of the Great Poets
Albany Pro Musica is opening its concert season with a program
that blends the words of great poets like Walt Whitman, Robert
Frost, and P.B. Shelley with a dozen composers including Daniel
Pinkham and James Mulholland. The evening will feature an
amusing Shakespearean set: a Shakespeare poem about snoring,
a new Shakespeare poem, and a jazz arrangement
of a Shakespearean work. The seasoned voices of Albany Pro
Musica will be joined by Capital District Youth Chorale for
The Music of the Great Poets will be performed on Saturday
(Oct. 18) at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Albany and
Sunday (Oct. 19) at the First United Methodist Church in Delmar.
Tickets for the concerts are $20, $18 for seniors, or $10
for students. Tickets are available at the door or by calling
Community College, ACC Theatre, Queensbury. 10/21, 8 PM:
ACC Symphonic Band and Chorale in concert. Free. 743-2212.
United Methodist Church, corner of Belle Avenue and Ridge
Place, Latham. 10/19, 3 PM: The Taubl Family Concert featuring
John and Carol Taubl performing with their seven musical children.
Free, offerings accepted. 785-5142.
of Saint Rose, Auditorium, St. Joseph Hall, 985 Madison
Ave., Albany. 10/18, 8 PM: College of Saint Rose Wind Ensemble
will present their fall concert, Celebrations. Works by Stamp,
Bach, Gottschalk, Gillingham and Zdechlik. Free, donations
and Music School of India, 25 Garling Dr., Latham. 10/19,
4 PM: Performer and composer Veena Chandra, sitar, in concert.
Dinner and concert, $20. 786-1309.
Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar. 10/20, 7:30
PM: The Delmar Community Orchestra will present a program
of classics, pops and show tunes. Free. 356-2408.
Congregational Church, 405 Quail St., Albany. 10/18, 7
PM: Capitol Chamber Artists present the Innovators. Works
by Kuhlau, Ravel, Kreisler, Schubert, Joplin and more. $16,
United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. 10/19,
3 PM: Albany Pro Musica, with the Capital District Youth Chorale,
presents the Music of the Great Poets. Poets include Whitman,
Frost and Shakespeare. Composers include Vaughan Williams
and Pinkham. $20, $18, $10. 438-6548.
Collection Art Museum, Helen Froehlich Auditorium, 161
Warren St., Glens Falls. 10/20, 8 PM: The de Blasiis Chamber
Music Series will present Iridescence, featuring flautist
Jan Vinci and harpist Karlinda Caldicott. $18, $8 students.
Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady. 10/16, 7:30 PM: The
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra presents Something WonderfulA
Richard Rogers Celebration in Song, with guest cabaret artists
KT Sullivan, Heather MacRae, Mark Nadler and Craig Rubano.
$22, $12. 346-6204. 10/20, noon: Tenor Stan Simkins will perform
Italian opera arias, Neapolitan songs and duets with soprano
Deborah Rocco and mezzo-soprano Barbara Eckhaus. Pianist Polina
DeCarlo and organist Carl Hackert will accompany the singers.
Free. 10/22, 1 PM: The Empire State Youth Orchestra, conducted
Cha-Pyo and with special guest Liz Bishop, will present a
concert for seniors. Works by Dvorák, Brahms and Prokofiev.
Mansion State Historic Site, 32 Catherine St., Albany.
10/19, 3 PM: Fall chamber music concert with the Musicians
of Maalwyck. $18, $12 students. Reservations strongly
James Catholic Church, Routes 66 and 203, Chatham. 10/18,
7:30 PM: Leaf Peeper Concerts presents a program of music
by Beethoven, Brahms and a world-premiere piano trio by Richard
Robbins. $15. 325-3805.
James Church, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany. 10/19, 4 PM:
Concert with Agnes Armstrong, organist, and Josu Ayarzaguena,
trumpeter, to benefit St. James organ restoration fund.
Pauls Episcopal Church, 21 Hackett Blvd., Albany.
10/18, 8 PM: Albany Pro Musica, with the Capital District
Youth Chorale, presents the Music of the Great Poets. Poets
include Whitman, Frost and Shakespeare. Composers include
Vaughan Williams and Pinkham. $20, $18, $10. 438-6548.
Savings Bank Music Hall, corner of State Street and Second
Avenue, Troy. 10/19, 3 PM: Troy Chromatic Concerts present
Trio Solsti, performing works by Haydn, Brahms and Mendelssohn.
$25, $22. 273-0038.
College Concert Series, Memorial Chapel, Union College,
Schenectady. 10/19, 7 PM: Violinist Vadim Repin and pianist
Alexander Korsantia will perform works by Mozart, Prokofiev
and Ysaye. $25. 388-6131.
Universalist Sanctuary, 405 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/18,
8 PM: Capitol Hill Choral Society will open its 51st season
with a program of madrigals and more recent part songs by
Haydn, Elgar, Faure and more. $12, $10. 463-7135.
at Albany, Performing Arts Center Main Theatre, uptown
campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/19, 8 PM: The University
Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Gretry, Delius, Stamitz
and Khachaturian. $5, $2. 442-3997. 10/20, 8 PM: The University
Concert Band and the University Jazz Ensemble in concert.
Works by Bizet, Bach, Ellington and more. $5, $2. 442-3997.
College, Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown, Mass.
10/22, 8 PM: The Fine Arts Quartet will perform works by Beethoven,
Shostakovich and Schubert. Free. 413-597-2736.
College, Chapin Hall, Williamstown, Mass. 10/17, 8 PM:
Internationally-renowned vocal ensemble Chanticleer. Free.
College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson. 10/24-25,
8 PM: The American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein.
Works by Brahms, Dvorák and Wagner. $25. 800-505-1276.
of the Messiah, Montgomery Street, Route 9, Rhinebeck.
10/25, 8 PM: The Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society will present
the Avalon String Quartet, with guest artists Judith Ingolfsson,
violin, and Ronald Sat, pianist. Works by Ravel, Dutilleaux
and Chausson. $15, $5 students. (845) 876-2870.
Theatre, Great Barrington, Mass. 10/26, 3 PM: Close Encounters
With Music presents Orpheus and His Lyre. The program features
works based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck,
Schubert and a world premiere piece by Lera Auerbach. $25.
Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. 10/25, 7 PM: The Albany
Symphony Orchestra presents their Roaring 20s Gala.
Works by Gershwin, Ravel and Borodin. Gala at the Fort Orange
Club will follow the concert. Concert-only $37.50, concert
and gala, $140. 465-4663.
Music Center, 544 Warren St., Hudson. 10/25, 8 PM: Harpsichordist
Elaine Comparone will perform works by Bach, Couperin and
Rameau. $25, $15 seniors, $10 students. 671-7171.
Savings Bank Music Hall, corner of State Street and Second
Avenue, Troy. 10/24, 8 PM: Keyboard conversations with Jeffrey
SiegelBeethoven and the Americans. Works by Beethoven,
Gershwin, Bernstein and Copland. $26, $23, $15. 273-0038.
College Concert Series, Memorial Chapel Union College,
Schenectady. 10/25, 8 PM: Pianist Leon Fleisher in concert.
at Albany, Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, uptown
campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/26, 3 PM: Pianist
Max Lifchitz will present Phantoms of New Music. Works by
Cowell, Cage, Berio, Mazurek and more. $7, $3. 442-3997.
Presbyterian Church, 262 State St., Albany. Free. 10/26,
4 PM: Nicolas Kynaston, organist, in recital. Free will offering.