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Sept. 19 & 20, Bham: Hope Takes the Stage FREE Events


Dear Educators,

The Alys Stephens Center’s ArtPlay is excited to offer the following education events for you as part of “Hope Takes the Stage.”

Watch this enlightening video featuring Eric Essix and Yotam Haber and see the descriptions below.  These events are free to schools.

A More Convenient Season
Thurs., September 19th, 2013 // 10 A.M.
Recommended Grades: 4th – 12th
Jemison Concert Hall
A special world premiere symphonic piece composed by Yotam Haber and performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
“Every word spoken or sung will be words from the movement. Words from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Oral Histories, words from FBI files and police records… words of the time,” says Yotam Haber, a Guggenheim fellow and accomplished composer commissioned by philanthropist Tom Blount and the Alys Stephens Center to commemorate the events of 1963. Haber continues, “I’m not coming here to tell Birmingham and Alabama her own story. They know it far better than I do. I’m creating a work of art through the filter of my own experiences of growing up in Europe and Israel and immigrating to America from Africa. I’m listening and learning – not to be a historian, but an artist.” The culmination of Haber’s listening to oral histories, learning from foot soldiers, speaking with historians, and browsing through files and artifacts in the Birmingham Public Library Archives has resulted in the world premiere of A More Convenient Season. The performance features the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, four of Birmingham’s most talented youth soloists, a chorus, film, and archival recordings.

Eric Essix: Evolution
Friday,  Sept. 20, 2013// 10:00 A.M.
Recommended Grades: 3rd – 12th
ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall
Who better to commemorate 1963 than Birmingham Native and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee Eric Essix. Essix will perform songs from his landmark 20th recording titled Evolution, a musical diary that examines the progress of Birmingham over the past 50 years and into the future. A guitarist with intimate personal, family, and community connections to the subject matter, Essix has produced and recorded songs that have a direct connection to the Civil Rights Movement for more than a decade:
Register by visiting www.ArtPlayASC.org

J. Heath Mixon
Associate Director