The Albany Symphony’s program this weekend at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall highlights French and German impressionism—don’t let this label cause your brain to fog, this is atmospheric, wonderful music—as well as the world premiere of a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s piano concerto.
The world premiere is Aaron Jay Kerris’ Three Flavors, featuring pianist Andrew Russo (left). The French works are Faure’s suite Pelleas et Melisande and Ravel’s haunting, beautiful Pavane for a Dead Princess. The German showstopper is Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 (“Rhenish”), his last before being packed off to the madhouse.
Maestro David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform Saturday (Oct. 19) at 7:30 PM and Sunday (Oct. 20) at 3 PM at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (2nd and State streets, Troy). Tickets are $19-$59. For ticket info, call the ASO at 465-4755.