FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 - HUDSON
ACTIVITIES 5:30PM | CONCERT 7:30 PM
Rain Location: Basilica Hudson
Basilica Hudson’s innovative team will create an immersive, interactive performance space for dancers and ensemble, and will feature pre-performance acts and activities by Hudson’s most creative emerging artists. The concert day will include an immersive outdoor street fair from 5:00pm through the Symphony’s performance. Pre-concert activities will include featured opening acts by local school and community groups, local craft food and beverage vendors, community art making, and family fun.
Program: In addition to one of these new works being featured on each concert, all four programs will also include Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, summertime favorites such as Stars and Stripes Forever, and singalongs including “This Land Is Your Land” and “Lift Every Voice And Sing.”
Viet Cuong, composer and Adam Weinert, choreographer, Woven
This work for dancers and ensemble is inspired by the people of Stonewall who relied on humor to persevere through injustice, and who ultimately awakened a new era in the LGBTQ rights movement with the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.
CONCERT WILL CONCLUDE WITH FIREWORKS
Meet the Composer and Choreographer
Called “alluring” and “wildly inventive” by The New York Times, the “ingenious” and “knockout” (Times Union) music of Viet Cuong has been performed on six continents by musicians and ensembles such as Sō Percussion, Eighth Blackbird, Alarm Will Sound, Sandbox Percussion, the PRISM Quartet, JACK Quartet, Gregory Oakes, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra, among many others. Viet’s music has been featured in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, and on American Public Radio’s Performance Today. Through his music Viet enjoys exploring the unexpected and whimsical, and his recent works include a solo snare drum piece, a double reed sextet, and, most recently, a tuba concerto. He also enjoys composing for the wind ensemble medium, and his works for winds have amassed over one hundred performances by conservatory and university ensembles worldwide, including at Midwest, WASBE, and CBDNA conferences.
Adam H. Weinert is a dancer, choreographer and researcher based in Hudson, NY. He began his training at The School of American Ballet, and continued on to Vassar College, The Juilliard School, and New York University, where he earned a Master’s Degree under the tutelage of André Lepecki. Adam has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Christopher Williams, and for six years served as the Artistic Associate to Jonah Bokaer. In addition to his performance work, Adam has been published in The New York Times, the Juilliard Journal, and as a featured profile in New York Magazine. He produced and choreographed two award-winning dance ﬁlms screened nationally and abroad, and his performance works have toured to four continents including a number of non-traditional dance venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Britain Museum, and The Tate Modern Museum. He was named a "Dance Renedage” by Dance Magazine, awarded Presidential Distinction and Scholastic Distinction from the Juilliard School, and in 2008 received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography.