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.
Our friend, Maestro David Alan Miller, joins us to tell us more.
There’s a mournful tune playing this week in the Capital Region’s musical community. David Griggs-Janower, who died Sunday from complications of a stroke, was the face of choral music in the region for decades.
The founding director of Albany Pro Musica has suffered a major stroke.
Officials with the Albany Pro Musica board say David Griggs-Janower was stricken during surgery on Friday. After speaking with is family, a decision was made to give two performances scheduled for this weekend.
Concerts scheduled beyond this weekend are in question.
Albany Pro Musica will present its annual holiday concert, “A Winter Wonderland,” this weekend at the Carondelet Hospitality Center in Latham.
Albany Pro Musica is a mixed chorus that brings a pleasing and robust texture to familiar holiday songs and classic repertoire.
David Griggs-Janower is artistic director and conductor of Albany Pro Musica and director of choral music and professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he has taught since 1981.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra and the region’s premiere vocal ensemble, Albany Pro Musica, have been collaborators for quite a long time. This weekend, they will perform a pair of concerts at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, tackling a pair of choral works — Bach’s “Magnificat” alongside contemporary composer John Corigliano’s “Fern Hill” — on a program that also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 48, known as the “Maria Theresa” Symphony.