The Album Experience - Choral Music Part 2

The Album Experience - Choral Music Part 2

The Henry Hudson Planetarium (located in the Discover Albany Visitors Center) will host the Album Experience - Choral Music on July 5. Part 2 is 9:00 - 10:00 PM (Part 1 information can be found here.)

Free event | Registration is required

“the Album Experience” at the Henry Hudson Planetarium features classic and modern recordings presented in immersive sound. Listeners will enjoy excellent acoustics and comfortable seating at this venue. Each piece will have a brief introduction. Events are free and open to the public. Listeners are encouraged to attend both the 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM sessions. Attentive children aged ten and above are encouraged to attend.

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Is this a classical music-only listening series?

Yes and no. There certainly is an emphasis on “classical” music, but the goal of the series is to present longer or more challenging pieces that the average listener might not consider listening to at home. As the series goes on, I’m very interested in including popular concept albums, electronic music, opera, etc.

These are commercially-released recordings, many of which are available on Spotify or Apple Music. What makes going to the planetarium special?

Just like going to the movies or a film festival, great art is better-experienced in a group of people. The acoustics and the sound system in the planetarium are much better than the average living room. And the introduction of each piece might give one a deeper understanding of the music.

Are children allowed to attend?

Attentive children aged ten and above are welcome. This series is aimed at people who are interested in what is often referred to as “deep listening.” But that type of listening is learned, so students will benefit from the experience.

Is there free parking?

Yes! Pass the Visitors Center and take first right onto Spencer Street. Follow Spencer Street to the end and bear right following the signs for Visitors Center Parking. Free Visitors Center parking is located under the Clinton Avenue Exit ramp (by posted signs) on a first come- first served basis as noted.

25 Quackenbush Square | 518.434.0405

July 5 | 9:00 PM
Nearest Parking - OR