Message From the President....
"Welcome back!" Twenty-seven years ago, I moved with my family to Albany, proudly referred to then as the “Good Life City.” We quickly observed and experienced many of the institutions, places, activities, events and amenities that earned the nickname. The Albany Symphony Orchestra concerts, which we regularly attended and enjoyed, greatly contributed to the quality of life that we experienced in our new home.
Amazingly, the ASO has continually presented concert season of the finest music for almost six decades, through good times and challenging times including, most recently, the COVID Pandemic. Over the decades, the concerts have also presented master-class opportunities for talented college and high school students taught by world-class musicians in connection with their performances with the orchestra. Additionally, yearly events designed especially for grade school students have been provided in order to enhance their musical experiences. These have only been possible through the efforts of the Albany Symphony Board, the symphony staff, excellent musicians and the support of individuals, the community, various grants, the Symphony Foundation and others.
The Symphony Board, made up of dedicated and diverse volunteers, along with the staff and Foundation, are dedicated to continuing this legacy. It is with this spirit that the Board proudly presents the 2022–2023 Concert Season. We continue our world musical journey, begun last season. We hope that you will join us for each concert and other special events.
Welcome back for the 2022–2023 Concert Season. Most of all, enjoy the musical journey!
The Honorable W. Louis Sands, President
Albany Symphony Association Board of Directors