classical music

    This weekend, The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a special holiday concert featuring warm, charming Baroque pieces by Bach, Handel, and more . The concerts at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY will feature a special collaboration with students and alumni of the Bard College Conservatory, who studied under the operatic legend Dawn Upshaw.

Maestro David Alan Miller will speak with Dawn Upshaw.

    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.

    Internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane is not only performing Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 22, but also conducting at this weekend's Albany Symphony concert at The Palace.

Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Osvaldo Golijov and John Adams. He is the Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

    In today's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their conversation on Romanticism.

This Sunday at 4pm couture meets backstage drama in an afternoon presented by Close Encounters With Music and The Mount, as international costume designer Charles Caine offers a “behind-the-scenes” look at the Met.

    In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani begin a discussion on Romanticism.

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The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced a new partnership to bring more chamber music to its summer lineup of events.

At the Spa Little theater at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Monday, SPAC President and CEO Marcia White announced that the world-renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will make SPAC its new summer home.

"It will launch a partnership that will position SPAC as the destination of choice of world-class chamber music in the summer," said White.

    In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of composer, Maurice Ravel and hear his Bolero.


Musicians of Ma'alwyck is a flexible-size chamber music ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion, a New York State Historic Site, and at the Schenectady County Community College, the group performs regularly on concert series in Upstate New York presenting programs specializing in the music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Each season they present five subscription series concerts, in addition to performing at historic sites throughout the region.

This week they’ll present their biannual Macabre Music program which this year features the world premiere of Jeffrey Brody's Phantasmagoria. Other works on the program include "scary" pieces of Villa-Lobos, Gliere, John Williams, and more. Host of the evening will be actor Brian Massman.

Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz; actor Brian Massman; and Seamus Caffrey, owner of the Olde English Pub, join us to tell us more.

  The Esopus Chamber Orchestra is a 25-member professional chamber orchestra based in the Hudson Valley. It was founded in 2009.

On Saturday at 8 pm at the Quimby Theater at the SUNY Ulster on Stone Ridge campus, the Esopus Chamber Orchestra will perform their 2013 Season Inaugural Concert. The concert will feature guest soloist Garry Kvistad (of Woodstock Chimes).

Music Director Nadege Foofat joins us now to tell us more.

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the life of composer Maurice Ravel.

This Saturday, October 19 at 6 PM Close Encounters with Music presents the Anatomy of a Melody—Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenfield at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA.