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ARMISTICE CENTENNIAL

October 16 - November 10,2018

November 11, 2018 marks the centennial anniversary of the Armistice, the official end of World War I. Commemorate and explore “the great war” through a series of cultural and historical events leading up to the Capital Region’s first performance of Benjamin Britten’s moving War Requiem in over 40 years.

 
 
 34th Infantry Division Band, Army National Guard

34th Infantry Division Band, Army National Guard

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Good Musicians, Good Soldiers” Recital and Lecture

Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, Violin | Max Caplan, Piano

12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE | No tickets necessary for entry; general admission. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy

This interactive lecture and recital will feature a look at four concert violinists who enjoyed superstar careers but were deeply affected by WWI – Fritz Kreisler, David Hochstein, Samuel Gardner, and Jacques Thibaud. Musicians of Ma’alwyck director and violinist Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz will discuss their lives and response to this devastating war, as well as performing some of the signature repertoire that they played during the time, including Kreisler’s Polchinelle and transcription of Francoeur’s Sicilienne & Rigaudon, works of Samuel Gardner and the soaring final movement of Franck’s violin sonata (a staple of Thibaud’s concert programming). Programs presented with support from the Albany Symphony, St. Paul’s Church, Troy and the Friends of Schenectady County Public Library.

 
 Preparedness parade on State Street in Schenectady. 1916

Preparedness parade on State Street in Schenectady. 1916

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Exhibit Opening Reception “Together Until the End: Schenectady in World War I”

3:00pm – 5:00pm | FREE | Reservations required | Fenimore Gallery at Proctors, Schenectady (2nd Floor)

Join the Schenectady County Historical Society for the opening reception celebrating the second installation of “Together Until the End: Schenectady in World War I”, an exhibition exploring Schenectady’s place in the war. The exhibit will run in the beautiful Fenimore Gallery at Proctors from October 15 through November 11. Opening remarks by Robert Weible, former NYS Historian. Light refreshments will be served.

 
 U.S. Navy Band- Great Lakes 1918

U.S. Navy Band- Great Lakes 1918

Thursday, October 18, 2018

“Good Musicians, Good Soldiers” Recital and Lecture (#2)

Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, Violin | Max Caplan, Piano

6:30pm – 7:30pm | FREE | No tickets necessary for entry; general admission. Schenectady County Public Library

 This interactive lecture and recital will feature a look at four concert violinists who enjoyed superstar careers but were deeply affected by WWI – Fritz Kreisler, David Hochstein, Samuel Gardner, and Jacques Thibaud. Musicians of Ma’alwyck director and violinist Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz will discuss their lives and response to this devastating war, as well as performing some of the signature repertoire that they played during the time, including Kreisler’s Polchinelle and transcription of Francoeur’s Sicilienne & Rigaudon, works of Samuel Gardner and the soaring final movement of Franck’s violin sonata (a staple of Thibaud’s concert programming). Programs presented with support from the Albany Symphony, St. Paul’s Church, Troy and the Friends of Schenectady County Public Library.

 
 The Lost Radio Rounders

The Lost Radio Rounders

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

From the Battlefield: Music by Soldiers in WWI

3:00pm – 5:00pm | FREE | Reservations required | Fenimore Gallery at Proctors, Schenectady (2nd Floor)

Featuring a performance by the Lost Radio Rounders and a guest lecture with Aaron Noble, Senior Historian and Curator of Political and Military History, NYS Museum

 
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Altered Landscapes: the Great War and the World Remade: Guest Lecture with Dr. Richard Fogarty, University at Albany

6:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE | Reservations required | Fenimore Gallery at Proctors, Schenectady (2nd Floor)

 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Pop-Up Concert at Schenectady Greenmarket

10:00am – 12:00pm | FREE | No tickets necessary | Schenectady Greenmarket at Proctors Arcade

Enjoy a FREE community performance by musicians of the Albany Symphony

 

Monday, November 5, 2018

 PHOTO CREDIT: Times Union

PHOTO CREDIT: Times Union

Britten’s War Requiem: Its History, Music and Poetry | A Roundtable Discussion

7:00PM | FREE | The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany

The program aims to place Britten’s masterwork in its historical contexts bridging the 20th Century’s two world wars; to explore the character of Britten as pacifist and composer; and to investigate his startling choice of poetic texts.

Participants:

The Very Reverend Dr. Leander S. Harding, Dean of the Cathedral of All Saints

Woodrow Bynum, Director of Music and Choirmaster, Cathedral of All Saints

Dr. Eugene Garber, Professor Emeritus, The University at Albany

Moderator: William Douglas, Lloyd Cast Organ Fellow, Cathedral of All Saints

 
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Monday, November 5, 2018

The Big Parade Film Screening

Avery Tunningley, Organ

7:00pm – 10:30pm | $10 | Purchase tickets at proctors.org or (518) 346-6204 | Mainstage at Proctors

See one of America’s most famous silent war films with live accompaniment on Goldie, the mighty Wurlitzer organ at Proctors!

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Under Four Flags Film Screening with Musicians of Ma’alwyck

12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE | No tickets necessary for entry; general admission | Schenectady County Community College, Carl Taylor Auditorium

In 1918, an American documentary about World War I was released just following the Armistice. Featuring footage shot in the desolate fields of Belgium and France with film crews assigned to the American Expeditionary Forces, the movie provides a unique look into the final days of the war. Musicians of Ma’alwyck has commissioned composer Max Caplan to write a score for this silent film. He will talk the process of creating the piece and the ensemble will perform excerpts from the score.

 
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Vanguard “Prevue” Pre-Concert Talk

12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE | No tickets necessary for entry; general admission | Albany Public Library, Albany

A lively concert preview with Music Director, David Alan Miller and Albany Pro Musica’s Artistic Director, Dr. José Daniel Flores-Caraballo.

 
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Saturday, November 10, 2018

All Quiet on the Western Front Film Screening

11:00am – 1:30pm | $6 | Purchase tickets at proctors.org or (518) 346-6204. | GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady

 
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To a Soldier: A Great Life Lost

2:30pm – 4:30pm | $25 adults, $10 students | First Reformed Church, Schenectady

Musicians of Ma’alwyck honors the life of concert violinist David Hochstein in this moving chamber performance.

Albany Symphony patrons receive 10% off tickets!

 

Britten’s War Requiem in Concert

David Alan Miller, Conductor

Albany Pro Musica, Chorus

Cathedral of All Saints Boyschoir

7:30pm – 10:00pm | Tickets start at $19

Mainstage at Proctors