classical music

Commentary & Opinion
3:31 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Dan Ornstein: Music As Preschool Teacher

Each year in May, my synagogue hosts the Albany Symphony Orchestra's Tiny Tots concert series for preschool, kindergarten and first grade students from across the capital region.  Over three days, Maestro David Allan Miller, the ASO's beloved conductor, demonstrates his passion for classical music and his devotion to educating young people with a varied program of famous pieces that engage kids and their teachers in serious fun.  Dressed,  as always, as the irrepressible Cowboy Dave, he and members of the orchestra lead students on a wild musical adventure of the imagination, along with a 

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Wed May 1, 2013

The Octavo Singers

    The Octavo Singers of Schenectady is an 80-year-old community chorus of about 100 singers. The group was founded by the Schenectady Recreation Department with WPA funds during The Great Depression.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Albany Symphony's Trip to Carnegie Hall

  The Albany Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall on May 7th. But, they will be giving a sneak preview tomorrow night at the Palace Theatre in Albany. Their Carnegie Hall Preview is an all-American program celebrating the infusion of jazz in orchestral music – featuring Gershwin, Gould and Harbison – with Kevin Cole on piano. 

Lets face it, the ASO is one of the finest orchestras in the country led by one of the nation’s finest conductors – Maestro David Alan Miller.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Albany Symphony's March 9th and 10th Presentations

   This weekend the Albany Symphony Orchestra will present two quite different concerts at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY.

On Saturday March 9th, the orchestra will perform Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," and a recent violin concerto entitled “Fire and Blood” by Michael Daugherty. Then on Sunday, Cowboy Dave rides again in a program called “Compose Yourself with Cowboy Dave!”

Maestro "Cowboy Dave" David Alan Miller joins us now to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #109

  In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the cultural education of Yehuda’s Asian students before hearing the theme from Paganini’s Moses variations.

WAMC News
6:00 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Yehuda Hanani - The Life and Death of Van Cliburn

American Pianist Van Cliburn receiving the Russian Order of Friendship in 2004.
Credit Wikimedia Commons / Press Service of the President of Russia

World renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn died this morning at his home in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 78.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with international recording artist and WAMC classical music commentator Yehuda Hanani this afternoon for some insight into Cliburn’s death and life.

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Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #108

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    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss a recent trip Yehuda made to China and how art can be restricted there.

They also hear a movement from Shosatakovich’s Trio Number 2 in E minor, Opus 67.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #76

Albany, NY – In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Yehuda tells us about a word-game he devised while on a plane.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #107

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    In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the persecution of Turkish pianist Fazil Say, hearing Say’s performance of Beethoven’s "Appassionata Sonata."

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #106

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In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss what makes some art offensive to certain groups.

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