Showcasing Arts, Music, Culture
Mobile Symphony was established in 1970 as Symphony Concerts of Mobile. Its mission was to present excellent touring orchestras for six evening concerts. Orchestras included Alabama Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and more. In 1996, the board of Mobile Symphony decided that to truly serve the educational, quality of life, and economic development needs of the community, it must create a local Mobile Symphony Orchestra, utilizing and developing local professional musicians. Thus, the planning and development of the local orchestra began. The official name was changed to Mobile Symphony, Inc. in 1997.
The mission of the Mobile Opera is to enrich the quality of life for all adults and children in the diverse communities through the ultimatetheater experience of music as an expression of the soul.
The Saenger Theatre Performing Arts Center will function as a multi-disciplinary arts center, home of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Lyric Theatre, the Saenger Series, the Summer Movie Series, concerts, lectures, and special events.
Mobile Ballet, Inc., originated with the merger of two local ballet companies in 1987. Since that time, Mobile Ballet has grown and developed into a shining example of an outstanding regional dance company. Under the direction of Winthrop Corey, the company presents several productions each year to consistent critical acclaim.