classical music

The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS) attracts from many communities across the Greater Capital Region between 60 and 90 passionate, devoted vocalists representing all age groups and vocations. Under the spirited direction of Susan Hermance Fedak, BHOS strives to present authentic performances of major choral works and discover challenging contemporary pieces.

  The Empire State Youth Orchestra will present “Symphonic Landscapes of America” a blend of musical and visual art this Saturday Oct. 25 at 7:00 pm at The Egg in Albany, NY. The program will feature music by American composers paired with images of art created by local high school students (and inspired by the music the orchestra will perform) projected on a large screen over the orchestra while it performs.

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani spend pick up where they left off last time - sharing music from Yehuda’s album of duets with Eliot Fisk.

Tomorrow night at 7:30pm at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY – The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring two monumental Russian masterpieces - Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”. The evening will also contain a work by the ASO’s composer in residence, Andrew Norman, entitled “Apart.”

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan speaks with Yehuda about the album he’s made with Eliot Fisk, Songs without Words.

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani pick up where they left off last time - discussing Bartok, language and music.

  

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the relationship between language and music.

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss Beethoven, the Kreutzer Sonata, George Bridgetower, and how one comment can change a life.

For information about Close Encounters with Music visit cewm.org.

  Audiences are accustomed to watching musicians perform, it is part of the concert experience, and while you can close your eyes and still relish the music, part of the enjoyment of a live concert is seeing the music played.

But for the visual artist, the creation is a private affair, the final product, though a piece of art, is a presentation only. And though composers must rely on instrumentalists and their interpretation to deliver the musical arts, a visual artist relies only upon his or her own inanimate medium of canvas or clay.

  The Albany Symphony Orchestra opens its 85th Anniversary Season on Saturday, September 6th.

Joshua Bell’s breathtaking virtuosity makes its return to Albany that night with a performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto, arguably the most famous concerto in the repertoire.

Plus, there will be the twists and turns of the theme in Elgar’s Enigma Variations and the award-winning, riveting and rich composition from the orchestra’s Andrew W. Mellon Composer Educator, Clint Needham. Grammy Award winner and ASO Music Director David Alan Miller joins us this morning for a preview.

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