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THE RIVER SINGS AT RIVERFRONT PARK | FREE
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

THE RIVER SINGS AT RIVERFRONT PARK | FREE

 Discovered by chance over four centuries ago, the Hudson River sings a song of venture and innovation.  Celebrate the beauty and history of upstate New York with the Albany Symphony at Riverfront Park in Troy.

Discovered by chance over four centuries ago, the Hudson River sings a song of venture and innovation.  Celebrate the beauty and history of upstate New York with the Albany Symphony at Riverfront Park in Troy.

THE RIVER SINGS

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 | FREE CONCERT | 7:30PM

RIVERFRONT PARK IN TROY, NY | UNDER THE STARS

LOCAL FOOD, NY CRAFT BEER & FAMILY ACTIVITIES | 6:00PM

THREE WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCES INSPIRED BY THE UNIQUE STORY OF UPSTATE NEW YORK!

 

Featuring The Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet, Albany Berkshire Ballet,  Schenectady County Community College Chorus, The College of St. Rose Chamber Singers, and Bard College.  Plus, 100 young voices from the Troy Public Schools.

American Favorites | Cinematic Pops | Dorothy Chang's The Mighty Erie Canal

No tickets necessary to attend.
Bring your own picnic, or sample from participating vendors!
No glass containers allowed in the park.

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FANFARE TO JOAN TOWER: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

FANFARE TO JOAN TOWER: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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American Music Festival celebrates the extraordinary life and music of Joan Tower-a true innovator of American music, with three world premieres by Joan and her students and favorites performed by the Jasper Quartet, Carol Wincenc, and the ESYO Percussion Ensemble. 

Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Women No. 6 for piano

Joan Tower: DNA

Joan Tower: Wild Purple

Joan Tower: Big Sky

Joan Tower: Rising

Chris Beroes-Hagis: World Premiere

Corey Chang: World Premiere

SINGLE TICKETS ARE $15

BE THERE AT THIS EVENT AND ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS WITH A FESTIVAL PASS!  JUST $99

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2018 American Music Festival Concert
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

2018 American Music Festival Concert

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David Alan Miller, conductor

Saili Oak, Hindustani vocalist

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Hila Plitmann, soprano

Vicky Chow, piano


DAVID DEL TREDICI: Adventures Underground from Alice in Wonderland
STEVEN BURKE: The Betrayal of Three Oranges (World Premiere)
REENA ESMAIL: Meri Sakhi ki Avaaz | My Sister's Voice (World Premiere)
LOREN LOIACONO: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra (World Premiere)

Come early for a special concert prelude with David Alan Miller and Festival guest artists, David Del Tredici, Reena Esmail, and Loren Loiacono. 

SINGLE TICKETS START AT $19

BE THERE AT THIS EVENT AND ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS WITH A FESTIVAL PASS!  JUST $99

 "...a glittering jewel in classical music today...Hila Plittman has a vocal instrument that is simply unreal in its beauty."  -Entertainment Tonight

"...a glittering jewel in classical music today...Hila Plittman has a vocal instrument that is simply unreal in its beauty."  -Entertainment Tonight

 "Del Tredici," said Aaron Copland, "is that rare find among composers – a creator with a truly original gift. 

"Del Tredici," said Aaron Copland, "is that rare find among composers – a creator with a truly original gift. 

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MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY

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There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger!
— Mad Hatter
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Go through the looking glass and create your own Tea Party with the Mad Hatter and his guests. Join the Arts Center and the Albany Symphony for tea, make-your-own sweet treats, arts and crafts, and readings from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Perfect for kids and families!

TICKETS ARE $10

 

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For individual tickets to this event, call the Arts Center of the Capital Region at (518) 273-0552.

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YARN/WIRE
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

YARN/WIRE

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"spellbinding virtuosity"  -TimeOutNY
"mesmerizing" -The New York Times

YARN/WIRE is admired for their energy and precision returns to EMPAC for a an afternoon of "sonic art that is clearly going places (Philip Clark, Gramophone).

GEORGE CRUMB: Music for a Summer Evening

ZOSHA DI CASTRI: Tachitipo

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Ian Antonio, percussion
Laura Barger, piano
Ning Yu, piano
Russell Greenberg

 

 

TICKETS ARE JUST $15

BE THERE AT THIS EVENT AND ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS WITH A FESTIVAL PASS!  JUST $99

or call the Box Office at 518.694.3300

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MODERN VOICES: THREE SOPRANOS
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

MODERN VOICES: THREE SOPRANOS

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THREE POWERHOUSE SOPRANOS : ONE AFTERNOON OF CONTEMPORARY VOCAL MUSIC

Lucy Dhegrae, curator of the Resonant Bodies Festival in NYC, is joined by Lucy Fitz Gibbon and the "enthralling" (Opera News) Nancy Allen Lundy for a stunningly innovative afternoon of contemporary vocal music.

Lucy Dhegrae, soprano | Nathaniel LaNasa, piano

Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)                  Heart Chant (2001)

Tonia Ko (b. 1988)                                 Smoke and Distance (2013)       

Hayes Biggs (b. 1957)                            Northeast Reservation Lines (1984)

Shawn Jaeger (b. 1985)                         Resignation (2017)

Lucy Fitzgibbon soprano | Ryan McCollough, piano

James Primosch                                    Two Songs from A Sibyl (2017)

                                                                          I. Descent

                                                                          II. Return

                                                              The Old Astronomer (2017)

                                                              Who Do You Say That I Am? (2016)

                                                              The Pitcher (2017)

 

John Harbison                                       Simple Daylight (1987)

                                                                            I. Japan

                                                                             II. Simple Daylight

                                                                             III. Somewhere a Seed

                                                                              IV. Your Name

                                                                             V. The Wild Irises

                                                                             VI. Odor

Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano

Ruth Crawford Seeger                            Three Songs

Dalit Warshaw                                       Two Songs

Joseph Schwantner                               Magabunda and Shadowinnower

John Cage                                            Aria

TICKETS ARE JUST $15

BE THERE AT THIS EVENT AND ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS WITH A FESTIVAL PASS!  JUST $99

or call the Box Office at 518.694.3300

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MANY HANDS: PIANO WORKS BY DAVID DEL TREDICI
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

MANY HANDS: PIANO WORKS BY DAVID DEL TREDICI

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Marc Peloquin is a champion of works by David Del Tredici

"Energetic...Refreshing and Alive." - The New York Times
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David Del Tredici (L) Marc Peloquin (R)

LATE IN THE GAME (2015)

LATE IN THE GAME (2015)

Farewell, R.W
Gloss
Bittersweet
Monk


S/M BALLADE  (2006)

MANY HANDS (2016)

For the Left Hand
Bank Street Prelude
Perry Street Fugue
For the Right Hand
Quodlibet/ Finale

 

 

SINGLE TICKETS ARE JUST $15

BE THERE AT THIS EVENT AND ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS WITH A FESTIVAL PASS!  JUST $99

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Dogs of Desire
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dogs of Desire

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David Alan Miller, conductor

Nancy Alan Lundy, soprano

Lucy Dhegrae, soprano

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Heather Jones, mezzo soprano

 

The Albany Symphony's acclaimed ensemble, Dogs of Desire, perform innovative new works by today's most adventurous composers.  Hear the Dogs, with soprano Nancy Allen Lundy, perform Del Tredici's devilish melodrama Dracula with three world premiere works by Carlos Simon, Derrick Spiva, and Water Music NY composer, Annika Socolofsky.  Mezzo soprano, Heather Jones makes her Dogs of Desire debut in Preach Sister, Preach by composer and Skidmore professor, Evan Mack.

Carlos Simon:               In the Pocket (world premiere)

Evan Mack:                   Preach Sister, Preach

Derrick Spiva:              In Sight of Atsia (world premiere)

Annika Socolofsky:      Lullabies Unsung (world premiere)

David Del Tredici:        Dracula

Single Tickets are $40.  Enjoy access to this event and all festival events for just $99.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY OR ENJOY ACCESS TO ALL EVENTS WITH A FESTIVAL PASS!

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HOW DID THE DOGS GET ITS NAME?

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FIRST DRAUGHTS READING SESSION & BEER TASTING
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

FIRST DRAUGHTS READING SESSION & BEER TASTING

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FREE NO TICKET REQUIRED

FROM THE COMPOSERS IMAGINATION TO THE CONCERT HALL:

Watch and listen as three emerging composers, Baldwin Giang, Natalie Dietterich, and Patrick O'Malley have their newest works read and rehearsed by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony. 

Natalie Dietterich:          Aeolian Dust

Baldwin Giang:               To remember is always forgetting

Patrick O'Malley:            Rest and Restless

SAVOR THE EXPERIENCE WITH A REFRESHING BEER

Come early and taste three new or recently released beers from Browns Brewing Co. in Troy and Wolf Hollow Brewing Co. in West Glenville.   Tasting starts at 7PM

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OPEN REHEARSAL: DOGS OF DESIRE
May
31
4:30 PM16:30

OPEN REHEARSAL: DOGS OF DESIRE

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Get an insider's look at the waggish world of the Albany Symphony's one-of-a-kind new music chamber orchestra, the Dogs of Desire. Combining the power of popular & world cultures with the sophistication of a classical ensemble, Dogs of Desire is a laboratory for tomorrow’s most exciting and compelling composers. Experience the creative process in progress as David Alan Miller, Carlos Simon, Derrick Spiva and Water Music
NY composer, Annika Socolofsky. prepare the Dogs of Desire for three cutting-edge world premieres.

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Composer Masterclass
May
31
2:00 PM14:00

Composer Masterclass

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FREE NO TICKET REQUIRED

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Experience a unique behind-the-scenes take on the American Music Festival and the creative process with Christopher Theofanidis-acclaimed composer and distinguished Yale professor- and aspiring student-composers. 

Watch and learn how a 21st century composition makes its way to the stage.

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