Have you ever wondered how a new work makes it to the concert hall, or how a new beer makes it to your glass? Get an insiders look at the creative process and watch as three emerging composers, Baldwin Giang, Natalie Dietterich, and Patrick O'Malley have their newest worksread and rehearsed by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony. Savor the experience with a private beer tasting from Brown's Brewing Company in Troy, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company in Glenville, and an exclusive tasting of a new Tequila from One With Life Distillery in Saratoga.
EVENT DETAILS: THIS THURSDAY, MAY 31 at 7:00PM | EMPAC CONCERT HALL | 44 8TH STREET, TROY, NY 12180 | FREE NO TICKET REQUIRED | FREE TASTING
WHATS ON STAGE:
NATALIE DIETTERICH | Aeolian Dust
Dietterich writes music that mines patterns and is often tangential to social issues. Her music is inspired by musical and non-musical concepts alike and is visceral in nature.
The idea of aeolian, or atmospheric, dust could be considered an analog to the passage of time within a world where unrelated events coexist and have the potential to become something bigger than itself, or perhaps simply occupy a space together with nothing to bridge them but the moment in which they occur.
BALDWIN GIANG | To Remember is Always Forgetting
Giang explores acoustic and electroacoustic mediums and his music aims to empower communities and inspires wonder.
To remember is always forgetting is inspired by the rich space between sound and the music of memory. The piece is structured around six harmonies derived from Ravel's Bolero, evoking a vague memory while causing the listener to stumble upon something different.
PATRICK O'MALLEY | Rest and Restless
O' Malley composes works that explore the musical interplay between emotion, color, and landscape, seeking to find balance between past influences and new ideas.
Rest and Restless is an "emotional landscape." The music slowly alternates, pendulum-like, from low angstbroodings to brighter hopes without letting either mood "win" over the other.
WHATS ON TAP:
Drink local and taste three local beers and a new Tequila from Saratoga.
Here is a list of what is on tap.
BROWN'S BREWING COMPANY- TROY
Krüsh Kölsch is nimble and very easy to drink. Cold conditioned and fermented using a blend of lager and ale yeast, this beer's complex flavors finish clean and refreshing, beckoning you to keep going.
WOLF HOLLOW BREWING COMPANY- GLENVILLE
Wolf Hollow Amber is the flagship beer of WHBC because it is crafted after the unique character of West Glenville. The toasted notes and the warm reddish hue of this beer invite you in while the crisp dry-hop keeps you reaching for another. This american amber ale has fans in both craft beer enthusiasts and seekers of easy drinking refreshment.
DISTRICT 6 IPA is a clean and drinkable West coast style American India Pale Ale that is brewed to be light in color, dry-hopped for a big floral aroma, and just bitter enough to remind you that you’re holding an IPA. In a market flooded with IPA, this one is brewed to stand out with its rich malt profile and bright dry-hop.
ONE WITH LIFE ORGANIC TEQUILA- SARATOGA
One with Life Organic Tequila is hand crafted from sustainably grown and farmed Blue Agave by Tequila Las Americas, a third generation family owned agave farm and distillery. Each agave plant is harvested for OWL at the height of ripeness, and then roasted in a clay oven adhering to traditional tequila production practices.