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Albany Symphony Orchestra will play William Walton symphony

New Zealand native Alexa Still will play Coriglaino’s “Pied Piper Fantasy.” The piece, originally written for flutist Sir James Galway, will also include several local flutists and dancers from Northeast Ballet Company.
New Zealand native Alexa Still will play Coriglaino’s “Pied Piper Fantasy.” The piece, originally written for flutist Sir James Galway, will also include several local flutists and dancers from Northeast Ballet Company.
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Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor David Alan Miller has wanted to conduct William Walton’s ruggedly romantic first symphony for years. “It’s the undisputed greatest English symphony,” Miller said. “But I couldn’t find a place to fit it.” That predicament changed last year when the New England Conservatory invited him to conduct the Walton with the conservatory’s orchestra and scheduled the concert for December. Miller saw not only his chance to have a first crack at a ...


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