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ASO’s 2 world premieres share musical connection

Blair McMillen
Blair McMillen
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Albany Symphony Orchestra audiences are used to hearing programs of new music sprinkled with some of the repertoire’s favorite masterpieces. This weekend is no different. They’ll hear two world premieres along with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) and music director David Alan Miller’s unusual choice of Stravinsky’s Octet for Winds. The connection between the two new works is composer Joan Tower, who is this season’s mentor composer. “Joan was my primary composition teacher,” said Conor ...

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