As our world emerges from the tragedy that the COVID-19 pandemic has shrouded us in, Albany Pro Musica, led by Opalka Family Artistic Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, will take you on an emotional journey from fear, conflict, and death to joy, peace, love, and redemption. This concert features two world premiere performances, Bradley Ellingboe’s The Old Oak Tree and Steve Murray’s When Death Came for Us, along with works by Morten Lauridsen, Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Jake Runestad, and Gabriel Fauré.
From Despair…Light! includes appearances by celebrated guest artists Philip Lima and Elizabeth Pitcairn, playing the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin, with special contributions by the New York State Writers Institute.
Airing Sunday June 6th at 4:30pm, From Despair...Light! is a musical journey of healing and hope. Learn more about this and other concert programs at Albany Pro Musica's website.
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