Albany Symphony Orchestra
About Albany Symphony Orchestra
The Albany Symphony Orchestra is notable for its strong commitment to contemporary music, rivaled in America perhaps only by the Louisville Orchestra. Yet the Albany Symphony also presents programming of broad mainstream appeal. In 1992, David Alan Miller, former associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, became the music director. The orchestra is nationally recognized for its recordings, mostly made for labels specializing in contemporary American music. It won a Grammy Award in 2014 for its Naxos recording of John Corigliano's Conjurer, featuring percussionist Evelyn Glennie. It has received 26 awards for adventurous programming from the American Society of Composers and Performers (ASCAP), more than any other American orchestra.