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Mozarteum Orchestra performs flawlessly at Music Hall

Mozarteum Orchestra performs flawlessly at Music Hall

The Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg made its debut Thursday night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as part of its 175th anniversary, 10-day U.S. tour.

Laid-back Gorka fields requests in Saratoga show

Folk musician John Gorka started off his Thursday night show for Caffé Lena in the same way he began his set at the Eighth Step in Schenectady last May: with a reverent, hushed cover of “When Doves Cry” by the artist Prince, his fellow Minnesotan.

Octavo singers tackle Bruckner's work in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK

Octavo singers tackle Bruckner's work in Clifton Park

The Octavo Singers took on two of Anton Bruckner’s choral works Saturday night at St. George’s Episcopal Church and did remarkably well.

Mezzo-soprano Fink gives beautiful recital at Union

SCHENECTADY

Mezzo-soprano Fink gives beautiful recital at Union

The marvelously expressive mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink gave her long-anticipated return recital Sunday afternoon at Union College’s Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series.

Ani DiFranco brings music with message in Egg concert

Ani DiFranco brings music with message in Egg concert

In concert at The Egg, singer Ani DiFranco said of this week's election results, “We are going to get pushed like we’ve never been pushed before, and we are going to push back.”

30 singers, 20-member orchestra pay tribute to music lover

30 singers, 20-member orchestra pay tribute to music lover

Albert Zeppieri was an ardent music lover and sang in many of the area’s choruses. So before he died last March, he made sure his estate included funds to have a musical memorial presented at Westminster Presbyterian Church where he’d been a choir member for 25 years.

Darlene Love steals the show at Proctors' Golden Oldies Spectacular

SCHENECTADY

Darlene Love steals the show at Proctors' Golden Oldies Spectacular

“We don’t call them oldies – we call them classics,” said singer Darlene Love during her performance at the annual Golden Oldies Spectacular at Proctors Theatre on Saturday night.

British folk-punk singer Turner entertains sold-out Upstate crowd

British folk-punk singer Turner entertains sold-out Upstate crowd

Part of the appeal is Turner's earnest romanticism.

Indigo Girls put on rousing show at The Egg

Indigo Girls put on rousing show at The Egg

The Indigo Girls stepped on stage at the Egg’s Hart Theater Tuesday night and launched right into “Get Out the Map.”

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra offers fun concert timed to Halloween

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra offers fun concert timed to Halloween

Halloween came early for the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at Proctors with a full program of appropriate delights, a parade of well-dressed creatures from the large crowd and an orchestra in costumed headgear.

Carrie Underwood turns it up in high-tech show

Carrie Underwood turns it up in high-tech show

The show embraced crunching, in-your-face guitars and over-the-top grandiosity.

Elvis Costello pays tribute to 1982 album in Palace show

Elvis Costello pays tribute to 1982 album in Palace show

“The band sounds wound up and off-hand at the same time,” wrote Elvis Costello in album notes for “Girls Girls Girls” (1976-86 compilation). So it was at the Palace on Wednesday night.

Albany Symphony Orchestra's 'Roscoe' beautiful, despite length

ALBANY

Albany Symphony Orchestra's 'Roscoe' beautiful, despite length

For the first time, the Albany Symphony Orchestra presented a concert version of an opera Saturday night at the Palace Theatre.

Graham Nash shares stories behind the songs in tour finale

Graham Nash shares stories behind the songs in tour finale

“All we have are a bunch of songs,” said Graham Nash early in the Sunday night show to a full Troy Music Hall.

Legendary mezzo-soprano captures crowd with nuance, feeling

SCHENECTADY

Legendary mezzo-soprano captures crowd with nuance, feeling

The luscious sounds of legendary Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena filled Union College’s Memorial Chapel Sunday afternoon to open the Union College Concert Series.

Gibson Brothers create new classics in Troy performance

TROY

Gibson Brothers create new classics in Troy performance

In the Gibson Brothers' masterly hands, bluegrass burst its hillbilly bonds to become all-purpose music Saturday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Lake Street Dive in the groove at Music Hall

Lake Street Dive in the groove at Music Hall

“Side Pony” is the name of the latest album by Lake Street Dive, a genre-defying Brooklyn quartet who brought their high-energy, retro soul-pop to a near-sellout crowd at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Tuesday night.

Blake Shelton at TU Center: Hit songs and light-hearted banter

Blake Shelton at TU Center: Hit songs and light-hearted banter

A dusty tornado cloud swirled across a circular screen on stage at the Times Union Center on Thursday night, a nod to the Oklahoma roots of Blake Shelton, as the country star launched his performance by appearing from behind the set-piece in a haze.

Albany Symphony gala a celebration for director Miller

ALBANY

Albany Symphony gala a celebration for director Miller

The Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Saturday night gala at the Palace Theatre turned out to be a celebration for music director David Alan Miller’s 25 years at the helm.

Kwan, at two pianos, delivers intense show at EMPAC

Kwan, at two pianos, delivers intense show at EMPAC

The futuristic sounds of Georg Friedrich Haas’ “Trois Hommages” that pianist Mabel Kwan performed opened the ears of a sold-out group of new music devotees.

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