19 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY 12207
He doesn’t like to call it “classical music” — the term’s too sleep-inducing for many kids and adults — but Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor David Alan Miller is one of the most passionate and compelling advocates for orchestral concert music around. Now in his 20th year leading the Capital Region’s orchestra, Miller’s tireless work as a conductor, educator, and musical ambassador has transformed the Albany Symphony into a powerful and distinctive force on the concert music scene. In addition to masterful and creative performances of Mozart, Bach, and other classical masters, Miller and his orchestra are famous for championing new, unknown foreign and American classical composers and blurring the boundaries between highbrow and popular music at their energetic, eclectic concerts. Not content just to rekindle adults’ appreciation for classical music, the maestro is also known for his madcap “Sunday Symphonies” concerts for children, where Miller dons colorful and entertaining personas like SuperOrchestraMan, Cowboy Dave, and a time-traveling Ludwig van Beethoven while introducing kids to the wonder and fun of some of civilization’s greatest sonic achievements. Bravo!