Fall Arts preview (classical music): Mixed media concert at Siena intriguing

String quartet ETHEL and mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink are among standouts on the fall calendar.
Bernarda Fink
Bernarda Fink

• Musicians of Ma’alwyck offer “I Have Told Them My Dream” — an unusual mixed-media concert with a new local dance ensemble, Loose Change Dance Collective — and a video display based on contemporary works that is sure to intrigue. Oct. 29, Beaudoin Theater at Siena College, Loudonville. 7:30 p.m.

• ETHEL is probably the most contemporary sounding string quartet around and will perform its adventurous “Documerica” – a multi-media video concert. Nov. 3, U/Albany Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.

• Bernarda Fink, that mellifluous mezzo-soprano, returns to the Union College Concert Series with pianist Anthony Spiri in a splendid program of Wolf, Ginastera, Schumann songs. Nov. 13, Union College Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m.

• Octavo Singers focus on two Antons: Anton Bruckner and Anton Rubinstein for rarely heard repertoire that director Curtis Funk considers especially beautiful. Nov. 19, St. George Episcopal Church, Rt. 146, Clifton Park. 7:30 p.m.

• Two December orchestral performances not to be missed: The Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, the orchestra that Mozart’s widow, Constanze, founded. Dec. 1, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.; the Albany Symphony Orchestra with fabulous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a Conor Brown world premiere. Dec. 8, Palace Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


Albany Pro Musica. Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo, artistic director. 346-6204; www.albanypromusica.org

Oct. 30: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. “Harvest Home”

Dec. 11: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. “Many Moods of Christmas.” Holst, Shaw

Albany Symphony Orchestra. David Alan Miller, music director. 465-4755; www.albanysymphony.com

Sept. 24: Palace Theatre. Saili Oak, soprano; Natasha Paremski, piano. Ravel, Sibelius, Esmail. Opening gala

Oct. 15: Palace Theatre. Deborah Voigt, soprano; Seagle Music Colony alumni. Mack’s “Roscoe,” opera concert version

Oct. 16: Palace Theatre. “The World Series of Music with Coach Dave.” Family concert

Oct. 22: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Katherine Needleman, oboe. Reznicek, Anderson, Rouse, Grieg, Tchaikovsky

Oct. 23: See Oct. 22

Nov. 19: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Richard O’Neil, viola. Handel, Theofanidis, Bermel, Schumann

Nov. 20: See Nov. 19

Dec. 4: Palace Theatre. “Magic of Christmas”

Dec. 8: Palace Theatre. Yo-Yo Ma, cello. Wagner, Dvorak, Elgar, Conor Brown (world premiere)

Berkshire Bach Society. Kenneth Cooper, director. 413-528-9555; www.berkshirebach.org

Nov. 26: 1st Congregational Church, Great Barrington. Handel’s “Messiah” Sing-In with Frank Nemhauser

Dec. 31: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. “Bach at New Year’s”

Jan. 1: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. See Dec. 31

Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. William Jon Gray, artistic director. 416-4060; www.bhos.us

Nov. 13: University at Albany. Mozart

Capital Community Voices. Julie Panke, director. 370-5434; [email protected]

Dec. 17: Genet Elementary School, Rt. 4, East Greenbush. “All is Calm, All is Bright”

Capital Region Wind Ensemble. Brett Wery, conductor. 381-1231; www.sunysccc.edu/academic/music

Nov. 20: Taylor Auditorium. Williams, Stone, Buritt, Hiindemith

Capitol Chamber Artists. Violinist Mary Lou Saetta, artistic director. Concerts include a recital one hour before. 458-9231; www.capitolchamberartists.com

Nov. 5: First Congregational Church, 405 Quail St., Albany. Mary Lou Saetta, violin; Andre O’Neil, fortepiano; Susan Libby, cello. Beethoven, Dvorak, Aubade, Widor

Dec. 11: Westminster Presbyterian Church. State Street, Albany. Aniko Szokody, piano; Andre O’Neil, cello; Mary Lou Saetta, violin; Al Fedak, organ/harpsichord. Ravel, Corelli

Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. Cathedral of All Saints, Albany. Woodrow Bynum, director. 465-1342. www.thecathedralofallsaints.org

Nov. 27: Advent Procession

Dec. 6: Handel “Messiah”

Dec. 18: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Clark Art Institute. 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA. 413-458-2303; www.clarkart.edu

Oct. 1: Four Nations Ensemble. Couperin, Scarlatti, Soler, Hasse, Boccherini

Oct. 16: Edward Arron, cello; Jeewon Park, piano; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet. Beethoven, Bernstein, deFalla, Glinka, Piazzolla

Close Encounters With Music. 800-843-0778; www.cewm.org

Oct. 15: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Haydn

Dec.3: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Roman Rabinovich, piano; Diana Cohen, Sarah McElravy, violins; Xiao-Dong Wang, viola; Yehuda Hanani, cello. Saint-Saens

Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival. 877-666-7421; www.cooperstownmusicfest.org

Sept. 11: Otesaga Hotel. Linda Chesis, flute; June Han, harp; Dimitri Murrath, viola. Debussy, Bax, Ravel

Oct. 2: Otesaga Hotel. Linda Chesis, flute; Avano Ninomiya, violin; Clancy Newman, cello; Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano. Mendelssohn, Smetana, Kattenburg

DeBlasiis Chamber Music Series. The Hyde, Froehlich Auditorium. Glens Falls. 792-2383

Sept. 25: Rolf Schulte, violin; James Winn, piano

Nov. 13: Maria Zemantauski, flamenco guitar

Empire State Youth Orchestra. Helen Cha-Pyo, music director. 382-7581; www.esyo.org

Nov. 1: Proctors. Free seniors concert. Holst

Nov. 5: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Lois Lyman Competition winner. Mahler

Dec. 15-18: Proctors. “Melodies of Christmas”

Experimental Media and Performance Arts Center. Troy. 276-3921; empac.rpi.edu

Sept. 22: Mabel Kwan, piano. Haas

Dec. 9: Kate Soper, composer/vocalist; Josh Modney, violin; Erin Lesser, flute; Ian Antonio, percussion

First United Methodist Church. Schenectady. 374-4403; www.gfgm-umc.org/schenectady

Oct. 2: Thomas Murray, organ. Cook, Grieg, Rheinberger, Schumann, Widor

Fisher Center at Bard College. 845-758-7900; [email protected]

Sept. 17: Pauline Oliveros and the International Contemporary Ensemble

Sept. 24: Orchestra Now. Leon Botstein, music director; Viktor Toth, clarinet. Copland, Bruckner

Sept. 25: See Sept. 24

Oct. 29: Orchestra Now. Harold Farberman, conductor; John Belk, cello. Britten, Mahler, Walton, Elgar

Oct. 30: See Oct. 29

Nov. 19: Orchestra Now. Jindong Cai, conductor; Jie Yuan, piano. Guohui Ye, Xaogang Ye; Rachmaninoff

Nov. 20: See Nov. 19

Friends of Chamber Music. Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, Troy. 273-8135, 273-4843; www.friendsofchambermusic.org

Oct. 1: Trio Settecento; Rachel Barton Pine, violin. Lully, Rebel, Rameau, Couperin, Leclair, French Baroque music

Nov. 12: Cecilia String Quartet, Beethoven, Curcin, Mendelssohn

Frobenius Organ Concert Series. United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs. 584-3720

Oct. 21: Erich Borden, Al Fedak, Findlay Cockrell, John Norton, Pam Easler, Rand Reeves, organists; U. Methodist Choir. All-Bach

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. Glens Falls High School auditorium. Charles Peltz, music director. 793-1348; www.gfso.org

Sept. 27: Tony DeSare, piano. Ives, Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein

Nov. 6: Theofanidis (upstate premiere), Beethoven

Dec. 4: Holiday concert

Hudson-Mohawk Chorale. Susan Fedak, director. Al Fedak, organ/piano. 427-7744; www.hmchorale.org

Nov. 20: St. George’s Episcopal Church, Clifton Park. Fedak, DiLasso, Morley, Mozart, Brahms, Ades

Leaf Peepers. Eugenia Zuckerman, artistic director. 413-644-0007; www.leafpeeperconcerts.org

Sept. 24: St. James Church, Chatham. Shanghai String Quartet; Eugenia Zuckerman, flute. Mozart, Zhou Long, Foote, Grieg

Oct. 8: Our Lady of Hope Church, Copake. Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Melissa Reardon, viola; Daniel Chong, violin; Eugenia Zuckerman, flute. Schubert, Mozart

Oct. 22: Hillsdale Methodist Church, Hillsdale. Astrid Schween, cello; Arianna Zuckerman, soprano; Gustavo Ahuali, baritone; Giovanni Regioli, piano. Bach, Vitali

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA. 413-528-0100; www.mahaiwe.org

Oct. 15: See Close Encounters with Music

Oct. 28: Joshua Bell, violin; Alessio Bax, piano

Dec.3: See Close Encounters with Music

Dec. 31: See Berkshire Bach

Massry Center at The College of Saint Rose. [email protected]; 337-4871

Sept. 30: Saint Rose Camerata

Oct. 22: Harry White, classical saxophone; Todd Sisley, piano

Nov. 12: Saint Rose Camerata

Dec. 2: Tim Reynolds, guitar

Mendelssohn Club. Jeff Vredenburg, director. 371-4383; 428-5382; www.mendelssohn.org

Sept. 17: Orchard Tavern, 68 N. Manning Blvd., Albany. Traditional and glee club tunes

Oct. 14: Union College Memorial Chapel. Capital District Youth Chorale

Dec. 16: The Egg, Albany. Holiday concert

Mohawk Valley Chorus. David Rossi, director. 779-5061, 885-9231; www.mohawkvalleychorus.org

Dec. 2: 1st Reformed Church of Scotia. Mohawk Valley Chorus Kids; Santa Claus visit. Holiday favorites.

Dec. 3: Johnstown High School. See Dec. 2

Dec. 4: United Presbyterian Church, Amsterdam. See Dec. 2

Music Company Orchestra. Gerald Lanoue, music director. 381-6391; www.mcomusic.org

Nov. 6: Proctors

Dec. 6: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. Holiday concert

Dec.10: Faith Baptist Church, Rexford. Holiday concert

Dec.11: Niskayuna Reformed Church. Holiday concert

Dec.18: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Scotia. Holiday concert

Musicians of Ma’alwyck. 377-3623; www.musiciansofmaalwyck.org

Oct. 28: First Reformed Church, Schenectady. Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin; Petia Kassarova, cello; Norman Thibodeau, flute. Schoenberg, Warlock, Foote, Broemel

Oct. 29: Beaudoin Theater, Siena College. Loose Change Dance Collective; visual art show. Warlock, Foote, Broemel, Mazzoli, Abel

Nov. 20: Schuyler Mansion. Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin; Sten Isachsen, guitar; Norman Thibodeau, flute. Telemann, Shield, Molitor. Dinner for 30 at Cafe Capriccio follows

Octavo Singers. Curtis Funk, director. 253-7088; www.octavosingers.com

Nov. 19: St. George Episcopal Church, Clifton Park. Kelly Hutchinson,soprano; Ann-Marie Adamick, alto; Alexander Turpin, tenor; Victor Klimash, bass. Bruckner, Rubinstein

Dec. 11: Union College Memorial Chapel. Handel “Messiah”

Opera Saratoga. Lawrence Edelson, artistic/general director. 584-6018; www.operasaratoga.org

Sept. 25: Vapor at Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs. The GrooveBarbers; The Barnsnatchers; The Dynamics

Proctors. Schenectady. 346-6204; www.proctors.org

Sept. 13: Ned Spain, Claudia Bracaliello, organs

Oct. 21: David Scheel in “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the PIano Player”

Oct. 25: Andrew Krystopolski, Charles Jones, organs

Oct. 30: See Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

Nov. 6: Music Company Orchestra

Nov. 15: Bill Hubert, organ

Dec. 5: Greg Klinger, organ

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. 58 Third St., Troy. 273-7351; www.stpaulstroy.org

Oct. 18: Helderberg Madrigal Singers

Nov. 15: Arhant Rao, piano

Dec. 20: North Country Harp Ensemble

Saratoga Chamber Players. Jill Levy, artistic director. www.saratogachamberplayers.org

Nov. 6: Filene Hall, Skidmore College. Mozart, Onslow, Brahms

Saratoga Youth Symphony. Katie Gardiner, music director. 583-1128; www.saratogayouthsymphony.com

Dec. 18: Bethesda Episcopal Church, Saratoga Springs

Dec. 31: St. Peter’s Church, Saratoga Springs

Schenectady County Community College Concert Series. 381-1231; www.sunysccc.edu/academic/music

Sept. 26: Todd Palmer, clarinet; Mark Evans, piano. Bernstein, Poulenc, Debussy, Barber

Nov. 2: Chiara String Quartet. Britten, Schubert, Beethoven

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. Charles Schneider, music director. 372-2500; www.schenectadysymphony.org

Oct. 30: Proctors. Victor Sungarian, French horn. Mussorgsky, Saint-Saens, Strauss, McBride, Gounod, Dukas

Seagle Music Colony. Schroon Lake. 532-7875; www.seaglecolony.com

Sept. 16: Wood Theater, Glens Falls. “Great Songs and Great Singers”

Sept. 17: Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek. See Sept. 16

Sept. 30: Lake Place Center for the Arts. See Sept. 16

South Mountain Concerts. Pittsfield, MA. 413-442-2106; www.southmountainconcerts.org

Sept. 11: Juilliard String Quartet. Haydn, Bartok, Beethoven

Sept. 18: Dover String Quartet. Beethoven, Britten, Shostakovich

Sept. 25: Emerson String Quartet. Mozart, Shostakovich, Dvorak

Oct. 9: Johannes String Quartet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet. Mozart, Bartok, Brahms

Tannery Pond Community Center. North Creek. 251-2505; www.tpcca.org

Sept. 17: Seagle Music Colony. “Great Songs and Great Singers”

Dec. 3: Holiday chldren’s choir, dancers, North Country singers. Holiday concert

Tannery Pond Concerts. Tannery of Darrow School, New Lebanon. 888-820-1696; www.tannerypondconcerts.org

Sept. 17: Axel Strauss, violin; Ilya Poletaev, piano; Yegor Dyachkov, cello. Beethoven, Faure, Taneyev

Thursday Musical Club. Julie Panke, director. 374-1930

Dec. 10: 1st Reformed Church, Schenectady. Elinore Farnum, accompanist. Mozart, Listz, Mecham, Rutter

Troy Chromatic Concerts. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. 273-0038; www.troymusichall.org

Oct. 26: Warsaw Philharmonic. Jacek Kaspszyk, music director; Seong-Jin Cho, piano. Weinberg, Chopin, Brahms

Dec. 1: Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg. Matthew Haik, conductor; Radovan Vlatkovic, French horn. Schubert, Strauss, Beethoven

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. 273-0038; www.troymusichall.org

Oct. 11: Trombone, Brass, and Woodwind Ensembles from the Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam

Oct. 22-23: See Albany Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 26: See Troy Chromatic Concerts

Oct. 30: See Albany Pro Musica

Nov. 5: See Empire State Youth Orchestra

Nov. 19-20: See Albany Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 1: See Troy Chromatic Concerts

Dec. 11: See Albany Pro Musica

Dec. 13: Capital Area Flute Club

Union College Concert Series. Union College Memorial Chapel. 388-6080; www.unioncollegeconcerts.org

Oct. 1: Brentano String Quartet. Haydn, Mendelssohn. Benefit concert

Oct. 9: Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano. Dvorak, Wolf, Strauss, Faure, Schoenberg

Oct. 16: Belcea Quartet. Schubert, Shostakovich

Oct. 30: Christian Zacharias, piano. Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann

Nov. 13: Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Spiri, piano. Wolf, Schumann, Ginastera, Argentinian/Slovenian songs

Nov. 20: Soovin Kim, violin. All-Bach

Dec. 4: Emerson String Quartet. Ravel, Shostakovich, Debussy

Dec. 18: Boston Camerata

University at Albany Performing Arts Center. 442-3995; www.albany.edu/pac

Sept. 16: David Schulenberg, harpsichord. Bach, Froberger, de la Guerre, Couperin

Sept. 17: Richard Albagli, Eric Chang, Quentin Witherell, percussionists. Gottschalk, Ravel, Dorn, Reich, Cimino, Sibelius

Oct. 21-23: Art Song Festival

Nov. 3: ETHEL

Nov. 13: University Community Chorale; Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. Mozart, Esenvalds, Hogan, Hirsch, Lutkin

Westminster Presbyterian Chamber Music Series. State Street, Albany. 436-8544; www.wpcalbany.org

Sept. 24: North Star Trombone Quartet, Al Fedak, organ. Praetorius, Lully, Faure, Wagner, Herbert, Humperdinck

Nov. 6: Westminster Church Choir; Susan Fedak, conductor. Haydn “Mass in Time of War”

Nov. 19: Jacqueline Wright, flute; Palma Catravas, piano; Paul Quigley, guitar. Burton, Liebermann, Beaser

Dec. 11: See Capitol Chamber Artists

Zankel Music Center. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-5321; www.skidmore.edu/zankel

Sept. 23: Gwendolyn Mok, fortepiano

Oct. 8: American String Quartet. Bartok

Oct. 21: Ensemble ACJW. Bruce, Schubert

Dec. 10: Skidmore College Orchestra. Anthony Holland, Louis Chobanian, conductors; Bryan Reichert, Chris Ellicott, guitars. Sibelius, Chobanian (world premiere), Dvorak

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