Albany Symphony Preview with David Alan Miller
Composer Michael Daugherty says “One of my favorite road trips in Iowa is a drive to the majestic Surf Ballroom, located in the small resort town of Clear Lake, around 140 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids, my boyhood hometown. Opening in 1934, many of America’s most famous swing, jazz and rock 'n' roll bands have performed at ‘The Surf’ for generations of music lovers, dancing the night away on the immense hardwood floor." Last Dance at the Surf is one of two new works by Michael Daugherty being performed by the Albany Symphony. Also on the program Strauss's Blue Danube Waltzes and the Third Symphony of Tchaikovsky. David Alan Miller tells us all about the program.