2017.18 Season

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2018 American Music Festival Concert
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

2018 American Music Festival Concert

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David Alan Miller, conductor

Saili Oak, Hindustani vocalist

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Hila Plitmann, soprano

Vicky Chow, piano


DAVID DEL TREDICI: Adventures Underground from Alice in Wonderland
STEVEN BURKE: The Betrayal of Three Oranges (World Premiere)
REENA ESMAIL: Meri Sakhi ki Avaaz | My Sister's Voice (World Premiere)
LOREN LOIACONO: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra (World Premiere)

Come early for a special concert prelude with David Alan Miller and Festival guest artists, David Del Tredici, Reena Esmail, and Loren Loiacono. 

SINGLE TICKETS START AT $19

BE THERE AT THIS EVENT AND ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS WITH A FESTIVAL PASS!  JUST $99

"...a glittering jewel in classical music today...Hila Plittman has a vocal instrument that is simply unreal in its beauty."  -Entertainment Tonight

"...a glittering jewel in classical music today...Hila Plittman has a vocal instrument that is simply unreal in its beauty."  -Entertainment Tonight

"Del Tredici," said Aaron Copland, "is that rare find among composers – a creator with a truly original gift. 

"Del Tredici," said Aaron Copland, "is that rare find among composers – a creator with a truly original gift. 

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Gershwin Immersion
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Gershwin Immersion

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David Alan Miller, conductor
Kevin Cole, piano

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue

GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F

GERSHWIN: Second Rhapsody

GERSHWIN: Variations on "I Got Rhythm"

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris


 

The fascinating rhythms of George Gershwin will fill the air when Kevin Cole joins David Alan Miller at the Palace.  Kevin Cole plays Gershwin’s four works for piano and orchestra – the jazz-inspired Concerto in F, the delightful “I Got Rhythm” Variations, and, of course, the immortal “Rhapsody in Blue,” paired with the elegant, exquisite “Second Rhapsody.”    Who could ask for anything more?

TICKETS START AT JUST $15

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

FREE parking is available in the Quackenbush Garage at 25 Orange Street, Albany, NY 12207. The garage is just off Broadway, one block from the Palace.

Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the Palace Theatre.

Street parking is FREE after 5PM and on the weekends.

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Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony

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Gemma New, conductor

Arnaud Sussmann, violin

James Harp, organ

Salina Fisher:  Tupaia - World Premiere
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 “ The Organ Symphony”

There is no other symphony like it.  More than a century after its premiere, it remains unrivaled in its scope and majesty. Saint-Saens' thundering "Organ Symphony" will showcase “Goldie,” the mighty Wurtilzer, as it roars through Proctors in Schenectady.   This very special concert at Proctors also features Beethoven’s towering Violin Concerto with young French violinist Arnaud Sussman, who has swiftly garnered acclaim the world over.   Guest Conductor Gemma New will showcase a Tupaia by her country-woman, New Zealand’s Salina Fisher.   

TICKETS START AT JUST $15

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PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

FREE  and convenient parking is available at the Schenectady Municipal Parking Garage, located at 220 Broadway.  Additional parking is  available in municipal lots on Clinton & State Streets. 

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Bon Voyage: Kennedy Center Preview Performance
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Bon Voyage: Kennedy Center Preview Performance

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Albany is today recognized as the capital of America’s new music, thanks to the dedication of David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony.  “Intrepid” says the New York Times of this creative partnership.   “Adventurous” raves NPR Classical.

Bid “Bon Voyage” to David and the Orchestra as they perform the four brilliant new American works they will take to the nation’s capital in their Kennedy Center debut: Joan Tower’s “Still/Rapids” and Michael Torke’s “Three Manhattan Bridges,” performed by dazzling pianist Joyce Yang.  Tuba virtuoso Benjamin Pierce makes his Albany Symphony debut in Michael Daugherty’s “Reflections.”   And 150 young singers from the Capital Region join David  for Dorothy Chang’s sweeping “The Mighty Erie Canal.”

David Alan Miller, conductor

Troy Public Elementary School All-City Choir

Joyce Yang, piano

Ben Pierce, tuba

Joan Tower: Still/Rapids for Piano and Orchestra
Michael Daugherty: Reflections on the Mississippi
Dorothy Chang: The Mighty Erie Canal
Torke: Three Manhattan Bridges
 

 

TICKETS START AT JUST $15

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PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

FREE parking is available in the Quackenbush Garage at 25 Orange Street, Albany, NY 12207. The garage is just off Broadway, one block from the Palace.

Street parking is FREE after 5PM and on the weekends.

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Romeo & Juliet (Matinee)
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

Romeo & Juliet (Matinee)

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David Alan Miller, conductor

 Inbal Segev, cello

Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet
Christopher Rouse: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7

A love forbidden.  And a love immortal. Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy “Romeo & Juliet" inspired Tchaikovsky’s most passionate music – “Romeo and Juliet”.  Share it with that special someone on Valentine’s Weekend!  Plus, Prokofiev’s touching, final Symphony No. 7.   David Alan Miller also leads the meditative Cello Concerto by Grammy®-award-winning composer Christopher Rouse.     

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TICKETS START AT JUST $15

Order By Phone Call 518.694.3300 Today!

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

Parking is FREE on nights and weekends in City of Troy.

 FREE parking is also available at the State Street Parking Garage located at the corner of State Street and River Street, a short 2 minute walk from the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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Romeo & Juliet
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Romeo & Juliet

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David Alan Miller, conductor

 Inbal Segev, cello

Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet
Christopher Rouse: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7

A love forbidden.  And a love immortal. Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy “Romeo & Juliet" inspired Tchaikovsky’s most passionate music – “Romeo and Juliet”.  Share it with that special someone on Valentine’s Weekend!  Plus, Prokofiev’s touching, final Symphony No. 7.   David Alan Miller also leads the meditative Cello Concerto by Grammy®-award-winning composer Christopher Rouse.     

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TICKETS START AT JUST $15

Order By Phone Call 518.694.3300 Today!

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

Parking is FREE on nights and weekends in City of Troy.

 FREE parking is also available at the State Street Parking Garage located at the corner of State Street and River Street, a short 2 minute walk from the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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Beethoven's Fifth! (Matinee)
Jan
7
3:00 PM15:00

Beethoven's Fifth! (Matinee)

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David Alan Miller, Conductor

Richard O’Neill, Viola

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Christopher Theofanidis: Viola Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

No other musical statement can match its raw power and bracing energy.  Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony begins the New Year conducted by David Alan Miller.  Plus, the energetic Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Robert Schumann’s symphonic experiment and a masterwork too-rarely encountered.  A new Viola Concerto by Christopher Theofanidis, played by today’s master of the instrument Richard O’Neill. 

TICKETS START AT JUST $15

Order By Phone Call 518.694.3300 Today!

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

Parking is FREE on nights and weekends in City of Troy.

 FREE parking is also available at the State Street Parking Garage located at the corner of State Street and River Street, a short 2 minute walk from the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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Beethoven's Fifth!
Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

Beethoven's Fifth!

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David Alan Miller, conductor

Richard O’Neill, viola

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Christopher Theofanidis: Viola Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

No other musical statement can match its raw power and bracing energy.  Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony begins the New Year conducted by David Alan Miller.  Plus, the energetic Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Robert Schumann’s symphonic experiment and a masterwork too-rarely encountered.  A new Viola Concerto by Christopher Theofanidis, played by today’s master of the instrument Richard O’Neill. 

TICKETS START AT JUST $15

Order By Phone Call 518.694.3300 Today!

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

Parking is FREE on nights and weekends in City of Troy.

 FREE parking is also available at the State Street Parking Garage located at the corner of State Street and River Street, a short 2 minute walk from the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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1786: Mozart’s Miraculous Year (Matinee)
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

1786: Mozart’s Miraculous Year (Matinee)

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David Alan Miller, conductor

Felicia He, piano

William Hughes, french horn

MOZART: Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) , Overture and Selections
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25
MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 4
MOZART: Symphony No. 38, “Prague”

In one remarkable year, 1786, masterwork after masterwork would flow from the pen of Mozart:  the “Prague” Symphony, “The Marriage of Figaro”, and three of music’s greatest Piano Concertos.  David Alan Miller explores the astonishing output of Mozart’s miraculous year.    In two different programs over one weekend at Troy Music Hall, you’ll come face to face with the genius of Mozart – a genius that proclaimed itself early, developed swiftly, and vanished all too soon.  

TICKETS START AT JUST $15

Complete your immersion experience and save $10 when you purchase tickets to both performances.

 

All parking is FREE on nights and weekends in City of Troy.

 FREE parking is also available at the State Street Parking Garage located at the corner of State Street and River Street, a short 2 minute walk from the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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1786: Mozart’s Miraculous Year
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

1786: Mozart’s Miraculous Year

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David Alan Miller, conductor

David Fung, piano

Wei Luo, piano

MOZART: Marriage of Figaro, Overture and Selections
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24

In one remarkable year, 1786, masterwork after masterwork would flow from the pen of Mozart:  the “Prague” Symphony, “The Marriage of Figaro”, and three of music’s greatest Piano Concertos.  David Alan Miller explores the astonishing output of Mozart’s miraculous year.    In two different programs over one weekend at Troy Music Hall, you’ll come face to face with the genius of Mozart – a genius that proclaimed itself early, developed swiftly, and vanished all too soon.  

TICKETS START AT JUST $15

Complete your immersion experience and save $10 when you purchase tickets to both performances. Call 518.694.3300 to purchase your discounted tickets.

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

Parking is FREE on nights and weekends in City of Troy.

 FREE parking is also available at the State Street Parking Garage located at the corner of State Street and River Street, a short 2 minute walk from the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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The Rite of Spring!
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Rite of Spring!

American composer, David Del Tredici

American composer, David Del Tredici

David Alan Miller, conductor

Charles Busch, narrator

DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
DAVID DEL TREDICI: “Rip van Winkle” for Narrator and Orchestra
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

More than a century has passed since its violent, scandalous premiere.  And still, Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” continues to surprise and provoke, excite and enthrall.   David Alan Miller leads his first Albany performance of Stravinsky’s savage masterpiece.   Also, Dukas’ enchanted “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” as animated by Mickey Mouse in “Fantasia.”   Plus, a modern musical legend by David Del Tredici, set on the banks of the Hudson:  “Rip van Winkle.”

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TICKETS START AT JUST $15

Order By Phone Call 518.694.3300 Today!

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

FREE parking is available in the Quackenbush Garage at 25 Orange Street, Albany, NY 12207. The garage is just off Broadway, one block from the Palace.

Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the Palace Theatre.

Street parking is FREE after 5PM and on the weekends.

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Opening Night Gala //  Hollywood Favorites: Star Wars & More!
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Night Gala // Hollywood Favorites: Star Wars & More!

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David Alan Miller, conductor

Simone Porter, violin

KORNGOLD: Suite from The Sea Hawk
LOIACONO: Bossa Shift (Orchestra Premiere)
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto
WILLIAMS: Star Wars Suite

The Albany Symphony and David Alan Miller begin the new season with an out-of-this world favorite – John Williams’ “Star Wars” Suite!   Plus, music of another Hollywood master, Erich Wolfgang Korngold – his swashbuckling Overture to the Errol Flynn classic “The Sea Hawk.”   The brilliant, young Simone Porter plays Korngold’s colorful Violin Concerto.   All this, plus an exciting new work by Loren Loiacono – “Bossa Shift.”

TICKETS START AT JUST $15

Order By Phone Call 518.694.3300 Today!

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

 

FREE parking is available in the Quackenbush Garage at 25 Orange Street, Albany, NY 12207. The garage is just off Broadway, one block from the Palace.

Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the Palace Theatre.

Street parking is FREE after 5PM and on the weekends.

This performance is made possible through generous support of M&T Bank.

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