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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.

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6.16.2018 | SAT. 7:30 PM | Arthur Zankel Music Center

Mostly Modern Festival

This program features the American Modern Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica conducted by maestro Kent Tritle, with Caitlin Lynch, soprano, Chad Sloan, baritone, and special guest Larry Pine, narrator.

Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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5.06.2018 | SUN. 3:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Series presents

Lux Aeterna

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The Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Series presents Morten Lauridsen’s exquisite Lux Aeterna and Michael Haydn’s moving Requiem. Lauridsen was named “American Choral Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts and received the National Medal of Arts “for his composition of choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide.” Under the shadow of his famous brother Joseph, Michael Haydn wrote some of the most beautiful music, of which his Requiem is his masterpiece. Two masterworks from two contrasting eras in one memorable performance with the Orchestra Pro Musica.

Soloists for Michael Haydn’s Requiem will be

Sarah Cullins, soprano
Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, mezzo soprano
Jose Daniel Mojica, tenor
Ron Williams , baritone

4.21.2018 | SAT. 8:00 PM | RPI Chapel and Cultural Center

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the RPI Chapel and Cultural Center

Albany Pro Musica presents
Lets talk about love ~ Choral Music that touches the heart!

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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

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  • VIP Couple: $400
  • VIP Table (8 seats): $1600

 

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

 

3.04.2018 | SUN. 3:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Broadway Returns

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Back by popular demand, Albany Pro Musica and the Pro Musica Pops on a tour de force of some of the all-time favorite Broadway tunes.  A stunning show where the fine voices of Albany Pro Musica bring beloved show tunes to a new level of artistry.

Featuring

  • Philip Morris & Mary Darcy, Masters of Ceremonies
  • Steve Murray, Honorary Composer in Residence
  • Frank Leavitt, Stage Director
  • Pro Musica Pops
  • and three stunning dancers

Robert Murray is a recent graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy New York and is thrilled to participate in Broadway Returns with Albany Pro Musica. Originally from Pittsburgh, Robert has had the opportunity to work professionally at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Pittsburgh Opera. He’s also appeared in Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy in Concert at Feinstein’s 54 Below as well as Francesca Cappetta sings Dean Martin at Carnegie Hall.

Jamari Johnson Williams is a Gifford, FL born artist currently on tour with Motown the musical. He abandoned his professional football prospects and pursued his passion, attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Since graduating he has worked with many incredible artists and theatres including the 2015 national tour of Memphis, workshops and performing with Disney Cruise Line, South Pacific with VA Rep and Smokey Joes Cafe at the Palace Theatre. He thanks Jehovah and his family for his gifts and support, and hopes to inspire art and acceptance around the world.

Cassidy Layton is so excited to be in Albany performing alongside her musical mentor from so many years ago. Cassidy is a now an American Musical and Dramatic Academy graduate and actress singer and stand-up comedian in NYC. Favorite theater credits include La Maupin (Wild Project Theater), RansomWHERE (Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center), and Bagels from Benny (92Y). Cassidy recently co-starred on an episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (CBS) and appears regularly on Saturday Night Live (NBC). So much thanks and gratitude to mom, dad, José & Dharma, Albany Pro Musica and of course Jamari & Robert (for coming with her to perform at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall!).

Thank you to MVP Health Care for their support of Broadway Returns.

12.17.2017 | SUN. 3:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

The Many Moods of Christmas

with the Orchestra Pro Musica

Featuring Elisabeth Marshall, Soprano

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Now an annual holiday tradition for families across the Capital Region.  This year’s program features Ola Gjeilo’s stunning “Dreamweaver”and Robert Shaw’s exhilarating collection, “The Many Moods of Christmas Suite III”.

Read a letter about the program from the Artistic Director, José Daniel Flores-Caraballo.

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Program notes are also available here.

1.14.2018 | SUN. 5:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

High School Choral Festival

Composer-In-Residence Ola Gjeilo, The Musicians of Ma’alwyck, and local high school choirs will share the stage with Albany Pro Musica after a showcase of individual performances

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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.

10.29.2017 | SUN. 3:00 PM | TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Albany Pro Musica Artist Series presents

Across the Vast, Eternal Sky

the music of Ola Gjeilo, featuring the American String Quartet

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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.

Program

Prelude

The Spheres

Northern Lights

Ubi Caritas

American String Quartet – Beethoven String Quartet Op. 95 in F Minor, Serioso

Dark Night of the Soul

The Ground

Sacred Heart

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

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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

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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

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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

Harvest Home

Albany Pro Musica will warm the heart with mostly a cappella selections

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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

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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.

Contact Jessica Moran at jessica@albanypromusica.org for more information

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1.22.2017 | SUN. 5:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

High School Choral Festival

Local High School Choirs will share the stage with APM after a showcase of individual performances

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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

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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.

7.20,22,23.2016 | WED. 8:00 PM, FRI. 8:00 PM, SAT 2:00 PM | SPAC

SPAC 50th Anniversary with New York City Ballet

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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.

May 14, 7:30 PM | Palace Theater

Mahler Symphony No. 2

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A highly anticipated event, Albany Pro Musica’s annual collaboration with the Albany Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler Symphony # 2.

April 24, 3:00 PM | Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany

The Dueling Brothers

Who is the King of Instruments?

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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.

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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.

Raffle to win a giclée edition of this stunning
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“A View of Fort Orange, 1652” by Len Tantillo during intermission

February 27, 7:30 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

From Broadway to the Concert Hall

A collection of popular Broadway favorites like never heard before!

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The Sound of Music, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, The Lion King, Les Miserables and Cats are just some of the great musicals represented in this magical Broadway Choral Collage.

January 24, 4:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

High School Festival

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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

The Many Moods of Christmas

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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.

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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.

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.