Dogs of Desire

American Music Festival

The Dogs of Desire is the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s groundbreaking, eighteen-member, chamber ensemble. The ensemble performs all-new music from some of America’s most creative up-and-coming living composers. Since 1994, the Dogs have commissioned over 100 new works from emerging American composers, gaining a national reputation among young composers as a proving ground for emerging talent.

The group provides a unique medium for vocalists and a wide variety of amplified instruments to create a contemporary and energetic melding of orchestral chamber music – combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.


Join your Albany Symphony as we welcome back Dame Evelyn Glennie in her first visit to Albany since their collaborative 2014 Grammy win! This tasteful reception will allow you to mix and mingle with musicians, fellow symphony patrons, and Grammy-award winning musicians.

Tickets for the reception are $35, or $25 with the purchase of a ticket to the Dogs of Desire concert immediately after the reception.

To purchase tickets, call 518.694.3300 or click the “Buy Tickets” button.

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