David Alan Miller's 25th Anniversary season Entices New Subscribers and Satisfies the Culturally Curious.
David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony continue their anniversary season on Saturday, November 19, 2016 and Sunday, November 20th at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The concert will feature evocative new works by American composers Derek Bermel and Christopher Theofanidis as well as selections from Handel's Water Music and Schumann's 4th Symphony.
David Alan Miller, nationally recognized for his adventurous programming and commitment to giving voice to new works by living American composers, has enticed Capital Region audiences to explore new and diverse repertoire. Following a brilliant Opening Night Gala Concert and a premiere performance of a new Albany-inspired opera, a record number of subscribers are experiencing new music and liking what they hear.
For the fourth concert of David's 25th Anniversary Season, the Albany Symphony is scheduled to perform works by two of Miller's favorite contemporary American composers, which vividly explore contemporary issues in society. Inspired by tempestuous letters written by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, Derek Bermel's A Shout, A Whisper, and a Trace reflects on the struggles of living as an immigrant in an unfamiliar country. Christopher Theofanidis's A Thousand Cranes for Harp and Orchestra is inspired by the unique story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who was sickened by the atomic blast in Hiroshima, Japan; despite the intense and dark impulse of the event, Sadako's story and A Thousand Cranes is a reflection of hope and faith in the future.
News Alert: David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony will record Derek Bermel's A Shout, A Whisper, and a Trace for commercial release on Monday, November 20th at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.