- AL Reading Service
A new season of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra kicks off this weekend. The symphony’s music director Carlos Izcaray dealt with quite a bit of personal adversity last season. But he says he was fortunate to have been able to keep working throughout the ordeal. Friday and Saturday’s Masterworks concert includes works by Haydn and Beethoven. We begin as Izcaray tells WBHM’s Michael Krall about the orchestra’s featured work, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.