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J.S. Bach

Bach at New Year’s

by The Staff January 2, 2015


  Vienna has its New Year’s waltz celebrations; we have Bach at New Year’s. Continuing a great tradition, the Berkshire Bach Society will present its multi-day Bach party—this year, called A Blast of Brass—in Western Massachusetts ...

Academy of Music Theatre

Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff December 19, 2014


  The Winter’s Tale is name the ASO have given to this weekend’s concerts in Troy; it’s also the name of the world-premiere cello concerto by Michael Torke that will be featured on that program, and ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Capitol Chamber Artists

by The Staff November 13, 2014


  It will be another wonderful evening of music performed on period instruments when Capitol Chamber Artists present The Circle of Life at Albany’s Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday night. The key work on the program is ...

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Berkshire Bach Ensemble

by The Staff December 24, 2013


  If it’s New Year’s, the Berkshire Bach Society must be presenting a performance of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos somewhere. And they are: Their Berkshire Bach Ensemble will perform on New Year’s Eve at the Mahaiwe, ...

Academy of Music Theatre

Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff December 12, 2013


  David Alan Miller will lead the ASO in a program of mostly traditional holiday music this weekend at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. There will be excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, the overture to Handel’s ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Jivin’ Java

by B.A. Nilsson May 30, 2013


  Jerre Tanner first heard Bach’s “Coffee” Cantata while a student at San Francisco State University, where he was studying with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Wayne Peterson. “It’s a wonderful piece,” says Tanner. “It works as a ...

Berkshire Bach Society

by The Staff December 27, 2012

  If it’s New Year’s, there must be Bach—as in, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his baroque brethren, performed by the Berkshire Bach Society. This year’s program, which will be performed on successive days ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff October 11, 2012


  If you crave a big orchestral sound, the Albany Symphony is going to deliver one this weekend in two concerts at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The program for both shows is titled Bach’s Magnificat, ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Berkshire Bach Society

by The Staff December 30, 2011


It’s a New Year’s tradition: The Berkshire Bach Society, under the direction of harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, will perform J.S. Bach’s six Brandenburg Concerti in Great Barrington and Troy. It is among the most celebrated music ...

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

St. Petersburg String Quartet

by The Staff November 22, 2011

St. Petersburg Quartet

This Saturday evening, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, an ensemble the Los Angeles Times praised as “masters of subtlety and refinement,” will perform at Emma Willard School’s Kiggins Hall. Alla Aranovskaya and Evgeny Zvonnikov (violins), Boris ...

Emma Willard School

Musical Affinities

by B.A. Nilsson October 26, 2011


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 ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

by The Staff October 26, 2011


Close Encounters With Music will begin their 20th year of chamber music concerts with the prompt return of the “outrageously virtuosic” Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Led by Misha Rachlevsky (pictured), last year’s performance inspired our friends ...

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center