From the impressionist Degas to the scary chills of Halloween, classical concerts draw inspiration from a variety of places this fall. Here are the top thrills:
Saratoga Chamber Players at United Methodist Church, Saratoga Springs — A mellifluous choice of repertoire, the program focuses on music with a connection to the painter Degas. Sept. 25.
Albany Symphony Orchestra with Garrick Ohlsson at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall — Pianist Ohlsson is one of the finest interpreters around and the program that includes Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7. A great combination. Oct. 10.
Musicians of Ma’alwyck Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy — A theatrical presentation and music that celebrates the chills of Halloween. A different kind of an evening. Oct. 17.
Octavo Singers at the 1st Reformed Church, Schenectady — It’s Bach and Faure, two gorgeous choral works. Oct. 25
Pianist Emanuel Ax at Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady — A superb musician who never fails to delight. Nov. 4.