Mira CD Release Experiment
we recently suggested in a review of their eponymous debut
LP, Alta Mira dole out their rock in dramatic proportions.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the Albany band
couldn’t simply settle for some namby-pampy CD release “party.”
What precisely the thesis is for this “experiment,”
we can’t say, but expect that, perfectionists as they are,
the scientific method will be strictly adhered to.
variables are known: Joining Alta Mira will be fellow area
musicians Railbird, Matthew Loiacono, and Indian Ledge Records
labelmate Matt Durfee. Both the second and third dimensions
will be plumbed with the help of video and installation
artists. And, to make sure any and all findings pass the
test of peer review, admission comes complete with a copy
of Alta Mira’s new record.
The Alta Mira CD Release Experiment happens at Revolution
Hall (425 River St., Troy) on Saturday (Dec. 5) at 7 PM.
Tickets are $10. Call 274-0553 for more info.
you’re already brimming with holiday spirit or you need
a little kick in the cheer, the Albany Symphony Orchestra
has just the ticket. The ASO’s Magic of Christmas concert
has become a local holiday tradition, with enough Christmas
spirit to grow even the grinchiest heart by three sizes.
Alongside the ASO, this year’s concert features appearances
from familiar guests from the Music Studio Orchestra, the
Capital District Youth Chorale, Campbell School’s Irish
Step Dancers, Talented Tap, and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Bell Choir, as well as a few newcomers, including flamenco
guitarist Maria Zemantauski, dancer Lisa Martinez and Albany
And, of course, don’t forget Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves!
The Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Palace
Theatre (19 Clinton Ave., Albany) on Saturday (Dec. 5) at
7:30 PM and Sunday (Dec. 6) at 3 PM. Tickets are $25, $12
for children ages 15 and under. For more info, call 465-4755.
much happened before Dorothy dropped in.” It’s not often
that the tagline from a Broadway musical becomes a recognizable
morsel of pop culture, but Wicked, the musical megahit
based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, is no common musical.
story of the friendship and rivalry between the “good” and
“bad” witches of L. Frank Baum’s magical land of Oz, Wicked
has broken box-office records around the world and won
26 major awards, including a Grammy, three Tony Awards and
six Drama Desk Awards.
Today called it “the most complete and completely satisfying
new musical in a long time,” and The New York Times
declared it “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster.”
for us, the witches are dropping in for a long holiday visit,
when the national tour comes to Proctors this week. Tickets
to the other side of the rainbow are selling at a whirlwind
pace, so snap them up before it’s too late.
opens at Proctor’s Theater (432 State St., Schenectady)
on Wednesday (Dec. 9) at 8 PM and runs through Jan. 3. For
a complete performance schedule, and ticket prices, call