THIS IS MUSIC YOU MORE THAN HEAR — IT'S MUSIC YOU FEEL!
David Alan Miller, conductor
Hila Plitmann, soprano
Philip Edward Fisher, piano
The Albany Symphony continues its exploration of the new American music landscape with a new work by composer/performer Tanner Porter inspired by the women’s suffrage movement. The Albany Symphony with soloist Phillip Fisher performs and records John Corigliano’s Piano Concerto commemorating its 50th anniversary. Hila Plittman returns to the American Music Festival to perform and record with the orchestra David Del Tredici’s Pop-pourri, the first of ten works inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.
Tanner Porter: New Work (world premiere)
John Corigliano: Piano Concerto
David Del Tredici: Pop-pourri
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Meet the Guest Performers and Composers
Pianist Philip Edward Fisher is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility. International tours as a prolific soloist and ensemble musician have taken Mr. Fisher across his native United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Kenya, Zimbabwe, the Ukraine, and United States. In 2001, he received the prestigious Julius Isserlis Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society of London.
Grammy-winning composer John Corigliano continues to add to one of the richest, most unusual, and most widely celebrated bodies of work any composer has created over the last forty years. Corigliano's numerous scores—including three symphonies and eight concerti among over one hundred chamber, vocal, choral, and orchestral works—have been performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians in the world. Corigliano serves on the composition faculty at the Juilliard School of Music.
Hila Plitmann is a glittering jewel on the international music scene, known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship, light and beautiful voice and the ability to perform challenging new work. She has worked with many leading conductors, performing with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Tanner Porter is a composer-performer (voice and cello), songwriter and visual artist from California. Tanner’s passion for storytelling manifests in her setting of original poetry; her love for the cross-mingling of art forms often brings Tanner to incorporate her own artwork and animations into scores and performances. Tanner received a Bachelors in Music Composition from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Composition from the Yale School of Music.
"Del Tredici," said Aaron Copland, "is that rare find among composers – a creator with a truly original gift. I know of no other composer of his generation who composes music of greater freshness and daring, or with more personality." Ever extravagant, Del Tredici remains a forceful presence on the musical scene. With the appearance in 1976 of Final Alice, Del Tredici forged for himself a fresh compositional path, but at the same time gave hope to a generation of young composers seeking a new way of composing.
ENHANCE YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
Learn more about the music presented at each concert through the Albany Symphony's two main pre-concert events, Vanguard Concert Prevue's and Concert Preludes.
Vanguard Concert Prevue | Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00PM | Albany Public Library, Main Branch (161 Washington Ave, Albany)
Onstage Concert Prelude | Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6:30PM, EMPAC Concert Hall
NEW: ALBANY SYMPHONY CONCERT SHUTTLE
The Albany Symphony is excited to announce that we now offer a concert shuttle program! Round-trip cost will be $15. Pick-up/Drop-off will be at CDTA Park & Ride located on 141 Elm Avenue, Bethlehem, NY 12054. The shuttle will leave for EMPAC at 6:00pm and depart from EMPAC at 9:45pm.