albany symphony

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Dogs of Desire

Flamenco Dancer, Omayra Amaya

    

  A unique, outrageously inventive, one of a kind musical-theatrical experience! From burlesque to motorcycles, from ghost stories to karaoke, a Dogs of Desire 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.

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Arts & Culture
9:48 am
Thu May 15, 2014

American Music Festival Reading Session Composers

  The Albany Symphony American Music Festival’s Reading Session will take place tonight at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall at EMPAC.

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.

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 Michael-Thomas Foumai's Nataraja; Evan Fein’s Newton’s Clock and Tucker Fuller’s It Moves Us Not.

Arts & Culture
9:10 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Maestro David Alan Miller And The Albany Symphony's New Executive Director Lawrence Fried

    

  David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. As Music Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra -- a position he has held since 1992 -- he has proven himself a creative and compelling orchestra builder.

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.

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.

We welcome David Alan Miller and Lawrence Fried to the show to tell us all about their American Music Feistval.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Albany Symphony Orchestra's April 12th Concert At The Palace

    

  The intoxicating melodies and exotic musical landscapes of Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece – Scheherazade will be presented by the Albany Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

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 Simone Porter.

Albany Symphony Maestro David Alan Miller and soloist, Simone Porter, join us to tel us more.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Albany Symphony Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica Present Dvorak's Stabat Mater

    

  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.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Albany Symphony Orchestra's March 1st And 2nd Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

   This Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm and 3pm 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 Stravinsky’s Octet for Winds, Joan Tower’s Rapids for Piano and Orchestra, a world premier from Connor Brown, and Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony.

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.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Albany Symphony Orchestra's Grammy Win And February 8th Concert

   The Albany Symphony Orchestra won a Grammy Award on Sunday for Best Classical Instrumental solo for its recording of composer John Corigliano's "Conjurer — Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra," recorded in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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 Bolero, selections from Wagner’s powerful, historic opera Tristan and Isolde, and more.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Albany Symphony Orchestra's January 11th And 12th Concerts

  It is a big weekend for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. One of the greatest pianists alive today, André Watts, takes the stage on January 11th and it will be Symphony Sunday featuring Beethoven on the 12th - both concerts taking place at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

Maestro David Alan Miller joins us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Albany Symphony - André Watts

  

  One of the greatest pianists alive today, André Watts, will takes the stage with the Albany Symphony Orchestra on January 11 at The Palace in Albany, NY. He'll perform the Brahms Second Piano Concerto.

Here, Maestro David Alan Miller speaks with Watts about his life and career.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Albany Symphony Orchestra's December 14th And 15th Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Dawn Upshaw

    This weekend, The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a special holiday concert featuring warm, charming Baroque pieces by Bach, Handel, and more . The concerts at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY will feature a special collaboration with students and alumni of the Bard College Conservatory, who studied under the operatic legend Dawn Upshaw.

Maestro David Alan Miller will speak with Dawn Upshaw.

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