Troy Chromatic Concerts Opens 120th Season with Grand Concert!

WarsawPhilharmonic7:30 pm • Wednesday, October 26th 2016
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • Troy, NY

Let’s face it, it’s not everyday we get to celebrate a 120 year milestone or 115 years for that matter. But, we cannot let it go by unnoticed that Troy Chromatic Concerts opens its 120th season this week at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

On Wednesday evening, Troy Chromatics—as many of us refer to this celebratory organization—plays host to one of Poland’s most renowned musical institutions which itself is celebrating its 115th anniversary, the Warsaw Philharmonic. With acclaimed performances across five continents, the Warsaw Philharmonic has enriched its considerable reputation and continues to do so on this, its fourth, US tour. The Warsaw Phil comes to Troy following its Lincoln Center concert on Monday night.

Warsaw Philharmonic Music Director Jacek Kaspszyk leads Wednesday’s Troy Chromatic concert in a program featuring the brilliant South Korean Seong-Jin Cho as piano soloist. The 2015 International Chopin Competition first-prize winner joins the Warsaw Philharmonic for Chopin’s romantic First Piano Concerto.

The full program is to include:

  • Mieczysław Weinberg — Polish Melodies No. 2, Op. 47
  • Fryderyk Chopin — Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
  • Johannes Brahms — Symphony No. 1 in C Minor Op. 68

It bears pointing out that this is an opportunity to hear live the work of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish origin and one of the 20th Century’s most gifted composers, but generally ignored. Weinberg’s musical voice is now being rediscovered, in large part, as a result of the Warsaw Philharmonic’s ongoing recording project.

So there you have it. Just when you thought you didn’t have anything remarkable to get you through this week’s hump day … you actually have an incredible opportunity. Go forth and enjoy some great musicking!


Upcoming Events

  • Jay Shulman, cello and David Smith, piano | Bazelaire and Farrenc
  • The Old Dutch Church, Kingston, NY
    Thursday, October 27th 2016 at 12:15 pm

  • Musicians of Ma’alwyck: “Transfigured Night” | Schönberg, Warlock, Foote, Broemel
  • First Reformed Church of Schenectady, Schenectady, NY
    Friday, October 28th 2016 at 7:00 pm

  • Concerts in the Village: Broad Street Orchestra with Kameryn Lueng, soprano | Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Haydn
  • Kinderhook Village Hall, Kinderhook, NY
    Saturday, October 29th 2016 at 4:00 pm

  • Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Berkshire Children’s Chorus and Sorpano Alexandra Aubert | Palestrina, Mendelssohn, Farias and more
  • First Congregational Church, Great Barrington, MA
    Saturday, October 29th 2016 at 4:00 pm

  • Musicians of Ma’alwyck: “I Have Told Them My Dreams” | Mazzoli, Schönberg, Warlock, and more
  • Foy Hall at Siena College, Loudonville NY
    Saturday, October 29th 2016 at 7:30 pm

  • Albany Pro Musica: “Harvest Home”
  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY
    Sunday, October 30th 2016 at 3:00 pm

  • Schenectady Symphony: “Trick or Treat” | Mussorgsky, McBride, Saint-Saëns, Dukas and more
  • Proctor’s Theater, Schenectady, NY
    Sunday, October 30th 2016 at 3:00 pm

  • Union College Concerts: Christian Zacharias, piano | Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann
  • Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, NY
    Sunday, October 30th 2016 at 3:00 pm