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Conductor Steven Byess to close season

Steven Byess will be the guest conductor for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Special photo

Steven Byess will be the guest conductor for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Special photo

Vicki Harris

vicki.harris@albanyherald.com

ALBANY — The Albany Symphony Orchestra will conduct its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson Street, with the spotlight on Theater Albany.

The “Mavericks of the Theater” concert will feature popular opera and cinema music and Theater Albany actors performing Tom Stoppard’s stage play, “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor” with music by Andre Previn.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and we look forward to a unique evening of theater and symphonic music,” said Mark Costello, executive director of Theater Albany.

The guest conductor is Steven Byess, who was the symphony’s conductor for the Carnegie Hall Link Up concert in March.

Byess currently is the music director of the Tupelo Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestras and associate music director of the Ohio Light Orchestra.

Tickets are $8-$38 and may be purchased online at www.albanysymphony.org or at the box office.

Those attending may join Byess before the concert at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium for “Conversations with the Conductor.”

The conductor’s circle reception will be held at the Albany Area Arts Council immediately following the concert. Tickets are $15 and will include wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Contact (229) 430-8933 or www.albanysymphony.org.