albany symphony

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Albany Symphony - Aaron Jay Kernis

  Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro David Alan Miller speaks with composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

The ASO will premier Kernis’ piece Three Flavors for Piano & Orchestra on October 19th at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. 

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Albany Symphony Season Premiere

  The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present Tchaikovsky’s Fourth symphony as their season opener at the Palace Theater in Albany, NY this Saturday, September 21st.

This symphony is considered one of Tchaikovsky’s most personal and deepest symphonies. World-renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin, will be a part of the line up along with Brazilian composer Clarice Assad who will have a world premiere at the concert.

Maestro David Alan Miller joins us now to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Albany Symphony - Cho-Liang Lin

Credit Courtesy of Opus 3 Artists

    Cho-Liang Lin, lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing will tackle Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto in an emotional tour-de-force which is the season kick off this Saturday for the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

David Alan Miller speaks with Lin about his career.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Albany Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 Season Preview

    Maestro David Alan Miller of the Albany Symphony Orchestra joins us to give a preview of the upcoming season which kicks off on September 21st at The Palace Theater in Albany, NY.

That program will feature Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and a World Premiere by Clarice Assad.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Brown's Brewing Co.

    Brown’s has been crafting dependable ales & lagers in the Northern Hudson Valley since 1993. From their 19th Century warehouse brewery on the Eastern shore of the mighty Hudson River, they brew a bountiful variety of well-made traditional styles with a sense of pride and dutiful conviction.

Joining us now to discuss Brown’s, their growth and amazing food and drink, we welcome co-owner Kelly Brown and Brown’s VP Gregg Stacy.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue May 28, 2013

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

    The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. They are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities, and economic and cultural backgrounds.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a private, not-for-profit corporation that began life as the Rensselaer County Council for the Arts in 1962. In its early years, it was located in a brownstone mansion on Troy’s Washington Park. Art classes were offered for the first time there in 1965, with the mansion‚ converted ballroom and formal dining rooms serving as an art gallery.

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The Roundtable
11:26 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Tune for Today

Our tune for today is "Ballerina" composed by Michael Daugherty, and performed by Dogs of Desire, from the album Michael Daugherty: American Icons released by Decca.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Orion Weiss

    The Albany Symphony will welcome American pianist, Orion Weiss, who marks his third performance with the orchestra as the centerpiece of their American Music Festival Orchestra Concert on Saturday night at 7:30 PM.

Weiss joins the orchestra for Christopher Rouse's "Seeing," an extraordinary piano concerto commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for Emmanuel Ax in 1999. "Seeing" is a powerful, poignant statement on the nature of mental illness.

One of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, Orion Weiss has performed with most of America's major orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic.

Arts & Culture
10:50 am
Tue May 28, 2013

American Music Festival Reading Session Composers

    The Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival’s Reading Sessions offer a one-of-a-kind sneak peek into the world of music today as up-and-coming composers from a competitive national selection process have their works read by an orchestra for the very first time.

Two of this year’s composers are William Gardiner and Katherine Balch

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Ted Hearne

    This Friday at 10pm, The Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival will host R WE WHO R WE - an ongoing collaboration by composer-performers Ted Hearne and Philip White. A tribute and commentary to both classic and ephemeral artists of the pop landscape, R WE WHO R WE uses pop music like graffiti uses public space, exploiting the tension between theft and tribute.

Composer, conductor, and performer Ted Hearne joins us. He attended Manhattan School of Music and Yale School of Music, and has studied with Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, Ezra Laderman, David Lang, Nils Vigeland and Julia Wolfe.

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