Adult education

Pre-concert talks and Concert prevues

Enhance your concert experience, learn more about the music presented at each concert through the Albany Symphony's two main pre-concert events, Vanguard Concert Prevue's and Concert Preludes.


Vanguard Concert Prevue: Music Director, David Alan Miller conducts  lively interactive interviews  with guest artists and visiting composers on Friday's at noon prior to each Albany Symphony concert. All sessions are held at the Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave, Albany.

Concert Prelude: One-hour prior to each weekend subscription concert David Alan Miller moderates an informal on-stage discussion with the evenings guest artists and visiting composers.


2018 Composer Workshop with Christopher Theofanidis

Applications accepted now through April 30, 2018

An intensive five-day workshop held during the Albany Symphony's 2018 American Music Festival, Orchestrating the 21st Century Orchestra is focused on how to write for the modern orchestra. Curated and led by Christopher Theofanidis, the workshop will take place in the context of over 12 concerts of new American works during the Festival week and will focus on helping emerging composers move beyond instrumentation to refine techniques of distinctive orchestration. Participants will become fully immersed in the Festival’s new music activities and events, interacting closely with more than 20 resident composers, as well as with Albany Symphony musicians, visiting performers, and Albany Symphony Music Director, David Alan Miller. 

Applications accepted now through April 30, 2018 for "Orchestrating the 21st Century Orchestra." Application guidelines may be found here.

For questions or more information, please contact Sophie Moss, Director of Education & Community Engagement at 518-465-4755 x144.