Albany Pro Musica – a community chorus performing at a professional level - was founded in 1981 by Dr. David Griggs-Janower who remained the group’s Artistic Director until he passed away in August 2013. This season coincides with the debut of APM’s newly appointed Artistic Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo.
Now entering its 34th season, Albany Pro Musica is known for its mastery of intimate a cappella works while also being recognized for its presentation of large scale choral orchestral works. In addition to performing a series of subscription concerts each year, Albany Pro Musica participates in civic, educational and community musical events, regularly partnering with local high schools as well as the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Cathedral of All Saints Music Series.
Albany ProMusica was recently named the “chorus-in-residence” at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and they’ll present a concert entitled Christmas Around the World on Dec. 13 and 14 at the Carondelet Hospitality Center in Latham, NY. With a lot to talk about we are joined by Albany Pro Musica’s new Artistic Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo.
Music Haven Concert Series is celebrating 25 years of presenting world-class concerts in Schenectady, NY. This season they’ll present Eileen Ivers, Conjunto Chappottin y Sus Estrellas, James Cotton, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, and Ghost Train Orchestra.
All their shows are scheduled to take place in Schenectady's Central Park on the Agnes MacDonald Music Haven Stage – with a rain-site at Proctors in case of inclement weather.
Eileen Ivers has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin” and will perform this coming Sunday with special guest, Annalivia.
Music Haven will further celebrate 25 years with a “Blues Sunday” gala dinner in advance of their July 27th concert featuring James Cotton.
Mona Golub is the Music Haven Concert Series producing artistic director and she joins us to tell us more.
Seeger Fest is a one-time festival created by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as a way for those who knew and admired Pete and Toshi to remember them, and for those who hadn't heard of them, to get inspired by their compassion for the human race.
The fest will take place July 17th through July 21st and will include performances from includes performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Amanda Palmer, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, and many others.
Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.
You have chance to be part of a one-night-only special concert event with Broadway star and concert performer Linda Eder being recorded Saturday June 21st in Saratoga as-it-happens for her upcoming CD - “Linda Live” CD.
Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in Brainerd, Minnesota, Eder began her career singing in her home state and eventually landed a gig at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City. But it was her appearances on the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks, that attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike.
For twenty-two years, under Founding Conductor and Artistic Director Anna Dubrova, Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus has served as the voice of Jewish choral music in the Capital District, exploring a rich musical heritage ranging from original works written by contemporary American and Israeli composers to choral arrangements of existing Jewish folk and liturgical music.
For the last few years their annual concert has taken place at The Linda in Albany, NY. This year’s concert is entitled "Songs of Freedom" and will feature guest artist, Peri Smilow. Peri has been touring the world for over twenty years, emphasizing music that promotes social progress and breaks down social barriers. She joins us now to tell us more about her music and her career.
This Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm - Two-time Tony Award winning Broadway superstar, Patti LuPone, will perform in concert at a gala event for The Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, NY.
The concert is part of the fantastically popular Broadway @ series, produced by Mark Cortale [long e] and hosted by Seth Rudetsky.
Seth is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s On Broadway as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows and he was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts. He currently writes a weekly column on Playbill.com and tours the country doing master classes and performing his one-man show “Deconstructing Broadway” - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of his varied Broadway, Off-Broadway, and television career.
The duo Honeyhoney - Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo - is playing two shows in the region next weekend.
On April 11th they’ll play a benefit concert for Arts Programs at Mt. Greylock Regional High School where Ben attended and graduated from as a mediocre student (his words). For that show, they’ll play WITH Mt. Grelock’s high school band.