Hamilton College Performing Arts presents the Albany Symphony Orchestra, with Orion Weiss, piano, on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.
The program includes the world premiere of Gaze by Annika Socolofsky, Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (Orion Weiss, piano), and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. In 2004, he graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Emanuel Ax.
Founded in 1930 in New York’s Capital Region, the Albany Symphony serves a diverse regional audience covering more than seven counties and parts of three states. Led by David Alan Miller, who celebrates his 26th season as music director, the Symphony presents a core classical series throughout the region, each featuring a world-premiere or recent composition. Grammy Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. Music Director of the Albany Symphony since 1992, Miller has proven himself a creative and compelling orchestra builder. Through exploration of unusual repertoire, educational programming, community outreach and recording initiatives, he has reaffirmed the Albany Symphony’s reputation as the nation’s leading champion of American symphonic music and one of its most innovative orchestras.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.