On Sunday, October 18 at 4:30PM on WMHT-TV, enjoy a special concert as part of Albany Pro Musica's 40th anniversary. This program, "A Capital Region Renaissance" will also be broadcast on Classical WMHT-FM Sunday, October 25 at 5PM.
New York’s vibrant Capital District has been undergoing a renaissance of late, and Albany Pro Musica (APM) opens their 40th anniversary season with a celebration of the Capital Region. Small vocal ensembles drawn from APM’s Concert Chorus performed music from the Renaissance era in some of the Capital Region’s most iconic and beautiful locations, including the New York State Capitol, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (where APM is chorus-in-residence), Schenectady’s historic Stockade District, the grounds of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Indian Ladder Farms, Lake George, and Hudson Crossing Park. This concert features lively and lush English love madrigals by Gibbons, Greaves, Morley, Ward, Weelkes, Wilbye, and others. APM also performs the world premiere of a neo-Renaissance composition from our honorary composer-in-residence, Steve Murray, to continue the tradition of creativity and excellence that is central to APM. The resulting recordings were compiled into a dynamic virtual concert that showcases the incredible artistry of Albany Pro Musica as well as the beauty and innovation of our region.
The concert includes commentary about the vital role of arts and culture in the Capital Region’s local renaissance, by APM Opalka Family Artistic Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, philanthropist Chet Opalka, University at Albany president Havidán Rodriguez, and community leader and businessman Marcus Pryor.
This Albany Pro Musica video concert was broadcast on WMHT-TV and online on Sunday, October 18 at 4:30pm, and will be broadcast on WMHT-FM on Sunday, October 25 at 5pm. This digital format will allow a larger audience to be reached compared with a traditional ticketed concert. The performance is free and open to all.