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Scirocco Wind Quartet to Perform at Albany Museum of Art on Jan. 19

By   /  January 4, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet ALBANY — The Scirocco Quartet, whose repertoire is a mixture of original works for woodwind quartet and lively arrangements of other famous pieces, will perform at the Symphony at the Museum Willson Chamber Music Series on Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Albany Museum of Art. The series is a collaboration between the [...]

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Albanians need to grab hold of cultural opportunities

By   /  November 18, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet “There’s nothing to do!” That’s the unofficial battle cry of the Albanian.  Residents of our city have often railed about how there are so few opportunities to do things, other than go to bars and “hang out”.  Unfortunately, they’re ignoring some great opportunities to support local culture.

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE AND ALBANY SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION FORM PARTNERSHIP

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – Darton State College and the Albany Symphony Association join together in a collaborative partnership, which will sustain and grow the performing arts at Darton and in South Georgia. The Albany Symphony Orchestra, one of South Georgia’s most revered music and cultural institutions, is known for its brilliant live performances, adventurous programming [...]

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ALBANY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RECEIVES GRANT, BONUS

By   /  July 9, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ALBANY — The Albany Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $25,000 Partner Grant for operating support and an Arts Education Bonus Award of $9,760, totalling $34,760, from the Georgia Council for the Arts in fiscal year 2014.

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Albany Symphony Orchestra to present Family Concert

By   /  March 9, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga – The Albany Symphony Orchestra presents a fun-filled interactive Family Concert, The Orchestra Rocks, on Friday, March 15 in the Albany Municipal Auditorium. A complimentary Instrument Petting Zoo for all ages will be available in the lobby at 6:30 pm. Concert-goers may play the instrument they’ve always wanted [...]

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Albany Symphony Association is hosting Dine StewBo’s for the Symphony

By   /  October 31, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ALBANY — The Albany Symphony Association is hosting Dine StewBo’s for the Symphony, a progressive four-course dinner party at three local establishments, Sunday at 5:30 pm. It is a fundraising event to benefit the symphony.  StewBo’s for the Symphony will start at Harvest Moon where a Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Toasted Pita Points [...]

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Albany Symphony Orchestra Partners with Theater Albany for Concert

By   /  May 3, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Special to the Journal   Albany, GA – The Albany Symphony Orchestra will hold its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Albany Municipal Auditorium with a spotlight honoring Theater Albany. The concert, titled “Mavericks of the Theater,” will feature popular opera and cinema music [...]

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Claire Hillard Rehired?

By   /  April 7, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   The decision to return Claire Fox Hilliard as Music Director for the Albany Symphony Orchestra sends a terrible message to community, especially our black community and to our youth. The Albany Symphony board has said to African Americans, we have no respect or sensitivity for you, and to our young people, they have [...]

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Albany Symphony leaders, conductor Hillard privately discuss arrest, future

By   /  August 15, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports Some members of the Albany Symphony Orchestra Executive Committee and conductor Claire Fox Hillard met privately over the weekend to discuss the Hillard’s Friday-night loitering arrest in Camilla. Hillard’s attorney also attended the meeting. “Though the incident stemmed from actions unrelated to the Symphony, Mr. Hillard’s actions, as a public figure and [...]

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