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Albany Pro Musica to continue season without leader

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— Albany Pro Musica will complete its 2012-2013 season despite the absence of the group’s artistic director, David Griggs-Janower.

Griggs-Janower, who is also the founder and conductor of the choral group, suffered a stroke while recovering from surgery in March.

Jennifer Amstutz, president the Board of Directors, said the group is committed to fulfilling the director’s plans and vision for the season. There will be one programming change: The concert scheduled for May 11 at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall will feature Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” in place of Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion.”

“Distinguished guest conductors will help to ensure that our audiences experience the kind of professionalism and musical excellence they have come to expect from this premier choral ensemble,” said Matthew Kopans, APM executive director.

APM is also continuing its arts-in-education programs for students, and is moving forward with plans for its 2013-2014 season, according to Kopans.

Information about the remaining concerts is available at or by calling 346-6204.



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