albany symphony http://wamc.org en Dogs of Desire http://wamc.org/post/dogs-desire-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A unique, outrageously inventive, one of a kind musical-theatrical experience! From burlesque to motorcycles, from ghost stories to karaoke, a <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/discover/subpage.cfm?ID=65">Dogs of Desire</a> concert is a multimedia extravaganza you’ll never forget. Classical chamber ensemble meets rock band - the Albany Symphony’s unique, 18-member Dogs go where no classical ensemble has ever gone before.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90460 at http://wamc.org Dogs of Desire American Music Festival Reading Session Composers http://wamc.org/post/american-music-festival-reading-session-composers-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The<a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/americanmusicfestival/index.php/blueprint-reading-session/"> Albany Symphony American Music Festival’s Reading Session</a> will take place tonight at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall at EMPAC.</p><p>The Reading Session is a one-of-a-kind sneak peek into the world of music today, as up-and-coming composers, chosen from a competitive national selection process, have their works read by an orchestra for the first time.</p><p>This year’s composers have been selected from a nationwide call for scores. In addition to feedback from Maestro David Alan Miller and the audience, Mentor Composer Joan Tower and orchestra members will weigh in on their work. The program includes <a href="http://www.michaelfoumai.com/">Michael-Thomas Foumai's </a><em>Nataraja</em>; <a href="http://www.evanfein.com/">Evan Fein’s</a> <em>Newton’s Clock</em> and <a href="http://www.tuckerfuller.com/">Tucker Fuller’s</a> <em>It Moves Us Not</em>.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:48:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90454 at http://wamc.org American Music Festival Reading Session Composers Maestro David Alan Miller And The Albany Symphony's New Executive Director Lawrence Fried http://wamc.org/post/maestro-david-alan-miller-and-albany-symphonys-new-executive-director-lawrence-fried <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. As Music Director of the <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/">Albany Symphony Orchestra</a> -- a position he has held since 1992 -- he has proven himself a creative and compelling orchestra builder.</p><p>Through exploration of unusual repertoire, educational programming, community outreach and recording initiatives, he has reaffirmed the Albany Symphony’s reputation as the nation’s leading champion of American symphonic music and one of its most innovative orchestras.</p><p>After nearly two years without an executive director, the Albany Symphony Orchestra has hired Lawrence Fried, a longtime arts administrator who last served that same role for Opera in the Heights in Houston. Fried, whose first day was last Monday, fills a position that has been empty since August 2012.</p><p>We welcome David Alan Miller and Lawrence Fried to the show to tell us all about their <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/americanmusicfestival/">American Music Feistval</a>.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90452 at http://wamc.org Maestro David Alan Miller And The Albany Symphony's New Executive Director Lawrence Fried 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