Looking Forward To January's Performance

The Stonewall uprising in 1969 marked a new chapter in the Gay Rights Movement.

And so did AIDS, in the early 1980s.

One of the responses to AIDS in the gay community is represented by John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1 (whose first movement is aptly titled “Apologue: Of Rage and Remembrance,” expressing two chief emotions within the community, to the slow reaction of the culture at large to the plague and to the ongoing loss of friends and family), and you might prepare for the January concert simply by listening to the work and reading Corigliano’s program note at johncorigliano.com.

But you might also want to put this symphony in context by, say, viewing a short video on the unveiling of the AIDS Quilt in 1987 and then another, made 25 years later.

And a personal note: the late writer, Paul Monette (1945-1995) was a classmate of mine at Yale and our Class Poet. He chronicled his coming out in two powerful memoirs, Borrowed Time and Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

The first was about his relationship with his partner, Roger, who died of AIDS in 1986; the second--winner of a National Book Award--was his coming-out story and frank commentary of his own illness, to which he succumbed just shy of 50. For a vivid, stirring, and funny look at Monette’s life, visit On the Brink of Summer’s End (). Just as Corigliano uses his art to call attention and mourn, so, too, did Monette. 

Paul Lamar, Albany Symphony Patron 

Grammy-Award Winning Duo David Alan Miller and John Corigliano Nominated For 2017 International Classical Music Award.

Albany Symphony Music Director, David Alan Miller and Grammy-Award winning composer John Corigliano have once again earned international acclaim after being nominated for a 2017 International Classical Music Award (ICMA). 

Released in July of 2016 by Naxos USA, Symphony No. 1 is the third recording completed by Miller and Corigliano and the second recording to receive international acclaim.    In 2014, John Corigliano and David Alan Miller received a Grammy® award for Best Instrumental Solo for their recording of Conjurer with percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the Albany Symphony.

Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1 is an evocative musical portrait inspired by loved ones lost to the AIDS epidemic of the 80’s and 90’s as well as the “cumulative effect” of those losses. Miller's deeply emotional recording of Symphony No. 1  is the third recording of this work, but the first ever Naxos recording for the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, which is composed of elite conservatory students from across the United States and David Alan Miller’s 5th recording released on the Naxos Label.

On Saturday, January 7th at 7:30PM David Alan Miller will present John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1 with the Albany Symphony at the Palace Theatre.  Recognized as a leading voice in new American orchestral music, David Alan Miller is a driving force behind the Albany Symphony’s commitment to giving voice to new works by living American composers. 

Tickets are available for purchase online.  To charge tickets by phone call the box office at 518.694.3300.

 

 

Top 5 New Music Picks of 2016

Top 5 New Music Picks of 2016

At the heart of the Albany Symphony's mission is a deep seated commitment to performing and recording new music by living American composers. Under the leadership of David Alan Miller, this unwavering commitment to new orchestral music has earned the Albany Symphony national recognition from ASCAP, NPR Music, the American Record Guide, and the National Recording Academy. 

David Alan Miller's Top Classical Picks for Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the Albany Symphony!

As the sky grows dark and the moon glows bright, here is a list of the creepiest classical masterpieces to accompany your night.  

From witchcraft to demons and dancing skeletons, ghost stories and ancient legends have inspired composers to write haunting melodies and rich orchestrations that have stood the test of time.

Check out David Alan Miller's Top Classical Picks for Halloween. 

1. Night On Bald Mountain- Modest Mussorgsky

Night on Bald Mountain is a a series of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky.  The work,  most commonly associated with Walt Disney's Fantasia, was first conceived as an Opera based on Nikolai Gogol's story St. John’s Eve.   Plans were later discussed to transform the work into a one-act opera based on Baron Mengden’s play The Witches.  The work was later completed by Mussorgsky in 1867 as a "tone picture" for orchestra and brilliantly depicts a witches sabbath on St. John's Night  on Mount Triglav near Kiev.

It is important to note that the version included on Walt Disney's Fantasia was a re-orchestration of the work composed by Mussorgsky's friend, Rimsky-Korsakov in 1886.

Wolf's Glen scene from Der Freischutz by von Weber

The Wolf's  Glen Scene is a famous scene from Carl Maria von Weber's opera Der Freischutz. Premiered in Germany on June 18, 1821, Der Freischutz is considered to be the first important German opera of the Romantic period.  The first American performance of this opera took place in the Park Theatre, New York, March 2, 1825. 

The Wolf's Glen Scene is notable for the haunting and spooky musical motif's that signal Casper's encounter with Samiel, the devil and a host of demons.

la Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saens

Danse macabre (Dance of Death) by French composer Camille Saint-Saens, is a tone poem for orchestra based on an old French legend.  Originally composed in 1872 as an art song for voice and piano with a French text by Henri Cazalis, the composer reworked the piece  into its current form by replacing the vocal line with a solo violin and substituting the the piano accompaniment for orchestra.

According to the old French legend, "Death" appears at midnight on Halloween and calls forth the dead to dance for him while he plays his fiddle.   As depicted in this piece, the skeletons dance for him until dawn, when they must return to their graves until next Halloween.

They Are Always With Me from The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano

Premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House on December 19, 1991,  The Ghosts of Versailles is an opera in two acts by Grammy Award-winning composer, John Corigliano and librettist William Hoffman.

Considered by Corigliano as a "grand opera buffa", The Ghosts of Versailles  is set in the afterlife with the ghosts of the court of Louis XVI.    Needless to say, the Opera is infested with ghosts tormented by the French Revolution.   

You can rent the entire Opera on Demand at MetOpera.org or read a full synopsis at JohnCorigliano.com.

 

Looking Forward to PEER GYNT & Tchaikovsky

Here are three terms relevant to this October program: ekphrasis, puckish, and circular breathing.

In poetry there’s a term that refers to poem about a work of art: ekphrasis. A few examples come quickly to mind, including W.H. Auden’s “Musee des Beaux Arts,” whose inspiration is “The Fall of Icarus,” a painting by Pieter Breughel; and Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven.” In each case the poet refers to a previously existing work of art that prompts poetic commentary, and the reader then learns more about the original in addition to appreciating the poem itself and the mastery with which it has been composed. (Auden’s is a subtly rhyming piece, while Millay’s is an English sonnet.)

For our purposes we might stretch the definition a bit to include both musical and artistic responses to a work of literature. In his famous overture, Francesca da Rimini, Tchaikovsky captures the dramatic events of Dante’s story of Francesca and Paolo (told in The Divine Comedy), while Gustave Dore does so with engravings (a total of 156) of Dante’s poem. . And there’s even an opera by Rachmaninoff, called Francesca da Rimini, which you can find on YouTube.

“Puckish” refers, of course, to that mischievous character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but it certainly can be an adjective describing much of the music of Leroy Anderson. Two other musicians who gained fame for being puckish are Victor Borge and Spike Jones, both of whom you can catch on YouTube by searching by name. Look first, however, at the charming YouTube video called  “Typewriter Symphony Orchestra” if you want to appreciate the joy that Anderson’s music brings audiences and musicians. You can barely contain a smile, but why should you?

Finally, circular breathing, a technique that wind players know all about. Katherine Needleman, who will play Christopher Rouse’s Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (which Rouse characterizes as “genial” and “amorous”) at the October 22 and 23 concerts in Troy, practices the technique, which you can find out about on YouTube in a handful of videos. Just punch in “circular breathing.” While on YouTube, take a look at Ms. Needleman’s video about her stolen oboe, which, unfortunately, she never recovered, prompting her to say in an email to me about the loss and that oboe’s replacements: “I also carry my instrument of the moment on me personally all the time or lock it up in a safe, not because they are very valuable—they’re not compared to most instruments. Some sort of response to the event, I suppose.” And then visit katherineneedleman.com (click on “Live” once there) for a fabulous performance of the Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano, a work, by the way, that has many puckish moments of its own. 

Who's Who in Roscoe: An American Grand Opera!

Deborah Voigt, Evan Mack, and Jeffrey Williams rehearsing Roscoe at Voigt's studio in San Fransisco, CA.

Deborah Voigt, Evan Mack, and Jeffrey Williams rehearsing Roscoe at Voigt's studio in San Fransisco, CA.

Based on William Kennedy's acclaimed Novel, Roscoe is a new American Opera by Composer Evan Mack and Librettist Joshua McGuire.  Set in Albany on V-J Day 1945. Roscoe is the 2nd in command of the Albany political machine.  After years as the motor of Albany he longs to retire, but a tragic suicide, a love affair, a custody battle, and a critical mayoral race amid gamblers, gangsters and cops pull him back in.

Roscoe will have its orchestral premiere on October 15th at the historic Palace Theatre featuring a cast of world class vocalists including Met Opera Diva, Deborah Voigt.  

Tickets start at just $15.  Reserve your seats today!  Call 518.694.3300 or buy online.

Jeffrey Williams as Roscoe Conway

American baritone Jeffrey Williams has been hailed by Baltimore Sun, as “very likeable, a winning performance sung with much confidence, phrasing everything stylishly,” and by Miami Herald as possessing a “commanding, sizeable, effortless, manly baritone.” --> Learn More

Deborah Voigt as Veronica Fitzgibbon

Deborah Voigt is increasingly recognized as one of the world’s most versatile singers and one of music’s most endearing personalities. Through her performances and television appearances, she is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence. Having made her name as a leading dramatic soprano, she is internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Wagner, Strauss, and is also an active recitalist and performer of Broadway standards and popular songs. --> Learn More

Danielle Messina (Cover for Veronica) and Young Veronica

Danielle Messina, soprano, hailed for being a fine actress with a “big, bright voice” by Music in Cincinnati, and “limpid-voiced” by Classical Voice America, is looking toward an exciting season. --> Learn More


Tascha Anderson as Pamela Yusupov

Mezzo-soprano Tascha Anderson has received acclaim from audiences on both the east and west coasts. A native of Montana, she has been praised as “emotionally rich”, “a brassy mezzo with flair,” and “a delight because of her rich lower register.” Ms. Anderson was most recently seen in the world premiere of Evan Mack’s Roscoe at the Seagle Music Colony. -->Learn More


Kevin Newell as Alex Fitzgibbon

As a growing specialist in contemporary opera, Kevin Newell made his mainstage debut at Fort Worth Opera in 2012 as Maron in Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata. This summer, Opera Today proclaimed that Newell is an artist “whose stock is no doubt on the rise,” as he performed the role of Simon Stimson in Our Town at Central City Opera. Newell recently performed in the world premier Absurdopera, two one-act operas at the 2013 Latino Music Festival, Words & Music and The Leader, both by composer Gustavo Leone. As Jonathan Dale in Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer-Prize winning opera Silent Night in 2014 (Fort Worth Opera), Newell received great critical review. --> Learn More


Zac Engle as Felix Conway

Zac Engle won recognition early in his career, receiving the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Encouragement Award in 2010. His light lyric sound with high extension, strong stage presence, and comedic timing allows him to perform a broad spectrum of operatic repertoire ranging from buffo to seria. --> Learn More

 


Eric McConnell as Elisha Fitzgibbon

Eric J. McConnell, bass-baritone, has been commended for his “finely pointed vocalism” and “deep and firm” low notes (South Florida Classical Review), as well as for his "well-toned voice" (El Nuevo Herald). Most recently, Mr. McConnell has performed the roles of Olin Blitch (Susannah), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), and Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte). Recent professional credits include the roles of William Jennings Bryan (The Ballad of Baby Doe) and Antonio in (Le nozze di Figaro) in Central City Opera’s Family Performance series, as well as the Jailer in Central City’s performance of Tosca. --> Learn More


Eli McCormack as Gilby Fitzgibbon: 

Elijah McCormack (Gilby) recently completed his undergraduate education at Skidmore College. He has previously played the role of Gilby in a concert performance of "Roscoe," and most recently sang the role of Arsamenes in Handel's "Xerxes" at Skidmore. He received Skidmore's Barbara Gruntal Allen voice prize in both 2015 and 2016, and has studied voice with Gene Marie Callahan, Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins, and Joyce Erickson. He hopes to attend graduate school for voice.


Caitlin Mathes as Hattie

American Mezzo-Soprano Caitlin Mathes has been hailed by critics as "charming" and "smashing." She has been praised for her "natural acting aility" and "vocal agility." 

Ms. Mathes has recently finished her residency with Portland Opera as the mezzo soprano in their studio program.  During that time she also gave her NYC debut recital/cabaret at the National Arts Club. --> Learn More


 Lauren Cook as Gladys

"Praised for her engaging stage presence and “full... nuanced” voice, soprano Lauren Cook recently created the role of Veronica Fitzgibbon in Evan Mack's Roscoe. Cook has performed many principal roles including Susanna, Nannetta, Tina, Melisande, Poppea, Tisbe, Dew Fairy, Cosette, and Rapunzel. During the 2016 season, Cook made her debut at Opera Company of Middlebury, and has performed leading roles at the Seagle Music Colony, The Boston Conservatory Opera, Louisiana State University Opera, La Musica Lirica, Opéra Louisiane, and the Louisiana Opera Outreach Program. Cook received her Bachelor of Vocal Performance and Music Education from Louisiana State University, and her Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory." -->Learn More

 


Tom Mulder as O.B. Conway: Coming Soon


Keith Browning as Mac

Keith Browning, Tenor, has performed leading roles in L’italiana in Algeri at Seagle Music Colony, Die Fledermaus and Albert Herring at the Maryland Opera Studio, La Boheme at Brevard Music Center, and Candide at Ash Lawn Opera. He premiered the role of Nathan in Gregory Vajda’s Georgia Bottoms: A Comic Opera of the Modern South with Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Maryland Opera Studio.


Jose Rubio as Cutie la Rue/Legs Diamond/Young Roscoe

Internationally acclaimed Baritone José Rubio has quickly established himself performing at major and regional venues across the country.  Equally comfortable in the concert hall as on the operatic stage, Mr. Rubio's Carnegie Hall Recital Debut which was met with great acclaim. The Opera Insider proclaimed that the "...recital was nothing short of stellar." describing the performance as "...an hour of intensely passionate singing and playing.  It could have gone on forever without complaint." -->Learn More


Ryan Stoll as Bind McCall: 

"Bass-baritone Ryan Stoll  was recently a member of Chautauqua Opera’s Studio program where he covered the Barone and Dottore in la Traviata as well as The Mikado in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado.  Mr. Stoll has performed the role of Barone (la Traviata), Bartolo (le Nozze di Figaro), Bartolo and Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring), and was a featured chorister with Fort Worth Opera singing the Servant in la Traviata and German Solider in Silent Night. "

Tyler Simpson as Patsy McCall

A highlight of the season, bass-baritone Tyler Simpson appeared with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as a guest soloist for their televised Christmas Spectacular in December 2015. The concert, which will air on PBS in December 2016, featured traditional Christmas songs, new arrangements, and selections from Handel’s Messiah. The 2015- 2016 season marked Tyler's sixth consecutive season at the Metropolitan Opera, where he has worked on 18 productions after having made his debut in Verdi's Don Carlo in the 2010-2011 season. During his tenure, he has sung roles in Le Comte Ory, Tosca, The Enchanted Island, and Macbeth. He has also covered roles in Verdi's Don Carlo and La traviata, Simon Boccanegra, Anna Bolena, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Lulu, and Billy Budd with the company. --> Learn More


Albany Pro Musica Chorus. 

Albany Pro Musica (APM) is revered for its mastery of intimate a cappella works and is critically acclaimed for performances of large scale choral/orchestral works. APM is the Chorus-in-Residence at the historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and enjoys a long-standing collaboration with the University at Albany (SUNY) where rehearsals and master classes take place. The organization also participates in civic, educational and community musical events, and regularly partners with local high schools, the Capital District Youth Chorale, the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and other regional artistic organizations. Recent performances with the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra at the prestigious Saratoga Performing Arts Center add yet another dimension to APM’s reputation as the preeminent chorus in the Capital Region. --> Learn More

Jennifer McGuire, Opera Coach

Jennifer McGuire is Senior Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. She has also been on the faculty of Georgia College and State University, and was a repetitor for the AIMS festival in Graz, Austria, from 2008-10. McGuire has also worked for Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Opera, Nashville Opera and the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and is a regular accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. --> Learn More

Inside Roscoe: Adapting William Kennedy's Novel for the Opera Stage

On October 15 the new American opera, Roscoe, based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy, will premiere at the historic Palace Theatre in Albany.  Tickets are on sale now. 

Tragic, comic, and poignant-Roscoe is ripe with political corruption, scandal, and crime.

In advance of this one-of-a-kind event, on October 5, the opera's composer and librettist, Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire, will be joined by Mr. Kennedy at SUNY Plaza in Downtown Albany to discuss the process of adapting the novel for the stage.  Roscoe, published in 2002, in one of Kennedy's critically acclaimed "Albany Cycle" novels, and the thick of the action takes place in the heart of downtown in the 1930s and 1940s.

Program sponsored by New York State Writers Institute, The State University of New York, Albany Cultural Heritage and Tourism Partnership, and the Albany Symphony.

For more information call Justin Cook at 518.694.3300 x141

 

 

Albany Symphony Celebrates 25 Years of Adventurous Music-Making Under David Alan Miller's Leadership

Opening Night Concert features masterworks by Ravel and Sibelius, plus a new work for Hindustani Soprano and Orchestra.

Albany, NY -  On September 24th, the Albany Symphony will kick off David Alan Miller’s 25th Anniversary Season at the Palace Theatre, celebrating the Grammy® award-winning Conductor’s leadership and the orchestra’s world-class musicians.  Miller, recipient of over 25 ASCAP Awards for adventurous and innovative programming, the 2003 Ditson Conductor’s Award, and a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation and a champion of American symphonic music.  Miller’s commitment to giving voice to new works by living American composers will be celebrated on September 24, 2016 at 7:00PM with the Capital Region debut performance of “Aria” for Hindustani Soprano and Orchestra by two-time ASCAP Morton Gould Award winner, Reena Esmail.  The piece is Esmail’s most ambitious work, incorporating a Hindustani classical soloist alongside a western orchestra. Of “Aria,” composer Esmail writes: "I love to create spaces where Indian and Western musicians can make music together, each working from their own tradition and training to engage in a beautiful dialogue between these two incredible musical cultures."

The Opening Night performance will also feature internationally acclaimed pianist Natasha Paremski performing, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, a three movement concerto inspired by partly by the jazz music Ravel encountered during his 1928 American concert tour; and a centennial performance of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, originally composed in 1915 and revised first in 1916. Immediately following the performance, patrons are invited to support the Albany Symphony at the Opening Night Gala.

“I am so honored to have had the privilege of working with the extraordinary musicians of the Albany Symphony for the past quarter-century,” said Maestro Miller. “I wanted this season to be a celebration of our achievements, but even more, a chance for us to look boldly to the future by featuring the great composers of tomorrow, like Reena Esmail.  Also, I want to share some of my absolutely favorite pieces with our passionate Capital Region public, pieces like Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony and the glorious Ravel Concerto that simply take my breath away with their countless beauties.”    

Tickets to the concert start at $19, and can be purchased by calling the Albany Symphony Box Office at (518) 694-3300 or online at albanysymphony.com.  Concert & Gala Packages are also available, starting at $200.

About The Albany Symphony:

The Albany Symphony is one of this region’s most revered music and cultural institutions, having won numerous national awards for its adventurous concert programming, recording projects, composer residencies, and innovative educational efforts involving area schools.

The Albany Symphony’s season, which spans ten months from September through June, features timeless masterpieces, brilliant soloists, thrilling new compositions, and holiday and family programming. The trailblazing American Music Festival caps each season with a full week of dynamic new works by some of today’s best composers. As the only professional orchestra based in the Capital Region, the Albany Symphony enriches a broad and diverse community and engages more than 150,000 people each year throughout the area.

For more information, visit albanysymphony.com.

About David Alan Miller

Grammy® Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. Music Director of the Albany Symphony since 1992, Mr. Miller has proven himself a creative and compelling orchestra builder. Through exploration of unusual 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 its most innovative orchestras.

A native of Los Angeles, David Alan Miller holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from The Juilliard School. Prior to his appointment in Albany, Mr. Miller was Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. From 1982 to 1988, he was Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony, earning considerable acclaim for his work with that ensemble. Mr. Miller lives with his wife and three children in Slingerlands, New York.

About Reena Esmail

Indian-American composer Reena Esmail enjoys working in both the Western and Hindustani (North Indian) classical music idioms.

Esmail holds a bachelor’s degree in composition from The Juilliard School, and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music. Her primary teachers have included Susan Botti, Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis and Martin Bresnick, Christopher Rouse and Samuel Adler. She has won numerous awards, including the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (and subsequent publication of a work by C.F. Peters) and two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. She is currently in the post-residential period of her doctoral degree at the Yale School of Music.

Esmail was a recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru grant for the 2011-2012 year and lived in New Delhi, India, where she was affiliated with the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts at Delhi University, and studied Hindustani vocal music with Gaurav Mazumdar. She was selected as a 2011 INK Fellow to speak about her work at the INK Conference (in association with TED) in Jaipur, with additional engagements in Chennai, Delhi and Goa.

About Natasha Paremski

"Comparisons with Argerich should not be given lightly, but Paremski is so clearly of the same temperament and technique that it is unavoidable here." — American Record Guide

With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique.

Born in Moscow, Natasha moved to the United-States at the age of 8 and became a US citizen shortly thereafter. She is now based in New York.

Natasha was awarded several very prestigious artist prizes at a very young age, including the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of 18, the Prix Montblanc in 2007, the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In September 2010, she was awarded the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year.

About Saili Oak

A finalist on the popular reality TV series Zee Marathi SaReGaMaPa, Saili is a senior disciple of Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, a leading vocalist of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. She has established her own identity with enriched talent in classical, as well as, semi-classical music.

aili has been learning music since the age of 3 years and has given performances at music festivals all over India and abroad. Some of her memorable performances include the Summer Sounds festival at the Hollywood bowl, Vedic Heritage in New York, Beyond Borders concert at the University of Maine to name a few. Her performances have been appreciated for her meticulous architecture of 'khayal', her systematic and well-crafted raga exploration and laudable command over the 'laya'.Saili has several albums and singles to her credit including the two tracks she recently recorded for Trevor Hall's album 'Kala'.

Having won the All India Classical music competition at the young age of 17, Saili regularly performs at the All India Radio. She was also conferred the Ministry of Culture's Scholarship for Hindustani music. She has graduated in Hindustani music from the Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal. Saili has been awarded the prestigious Pt.Jasraj Yuva award, Pt Vasantrao Deshpande Yuva award, Gaanwardhan Award.

For media inquiries, contact:

Justin Cook

Albany Symphony

Marketing & Patron Services Manager

justinc@AlbanySymphony.com

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