classical music

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #128

Léon Theremin

    In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani dicuss the theremin.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed March 19, 2014

ESYO At Troy Saving Bank Music Hall And Cathedral Of All Saints

 Each season, more than 300 talented musicians, ages 9-18, from the greater Capital Region of New York and western New England, enjoy outstanding educational and performance opportunities as members in one or more of the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s two full orchestras, wind orchestra, string ensemble, two jazz ensembles, and three percussion ensembles.

This Sunday, ESYO will present a concert of Russian music at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and on April 4th they will join the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany to produce/perform a concert to benefit Northern Rivers.

Here to tell us more are ESYO’s new Executive Director, Becky Carlos and Music Director, Helen Cha-Pyo.

Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #127

    In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the glass harmonica. 

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Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #126

    In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss musical instruments and ethno-musicology.

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.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #125

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the human, Ludwig Van Beethoven versus the romantic myth of Beethoven.

Arts & Culture
11:25 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #124

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss 19th Century piano music.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue February 11, 2014

The Musicians Of Ma'alwyck Present "Despite All Obstacles Of Nature: Composers With Hearing Loss"

      Musicians of Ma’alwyck is a flexible-size chamber ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion New York State Historic Site and Schenectady County Community College. This week, the group is performing a program entitled "Despite all Obstacles of Nature: Composers with Hearing Loss."

Featured on the concert are works of Beethoven, Smetana, Faure and the world premiere of a work by Richard Einhorn written expressly for Musicians of Ma'alwyck and this concert.

Between pieces, letters of all of the composers will be read that describe their utter despair, sense of loss of credibility and ultimate triumph over their affliction. Each of the works was written after their deafness had begun to descend.

Violinist and director Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz joins us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #123

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the obsession with death in the romantic era.

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.

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