classical music

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss baroque music and Danish Composer Dieterich Buxtehude hearing his Tocatta and Fuge in F Major.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss why we listen to baroque music around the holidays.

  Another classic way to celebrate the holiday season is with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. There will be two chances to see and hear the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Corelli’s celebratory Christmas Concerto carries with it charm and cheer and Albany Symphony veteran composer Michael Torke brings a world premiere cello concerto to the table, complemented by Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.1 and Stravinsky’s enticing Pulcinella Suite.

To tell us more we welcome Albany Symphony Orchestra maestro, David Alan Miller and afore mentioned composer, Michael Torke.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Yehuda Hanani and Alan Chartock continue to discuss memory and Yehuda relates a story about one of his students.

  Mei-Ann Chen, the Music Director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Sinfonietta, makes her Albany Symphony debut tomorrow night as guest conductor of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and joins us this morning.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, the “Pastorale” Symphony, highlights the program, and the gifted young violinist Caroline Goulding brings her poise and technique to Albany for the first time with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

The concert is tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

      Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life. His creative gifts knew no boundaries as he moved easily from the podium, to the piano, to television with his nationally celebrated Young People’s Concerts, which introduced an entire generation to the joy of classical music.

In Leonard Bernstein, a new biography by Allen Shawn, the breadth of Bernstein’s musical composition is explored, through the spectacular range of music he composed—from West Side Story to Kaddish to A Quiet Place and beyond—and through his intensely public role as an internationally celebrated conductor.

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.”