The Albany Symphony's 2019-2020 season features phenomenal women in music, encounters with thrilling new music, and masterworks that have withstood the test of time. Curated by GRAMMY-winning conductor and 2019 GRAMMY nominee David Alan Miller, the season presents many new works by living American composers, solidifying the Capital Region's status as an international center for new music, while also presenting great classic masterpieces.
Highlights of the season include seven new or recent works by leading female American composers, including world premieres of new pieces by Albany Symphony Composer-Educator Angélica Negrón and Water Music NY composer, Loren Loiacono. Negrón's premiere will be composed in collaboration with students from the Albany City School District as part of the Albany Symphony's composer-educator residency, Literacy Through Songwriting. The Albany Symphony will also premiere new works by Sleeping Giant composer Christopher Cerrone and GRAMMY-nominated composer and Yale Professor Christopher Theofanidis.
The Symphony's Clara Schumann Festival in January 2020 is a centerpiece of the new season.
The 2019-2020 season also features many beloved classics and iconic works. Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition opens the season, followed by Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony in November and Mozart's "Linz" Symphony in December.
The symphony will bring many great solo artists to the Capital Region during its new season including Soprano Talise Trevigne.
The 2019-2020 season runs from October through the American Music Festival in June. Concerts will be held at the Palace Theatre, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Proctors in Schenectady, and EMPAC.
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You can see the full Albany Symphony 2019-2020 schedule here: