Albany Symphony Plays Harbison, Gershwin, Morton Gould

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Albany Symphony from behind-the-scenes at Carnegie Hall. (Melanie Buford/NPR)

The Albany Symphony Orchestra returns to the Spring For Music festival, having performed in the inaugural edition in 2011. On tap this year is an all-American program featuring a suite from John Harbison's opera The Great Gatsby; Gershwin's Second Rhapsody, with piano soloist Kevin Cole; and the local premiere of Morton Gould's Symphony No. 3. The Albany Symphony recorded this four-movement work from 1946, which spans moods ranging from stormy to sardonic.

Program Details:

John Harbison: Suite from The Great Gatsby
New York premiere
George Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra
Kevin Cole, piano

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Morton Gould: Symphony No. 3
New York premiere of original version

Albany Symphony
David Alan Miller, Music Director
Kevin Cole, Piano

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    Comments [1]

    Lucy Cotten from Huntsville, AL

    What a wonderful program. This is the first time I have heard the Albany Symphony. Kevin Cole was superb. The orchestra was fantastic. Thank you for this .

    May. 07 2013 09:48 PM

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