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Fall Classical Music Preview

by The Staff on September 13, 2012

Albany Pro Musica

Performances are at St. Joseph’s Church, 600 State St., Schenectady; Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 2nd and State streets, Troy; Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham. albanypromusica.org.

Sept. 30 (St. Joseph’s):The 150th Anniversary Concert for St. Joseph’s. Oct. 13-14 (Troy Music Hall): Bach Magnificat & Corigliano Fern Hill with the Albany Symphony. Dec. 15-16 (Carondelet): A Winter Wonderland.

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Concerts, under the direction of maestro David Alan Miller, take place as noted at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038; Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-3334, albanysymphony.com. Call for times.

Valentina Lisitsa will perform with the Albany Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 17 (Palace): Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. With Valentina Lisitsa, piano. Oct. 13-14 (Troy Music Hall): Bach’s Magnificat. With Albany Pro Musica. Oct. 27 (Palace): Classical Mystery Tour Beatles Tribute Concert. Dec. 1 (Palace): Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. With Daniel Hege, guest conductor, and David Shifrin, clarinet. Dec. 8-9 (Palace): The Magic of Christmas.

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, www.bard.edu. Call for shows and times. Olin Hall and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

Oct. 12-13: American Symphony Orchestra. Oct. 14: Bard Conservatory Sunday Concert. Oct. 23 Bard Conservatory Orchestra. Oct. 28: Bard Conservatory Sunday Concert. Dec. 9: Bard Conservatory Sunday Concert. Dec. 12: Bard College Symphonic Chorus and Bard College Chamber Singers.

Burnt Hills Oratorio Society

Location to be determined, bhos.us. Concert at 3 PM.

Nov. 18: Two Randalls and Their Stars: The Music of Randall Thompson and Z. Randall Stroope.

Capitol Chamber Artists

First Congregational Church, 405 Quail St., Albany; Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany, 458-9231. Preconcert recital at 7 PM, concert at 8 PM.

Sept. 22 (First Congregational): I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Oct. 27 (First Congregational): Rare Music on Original Instruments by the Great Romantics. Dec. 8 (Westminster): A Day Which Will Live in Infamy: Music from 1941. Dec. 22 (Westminster): Baroque Holiday.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-2303. Concerts at 3 PM.

Oct. 7: Victor Hill harpsichord recital. Nov. 18: Chamber Music Concert with Performing Artists in Residence.

Close Encounters With Music

Performances will be held at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (800) 843-0778.

Oct. 20 (6 PM): Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Prmikov, pianists. Dec. 9 (2 PM): A Baroque Holiday Celebration with Tragicomedia.

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

The Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 793-0531. Concerts at 7:30 PM.

Sept. 24: Trio 826. Oct. 15: The Kelet Duo. Nov. 5: The Manchester Festival Players.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, empac.rpi.edu. Concert at 8 PM.

Sept. 28: Tim Hecker. Oct. 19: Akousma. Nov. 13: Yegor Shevtsov. Nov. 30: Jennifer Koh.

Friends of Chamber Music

Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Ave., Troy, 273-8135.

Oct. 6: El Mundo with Richard Savino. Nov. 17: Cecilia String Quartet.

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade St., Glens Falls. Concerts, conducted by music director Charles Peltz, are at 4 PM.

Sarah Chang will perform with the Glaens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 14: The Year of the Violin with Sarah Chang, violin. Nov. 11: The Poetry of Music with violinist Michael Emery and readings by Robert Pinsky. Dec. 11: A Season for Singing with the Children’s Chorus.

Massry Center for the Arts

Picotte Recital Hall, College of St. Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102.

Sept. 22: Saint Rose Camerata. Oct. 20: Saint Rose Camerata. Oct. 27: Saint Rose Camerata.

Octavo Singers

Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, 344-SING. Concert at 3 PM.

Nov. 13: Viva Italia featuring Puccini’s Messa Di Gloria and Rossini’s Stabat Mater.


Mainstage, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204, proctors.org. Call for showtimes.

Oct. 13: Capitaland Chorus.  Oct. 26: National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society

The Church of the Messiah, Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-2870. Concerts at 3 PM.

Oct. 14: Linden String Quartet. Nov. 11: Pacifica Quartet. Dec. 9: Aulos Ensemble.

Saratoga Chamber Players

United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue and Henning Road, Saratoga Springs, 584-1427. Concert at 3 PM.

Nov. 18: Fall Celebration Concert: Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

Proctors, Mainstage, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204, schenectadysymphony.org. Concert at 3 PM.

Oct. 21: Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with chorus and vocal soloists.

Skidmore College

Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320. Call for times.

Sept. 28: Italian fortepianist Stefania Neonato. Oct. 5 Baroque Flute Concert. Oct. 6: Jack Quartet. Oct. 13: Faculty Composers Recital. Oct. 28: Skidmore College Orchestra. Nov. 9: Sylvia Stoner, soprano. Nov. 10: Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 29: Skidmore Concert Band. Dec. 2: Skidmore Wind Chamber Ensemble. Dec. 6: Skidmore Guitar Ensemble. Dec. 7: Skidmore Community Chorus. Dec. 11: Skidmore College Orchestra 30th Anniversary Concert. Dec. 12: Student Compositions Concert.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

State Street, Albany, 434-3520. Concerts at 3 PM.

Sept. 30: Organ recital with Neil Keen. Oct. 14: The Mendelssohn Club of Albany. Nov. 4: St. Peter’s Choir.

Troy Chromatic Concerts

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.

Oct. 29: Warsaw Philharmonic. Nov. 7: Sergio & Odair Assad.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Corner of 2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038. Concert at 7 PM.

Oct. 5: NPR’s From The Top with Christopher O’Riley. Oct. 28: Metropolitan Opera Brass Ensemble. Nov. 18: Turtle Island Quartet with Tierney Sutton.

Union College Concert Series

Union College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131.

Oct. 10: Pianist Rafal Blechacz. Oct. 22: Music from Marlboro. Nov. 8: Belcea Quartet. Nov. 12: Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano, with Anthony Spiri, piano. Dec. 2: Brentano String Quartet. Dec. 14: Boston Camerata.

University at Albany

Concerts take place in the Recital Hall or the Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.

Oct. 17 (Recital Hall): Violinist Mao Omura and pianist Erika Tazawa. Oct. 26 (Recital Hall): The Art Song of Puerto Rico with mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna. Oct. 27 (Recital Hall): Violinist Narciso Figuero and pianist Max Lifchitz. Oct. 28 (Main Theatre): University-Community Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band. Oct. 28 (Recital Hall) Puccini’s La Boheme in reduction. Nov. 3 (Recital Hall) Baritone Nicholas Wiggins. Nov. 11 (Main Theatre): The Choral Hour. Nov. 16 (Recital Hall): UAlbany Voice Student Recital. Dec. 9 (Main Theatre): Holiday Concert. Dec. 10 (Main Theatre) Twenty Drummers Drummin’.