albany symphony http://wamc.org en Albany Symphony Orchestra's April 12th Concert At The Palace http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestras-april-12th-concert-palace <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The intoxicating melodies and exotic musical landscapes of Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece – Scheherazade will be presented by the <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com">Albany Symphony Orchestra</a> on Saturday night at the <a href="http://www.palacealbany.com">Palace Theatre</a> in Albany.</p><p>And that is not all, they will be pairing that piece with Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto - perhaps the greatest American violin concerto of the 20th century, featuring young virtuoso and child prodigy <a href="http://www.simoneporterviolin.com/">Simone Porter</a>.</p><p>Albany Symphony Maestro David Alan Miller and soloist, Simone Porter, join us to tel us more.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87879 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra's April 12th Concert At The Palace Albany Symphony Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica Present Dvorak's Stabat Mater http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestra-and-albany-pro-musica-present-dvoraks-stabat-mater <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a special performance of Dvorak's monumental choral masterpiece, Stabat Mater, with Albany Pro Musica and four brilliant vocal soloists on April 5 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.</p><p>Our friend, Maestro David Alan Miller, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87355 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica Present Dvorak's Stabat Mater Albany Symphony Orchestra's March 1st And 2nd Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestras-march-1st-and-2nd-concerts-troy-savings-bank-music-hall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Saturday and Sunday at 7:</span>30pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>3pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> respectively, The Grammy Award winning Albany Symphony Orchestra will take the stage at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – presenting a program that will feature </span>Stravinsky’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Octet for Winds, Joan Tower’s Rapids for Piano and Orchestra, a world premier from Connor Brown, and Beethoven’s </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Symphony.</span></p><p>The orchestra will be joined by pianist Blair McMillen and will -of course- be lead by Maestro David Alan Miller – who joins us now to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84773 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra's March 1st And 2nd Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Albany Symphony Orchestra's Grammy Win And February 8th Concert http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestras-grammy-win-and-february-8th-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Albany Symphony Orchestra</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won a Grammy Award on Sunday for B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">est Classical Instrumental solo for its recording of composer John </span>Corigliano's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "Conjurer — Concerto For Percussionist &amp; String Orchestra," recorded in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.</span></p><p>This percussion concerto was conducted by David Alan Miller who joins us this morning to tell us how much a Grammy weighs and about their upcoming concert at The Palace in Albany, featuring Ravel’s <em>Bolero</em>, selections from Wagner’s powerful, historic opera <em>Tristan and Isolde</em>, and more.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:12:59 +0000 Joe Donahue 82889 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra's Grammy Win And February 8th Concert Albany Symphony Orchestra's January 11th And 12th Concerts http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestras-january-11th-and-12th-concerts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is a big weekend for the </span><a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Albany Symphony Orchestra</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. One of the greatest pianists alive today, </span>André<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Watts, takes the stage on January </span>11th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and it will be Symphony Sunday featuring Beethoven on the </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - both concerts taking place at the Palace </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Albany.</span></p><p>Maestro David Alan Miller joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81505 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra's January 11th And 12th Concerts Albany Symphony - André Watts http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-andr-watts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One of the greatest pianists alive today, André Watts, will takes the stage with the <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/">Albany Symphony Orchestra</a> on January 11 at <a href="http://www.palacealbany.com/">The Palace</a> in Albany, NY. He'll perform the Brahms Second Piano Concerto.</p><p>Here, Maestro David Alan Miller speaks with Watts about his life and career.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 David Alan Miller 81131 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony - André Watts Albany Symphony Orchestra's December 14th And 15th Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestras-december-14th-and-15th-concerts-troy-savings-bank-music-hall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This weekend, <a href="http://albanysymphony.com">The Albany Symphony Orchestra</a> will present a special holiday concert featuring warm, charming Baroque pieces by Bach, Handel, and more . The concerts at <a href="http://www.troymusichall.org/">The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall</a> in Troy, NY will feature a special collaboration with students and alumni of the <a href="http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/">Bard College Conservatory</a>, who studied under the operatic legend Dawn Upshaw.</p><p>Maestro David Alan Miller will speak with Dawn Upshaw.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 79517 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra's December 14th And 15th Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Local Artists, Grammy Nominees http://wamc.org/post/local-artists-grammy-nominees <p> The Albany Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy award.&nbsp;&nbsp; The 80-year old Orchestra gets its first grammy nomination for its recording of composer John Corigliano’s “Conjurer – Concerto For Percussionist &amp; String Orchestra,” featuring the world-acclaimed percussionist Evelyn Glennie, with maestro David Alan Miller of Delmar. The nod comes under the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo. The recording was released earlier this year.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:27:02 +0000 Dave Lucas 79459 at http://wamc.org Local Artists, Grammy Nominees Albany Symphony Orchestra's Guest Conductor And Soloist, Jeffrey Kahane http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestras-guest-conductor-and-soloist-jeffrey-kahane <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane is not only performing Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 22, but also conducting at this weekend's <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com">Albany Symphony</a>&nbsp;concert at The Palace.</p><p>Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Osvaldo Golijov and John Adams. He is the Music Director of the <a href="http://www.laco.org/home/">Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra</a>. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78276 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra's Guest Conductor And Soloist, Jeffrey Kahane Albany Symphony Orchestra's October 19th And 20th Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall http://wamc.org/post/albany-symphony-orchestras-october-19th-and-20th-concerts-troy-savings-bank-music-hall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Albany Symphony Orchestra</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is proud to feature Schumann&#39;s Symphony No. 3 this Saturday October </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7:30 pm and Sunday October </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at </span>3pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>This concert, filled with delightful works by Ravel, Faure, and Aaron Jay Kernis is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. The living American legend, Aaron Jay Kernis, will also be making his world premier of Three Flavors for Piano &amp; Orchestra.</p><p>David Alan Miller joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75753 at http://wamc.org Albany Symphony Orchestra's October 19th And 20th Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall