Recognized as one of the finest American orchestras operating today, the Albany Symphony performs under the baton of David Alan Miller and performs a wide spectrum of classics and modern classics each season. Founded in the early dark days of the Great Depression by John Carabella, the ensemble has seen a number of illustrious leaders pass over its podium, and through them and through the fine artistry of its musicians, the orchestra has become well-respected around the world and has a vast discography to prove its merits. The Symphony also sponsors a colorful variety of educational programs and concerts for every age group and musical predilection.
Albany Symphony Information
- Venues: Palace Theater (19 Clinton Avenue, Albany); Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (30 2nd Street, Troy); EMPAC Concert Hall (110 8th Street, Troy); Various other venues throughout the capital region
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: 13 programs each season
- Ticket Prices: $30–$60
- Group Discounts: Discounts of up to 50% for large groups
- Subscriptions: Several options with prices varying by seat selection. Berkshire Pair and Saratoga Pair are $54; Three-Concert $48–$81; Four-Concert $64–$108; Five-Concert $80–$135; Eight-Concert $149–$369.