Series Retrospective

A Chorus Line Gladys Knight My Fair Lady Michael Bolton


April 12, 1946 The First Concert

Stanley Fletcher, Pianist

 

1946-1947 The First Season

Jennie Tourel, Mezzo Soprano

Albert Spalding, Violinist

Barlett & Robertson, Duo Pianists

 

1947-1948

Eugene Istomin, Pianist

Mia Slavenska and Ballet Variante

Igor Gorin, Baritone

 

1948-1949

Helen Jepson, Soprano

Stanton Carter, Pianist

Saidenburg Sinfonietta

 

1949-1950

Vronsky & Babin, Duo Pianists

Louis Roney, Tenor

San Antonio Symphony

Ballet: “Streetcar Named Desire”

 

1950-1951

Eleanor Steber, Lyric Soprano

Byron Janis, Pianist

Don Cossacks Male Chorus

Birmingham Civic Symphony

 

1951-1952

The Philharmonic Piano Quartet

Mary Hutchinson, Dramatist

Longines Sinfonietta

Eugene Conley, Tenor

 

1952-1953

Frances Yend, Lyric Soprano

William Kapell, Pianist

Ballet ‘52

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

1953-1954

Piano Playhouse, Milton Cross

Michael Rabin, Violinist

Columbus Boys Choir

Eileen Ferrell, Dramatic Soprano

 

1954-1955

George London, Metropolitan Opera

Musical Americana in Dance and Song

Amparo Iturbi, Pianist

Saint Louis Sinfonietta

David Gibson, Pianist (Bonus)

 

1955-1956

Anna Russell, Concert Comedienne

Ballet Espagnol

Appleton and Field, Duo Pianists

Walter Cassel, Metropolitan Opera

Barbara Thomas and Lois Green Seas, Duo Pianists (Bonus)

 

1956-1957

Jacques Abram, Pianist

Chattanooga Symphony

Aberkirchen Children’s Choir

Robert Shaw Chorale

Zinka Milinov, Metropolitan Opera

 

1957-1958

Whittemore and Lowe, Duo Pianists

University of Alabama String Quartet

Jerome Hines, Metropolitan Opera

Chicago Opera Ballet


1958-1959

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Henry Sopkin, Conductor

Mozart's “Cosi Fan Tutti”

Clifford Curzon, Pianist

Casar Siepi, Metropolitan Opera

 

1959-1960

Golden Curtain, Kurt Adler, Conductor

Vronsky and Babin, Duo Pianists

Rosalind Elias, Metropolitan Opera

Chicago Opera Ballet

 

1960-1961

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Brian Sullivan, Metropolitan Opera

Sylvia Zaremba, Pianist

Robert Joffrey Ballet

 

1961-1962

The Zachary Solov Ballet Ensemble

Luboshutz & Nemenoff, Duo Pianists

St. Olaf Choir

Jerome Hines

 

1962-1963

The Little Orchestra of New York

Joint Recital Metropolitan Opera

Jacob Lateiner, Pianist

Columbus Boys’ Choir

 

1963-1964

Jacob Lateiner, Pianist

Lynn Blair, Metropolitan Opera

The National Ballet of Canada

Roger Williams and His Company

 

1964-1965

LaBoheme, Goldovsky’s Opera Theater

Thomas Brockman, Pianist

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with Marina Svetlova, Prima Ballerina and Oleg Briansky

Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

 

1965-1966

The Music of Richard Rogers

Rosalyn Tureck, Pianist

The National Ballet

The Texas Boys’ Choir

 

1966-1967

Lisa Della Casa, Metropolitan Opera

James Oliver Buswell IV, Violinist

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Steicher & Horowitz, Duo Pianists

 

1967-1968

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Richard Casper, Pianist

Roger Williams and Company

Ferrante & Teicher, Duo Pianists

 

1968-1969

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Stephen Manes Pianist

The National Ballet of Washington

Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians

 

1969-1970

Mary Costa, Metropolitan Opera

David Bar Illian, Pianist

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Wayne King, The Waltz King


1970-1971  25th Anniversary

Ferrante and Teicher, Duo Pianists

John Alexander, Metropolitan Opera

National Ballet of Washington, D.C.

Jorge & Morel, Guitarist and Percussionist

 

1971-1972

Peter Nero

Don Cossack, Chorus and Dancers

An Evening of Opera, Quartet with Piano

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

 

1972-1973

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

David Bar Illian, Pianist

Joffrey Ballet

Der Rosenkavalier (On film)

Richard Tucker

 

1973-1974

Victor Borge

Pete Fountain and his Jazz Group

Leonard Pennario

Gerald Goodman, Troubador Harpist

 

1974-1975

Van Cliburn, Pianist

Roberta Peters and Raymond Gibbs

The Big Band Cavalcade, Bob Crosby

Vienna Johann Strauss Ensemble

 

1975-1976

The New Christy Minstrels

Eddy Arnold

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with Lorin Hollander, Pianist

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet

 

1976-1977

Ferrante and Teicher, Duo Pianists

Robert Merrill, Metropolitan Opera

The Canadian Opera Company

Robert de Gaetano, Pianist

 

1977-1978

The Royal Ballet of Flanders

The Young Americans in West Side Story

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest

 

1978-1979

Woody Herman and Young Thundering Herd

The Canadian Opera Company

Lorin Hollander, Pianist

Misha Dichter, Pianist

Chet Atkins

 

1979-1980

Gilbert & Sullivan a la Carte

Birmingham Pops, Johnny Green Conductor

Roberta Peters, Metropolitan Opera

The Nutcracker Ballet, UAB Ballet

Vienna Chamber Orchestra

Burl Ives

 

1980-1981

Ray Price

Eugene Fodor, Violinist

Goldovsky Opera Company

Atlanta Ballet

Marvin Hamlisch

 

1981-1982

Santiago Rodriquez, Pianist

Carlos Montoya

Erie Mills and Michael Ballam

New Orleans Philharmonic, with Leonard Rose, Cellist

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Henry Mancini

 

1982-1983

Prague Symphony Orchestra

North Carolina Dance Theatre

Itzhak Perlman

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Mitch Miller

Canadian Brass

 

1983-1984

Bamberg Symphony

Steven DeGroote, Pianist

James Galway

Chet Atkins

 

1984-1985

Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Liberace

North Carolina Dance Theatre

 

1985-1986

Ransom Wilson, Flutist

Philippe Bianconi, Pianist

Isaac Stern

Texas Opera Theatre, Die Fledermaus

Wynton Marsalis

 

1986-1987

Roy Clark

Leontyne Price

The Ballet de France

London Royal Philharmonic, Vladimir Askenazy, Pianist

 

1987-1988

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Belgrade State Folk Ensemble

Emanuel Ax and Yo Yo Ma

Alabama Symphony Orchestra Paul Polivnik, conductor

The Canadian Brass

 

1988-1989

Rudolf Nureyev and Stars of Paris Opera Ballet

Roberta Peters

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra, with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Violinist

Glen Campbell

Vladimer Viardo, Pianist

 

1989-1990

Marvin Hamlisch

Western Opera Theater Carmen

Masters of Blue Grass

Nettle & Markham, Duo Pianists

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

 

1990-1991

Ballet Francais De Nancy

Wayne Newton

Christopher Parkening, Guitarist

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Roger Williams, Pianist

 

1991-1992

Lee Greenwood

Gypsy

Juilliard String Quartet

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

 

1992-1993

Willie Nelson & Friends

Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Dmitri Ratser, Pianist

The Washington Ballet

The Summit Brass

B.J. Thomas


1993-1994

Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

Peter Nero and The American Pops Orchestra

Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg

Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick

 

1994-1995

Principal Dancers of the NYC Ballet

Oliver

Dudley Moore with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Monte Carlo Symphony Orchestra


1995-1996 50th Anniversary

Marilyn Horne and Marvin Hamlisch

The Manhattan Transfer

Liverpool Symphony Orchestra

The Bolshoi Ballet Ensemble

 

1996-1997

ALABAMA

Louis & Perry, duo pianists

The Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

Moscow Festival Ballet

 

1997-1998

Julio Iglesias

Stuttgartt Philharmonic with Mischa Dichter, pianist

Vienna Boys Choir

Grease

 

1998-1999

The Statler Brothers

St. Petersburg Symphony

London City Opera, Die Fledermaus

Russian National Ballet, Sleeping Beauty

 

1999-2000

Crystal Gayle

Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Ballet De L’Opera de Bordeaux Romeo and Juliet

 

2000-2001

The Black Watch and Prince of Wales Band and Choir

The Temptations

London City Opera, Carmen

Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

 

2001-2002

My Fair Lady

BBC Concert Orchestra

The Grigorovich Ballet, Swan Lake

Marvin Hamlisch and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

 

2002-2003

Georgian State Dance Company

South Pacific

Hungarian National Philharmonic

Ray Charles and the Alabama Symphony Pops

 

2003-2004

The Beach Boys

Verdi Opera Company

The Moscow Orchestra

Moscow Festival Ballet, Cinderella

Alabama Symphony Orchestra Pops

 

2004-2005

Neil Sedaka

Fiddler On The Roof

Prague Symphony Orchestra

Spirit Of The Dance

Opera Verdi Europa La Boheme (Extra)

 

2005-2006

Compagnia Espansol José Porcel

Orchestra Europa

"Mame"

Helikon Opera, Die Fledermaus

Amy Grant

 

2006-2007

AIDA

Air Supply

BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Lyr Williams pianist

Moscow Festival Ballet, Giselle

Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller

Bulgarian State Opera, The Marriage of Figaro

 

2007-2008

LeAnn Rimes

The Ten Tenors

State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico

Evita

America

 

2008-2009

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Marvin Hamlisch: Broadway Gala

Dublin Symphony Orchestra

Russian National Ballet, Don Quixote

CATS

 

2009-2010

Sarah Evans

CAMELOT

Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bernadette Peters

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

 

2010-2011

Aaron Neville and his Quintet

Opole, Philharmonic Orchestra of Poland

Russian National Ballet, Romeo & Juliet, Chopiniana

Bowfire

Vince Gill

 

2011-2012

Chicago

My Fair Lady

Tschaikovsky St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Gladys Knight


2012-2013

Ronnie Dunn

Celtic Woman, A Christmas Celebration

China National Symphony  Orchestra

Russian National Ballet, A Gala Program

A Chorus Line

 

2013-2014

Michael McDonald

Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Amy Grant and Vince Gill

Smokey Robinson


2014-2015

Natalie Cole

National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico

Russian National Ballet, Sleeping Beauty

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

Michael Bolton

 

2015-2016

Martina McBride

The National Circus and Acrobats of China

Celtic Woman, Home for Christmas

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra

The Midtown Men

 

2015-2016

Peter Cetera

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Moscow Festival Ballet. Cinderella

Fire Irish Tenors

Patti LaBelle

 

2016-2017

Kenny Loggins

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Dublin Irish Dance

The Commodores