New York’s Albany Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 20th year under Music Director David Alan Miller during the 2012-13 season with programs showcasing American music and a performance at Carnegie Hall’s third annual Spring for Music festival. The season opens on September 22 at Albany’s Palace Theatre with a new work by Ted Hearne, Albany’s Composer-Educator Partner for 2012-13; Herne’s work is paired on a program with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, with Valentina Lisitsa as soloist. Christopher Rouse is serving as the orchestra’s Mentor-Composer Partner this season; his Kabir Padvali will be performed in February. Also scheduled throughout the season are John Corigliano’s Fern Hill; Michael Daugherty’s “Fire and Blood” violin concerto, with Ida Kavafian; and John Adams’s Son of Chamber Symphony. On May 7 at Carnegie Hall, the orchestra will perform during the Spring for Music festival of North American orchestras, on an all-American program featuring Morton Gould’s Symphony No. 3, John Harbison’s Great Gatsby Suite, and George Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, with pianist Kevin Cole.
Posted March 1, 2012