Albany Pro Musica

Albany Pro Musica’s 2021-2022 Season


Albany Pro Musica is delighted to return to the concert hall in 2021 after a fully virtual 40th anniversary season. From Broadway to Brahms, there is something for everyone this season, which features the high level of artistry and creativity you love about APM, plus new compositions, educational programming, and more. Learn more about tickets and subscriptions for this season’s performances!

Support for our 2021-2022 season comes from our marquee season underwriters:

Isabel Bader | Ellen Jabbur

Sunday, August 8 at 3:00 PM | Park Playhouse in Washington Park

Broadway Pro Musica!

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus and the Pro Musica Pops
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Opalka Family Artistic Director

 

Albany Pro Musica will start its 41st season with its first live concert since the COVID-19 pandemic started! We will present all-time musical theater favorites, arranged for chorus, including “Aquarius”/“Let the Sunshine In” from Hair; “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music; and a medley of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s best Broadway tunes. The Park Playhouse in Albany’s Washington Park will allow for distanced outdoor seating to ensure the safety of our patrons and singers.

This concert is made possible in part thanks to generous support from Alan Goldberg and the City of Albany.

Tickets: Lawn seats are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis; spots can be claimed starting at Noon. Tickets for reserved seats ($23-33) can be purchased through the Playhouse Stage Company box office at 518.434.0776 or to order online, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, October 24 at 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Let’s Talk About Love

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Opalka Family Artistic Director

 

This concert will showcase the music of love – from platonic to romantic, secular to sacred, intimate to universal. Love is humanity’s most powerful emotion, and the human voice is uniquely suited to expressing love in all its forms. Featuring compositions by Whitaker, Duruflé, Hogan, Ellingboe, Barnett, Rutter, Lauridsen, and more.

Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The Many Moods of Christmas

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus and Orchestra Pro Musica
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Opalka Family Artistic Director

 

This favorite holiday tradition is designed to inspire, celebrate, and unite us in the spirit of the season. Framed by Lauridsen’s mesmerizing O Magnum Mysterium and The Many Moods of Christmas Suite, this performance will also feature the premiere of a new work for chorus, orchestra, and baritone, written and performed by APM’s composer-in-residence Bradley Ellingboe.

Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil

Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Opalka Family Artistic Director

Elizabeth Eschen, mezzo-soprano; David Vanderwal, tenor
Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin

 

Rachmaninoff’s magnificent “All Night Vigil,” often referred to as “Vespers,” is one of the most celebrated choral works of all time and is beloved for its profound beauty and spirituality. The concert will open with wonderful Russian music for piano and violin, featuring guest violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn.

Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 PM | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Brahms’s Human Requiem

Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra Pro Musica
José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, Opalka Family Artistic Director

Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Marcos Daniel Flores-Caraballo, piano

 

APM will close our season with Brahms’ profound, humanist masterpiece, his Ein deutsches Requiem. Unlike traditional requiem masses, this piece focuses on the living, beginning with the second Beatitude: “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Through this work, we will remember those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, and comfort those who survived. We’ll open the concert with Schumann’s sparkling Piano Concerto in A minor.