In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the life and work of Camille Saint-Saens, hearing his quotation of Offenbach’s Can-Can in the Carnival of the Animals.
Daniel Hege is widely recognized as one of America's finest conductors, earning critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and for his commitment to creative programming. He served for eleven seasons as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony and in June 2009, was appointed Music Director of the Wichita Symphony, beginning his tenure with that orchestra in September 2010.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra and the region’s premiere vocal ensemble, Albany Pro Musica, have been collaborators for quite a long time. This weekend, they will perform a pair of concerts at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, tackling a pair of choral works — Bach’s “Magnificat” alongside contemporary composer John Corigliano’s “Fern Hill” — on a program that also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 48, known as the “Maria Theresa” Symphony.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra is kicking off their 2012-2013 season this weekend. You can't look much further than the names of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky for great music! They have stuffed two incredible blockbusters into one amazing concert that will move you with some of the most tender, most compassionate, and most achingly beautiful music ever written. The program will feature pianist Valentina Lisitsa - a Rachmaninoff specialist.