Watts on the way to Albany
January 11, 2014 by Sarah
This evening, the Albany Symphony will take the stage with pianist André Watts to perform Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. The symphony has been nationally recognized for its performances, but its music director, David Alan Miller, has said he is particularly excited to play with Watts and thinks that the performance might be one of the symphony’s best.
Classical pianist Watts has performed with orchestras like the National Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. He has also played at famous venues like Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, and even the Hollywood Bowl. Since 2004, Watts has held a role as a professor in the music department at Indiana University.
Promoters for the event may reach out to printing companies to create advertising materials, like flyers or posters. These promotional items can then be distributed in nearby towns, like Schenectady, to raise interest in the performance. Organizers might also want to contact brochure printers about creating the programs for the concert, looking to appeal towards classical music fans in and around the region.
The show will be held at the Palace Theatre, with doors open at 7:30 pm this evening. Following the performance, audience members are welcome to go to the Albany Hampton Inn where there will be a reception. Attendees will have the chance to meet Watts and other members of the orchestra. The reception costs $75 to attend, and it is being hosted in part by Yono’s Donna Purnomo.