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Albany Symphony Orchestra opens 2013-14 campaign in midseason form

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The Albany Symphony Orchestra under music director David Alan Miller was in fine fettle to open its season Saturday night at the Palace Theatre. The concert opened with the world premiere of Brazilian composer Clarice Assad’s “Nhanderu,” which means God in the language of one of the Amazon basin’s indigenous tribes. The piece was about a rainmaking ritual and as such had some vivid effects from the percussion section, as well as having the musicians ...

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