Albany Pro Musica

Our 39th Anniversary Season

TROY, NEW YORK     Albany Pro Musica proudly announces its 39thseason! Featuring collaborations with The Philadelphia Orchestra, The King’s Singers, the Escher Quartet, and more – this season promises to be truly memorable.

Click here to view the season lineup now! | Box Office: 518-273-0038

“Albany Pro Musica concerts are designed to be an experience…to capture the human spirit.  Our audience is engaged and inspired.  The connection with the music, the composers and the performers is palpable.  Please join us next season and discover how Albany Pro Musica captures the human spirit

~José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Artistic Director, Albany Pro Musica

Upcoming Concerts

Saturday, August 17 at 8:00 pm | Saratoga Performing Arts Center

MOZART Requiem

The Philadelphia Orchestra with Albany Pro Musica 

Mozart’s haunting Requiem came at the very end of his life: He died before he could finish it. A choral masterpiece featuring four renowned vocalists and the powerful forces of the Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus, it is considered one of the greatest expressions of faith ever cast as a work of art. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the new Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, will lead the Orchestra as the finale to the classical season on the amphitheater stage.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Golda Schultz, soprano
Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano
Jonas Hacker, tenor
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone

Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 pm | The Wemp Barn, Feura Bush, NY

Music in the Barn

An exclusive season preview event like no other

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.

Members of Albany Pro Musica
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Artistic Director and Conductor

 

Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 pm | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Serenity – The Music of Ola Gjeilo

Albany Pro Musica Artist Series | The Escher String Quartet

Albany Pro Musica’s Artist Series brings the world renowned Escher String Quartet to perform with the fine voices of Albany Pro Musica on the stunningly beautiful music of APM’s Composer-in-Residence, Ola Gjeilo. Gjeilo is one of the most frequently performed composers in the choral world. Although Norwegian by birth, it is perhaps Ola’s adopted country of America that has influenced the composer’s distinctive sound world the most, evolving a style that is often described as cinematic and evocative, with a lush, harmonious sound.

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Artistic Director and Conductor
The Escher String Quartet

Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The Many Moods of Christmas:

Christmas Around the World

A favorite holiday tradition for families across the Capital Region, this concert is designed to inspire, celebrate, help us reflect, and unite us in the spirit of the season. Framed by the mesmerizing O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen and all-time favorite The Many Moods of Christmas Suite by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett, this year’s holiday program will feature the world premiere of Christmas at Sea, by APM’s Honorary Composer-in-Residence, Steve Murray.

Join us and sing along to traditional carols with the APM Concert Chorus and Orchestra Pro Musica!

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

 

Sunday, January 19 at 5:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The 20th Annual High School Choral Festival

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus

This is Albany Pro Musica’s 20th year hosting this beloved invitational festival of regional high school choirs. Guest composer and conductor Darrell Bryan, Adjunct Lecturer at Queen’s University and Artistic Director of the Kingston Chamber Choir will share the stage with Maestro Flores-Caraballo to conduct a festival chorus of more than 250 voices. Both Bryan and Flores-Caraballo are part of the faculty of the Pro Musica International Choral Festival, which will take place in Kingston, Ontario and Saratoga Springs in August 2020. 

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Artistic Director and Conductor
Darrell Bryan, Guest Composer and Conductor

Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

LEGACY

Choral Music that Captures the Human Spirit

For centuries, composers have used music to help us process our feelings, thoughts, fears, our joys… This emotive program will take you in a journey from the fear of conflict and death to the joys of peace, love and redemption, in the works of Pärt, Whitacre, Runestad, and Casals.  Legendary American composer Morten Lauridsen will have the final word with his hauntingly beautiful suite Nocturns.  You will leave the concert hall making yours Plato’s famous quote: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” 

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

Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

An Audience with the King’s Singers

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus

“The superlative vocal sextet.” – The Times (London)

Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work – synonymous with the best in vocal ensemble performance – appeals to a vast international audience. Albany Pro Musica is thrilled to share the stage with this iconic group in this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience!

The King’s Singers
Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Artistic Director

Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 pm | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Velvet and Brass

The music of John Rutter, featuring his exhilarating Gloria for brass and voices

 

“For the infectiousness of his melodic invention and consummate craftsmanship, Rutter has few peers” – London Evening Standard

One of the most celebrated and prolific composers of our time, Rutter’s music is soothing, like velvet.  A delight!  But the British composer shows a fiery side in his iconic Gloria.  Your will be transported to a peaceful place, thought Rutter’s reflections on nature, God and love, followed by a thrilling, sonic explosion of voices and brass!

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
The Pro Musica Brass
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Artistic Director and Conductor

Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 PM | EMPAC

American Music Festival

Albany Symphony Orchestra | Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus

 

REENA ESMAIL’s This Love Between Us is a piece about unity. Its seven movements juxtapose the words of seven major religious traditions of India (Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam), and specifically how each of these traditions approaches the topic of unity, of brotherhood, of being kind to one another. 

Albany Symphony Orchestra
David Allan Miller, Music Director
Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Artistic Director and Conductor