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David Alan Miller

Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff September 4, 2014

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  Maestro David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony return this Saturday night at the Palace to celebrate 85 years of great music with a smashing, season-opening concert. The guest star—the star guest?—is violinist Joshua Bell ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff May 15, 2014

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  Once again, the ASO will wrap up their season with a series of American Music Festival concerts at EMPAC. Maestro David Alan Miller and company will be joined by their partner in winning the Grammy ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff April 3, 2014

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  This Saturday evening, the Albany Symphony and maestro David Alan Miller (pictured) will join forces with Albany Pro Musica and special guest soloists to perform Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. The unusual part of this concert is ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff January 9, 2014

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  The centerpiece of Saturday night’s program being offered by the Albany Symphony is Brahms’ grand Piano Concerto No. 2. Following the logical premise that a great work is best served by a great artist, pianist ...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Classical Music

by B.A. Nilsson December 12, 2013

  David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony have been Grammy nominated for their recording of John Corigliano Conjuror/Vocalise, featuring a percussion concerto written for Dame Evelyn Glennie, cast in six parts, showcasing three different percussion ...

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by The Staff December 5, 2013

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  Another beloved local musical tradition returns this weekend: Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Magic of Christmas concerts. Maestro David Alan Miller will lead the ASO (and some very special young, musically talented guests) in a program of holiday ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff October 17, 2013

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  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 ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff September 19, 2013

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  The Albany Symphony will kick off their fall season this Saturday night at the Palace with a program titled Tchaikovsky’s Fourth. This, of course, means they’ll be performing Tchaikovsky’s romantic Symphony No. 4. Violinist Cho-Liang ...

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Forever Young

by B.A. Nilsson June 5, 2013

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  The name of this ensemble, drawn from the very fine ranks of the Albany Symphony, was chosen by music director David Alan Miller when it proved, of the many choices he compiled, most distasteful to ...

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ASO’s American Music Festival

by The Staff May 30, 2013

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  There is a lot of exciting news about the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s American Music Festival we have to fit into a small space. First, there is tonight’s (Thursday, May 30) festival opener at EMPAC (Rensselaer Polytechnic ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff May 15, 2013

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  Fresh off a triumphant performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall—we know it was a smash because we listened, live, to the radio broadcast—the Albany Symphony Orchestra resumes its regular scheduled programming with two concerts this ...

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American Sound

by B.A. Nilsson May 1, 2013

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  The cultural gap between Albany and Manhattan gapes far out of proportion to the mileage that separates them. To Albany, Manhattan is the intimidating cosmopolite. The reciprocal view sees Albany as a dump heap of ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff April 24, 2013

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  Once again, the great Albany Symphony will be giving a concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall. But before they head down to Manhattan for the Spring for Music festival, the ASO is presenting the program ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff February 6, 2013

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  Pianist Yefim Bronfman (pictured left) will make a return appearance with Maestro David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony this weekend, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon in ...

Albany Symphony with Yo-Yo Ma

by The Staff January 10, 2013

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  It’s a superstar Saturday at the Palace. Internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be joining the Albany Symphony Orchestra and maestro David Alan Miller for a very special evening. Ma will be featured on one ...

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The Magic of Christmas

by The Staff December 6, 2012

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  Ho ho ho! It doesn’t really feel like the holidays are here until the Albany Symphony Orchestra present their annual Magic of Christmas concerts at the Palace; the holidays must be here, then, because the ASO’s ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff September 21, 2012

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The Albany Symphony and maestro David Alan Miller will kick off their season at the Palace Saturday night with some Russian fireworks: a Rachmaninoff piano concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. The featured soloist on Rachmaninoff’s ...

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An American Triumph

by B.A. Nilsson May 24, 2012

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  Music is the only unmediated real-time cultural experience, which makes it potentially the most emotionally powerful. But emotional reactions can be mysterious, and therefore frightening, which is why we tend to mediate music with pictures ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff February 16, 2012

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It’s a Cellobration! Literally. The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present a pair of cello-centric concerts this weekend, featuring the up-and-coming virtuoso students of cello guru Richard Aaron. It’s a diverse program. Mathew Zalkind will be the cello ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff January 19, 2012

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Saturday’s American Masterpieces Highlight Concert celebrates homegrown music you already know and love, plus a newer work the Albany Symphony hopes you’ll fall in love with. American music doesn’t get much more “American” than Leonard Bernstein’s ...

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Fun and Fireworks

by B.A. Nilsson December 21, 2011

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Violinist Joshua Bell was the big draw at Saturday’s concert by the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Simply put, he turned in an astonishing performance. Conductor David Alan Miller and the orchestra handed him a well-chosen lead-up ...

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Joshua Bell with the Albany Symphony

by B.A. Nilsson December 14, 2011

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“In the big cities, the audience has 30 things to choose from that night and they’ve heard everything a million times,” says Joshua Bell. “And they’ve heard every soloist under the sun. I enjoy playing ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff December 1, 2011

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David Alan Miller dons his Santa cap and the Albany Symphony Orchestra joins forces with hundreds of talented young performers for a performance that has become an area holiday tradition: The Magic of Christmas. The family-friendly ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff November 16, 2011

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Is it really possible that maestro David Alan Miller has been with the Albany Symphony for almost 20 years? That’s a remarkable run of great music. It’s also an example of a great cultural partnership ...

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Musical Affinities

by B.A. Nilsson October 26, 2011

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Aaron Jay Kernis (pictured left) is the Albany Symphony’s “mentor composer” this season, and last weekend’s concerts featured a fascinating variety of Kernis-related musical shadings, performed with the kind of brio and skill that reminds ...

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