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Parker Quartet

by The Staff January 30, 2014

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  The Friends of Chamber Music Series at Emma Willard continues this Saturday (Feb. 1) with a performance by the 2010 Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. The Parker Quartet, who are currently artists-in-residence at Harvard, will perform Shostakovich’s ...

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Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff January 17, 2013

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  Do you know why Northern Europeans like Mozart and Mendelssohn loved Italy back in the day? For the same reasons Northern Europeans still love Italy: warmer weather and better food. (Take our word for it, ...

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Burnt Hills Oratorio Society

by The Staff May 16, 2012

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The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society is an especially lovely and powerful local chorus with a long tradition of musical excellence. After 22 years at the helm, conductor Rand Reeves (pictured) will direct the 90-member chorus ...

Zankel Music Center

Merry Mendelssohn

by B.A. Nilsson February 22, 2012

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  The third movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 is a scherzo of incredible vivaciousness, throwing all three instruments into a lively, virtuosic dance. The acrobats are leaping, tumbling in gravity-defying merriment, at any ...

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Chamber of Delights

by B.A. Nilsson November 16, 2011

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Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has been a go-her-own-way performer throughout her acclaimed career. To take on the task of music director would seem suspiciously mainstream for her, but fear not. Under her leadership, the San Francisco-based ...

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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 ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff October 19, 2011

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A musical feast is on offer this weekend in Troy and Saratoga Springs, courtesy of maestro David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony Orchestra. The program being presented Saturday night (in Troy) and Sunday afternoon (in ...

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