," a Tuvan-inspired, world-beat performance of "What Child is This" and fiery renditions of "Sleigh Ride" and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies." Part of the Eclectic Palate Series.

Dec. 13
Chicago City Limits, "Revenge of the Reindeer," 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $65. Performance tickets are $45, $35, $25; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. The holidays bring wishes of joy and peace on earth . . .unless you're a reindeer who flies from rooftop to rooftop, lugging a fat guy in a red suit trying to squeeze down chimneys. Chicago City Limits celebrates the traditions and trials of the Christmas season with this hilarious, part stand-up, part improv show featuring comedy sketches, song parodies and improvisations created on the spot from audience suggestions. May contain adult subject matter. Part of the Beyond Comedy Series.

Jan. 15-17
Battleworks Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. each night Jan. 15-16; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17, at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $75. Performance tickets are $55, $45, $35; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Presented as part of the 2010 Alabama Dance Festival. Juilliard graduate and Parsons Dance Company alum Robert Battle's dance company, founded in 2001, shows off his strong repertoire with vigor and technical virtuosity. Battleworks premiered at the World Dance Alliance's Global Assembly in Germany, where they were selected as the American representatives to the festival for their unique outlook on the future of modern dance. Since then the company has performed extensively, including at American Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow, Dance Theater Workshop and the Joyce Theater. Part of the Movement & Magic Series.

Jan. 16
Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $75. Performance tickets are $60, $47, $37; $15 for the 30 and Under Classical Pass. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. With Music Director and Conductor Alexei Kornienko and violinist Nadezda Tokareva. Free pre-concert Prelude discussion of the music at 7 p.m. Concertgoers will experience the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky performed by this renowned 160-member Russian orchestra that as founded in 1978 so the symphonic repertoire of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries could be broadcast throughout Russia for the benefit of its citizens. Since its inception, the MSRSO has shared the beauty of music with hundreds of thousands of listeners in its home country and throughout the world. This show is part of the Birmingham Music Club Classically Inclined Series.

Jan. 17
Reflect and Rejoice: A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 3 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Tickets are $20, $15, $10; student tickets are $10. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. With Michael Morgan conducting. The Alys Stephens Center proudly continues the tradition of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through music and spoken word. For this community event, the ASC partners with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Alabama Symphony Orchestra in a joyous program of music to remember the past and imagine the future.

Jan. 22
Los Lobos, acoustic, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $70. Performance tickets are $52, $42, $32; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. During their 25 years together, Los Lobos has combined rock, folk, blues, R& B, country and Tex-Mex with traditional Mexican music to form an original sound. The band has won three Grammys, sold millions of records, notched a No. 1 single and shared the stage with acts as varied as Bob Dylan, The Clash and U2, receiving tremendous critical acclaim. Seeing Los Lobos perform in a special acoustic format should be one of the ASC's most memorable evenings. Part of the Global Rhythm Series.

Jan. 24
Jeffrey Solow, Cello, with Elise Auerbach, Piano, 4 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Tickets are $35; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Cellist Jeffrey Solow maintains a busy schedule as a recitalist, soloist, chamber musician and teacher. During his 10 years as a member of the Amadeus Trio he recorded and toured extensively. Elise Auerbach has performed as a soloist with the Temple University and Delaware Symphonies and in recital at Carnegie Hall. The afternoon's program includes Beethoven's Sonata No. 3 for Cello and Piano in A Major and Aaron Minsky's "Dead Cello," songs by the Grateful Dead arranged for solo cello. Part of the Birmingham Chamber Music Society Series.

Jan. 29
McCoy Tyner Trio with Special Guest Savion Glover, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $85. Performance tickets are $65, $55, $45; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and five-time Grammy-winning pianist McCoy Tyner is joined by Tony Award-winning tap dancing genius Savion Glover for a unique jazz exploration that showcases both artists at the top of their game. Modern jazz has been shaped by the music of Tyner, known for his groundbreaking collaborations and recordings with John Coltrane. Glover delivered one of the best performances in ASC history during his 2007 visit. The two teamed up last year for six nights at the legendary Blue Note to celebrate Tyner's 70th birthday, performances hailed as "brilliant" and "art at its best." Part of the Red Hot & Jazz Series.

Feb. 12
Three Dog Night, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $80. Performance tickets are $65, $55, $40; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Come early for a pre-show Baby Boomers-themed bash in the lobby. This beloved group has sold more records and concert tickets and achieved more Top 40 hits - 21 - than almost any other act around. Their hits wind through the fabric of pop culture - on the radio, in television commercials or in Hollywood movies - with songs like "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)," "Joy to the World," "Shambala," and "One." Part of the Legends & Icon Series.

Feb. 13
ASC Kids' Club Presents a Celebration of Black History Month with "Extraordinary Americans Who Happen to Be. . ." at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Tickets are $8. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Last season Alicia Johnson-Reed and Quinton Cockrell directed the ASC Youth Ensemble in a production that brought the audience to their collective feet with a performance of song, dance and original monologues. This remarkable troupe will take to the stage again with a brand new performance sure to move and inspire. Sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer.

Feb. 13
Soweto Gospel Choir, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $65. Performance tickets are $45, $35, $25; $20 for students and $10 kid-friendly tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Come early for a live performance by the Magic City Boys Choir in the ASC Grand Lobby. The musical celebration of Soweto Gospel Choir transcends barriers of race, culture and language. Direct from South Africa, the Grammy-winning, 26-member choir, accompanied by a stellar band and percussion ensemble, is known for its powerful live performances that combine African gospel and modern Western spirituals. Soweto has performed for Nelson Mandela at the famous Cape Town concert and alongside musical greats like Bono, Queen, Jimmy Cliff and the Eurythmics. Many moviegoers enjoyed their recent performance with Peter Gabriel on the soundtrack of the animated blockbuster flick "WALL-E." Part of the Global Rhythm Series.

Feb. 28
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, featuring Kenny Barron Trio, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling and Russell Malone, 3 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S. Birmingham. VIP tickets are $75. Performance tickets are $55, $45, $35; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Come early at 2 p.m. for live music in the lobby. Celebrate 52 years of the most successful jazz festival in the world with this star-studded show featuring today's top jazz performers: pianist Barron, violinist Carter, seven-time Grammy nominee vocalist Elling and guitarist Malone. Part of the Red Hot & Jazz Series.

March 4
Borealis String Quartet with Guest Pianist Yakov Kasman, 7 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Tickets are $35; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. The Borealis String Quartet is an audience favorite at the ASC. The quartet teamed up with Van Cliburn Competition winner and UAB artist-in-residence and associate professor of piano Yakov Kasman in 2007 for a sold-out performance, which The Birmingham News called "chamber music at its most visceral." Kasman will join the Borealis - Patricia Shih, violin, Yuel Yawney, violin, Nikita Pogrebnoy, viola and Shih-Lin Chen, cello - for a performance of the Medtner Piano Quintet. Part of the Birmingham Chamber Music Society Series.

March 5
An Evening with Shawn Colvin, 8 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $65. Performance tickets are $45, $35, $25; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Her latest release, "These Four Walls," is perhaps her most assured and compelling work to date. Colvin is one of those rare performers, like Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris or the idol of her youth, Joni Mitchell, who has been able to grow up alongside her audience and mature into her role as singer and songwriter. She was rewarded with a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk for her 1989 debut disc "Steady On" and reached mainstream audiences when her story of a housewife's fiery revenge, "Sunny Came Home," became a top 10 hit years later. Part of the Eclectic Palate Series.

March 21
Boston Brass, 3 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. VIP tickets are $70. Performance tickets are $50, $42, $32; $15 for the 30 & Under Classical Pass. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Free pre-concert Prelude discussion of the music at 2 p.m. From exciting classical arrangements and burning jazz standards to breathtaking vocal harmony, Boston Brass achieves new levels in brass performance while treating audiences to a unique musical experience that captivates all ages. The ensemble performs more than 100 shows annually, has several acclaimed recordings to their credit and can often be heard on National Public Radio's "Performance Today." Their latest release, "Latin Nights," showcases the immense talent and range of capabilities of all five players. Part of the Birmingham Music Club Classically Inclines Series.

March 27
ASC Kids' Club Presents "Down the Yellow Brick Road," an ASC Original Theatrical Production, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham. Tickets are $8. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Bring a camera to have pictures taken with the show's characters after the performance. Will Dorothy find her way through the Land of Oz and back home again? The audience is invited to help Dorothy and other familiar characters from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" find their way down the yellow brick road. In this fun and interactive performance the narrator will invite members of the audience to become active participants in the story as Dorothy and her friends make their way to the Great Oz. This production will enchant children from three to 103. Sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer.

March 28
Peking Acrobats, 3 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S. Birmingham. VIP tickets are $65. Performance tickets are $45, $35, $25; $20 for students and $10 kid-friendly tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Hailing from the People's Republic of China, the Peking Acrobats are diplomats of their spirited culture and perform spectacular feats of talent and imagination. Since 1958, this elite group has toured the world over, including a sold-out stop at the ASC four seasons ago, leaving audiences spellbound by their grace and athleticism. Carefully selected from the finest acrobat schools in China, these gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers transform 2,000-year-old athletic disciplines into an all-ages kaleidoscope of entertainment and wonder. Part of the Movement & Magic Series.

April 3
Viva Health Starlight Gala, at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S. Birmingham. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. For the past 11 seasons, the Viva Health Starlight Gala has been Birmingham's premier black-tie event and the most elegant celebration benefiting the arts. The evening combines a live performance from one of the world's most talented artists with festivities that include a pre-performance reception, music and entertainment, and a post-performance dinner for patrons. The list of past gala performers reads like a who's who of the arts, including artists Diana Krall, Itzhak Perlman, Queen Latifah, Mandy Patinkin, Natalie Cole, Willie Nelson, Bobby McFerrin and Frederica von Stade. This season's featured gala artist will be announced at a later date. Sponsored by Viva Health, The Birmingham News and WBHM.

April 15
Parisii Quartet, 7 p.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S. Birmingham. Tickets are $35; $20 for students. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Formed in 1984 by four prize-winning graduates of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, the Parisii won early acclaim with its triumphs at major competitions including Banff (1986) and Munich (1987). Noted for its performances of distinctive repertoire of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, the quartet has distinguished itself with award-winning recordings of intriguing works by such French composers as Menu, Pierné and Tailleferre. Of recent note are recordings of the 16 string quartets of Darius Milhaud, which won the Grand Prix Charles Cros. Part of the Birmingham Chamber Music Society Series.

April 17
ASC Kids' Club Presents "The Roots of Rock ' n' Roll" with Ron Bourdages, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S. Birmingham. Tickets are $8. Call 205-975-2787 or go to www.AlysStephens.org. Come dressed as a favorite rock 'n' roll performer for a costume contest after each show. Join ASC Kids' Club artist Ron Bourdages as he guides kids and adults on a musical journey through time to discover the sounds that inspired musicians to create what everyone knows as rock 'n' roll. This fun and educational performance is sure to have everyone singing along. Sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer.

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