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  • The two-time GRAMMY Award-winning Albany Symphony, will provide some extra sparkle this holiday season at two of the Capital Region’s favorite concert venues.On Sunday, December 3, The Magic of Christmas fills The Palace Theatre with gorgeous holiday music, family fun, and special guests. On December 9th and 10th, world-acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in the legendary Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The concerts on the 9th and 10th will also feature composer Loren Loiacono’s work Beanie’s Chapbook, a world premiere commissioned by the Albany Symphony.
  • The two-time Grammy Award-winning Albany Symphony, led by Music Director David Alan Miller will present a concert this weekend that includes one of the most beloved works in the repertory and a soon-to-be new favorite “dance symphony” evoking early rock ‘n’ roll at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
  • Saugerties Pro-Musica is presenting The Juliani Ensemble - an acclaimed chamber music ensemble comprised of world class musicians, has presented audiences with inventive, energetic chamber music concerts since its inception in 1999. They will be performing on Sunday, September 17 at 3 p.m. All SPM concerts are on Sundays at 3 p.m., at Saugerties United Methodist Church on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street.
  • The Zoellner String Quartet Project with Lady Alexander Foley will be presented by Musicians of Ma’alwyck over several performances in the region September 8-11th. The set of performances is devoted to the repertory of the trailblazing Zoellner String Quartet, one of the first notable American string quartets, which toured throughout America in the early 1900s.
  • Acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be performing two concerts in our region over the next two weekends. This Saturday, August 26, Dinnerstein will be the featured soloist at Maverick Concerts’ Annual Chamber Orchestra Concert in Woodstock, New York with the Caroga Arts Ensemble and conductor Alexander Platt and on September 2, she’ll perform the Harold Lewin Memorial Concert at The New Marlborough Meeting House in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.
  • James Burton was appointed Conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and to the newly created position of BSO Choral Director, in February 2017. He'll return to Tanglewood next week leading the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in a prelude concert at Ozawa Hall and then on August 20, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will be on a program with The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra featuring Tippett’s Five Spirituals from “A Child of Our Time” and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.
  • Luke McEndarfer, head of the National Children’s Chorus, tells us about Laguna Beach and a poster of the Disney Concert Hall. We’ll also hear about his early experience in the chorus.
  • Tonight at 8 p.m. at Tanglewood, Xian Zhang conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program of Copland and Dvořák featuring Nimbus Dance.Samuel Pott danced as a soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company prior to founding and serving as Artistic Director of Nimbus Dance.
  • The 14th Berkshire High Peaks Festival runs July 20–31 at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts with events including concerts, talks, and master classes.
  • The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is ready to welcome back its resident companies -- New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra -- to their summer home in Saratoga for a celebratory season that will feature masterworks from the classical cannon, alongside SPAC premieres and debuts.And there is an amazing amount of other cool things happening as well. To find out what is on tap – we welcome our friends from SPAC and getting the run-down.We do so this morning with Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO and Christopher Shiley - Vice President of Artistic Planning of Saratoga Performing Arts Center.