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: Friends of David Alan Miller Society

Announcing the Friends of David Alan Miller Society



David Alan Miller has led the Albany Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years.  In that time, he has transformed the Albany Symphony into one of the nation’s leading orchestras through the exploration of innovative repertoire, educational programming, community outreach, and recording initiatives. He has reaffirmed the Albany Symphony’s reputation as the nation’s leading champion of American symphonic music and one of the country’s most groundbreaking orchestras.  During his tenure, he has launched our award-winning Adopt a School program that has reached tens of thousands of school children, a popular Saratoga Concert Series, numerous composer residencies and educational programs, collaborations with area arts groups, and our new music ensemble Dogs of Desire.



David has been honored with a Grammy Award, Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award, the oldest award honoring conductors for their commitment to American music, the ASCAP Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming, and ASCAP’s first-ever Leonard Bernstein Award for Outstanding Educational Programming. In May 2011, the Albany Symphony made its Carnegie Hall debut under David’s direction as part of the inaugural Spring for Music festival celebrating innovative orchestras. In 2013, the Albany Symphony was the only orchestra to appear for a second year on the festival. Now the Albany Symphony would like to pay tribute to Maestro Miller for his dedication, leadership, and commitment to the performance of exceptional classical music in the Capital Region and beyond.



In recognition of the extraordinary legacy of Music Director David Alan Miller, the Albany Symphony has created the Friends of David Alan Miller Society.  Symphony patrons who have been close to the orchestra for many years and would like to applaud its progress are now invited to make an annual donation at the $5,000 level to specifically honor the work of our maestro. 



Members of the Friends of David Alan Miller Society will receive exclusive benefits, including:


  • Private receptions and events with the David Alan Miller.
  • Tickets to other orchestra concerts – the Albany Symphony will help reserve your seats to concerts at SPAC, Tanglewood, The Palace Theatre or other performing arts venues at your request.
  • All the benefits of Conductor’s Circle membership. 

Creating a lasting tribute, the David Alan Miller Society affords the Albany Symphony a more effective avenue for recognizing our most generous supporters beyond Conductor’s Circle membership.  Ultimately, it will ensure that David will be able to continue bringing the best musicians, composers, guest artists, and collaborators to the Capital Region for performances that will educate, entertain, uplift and inspire.



We hope that you will be part of this exciting new initiative designed to honor the strides the Albany Symphony has made over the past twenty years under Maestro Miller’s baton, and ultimately position the orchestra for even greater things in the future. For more information about joining the Friends of David Alan Miller Society please contact the Development Office at (518) 465-4755.