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Interview with Renowned Composer Michael Torke

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Michael Torke in the Classical WMHT-FM studios


The Albany Symphony continues David Alan Miller’s 25th Anniversary Season with two performances this weekend, Saturday night, March 4, 2017 at 7:30pm, and again Sunday afternoon, March 5, 2017 at 3pm, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Music spanning 4 centuries with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, a complete Cantata of Bach and a World Premiere of Concertino by Michael Torke. Torke is one of the most important American composers today. His music has been called "some of the most optimistic, joyful and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years" (Gramophone). He was hailed as a "vitally inventive composer" by the Financial Times and "a master orchestrator whose shimmering timbral palette makes him the Ravel of his generation" (New York Times). Michael Torke spoke with us about the World Premiere on these concerts and about music and composing.