Coming Soon – Albany Pro Musica’s 35th Season

Save the Date

A Masters Tapestry

Saturday, October 24, 8:00 pm
Music by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Rachmaninoff,
Schubert and more!
With Orchestra Pro Musica

Reflecting on Albany Pro Musica’s 34th Season!

 

 

POPS! GOES THE CHORUS!

Broadway beware! Our singers take to the stage with show tunes, old standards and popular songs performed in a room that was built for great sound. This cabaret-style evening showcases APM’s individual and ensemble talents.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 • 7:30pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 6 • 7:30pm

Shaker Meeting House
25 Meeting House Road, Colonie Map
(near Albany Airport)

 

IN PARADISUM:Requiems by Gabriel Fauré and Raymond Torres-Santos

With the Capital District Youth Chorale and Orchestra Pro Musica
Gabriel Fauré started a trend when he composed his beloved Requiem. Diverting from the dramatic exploitation of the “day of wrath” by his predecessors, Fauré saw “death as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience.” This same spirit is echoed by celebrated Puerto Rican composer Raymond Torres-Santos in his unique Requiem. His love for film music is apparent in this melodious work, and this performance will be a New York State premiere. While Fauré’s lullaby-like approach to paradise is sweet and tender, Torres-Santos takes you to paradise in an exhilarating explosion of joy. The concert will open with the hugely popular Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, setting the tone for an inspiring, memorable evening.

Lucille Beer, Mezzo-soprano
Robert Honeysucker, Baritone
Oliver Nathanielsz, boy soprano

SATURDAY, MAY 2 • 7:30pm

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street, Troy Map

REQUIEM REIMAGINED

in collaboration with the Albany Symphony Orchestra a unique performance of Mozart’s Requiem.

Witness Wolfgang as you have – and have never – heard before. The Symphony, joined by Albany Pro Musica, brings Mozart’s Requiem to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall for a weekend of unique and traditional performances of this blockbuster work, Reimagined by Composer Collective Sleeping Giant.

Sleeping Giant gives Mozart’s famously unfinished Requiem Mass a 21st century makeover. The performance will present the mysterious wonder of this haunting classic in a context that both challenges and revers the original score.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 • 7:30pm
SUNDAY, MARCH 22 • 3pm

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street, Troy Map

Music In The Barn

Our annual fundraiser

We’d love to have you join us for a relaxing late summer afternoon out in the country as we kick off our 34th season! Wine glasses will clink, delicious food will be consumed and beautiful music will float among the rafters of the historic Jan Wemp Barn, thanks to the generosity of our patron, Nancy Touhey. This event also features the exciting debut of our new artistic director, José Daniel Flores-Caraballo!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 • 3:15 pm
Jan Wemp Barn
390 Onesquethaw Creek Road, Feura Bush, NY


Hope, Faith, Life, Love

The acclaimed Capital District Youth Chorale joins Albany Pro Musica.
Grammy award-winning composer Eric Whitacre’s stunning piece gave rise to the title and themes of this inspirational a cappella concert. Experience a diverse array of music: Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, the beloved Lux Aeterna from Enigma Variations by Elgar, the intriguing, avant-garde Paz en la Tierra (Peace on Earth) by celebrated composer Francis Schwartz. Also works by Morten Lauridsen, Stephen Foster, Steve Murray, Irvin Fine, Robert DeCormier and Stephen Paulus.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 • 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
21 Hackett Boulevard, Albany Map

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 • 3pm
Key Hall at Proctors
432 State Street, Schenectady Map


Christmas Around the World

A joyous journey to holiday celebrations in Sweden, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Nigeria, Spain and England, back to America! The festive night will feature the gorgeous O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen and selections from Navidad Nuestra by celebrated Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez. Come in from the cold to heart-warming arrangements of favorite carols by Robert DeCormier, David Düsing, Donna Gartman Schultz and Stephen Paulus.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 • 7:30pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 • 3pm

Carondelet Hospitality Center
385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham Map


 

HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL

With the Empire State Repertory Orchestra, David Beck, Director
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 Guilderland, Queensbury, Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs high schools will all perform individually, followed by a grand finale – 260 voices and instrumentalists under the baton of new APM Artistic Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo.

The program includes selections from Martin, Fauré and Torres Requiems – part of a diverse array of music that will warm your day!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 • 7:30pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street, Troy Map