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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff November 20, 2013


  Conductor-pianist Jeffrey Kahane will step in for David Alan Miller this Saturday night at the Palace, and will lead the orchestra in a program that, the ASO promises, will allow him “to share both of ...

Palace Theatre


by B.A. Nilsson May 1, 2013


  David Finckel made his goodbye appearance as cellist with the Emerson String Quartet at Union College on Sunday—he permanently leaves the group later this month—in a program that made considerable demands on his talents. This may ...

Union College Memorial Chapel

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff January 17, 2013


  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, ...


Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff November 29, 2012

  The title of this Saturday’s Albany Symphony concert also tips off the program’s showcase: Beethoven’s Fifth. Along with Ludwig Van’s Symphony No. 5 (dum-dum-dum-dum), the ASO will perform Grammy-winning Bard professor Joan Tower’s Made in ...

Palace Theatre

Almost Together

by B.A. Nilsson October 19, 2011


Four Mozart string quartets, performed by a foursome of excellent musicians with roots in the Marlboro festival: it’s a recipe for a sure-fire concert and an impressive season opener. It had the promise of a ...

That’s Entertainment

by B.A. Nilsson August 3, 2011


Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique don’t share a program well. The first is sweet but comparatively shy, almost to the point of introversion. Bombast takes over the second piece, after a ...

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