Home of the Alton Symphony Orchestra at the Hatheway Cultural Center

ALTON – The Alton Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is set to open its 78th concert season, with Maestro Wm. Shane Williams once again leading the musicians as they share the beauty of music with all.

Tickets will not be mailed. Instead, all tickets will be available at “Will-call” on the day of the concert.

The first concert of the season is “Celebrating the Greats: Beethoven, Gershwin, and Williams” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Followed by “Ride, Rhythm and Razzle-Dazzle,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 10. “An Afternoon of Spanish Dance, Delight and, in 2023, Despair” at 3 p.m. on Sunday February 26 and “An Evening with the Masters” at 7 p.m. on Saturday April 29. All concerts are given at the Alton Symphony Orchestra’s home venue, the Hatheway Cultural Center, at Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

Portions of this season’s programming for the nonprofit arts organization are funded by generous donations from the Alton Foundation, the Jacoby Foundation, the Alton Community Service League and a grant from the Arts Council of the United States. ‘Illinois.

“After being online last season, I love seeing patrons sit down before a concert again,” ASO President Jessica Poddig said in February during the orchestra’s first season in person. since the start of the pandemic “I’ve had many conversations with people telling me how happy they were to be able to see us in person again.”

Poddig said her first year as board chair was excellent.

Tickets and more information are available at www.altonsymphonyorchestra.org or email [email protected]

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