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Albany Symphony Orchestra Returns for 2022-23 Season

In October the Grammy Award–winning Albany Symphony Orchestra returns to the Capital Region for yet another season of world-class chamber music, and this season's program includes a Valentine’s Day stop in Schenectady. Originally founded by Professor John F. Carabella, who trained under composer Pietro Mascagni, in 1930, what was once the People’s Orchestra of Albany has since become an group celebrated for its innovative programming, and has received more ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming than any other orchestra in America.

 

Your first chance to catch the ASO in action comes on October 8, when maestro David Alan Miller will conduct Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, a piece he actually conducted during his audition to become the orchestra’s music director more than 30 years ago, at Albany’s Palace Theatre. The performance will also feature a world premiere by pianist Stewart Goodyear and composer Joel Thompson’s An Act of Resistance.

 

Next up is Ravishing Rachmaninoff, featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and more, on November 12 at The Palace, followed by three days of holiday music magic: The Magic of Christmas on December 4 at The Palace, and two performances of Holiday Classics on December 10 and 11 at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. On January 14 and 15 percussionist Evelyn Glennie will take the stage at Troy Savings Bank, and on February 11, Schenectady’s Proctors Theatre will play host to Valentine Romance, a stirring performance starring guest conductor Kalena Bovell and guitarist Celil Refik Kaya.

 

But wait, there’s more: Catch Bruckner & Cuong on March 11 and 12 in Troy; Sunday Symphony: Cowboy Dave Returns (an hour-long concert featuring maestro David Alan Miller in costume portraying figures from history and his own imagination) on March 26 at The Palace; Beethoven’s Ninth at Troy Savings Bank on April 22 and 23; The Music of Star Wars at The Palace on May 6; and finally American Music Festival: Convergence to wrap up an action-packed season at RPI’s EMPAC on June 10. (Convergence is a three-year collaborative project through which the symphony works with local communities and nationally acclaimed artists to explore Black American art forms.)

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit albanysymphony.com.