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  • The Albany Symphony, led by Music Director David Alan Miller, celebrates the New Year with the return of Scottish soloist Dame Evelyn Glennie on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
  • Maria Riccio Bryce a local musician, pianist, and a composer and songwriter. Recently, She felt the urge to write about what she witnessed and learned in all her years - not through the filter of musical theatre - but directly from her heart, mind, and experience. This past January, armed with scoring pencils, 500 blank sheets of paper, and an Artist’s Grant from NYSCA, she began working. Her "Requiem: What Remains is Love" will be performed November 4 at 7 p.m. and on November 6 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Schenectady.
  • On Saturday, November 5, The Hudson Valley Philharmonic, with guest Conductor Christine Howlett, will perform Richard Einhorn’s “VOICES OF LIGHT” at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, New York. Einhorn’s 1994 composition accompanies a screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent film classic “The Passion of Joan of Arc.”
  • Troy-based musician Sophia Subbayya Vastek’s new record “In Our Softening” - a beautiful collection of nine original piano compositions - is available today.
  • Ted Rosenthal’s jazz opera "Dear Erich" was inspired by letters written in Germany between 1938 and 1941 by Herta Rosenthal to the composer’s father. Dear Erich depicts a family’s dual fates.
  • Abigail and Shaun Bengson, the celebrated composing and performing duo, known for their acclaimed off-Broadway shows “The Lucky Ones” and “A Hundred Years” will perform at Ancram Opera House’s Circa 1799 Barn tomorrow evening at 6 o’clock.The Bengsons have received the Jonathan Larson and Richard Rogers Awards and nominations for the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Awards.The Bengsons' work is often autobiographical. They have a trio of musical theatre pieces titled “Hundred Days,” “The Lucky Ones,” and “Prays from Ohio” that focus on their individual childhoods and their shared love story.
  • Virtuoso Swedish trumpeter and frequent Boston Symphony Orchestra collaborator Håkan Hardenberger is the beneficiary of a new BSO commissioned concerto from the British composer Helen Grime, a former Tanglewood Music Center Fellow with a dynamic, sparkling compositional style. Andris Nelsons will conduct the piece "Trumpet Concerto: night-sky-blue" on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. along with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” for orchestra, which closes with the composer’s substantial Symphony No. 3, a late work characterized by scintillating orchestration. The Grime concerto, which is inspired by images of nocturnal gardens, has been commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation, Library of Congress, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  • May the 4th be with you. You know, it Stars Wars Day. But, if you wait just a few days – what a musical celebration we can have.The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination. To new worlds. Through heart-pounding adventures. On Saturday Night, The Albany Symphony Orchestra will be at the Palace Theatre where David Alan Miller conducts all your John Williams favorites: "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Harry Potter," "E.T.," and of course, "Star Wars."
  • Pianist-composer Armen Donelian will be performing Friday night at Hudson Hall. He emerges from the COVID-inspired shutdowns with a newly refined conception on both instrument and pen on the soon-to-be released album "Fresh Start." Healing and stimulating, it’s music that both soothes the soul and sparks the imagination. "Fresh Start" evolved mysteriously over many years. At times, exciting compositional ideas emerged from nowhere, only to lead back there. Inspiration came equally from Standards, great composers, doing gigs with other musicians, teaching and from the roller coaster of life, but these moments were separated by months and at times years of fruitlessness.
  • The 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival is an annual Pittsfield, Massachusetts event, spanning 10 days and featuring events with a theme of “10.”As part of this year’s festivities, Berkshires Jazz will present a special edition of the Ted Rosenthal Trio on Feb. 26 at the Berkshire Museum with a repertoire that focuses on music about New York. The title of the 7:30pm concert, "Ten by Tin Pan Alley.” In addition to the repertoire, the performers, Ted Rosenthal, Martin Jaffe, and Connor Meehan, all have roots in both New York and the Berkshires.Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianist/composers of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats. Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released numerous CDs as a leader. He’s been a featured soloist with major orchestras including the Detroit Symphony and Phoenix Symphony. An active composer and the recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal has been commissioned by New York City Opera, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. He is on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.