The Artist Series opens Albany Pro Musica’s 37th season with an evocative concert featuring the music of Composer-In-Residence Ola Gjeilo. Titles that launched his International fame, such as “Ubi Caritas”, “Dark Night of the Soul” and “Across the Vast Eternal Sky” are part of this inspiring program. The American String Quartet will join Gjeilo on the piano after performing one of their signature masterworks: Beethoven String Quartet Op. 95 in F Minor, Serioso.
This concert is made possible by the generous contributions of E. Stewart & Kimberly Sanger Jones, Michael & Margery Whiteman, Merle Winn, and The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center.
American String Quartet – Beethoven String Quartet Op. 95 in F Minor, Serioso
Dark Night of the Soul
Across the Vast, Eternal Sky
Luminous night of the soul
5.06.2017 | SAT. 7:30 PM | EMPAC
The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace
APM’s Masterworks Chorus, Mezzo-Soprano Lucille Beer, the Orchestra Pro Musica and the Capital District Youth Chorale will join forces to deliver this moving work
The Orchestra Pro Musica joins APM in a stirring performance of Karl Jenkins’ mass for peace. “The Armed Man” outlines the growing menace of war, interspersed with moments of reflection, and ends with the hope for peace.
Orchestra underwriting is made possible by the generous contribution of Sherley and Roger Hannay and Karen and Chet Opalka.
4.08.2017 | SAT. 7:30 PM | Palace Theatre
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Albany Pro Musica’s Masterworks Chorus will join the Albany Symphony Orchestra
The Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Chorus will join the Albany Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
2.26.2017 | SUN. 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Winds of Love
A brass and voice contest, featuring the world-famous Canadian Brass
A unique collaboration as brass and voices unite! The Canadian Brass, the world’s most famous brass group, combines with the voices of APM in a delightful and unique way. Dominick Argento’s work for voices and percussion, “I Hate and I Love,” sets the tone for a program that exalts the ideals of love. The grand finale features the breathtaking “Canite Tuba” by Donald McCullough.
This concert made possible by the generous contributions of The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Michael & Margery Whiteman, E. Stewart & Kimberly Sanger Jones, and Merle Winn.
12.11.2016 | SUN. 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
The Many Moods of Christmas
A spectacular program with renowned opera tenor Rafael Davila and the Orchestra Pro Musica
Start a family tradition! This year’s program features Gustav Holst’s beautiful “Choral Fantasy on Old Carols” and Robert Shaw’s exhilarating collection, “The Many Moods of Christmas.” Sing along with the voices of Albany Pro Musica in festive arrangements of favorite carols — accompanied by the Orchestra Pro Musica. Featuring one of the most sought-after tenors of his generation, Rafael Davila.
Orchestra underwriting is made possible by the generous contribution of Karen R Hitchcock.
10.30.2016 | SUN. 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Albany Pro Musica will warm the heart with mostly a cappella selections
William Shakespeare described autumn as “that time of year thou mayst in me behold.” The beauty of the season will be celebrated as the exceptional voices of Albany Pro Musica fill the Hall.
Powerful pieces such as Arvo Part’s haunting “Da Pacem Domine”; thrilling spirituals “My Lord What a Morning” and “By and By”; and Jake Runestad’s “Let My Love Be Heard” will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. And you will go home singing familiar tunes such as “Wayfarin’ Stranger”, “The Water is Wide”, “We Gather Together”, “Beautiful River”, and “Shenandoah”. This and much more will make Harvest Home one of your favorite concerts!
10.15.2016 | SAT. 7:30 PM | Palace Theatre
Roscoe: An American Grand Opera
With Albany Symphony Orchestra and opera diva Deborah Voigt
APM will join the Albany Symphony Orchestra for this new American opera based on the acclaimed novel by William Kennedy. Roscoe Conway, after years as the motor of Albany’s political machine, longs to retire. But just when he thought he was out, things pull him back in. Featuring the radiant voice of opera superstar Deborah Voigt!
9.18.2016 | SUN. 3:30 PM | Jan Wemp Barn
Music in the Barn| 390 Onesquethaw Creek Road, Feura Bush, NY
A concert fundraising event like no other
Come and take in the beauty of the sights and sounds while APM sings in the Wemp Dutch Barn in Feura Bush, NY. Following the short concert, relax with APM friends & family while enjoying a glass of wine and dinner al fresco.
Hearts will pound as gifted student musicians join Albany Pro Musica onstage for a transforming experience: the chance to sing with the region’s premier chorus at a nationally renowned concert hall. Choirs from local high schools will all perform individually, followed by a grand finale – 260 voices and instrumentalists under the baton of APM Artistic Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo.
8.03.2016 | WED. 8:00 PM | SPAC
SPAC 50th Anniversary Opening Night with Philadelphia Orchestra
The Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Chorus and the Morgan State University Choir join one of the preeminent orchestras of the world, The Philadelphia Orchestra, for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Hannibal’s One Land, One River, One People.
Albany Pro Musica’s select Women’s Chorus sings Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as George Balanchine’s iconic story ballet returns after originally danced at SPAC’s opening night performance in 1966.
Albany Pro Musica Artistic Director, Jose Daniel on the organ and his brother Marcos Daniel on the piano will amuse the audience with a celebration of the long-standing rivalry between instrument aficionados (and siblings) with an electrifying program filled with exciting repertoire that entertains and delights audiences as it keeps them on the edge of their seats. Proctors CEO Philip Morris will be a mediator in this duel with a humorous narration while the exquisite voices of Albany Pro Musica will add to the challenge accompanied and conducted by the contending brothers.
Space is limited. Acquiring tickets in advance is highly encouraged! Please call the box office at 518-273-0038
A dinner with the artists for Honorary Committee members at the Fort Orange Club will follow the concert. For more information please contact Margery Whiteman at 518-225-4059.
April 3, 4:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
A City of Immigrants
An homage to the rich cultural heritage of the Capital Region with The Musicians of Ma’alwyck, The Capital District Youth Chorale and Saratoga Springs Nacre Dance Company.
Our region’s rich history as a mosaic of cultures inspired this unique concert featuring music from many of the cultures which have influenced our region, including Dutch, German, English, Italian, Pole, African-American, Irish and Hispanic. The concert will include the world premiere of a work by Albany Pro Musica composer-in-residence Steve Murray, commissioned exclusively for this event. The concert will be preceded by a three week celebration throughout the Capital Region with art exhibitions, lectures and other events.
Hearts will pound as gifted student musicians join Albany Pro Musica onstage for a transforming experience: the chance to sing and play with the region’s premier chorus at a nationally renowned concert hall. The Empire State Repertory Orchestra and choirs from local high schools will all perform individually, followed by a grand finale – 260 voices and instrumentalists under the baton of APM Artistic Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo.
December 12, 7:30 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
A moving program anchored in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ powerful Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Robert Shaw’s beautiful collection, The Many Moods of Christmas. The audience will also experience the unique thrill of singing in Troy Music Hall’s celebrated acoustic, as they join the fine voices of Albany Pro Musica in festive arrangements of all-time favorite carols-with the Orchestra Pro Musica.
A Masters Tapestry
Favorite Master Choruses of all time with the Pro Musica Orchestra.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Albany Pro Musica join forces to celebrate the historic alliance between both organizations with this spectacular Anniversary Gala Concert. The masters engraved in the walls of the music hall define not only the history of this historical venue, they define the over three decades of Albany Pro Musica’s musical journey. Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Handel, and Haydn are some of the composers that will make this a night to be remembered. The concert will be preceded by a festive reception to honor the patrons that shape our community with the loving support they provide to Albany Pro Musica and to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
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.