Capital Region Classical

Capital Region Classical 15 performances by leading international classical musicians at affordable prices. Formed by music-loving community leaders, Capital Region Classical (CRC) is a new nonprofit organization which assumed control of the beloved Union College Concert Series in December 2019.

For almost fifty years, the series has presented some of the world's leading classical musicians at Union College from Mitsuko Uchida to the Emerson String Quartet to Ian Bostridge. The series performs the bulk of its season at the historic and acouslically-superb Memorial Chapel on the campus of Union College in Schenectady. It now offers programming in Albany at the College of St. Rose and Troy

For almost fifty years, the series has presented some of the world's leading classical musicians at Union College from Mitsuko Uchida to the Emerson String Quartet to Ian Bostridge. The series performs the bulk of its season at the historic and acouslically-superb Memorial Chapel on the campus of Union College in Schenectady. It now offers programming in Albany at the College of St. Rose and Troy

General Manager: Derek Delaney, Artistic Director

Operating as usual

Join Artistic Director Derek Delaney tonight at 7pm on Zoom when he offers insight to Sunday's program of Beethoven, Bar...
10/06/2021

Join Artistic Director Derek Delaney tonight at 7pm on Zoom when he offers insight to Sunday's program of Beethoven, Bartók, and Elgar performed by the Doric Quartet and pianist Jonathan Biss. All are welcome. Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/e9apzjcu

Join Artistic Director Derek Delaney tonight at 7pm on Zoom when he offers insight to Sunday's program of Beethoven, Bartók, and Elgar performed by the Doric Quartet and pianist Jonathan Biss. All are welcome. Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/e9apzjcu

Susan Thomas created the artwork in our brochure and now she's created an incredible project bringing local artists to c...
10/04/2021
Artists' work seen in real time at North Greenbush school

Susan Thomas created the artwork in our brochure and now she's created an incredible project bringing local artists to children in an inventive way. Come to Woodland Hill Montessori School on Thursday from 6-8 for the opening of FLOCKart.

FLOCKart is a new mobile art gallery and creative space at Woodland Hill Montessori...

Our 50th Anniversary Season is less than two weeks away! We're excited to welcome top musicians from around the world to...
09/29/2021
Doric Quartet Jonathan Biss, piano - Capital Region Classical

Our 50th Anniversary Season is less than two weeks away! We're excited to welcome top musicians from around the world to the Capital Region to celebrate this milestone together.

We kick off with pianist Jonathan Biss and the Doric Quartet from London. Seating is limited, order tickets today! https://tinyurl.com/tt7e478c

We kick off our anniversary season with a collaboration of one of our favorite pianists with one of our most beloved ensembles. After a thrilling first half,

Tune into WMHT at 6pm for INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney to hear the Belcea Quartet  play Beethoven's Op. 130/133 Q...
09/27/2021

Tune into WMHT at 6pm for INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney to hear the Belcea Quartet play Beethoven's Op. 130/133 Quartet in its entirety - featuring the monumental Grosse Fuge.

The Belcea performs on the series on 10/17 in Schenectady and on 10/21 in Albany for two different programs. Don't miss one of the best string quartets in the world!

Tune into WMHT at 6pm for INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney to hear the Belcea Quartet play Beethoven's Op. 130/133 Quartet in its entirety - featuring the monumental Grosse Fuge.

The Belcea performs on the series on 10/17 in Schenectady and on 10/21 in Albany for two different programs. Don't miss one of the best string quartets in the world!

09/21/2021

We're busily printing tickets and sending them to music lovers throughout the Capital Region in anticipation of our 50th Anniversary Season! Have you bought your tickets yet?

Subscriptions are as low as $21.33 per concert and with limited seating due to health protocols, we expect to be at capacity. Don't wait! https://www.capitalregionclassical.org

We're thrilled to be less than a month away from our opening concert with the Doric Quartet & Jonathan Biss! We've just ...
09/13/2021

We're thrilled to be less than a month away from our opening concert with the Doric Quartet & Jonathan Biss! We've just released our concert safety protocols and hope that you will join us this season. We encourage you to order your tickets soon as capacity will be limited in our venues!

We're thrilled to be less than a month away from our opening concert with the Doric Quartet & Jonathan Biss! We've just released our concert safety protocols and hope that you will join us this season. We encourage you to order your tickets soon as capacity will be limited in our venues!

Tune in on Monday night and join Derek Delaney on Zoom at 7pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/222608121
05/15/2021

Tune in on Monday night and join Derek Delaney on Zoom at 7pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/222608121

Derek Delaney, artistic director of Capital Region Classical, explores different composers, periods, and styles through favorite archival performances from the Capital Region Classical Concert Series.
Listen Monday at 6pm: wmht.org/classical

We're absolutely thrilled to announce our 50th Anniversary Season! We have a wide array of artists and ensembles from ar...
05/01/2021

We're absolutely thrilled to announce our 50th Anniversary Season! We have a wide array of artists and ensembles from around the world coming to the Capital Region to perform for you in celebration of this milestone.

Check out the season at https://bit.ly/3gQSqXt

Tickets go on sale on 8/1. We can't wait to experience the music with you once again!

We're absolutely thrilled to announce our 50th Anniversary Season! We have a wide array of artists and ensembles from around the world coming to the Capital Region to perform for you in celebration of this milestone.

Check out the season at https://bit.ly/3gQSqXt

Tickets go on sale on 8/1. We can't wait to experience the music with you once again!

Mozart: The Boy Wonder - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april19-13412248Tune into WMHT on Monday a...
04/18/2021

Mozart: The Boy Wonder - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april19-13412248
Tune into WMHT on Monday at 6pm for the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney when he explores Mozart's development from child prodigy to mature teenager through his F-major Divertimento, K. 138, the 28th Symphony and A-minor Piano Sonata.

Join Derek on Zoom at 7pm (link at our website) to talk about the Mozart family's extensive concert tours throughout Europe when Mozart was just a boy.

Mozart: The Boy Wonder - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april19-13412248
Tune into WMHT on Monday at 6pm for the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney when he explores Mozart's development from child prodigy to mature teenager through his F-major Divertimento, K. 138, the 28th Symphony and A-minor Piano Sonata.

Join Derek on Zoom at 7pm (link at our website) to talk about the Mozart family's extensive concert tours throughout Europe when Mozart was just a boy.

Mendelssohn: The Loss of F***y - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april12-13412244Tune into WMHT on ...
04/11/2021

Mendelssohn: The Loss of F***y - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april12-13412244
Tune into WMHT on Monday at 6pm for the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney when he explores the close relationship between F***y and Felix Mendelssohn through Felix's C-minor Piano Trio and F-minor String Quartet.

Join him on Zoom at 7pm (link at our website) to talk about the show and hear some of F***y's music.

Mendelssohn: The Loss of F***y - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april12-13412244
Tune into WMHT on Monday at 6pm for the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney when he explores the close relationship between F***y and Felix Mendelssohn through Felix's C-minor Piano Trio and F-minor String Quartet.

Join him on Zoom at 7pm (link at our website) to talk about the show and hear some of F***y's music.

Mendelssohn: The Storm Brews - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april5-13412106Join Derek Delaney as...
04/04/2021

Mendelssohn: The Storm Brews - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april5-13412106
Join Derek Delaney as he explores fiery chamber works from Mendelssohn's mature period - the E-minor String Quartet and the D-minor Piano Trio.

Join him on Zoom at 7pm for an in-depth discussion of the show. Visit our website for access to Zoom.

Mendelssohn: The Storm Brews - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-april5-13412106
Join Derek Delaney as he explores fiery chamber works from Mendelssohn's mature period - the E-minor String Quartet and the D-minor Piano Trio.

Join him on Zoom at 7pm for an in-depth discussion of the show. Visit our website for access to Zoom.

Mendelssohn: The Prodigy Arises - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-march29-13409426Tune into WMHT at...
03/28/2021

Mendelssohn: The Prodigy Arises - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-march29-13409426
Tune into WMHT at 6pm on Monday for the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney when he explores early works written by one of the most prodigious talents in music history.

Mendelssohn: The Prodigy Arises - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-march29-13409426
Tune into WMHT at 6pm on Monday for the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC with Derek Delaney when he explores early works written by one of the most prodigious talents in music history.

On the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC, we close our exploration of virtuoso composers with "Busoni, Casals, & Piazzoll...
03/21/2021

On the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC, we close our exploration of virtuoso composers with "Busoni, Casals, & Piazzolla: The Eclectic Virtuosi" featuring a performance by Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica. Monday at 6pm on WMHT. https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-march22-13407350

On the next edition of INSIDE THE MUSIC, we close our exploration of virtuoso composers with "Busoni, Casals, & Piazzolla: The Eclectic Virtuosi" featuring a performance by Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica. Monday at 6pm on WMHT. https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-march22-13407350

Rachmaninoff: The Baroque and Cello Sonata - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-march15-13404414Tune i...
03/14/2021

Rachmaninoff: The Baroque and Cello Sonata - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-march15-13404414

Tune in to Classical WMHT on Monday at 6pm for the next edition of 'Inside the Music' with Derek Delaney and join him and other classical music lovers on Zoom at 7pm to talk about the show.

Rachmaninoff: The Baroque and Cello Sonata - https://mailchi.mp/capitalregionclassical.org/season-march15-13404414

Tune in to Classical WMHT on Monday at 6pm for the next edition of 'Inside the Music' with Derek Delaney and join him and other classical music lovers on Zoom at 7pm to talk about the show.

Tune into London's Wigmore Hall live feed at 2:30pm to experience our beloved Doric String Quartet performing Mozart's K...
02/22/2021
Doric String Quartet - Live at Wigmore Hall

Tune into London's Wigmore Hall live feed at 2:30pm to experience our beloved Doric String Quartet performing Mozart's K. 590 and Beethoven's Op. 59, No. 1 quartets.

You'll hear why they're a mainstay of the series and of our show INSIDE THE MUSIC on Classical WMHT (and don't forget to tune into WMHT tonight at 6pm for a program featuring Chopin's Ballades)!

These concerts are free to view but your donations are essential. We are relying on the generosity of our audience to make these concerts possible. Together ...

12/07/2020
Wigmore Hall

Cellist John Myerscough described us as the "Wigmore Hall of America" - well, maybe a smaller version of it! Tune in to hear the Doric Quartet's livestreamed performance from that venerable London venue.

This programme from the Doric String Quartet includes one of Mozart’s ‘Prussian’ quartets followed by Britten’s 1975 quartet which he dedicated to the musicologist Hans Keller.

We're so grateful to our devoted friends who supported the series generously throughout the day. We surpassed our $50,00...
12/06/2020
Artists Around the World Speak About CRC

We're so grateful to our devoted friends who supported the series generously throughout the day. We surpassed our $50,000 goal just after 12pm yesterday, and the final tally at midnight was $75,475!

We thought we'd celebrate by sharing all the video messages we received from musicians around the world yesterday. We're truly grateful for their devotion to us as well. Thank you!!

12/06/2020

Artists from around the world who have appeared throughout the day encourage you to support us on A DAY TO GIVE. There's only one hour left, but it's not too late to give!! Please consider a donation and help us meet our fiscal challenges during the pandemic.

Text CRCMUSIC to 44321 or visit http://ow.ly/JQE950CC2Yy to give now!

12/06/2020

Pianist Paul Lewis loves playing for our audience and encourages your support as A DAY TO GIVE winds down. But it's not too late to give!! Please consider a donation and help us meet our fiscal challenges during the pandemic.

Text CRCMUSIC to 44321 or visit http://ow.ly/JQE950CC2Yy to give now!

12/06/2020

Pianist Jonathan Biss tells why the series is so important to musicians and encourages your support as A DAY TO GIVE winds down. But it's not too late to give!! Please consider a donation and help us meet our fiscal challenges during the pandemic.

Text CRCMUSIC to 44321 or visit capitalregionclassical.org to give now!

12/05/2020

Cellist Nina Lee of the Brentano Quartet tells us why the series is such an important stop on the quartet's tours around the world. Help us raise $75,000 today for A DAY TO GIVE!

Text CRCMUSIC to 44321 or visit capitalregionclassical.org to give now!

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PO Box 8716
Albany, NY
12208

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We invite you to join us for our exciting transformation from Union College Concert Series to Capital Region Classical! The series is striking out on its own as a new nonprofit organization wholly dedicated to sustaining, developing, and ensuring performances by world-renowned classical musicians in the Capital Region.

From our founding almost 50 years ago as a volunteer organization run out of the Schenectady Museum (now MiSci) to a program under the umbrella of Union College, the series must now serve the needs of our classical music community more effectively. It must now work diligently to ensure one of the most treasured cultural programs in the Capital Region for generations to come.

What will change? Not much—we’ll continue to bring you world-class musicians at our home in Memorial Chapel. But now, a Board of Directors fully devoted to classical music oversees the series. It is no longer part of a larger institution with divergent interests and priorities, but a nonprofit organization dedicated 24-7 to the presentation of world-class chamber music performances. As a result, Capital Region Classical can better serve you and your devotion to classical music.

We look forward to continuing to share these incredible performances with you for many years!

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How does one "tune in" on Facebook? ??? ??
...I Have Attended The Union College Concert Series For Over Twenty Years...First Class Musicians/First Class Performances...Here Is To Another 20 Years...
Dommage! Peut-etre l'annee prochaine.
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Are there seats left for this concert?