Albany Pro Musica

Our 39th Anniversary Season

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19 and ALBANY PRO MUSICA

All of us at Albany Pro Musica are concerned about the health and well-being of people in our community and around the world as we face the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, state and federally mandated closures, as well as restrictions on large gatherings and travel, mean that we must cancel our gala and the remaining two concerts of our season, and reschedule the Pro Musica International Choral Festival – changes with huge ramifications for our organization. [Click here for a complete, updated schedule.]

You can help Albany Pro Musica weather this storm by making a tax-deductible donation online. If you have already purchased concert tickets, we encourage you to donate them back to APM instead of requesting a refund, then join us for our 40th anniversary season starting in August.

Your support is critical during this difficult time, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we all adapt to these new challenges.

Upcoming Concerts

CANCELLED

 

Due to escalating concerns about and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Albany Pro Musica is cancelling the performance of “Legacy,” originally scheduled for Sunday, March 29. 

LEGACY

Choral Music that Captures the Human Spirit

For centuries, composers have used music to help us process our feelings, thoughts, fears, and joys. This evocative program will take you on an emotional journey from fear, conflict, and death to joy, peace, love and redemption. Featuring compositions of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Jake Runestad, Pablo Casals, and Steve Murray, as well as Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful Nocturnes.   

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Opalka Family Artistic Director

CANCELLED

 

Due to escalating concerns about and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Albany Pro Musica is cancelling our Spring Gala, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25. 

APM Spring Gala

Honoring Chairs:  Chester & Karen Opalka

Albany Pro Musica is thrilled to celebrate Chester (Chet) & Karen Opalka as the recipients of the 2020 Dr. Karen R. Hitchcock Award for Championing the Choral Arts in the Capital Region.  Please join us in honoring Chet and Karen for their steadfast and passionate support of Albany Pro Musica and their commitment to the arts in the Capital Region.

CANCELLED

 

Due to escalating concerns about and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Albany Pro Musica is cancelling the performance of “Velvet and Brass,” originally scheduled for Sunday, May 3. 

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

John Rutter is one of the most celebrated and prolific composers of our time, and his music can be soothing, like velvet. Featuring Rutter’s peaceful reflections on nature, God, and love, followed by a thrilling, sonic explosion of voices and brass in his iconic, fiery Gloria!

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
The Pro Musica Brass
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Opalka Family Artistic Director

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 explore how each of these traditions approaches the topics of unity, brotherhood, and kindness. 

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

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