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.
Three master guitarists meet to perform an exquisite evening of classical, jazz and Latin music. Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin is joined by the iconic jazz master Stanley Jordan and Brazil’s leading guitarist Romero Lubambo.
The Guitar Passions tour will make two stops in our region early next month - at The Egg in Albany, NY on 2/5 and at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, NY on 2/7.
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.
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.
In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of romanticism hearing Schumann's "Dichterliebe, Op. 48: Im Wunderschöen Monat Mai" sung by Lotte Lehmann.
The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. They generally perform large sacred works and present their concerts almost exclusively in big urban churches and synagogues.
This Sunday, December 15th at 3pm, The Octavo Singers will present Handel’s Messiah at the Union College Memorial Chapel. The Octavo Singers’ Artistic Director and Conductor, Curtis Funk, joins us.