Albany Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season | Downtown Albany

Albany Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season

Albany Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season

The Grammy award winning Albany Symphony Orchestra, fresh off celebrating music director David Alan Miller's 25 anniversary, has announced the 2017-18 season which includes a debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The season will highlight the works of living composers, as well as those of the greatest composers of past eras.

“We are so excited to present the new season to our magnificent Capital Region community. Whatever you are most passionate about, we have music on the season that will move and inspire you. You’ll meet emerging composers, our greatest living composers, the most awe-inspiring composers of past generations, and amazing performing artists,” said Miller.

The guest artists for the 2017-2018 season are among the most talented in the music world. Performers include: violist Richard O’Neill, trumpeter Craig Morris, pianist Joyce Yang, violinists Simone Porter and Amaud Sussman, pianist Kevin Cole, and soprano Hila Plittman. Gemma New will be the season’s guest conductor. Featured living composers include: Loren Loiacono, David Del Tredici, Christopher Theofanidis, Christopher Rouse, Joan Tower, Michael Daugherty, Dorothy Chang, Michael Torke, Salina Fisher, Reena Esmail, and George Tsontakis. Additionally there are many exciting elements beyond the Masterwork Series. There is an opening night concert and gala with a theme of Hollywood Favorites: Star Wars and More. This event features composers John Williams, Erich Korngold and Loren Loiacono.

Downtown performances will take place at the Palace Theatre on October 14, 2017 (Hollywood Favorites: Star Wars & More), November 18, 2017 (The Rite of Spring), December 3, 2017 (Magic of Christmas), March 10, 2018 (Kennedy Center Debue Preview Performance), and April 28, 2018 (Saint Saens: Organ Symphony). View full schedule.

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