Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony return this weekend,
kicking off their 2007-2008 season with one of their whirlwind
concert tours of Saratoga Springs, Troy and Pittsfield,
The selections certainly make this one sound like a crowd-pleaser:
It’s a program of music from or inspired by Ireland, Scotland
and Britain. There’s a new work by Robinson McClellan, and
favorites by Mendelssohn (Hebrides Overture), Britten
(a selection of English folk tunes) and Haydn (Symphony
No. 104 “London”). The guest performers will be soprano
Amanda Boyd and piper Ivan Goff.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight (Thursday,
Sept. 27) at 7:30 PM at the Canfield Casino (Congress Park,
Saratoga Springs). Call 465-4755 or 584-4132 for prices
and tickets. The ASO performs tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 28)
at 8 PM at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (State Street
and 2nd Avenue, Troy). Tickets are $46-$23. For reservations
and information, call 273-0038. On Saturday (Sept. 29),
the ASO performs at 7:30 PM at the Colonial Theatre (111
South St., Pittsfield, Mass.). Tickets are $27. For reservations
and info, call (413) 997-4444.
much more can you ask of a hip-hop legend? Ghostface Killah
brought it and continues to bring it and you are never quite
happy. Ironman wasn’t enough for you. Bulletproof
Wallets wasn’t enough to satiate your hip-hop jones.
The 2006 masterpiece Fishscale still wasn’t enough,
so he came back at you nine months later with More Fish,
just to keep you stocked full of sick beats. The man helped
found the Wu-Tang Clan, for Big Baby Jesus’ sake! What more
can you ask of Ghostface?
free show, you say? In your own backyard? Very well. Ghostface
is not one to disappoint; consider it done. With the sponsorship
of Adult Swim, the mighty Killah will kick off a 12-city
college campus tour right here in Albany, for free.
Will that finally quench your thirst for the down and dirty?
along with the Atlanta-based Witchdoctor, will bring it
Monday (Oct. 1) at 7 PM at the University at Albany Ballroom
(1400 Washington Ave., Albany). Tickets are free for UAlbany
students; call 476-1000 or visit www.adultswimpresents.com
for more information.
Brody’s play Birth, the presenters of this staged
reading assert, is the answer to this question: What would
happen if women told the truth about childbirth in America?
Based on 100-plus interviews Brody conducted with American
mothers between 2000 and 2004, Birth tells the “true
stories of eight women, painting a portrait of how low-risk,
educated women are giving birth in America today.” The birth
experiences of the women vary widely, from empowering to
Proceeds will benefit BirthNet, and their public education
programs about childbirth options, midwives and midwifery.
There will also be a silent auction, a “talk back” panel
discussion following the readings, and a “Red Tent” where
women will be invited to share their own birth stories.
A staged reading of Birth will be held at 1 and 7
PM at Russell Sage College (Meader Theater, Troy). Tickets
are $10 general admission and $7 students. For more info,
call 482-2504. Advance sale tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.