On the road in Alabama and Florida with conductor Christopher Confessore

Posted on: March 14, 2018

“By the time Christopher Confessore reaches the end of this month, the conductor may be ready to just take a deep breath and relax,” writes Alec Harvey in Friday’s (3/9) Alabama NewsCenter (Birmingham, AL). “On Feb. 27 through March 4, he had four rehearsals and three concerts with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra [in Melbourne, FL]. On March 6, he rehearsed twice with the Sarasota Orchestra, followed by … a two-concert tour with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Bobby Horton. This week, he’s had two rehearsals and a performance with the ASO and goes straight into rehearsals Tuesday and Wednesday with the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra, rehearsals with both the ASO and ASYO with a performance March 18 and, finally, back to Florida with six concerts with the Sarasota Orchestra March 20-24…. Bouncing from city to city is nothing new for ASO’s resident conductor and principal pops conductor. He’s also music director and principal conductor of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and often conducts in Sarasota…. Recently, he started conducting with the Black Jacket Symphony, a Birmingham-based crew that recreates classic rock albums…. Now living in Florida, Confessore’s contract calls for him to be in Birmingham at least 12 weeks each season.”

Posted March 14, 2018