P.O. Box 2548
Selma, AL USA 36702
Last updated: April 14th, 2013 @ 00:04:03
Selma is once again reviving the arts through “all things Alabama” with its third annual StreetFest on Saturday, May 18, and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform at 6 p.m.
ArtsRevive and BroadSouth Communications Inc. will partner to bring this event to the Carneal ArtsRevive building at the corner of Water Avenue and Church Street in historic downtown Selma. StreetFest opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. and features the Billy Atchison Memorial Catfish Fry, continuous live entertainment, arts, crafts, children’s activities and food vendors.
The Alabama Symphony will present “Alabama: Here We Stay” with Alabama composer, performer and music historian Bobby Horton. Horton, one of the country’s leading authorities on music of the Civil War era, has worked closely with the ASO to create a concert program that tells the stories of soldiers from Alabama, both Confederate and Union, through the music they loved.
Music will include traditional songs of the Civil War arranged by Gary Smoke for Horton and the ASO, including “Rose of Alabama,” “Tombigbee River,” “The Battle of Shiloh Hill” and “Home Sweet Home.” Through an engaging combination of live music, storytelling and audience participation, communities all over the state will learn about Alabama’s role in the Civil War and the lasting impact of music on the human spirit in the past, present and future.
While the concert is free to the public, some seats in the courtyard may be reserved for a $25 tax-deductible donation to ArtsRevive. Reservations can be made at the Carneal building on Friday and Saturdays through the end of April from noon until 4 p.m.
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