Saturday October 2, 2021
Sunday October 3, 2021
This concert features music by Italian composers, including an excerpt by Francesca Caccini who is widely considered to be the first woman to write an opera (1685). Additional music will include a Renaissance antiphonal composition for 3 brass choirs by Giovanni Gabrieli, a concerto for string bass and orchestra by Giovanni Bottesini, and two orchestral selections from the Italian operatic tradition by Pietro Mascagni and Gioachino Rossini. The featured work will be Ottorino Respighi’s “Botticelli Triptych” in which the composer musically portrays Sandro Botticelli’s famous paintings: “Spring,” “Adoration of the Magi,” and “Birth of Venus.”
Immediately following the October 2nd performance, the audience is invited to attend a reception at the Albany Museum of Art and view the exhibit “European Splendors.”
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Begun in 1991 as a community-wide holiday celebration, Peppermint Pops celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary this season. Inspired and supported by Bob’s Candies from the beginning, this concert presents music for all ages including sing-alongs, vocal soloists, and orchestral selections. Bring the entire family and celebrate again this season with an English and Irish inspired Peppermint Pops. Peppermint Pops moves to Tuesday evening this season to accommodate everyone’s busy holiday schedule.
Albany Chorale, plus choruses from Lee County High School, Colquitt County High School
Lenora Green, soprano soloist
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Several choruses from south Georgia will be going to Carnegie Hall on March 19, 2022 to perform Francis Poulenc’s choral/orchestral masterpiece “Gloria.” This ASO concert will help prepare them for their experience, share this wonderful music with south Georgia, and serve as a congratulatory send-off. The performance will feature a combined choir including chorus members of the Albany Chorale, Lee County High School, Colquitt County High School, and Valdosta State University. In keeping with the French flavor, Hector Berlioz’ “Roman Carnival Overture,” Lily Boulanger’s “D’un martin du printemps,” and Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” will be performed.
Saturday, May 7, 2022
The musical/theatrical production of “Beethoven Lives Upstairs” features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject: the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence, dramatically underscored with the composer’s most beautiful excerpts, Christoph slowly comes to understand the genius of Beethoven and the beauty of his music. Back by popular demand is the Albany Symphony Orchestra “Instrument Petting Zoo,” which will take place prior to the performance. Members of the orchestra will be in the lobby of the Municipal Auditorium offering a hands-on opportunity to try-out their instruments. An event for music enthusiasts of all ages – bring the entire family to this Saturday morning performance.
All General Admission
Children 6 & Under FREE
Flex Pass Options
4 Tickets $90
8 Tickets $175
INTRODUCING: Grace Note
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Our new Pay-What-You-Can community arts inclusion program offers the opportunity to attend a dress rehearsal in a more relaxed environment. Grace Note performances are denoted by a musical note.