Mozart’s Mass in C

05.05.2019 | SUN. 3:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Series presents Mozart’s Mass in C minor

Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Chorus
Orchestra Pro Musica
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Albany Pro Musica Artistic Director and Conductor

Chelsea Friedlander, soprano
Kara Dugan, mezzo soprano
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Marc Webster, bass
Ola Gjeilo, Composer in Residence

APM Single tickets range from $25 to $55. Student tickets available at $15.

MOZART Mass in C minor, K.427
OLA GJEILO Joy (World Premiere, commissioned by Albany Pro Musica)

Considered by many the greatest sacred piece composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his Mass in C Minor is written for the largest orchestral forces of any of his sacred works. The famous virtuosi coloratura Et incarnatus est, the masterful use of counterpoint, and the sublime beauty of this work are only a few reasons why this piece has become known as the Great Mass.
Albany Pro Musica is proud to present on this program the world premiere of a new commissioned work for chorus and orchestra by APM Composer-in-Residence Ola Gjeilo.

“I’m thrilled to be composer-in-residence with Albany Pro Musica, a great ensemble and organization with innovative and exciting programming.” – Ola Gjeilo

APM 2019 Sping Gala

04.13.2019 | SAT. 5:30 PM | Pat’s Barn

Pro Musica Piano Bar At Pat’s Barn in the Rensselaer Technology Park!

Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM | Pat’s Barn in Rensselaer Tech Park
110 Defreest Drive, Troy NY  https://patsbarn.com/

William TN Hall, who is a headliner at many of the NYC Piano Bar’s, will be joining us for the evening to provide entertainment for our patrons! In addition, we will showcase the talents of Albany Pro Musica with various Broadway tunes.

5:30pm – 6:15pm – Cocktail hour
6:15pm – 7:00pm – APM Performance (Noah Palmer at the Keyboard)
7:00pm – 7:45pm/8:00pm – Sit Down Dinner
8:00pm – 9:30pm – Piano Bar featuring William TN Hall at the keyboard

Americas

03.03.2019 | SUN. 3:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Albany Pro Musica presents The Americas, Land of Many Cultures

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Albany Pro Musica Artistic Director and Conductor
Camerata Coral, Guest Chorus from Puerto Rico
Amarilis Pagán Vila, Conductor Camerata Coral
Alturas Duo with Andean wind specialist Gonzalo Cortés
https://www.alturasduo.com/

Distinctive harmonies and thrilling rhythms will transport you on a journey celebrating diversity, multiculturalism, inclusiveness, and acceptance; the values that hold the Americas strong. Puerto Rican chorus Camerata Coral join’s Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus in homage to the musical heritage of the New World, featuring evocative music from North and South America and the Caribbean. The concert concludes with both choirs combined in the poignant call to love by celebrated American composer Jake Runestad.

APM Single tickets range from $25 to $55. Student tickets available at $15.

 

Americas Description Translation

Albany Pro Musica presenta Las Americas, Tierra de Muchas Culturas
Albany Pro Musica, José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Director Artístico
Camerata Coral, Amarilis Pagan-Vila, Directora
Alturas Dúo con especialista en flauta Andina, Gonzalo Cortéz

Armonías y ritmos únicos le transportaran en una jornada festiva celebrando diversidad, multiculturalismo y aceptación; los valores que distinguen a las Américas. El coro puertorriqueño Camerata Coral se une al distinguido coro de la Región Capitalina, Albany Pro Musica, en homenaje a la herencia musical del Nuevo Mundo, con música evocativa de America del Norte, America del Sur y el Caribe. El concierto concluye con un emotivo llamado a la unidad.

El repertorio hispano incluye fabulosos arreglos corales de temas favoritos, entre otros, “La flor de la canela”, “Soy pan, soy paz, soy más”, “Bésame mucho”, “Hoy mi Habana”, “Cantos de Quisqueya”, “Piel canela”, “Nave sin rumbo”, “Cedro abajo”, y “Homenaje a Maelo”.

Audiencia general $25-$55; Estudiantes $15.

 

High School Festival

01.27.2019 | SUN. 5:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Albany Pro Musica presents the 19th Annual High School Choral Festival

Sunday, January 27 at 5:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Albany Pro Musica Artistic Director and Conductor
Brad Ellingboe, Guest Composer and Conductor

This is Albany Pro Musica’s 19th year of hosting this beloved invitational festival of regional high school choirs. Guest composer and conductor Brad Ellingboe, whose more than 150 published compositions and arrangements are favorites of choral ensembles across the world, will share the stage with Maestro Flores-Caraballo to conduct a festival chorus of more than 250 voices. Elingboe has received annual awards in composition from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2000. For his work in making the music of Norway better known among English-speaking singers, Ellingboe was awarded Sankt Olavs Medaljen by His Majesty, King Harald of Norway, in 1994.

The Many Moods of Christmas

12.09.2018 | SUN. 3:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Albany Pro Musica presents The Many Moods of Christmas: Christmas Around the World

An annual holiday tradition for families across the Capital Region, this year’s program will feature the sounds of Christmas from across the globe as well as traditional holiday favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s classic The Nutcracker and The Many Moods of Christmas Suite IV by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett. This concert is designed to inspire, celebrate, help us reflect, and unite us in the spirit of the season. Join us and sing along to traditional carols with the APM Concert Chorus and Orchestra Pro Musica!

APM Single tickets range from $25 to $55. Student tickets available at $15.

Britten’s War Requiem

11.10.2018 | SAT. 7:30 PM | Proctors

The Albany Symphony Orchestra –

AN ARMISTICE CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION

CAPITAL REGION’S FIRST PERFORMANCE OF BRITTEN’S WAR REQUIEM IN OVER 40 YEARS!

David Alan Miller, conductor
Albany Pro Musica – Dr. José Daniel Flores-Caraballo
Cathedral of All Saints Boychoir – Woodrow Bynum
“Goldie,” Proctors Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

 

Bach Bliss

10.21.2018 | SUN. 3:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Albany Pro Musica Artist Series presents Bach Bliss

 

José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Albany Pro Musica Artistic Director and Conductor
ACRONYM, Baroque String Ensemble
The Boy Choristers of The Cathedral of All Saints
Clara Rottsolk , Soprano
Woodrow Bynum, Baritone

APM Single tickets range from $25 to $55. Student tickets available at $15.

J.S. BACH Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227
PEZEL Sabaea in F major, Chacone in B-flat major
DRESE Sonata a6 in C major
ROSENMÜLLER Sonata a5 #8 in E minor
J.S. BACH Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

Imagine listening to the creative genius of J.S. Bach as he intended his music to be heard! This performance features the unique sound of The Boy Choristers of The Cathedral of All Saints surrounded by the exceptional voices of Albany Pro Musica, over beautiful accompaniment performed by ACRONYM on period instruments in the legendary acoustics of Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Praised by The New York Times for their “…consummate style, grace, and unity of spirit,” the acclaimed baroque string ensemble ACRONYM joins APM from New York City, performing the music of composers who influenced Bach and joining forces with APM for two of the master’s most delightful choral works. Great music, outstanding performers, and a marvelous hall – this concert has it all!

Music in the Barn

Albany Pro Musica Presents MUSIC IN THE BARN 

 Annual Season Preview Event

Experience the artistry of Albany Pro Musica in an intimate, idyllic setting. Music in the Barn has become a beloved annual tradition of music, food, and conversation at the historic Wemp Dutch Barn in Feura Bush, NY. After a brief performance of selections from the upcoming season’s concerts, enjoy dinner al fresco with APM singers, friends, and family. Reservations are required as space is limited for this exclusive season preview.

Holst the Planets

The Philadelphia Orchestra with Albany Pro Musica Women’s Chorus present HOLST The Planets

Kensho Watanabe, Conductor

In this unprecedented multimedia event led by conductor Kensho Watanabe, The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform The Planets from the HD Odyssey film series, featuring images of NASA’s exploration of the solar system brought to life in vivid form with the orchestra’s performance of Holst’s exciting, cosmic score.

Speakeasy

4.13.2018 | FRI. 6:00 PM | REVOLUTION HALL

A Prohibition Era Benefit for Albany Pro Musica

Friday, April 13, 2018 6:00PM – 8:00PM
(VIP RECEPTION at 5:30PM)
Revolution Hall
425 River Street, Troy NY

 

Guys grab your fedoras and dolls don your flapper dresses! Join Albany Pro Musica for Singin’ Speakeasy – an evening of prohibition era fun when the parties were bigger, the morals were looser and the liquor was cheaper!

Evening highlights include prohibition-themed libations, music by Colleen Pratt and Friends (with surprise special guests!) delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction showcasing unique items!

VIP ticket holders are invited to a special champagne reception at 5:30pm and will have all-night access to the VIP loft*. VIPs also receive a secret tour of our speakeasy’s brewery and other memorable experiences!

Attire: Cocktail attire or prohibition era style!

*Please note that the VIP loft is accessible by stairs only. VIP ticket holders with mobility concerns should contact Katie Apple at katie@albanypromusica.org

 

The Planets

The Planets

APM Joined the Philadelphia Orchestra to perform Holst’s “The Planets”

Albany Pro Musica joined the Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center to perform Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”. Directed by Bramwell Tovey, the women of APM joined for the final movement entitled “Neptune”. This work was composed from 1914 to 1916. Each of the seven movements is named after a planet of the Solar System and has a distinctive musical character that relates to its corresponding astrological character, as defined by Holst.