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I AM I AM I AM | Raise Your Voice!

  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 30 2nd Street Troy, NY 12180 (map)
Vocalists: Sun-Ly Pierce, Chloe Schaaf, Paulina Swierczek, SeolAh Yoo

Vocalists: Sun-Ly Pierce, Chloe Schaaf, Paulina Swierczek, SeolAh Yoo

The singers collective IAMIAMIAM, founded at Bard Conservatory of Music, presents Raise Your Voice!, a program of works by living women composers. Through subjects ranging from the Salem Witch Trials to the 1969 Stonewall riots, IAMIAMIAM celebrates the voices that society has not always been ready to hear. The program includes works by established and emerging composers and illuminates the connective thread of humanity in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, Nikita Gill, poet Aiden Feltkamp, and more.

Beata Moon: Commission, SSAA quartet on piano, using Suffragist texts (world premiere)

Stacy Garrop: In Eleanor’s Words (selections, solo voice and piano)

Alexis C. Lamb: Commission, TBD voice, poem by Aiden K. Feltkamp on the subject of Marsha P. Johnson (world premiere)

Melissa Dunphy: Four Poems of Nikita Gill, solo voice and piano and then a capella voice quartet

Frances Pollock: In Twenty Minutes, solo voice and piano

Missy Mazzoli: New New York Song: II. Manhattan Island

Danika Lorén: Commission for solo voice and piano, using Salem Witch Trial texts (world premiere)

Gilda Lyons: A capella solo voice, using text of Anne Sexton

Judy Collins: Bread and Roses, arrangement for four voices and piano

Carole King: Beautiful, solo voice and piano

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Meet the Artists

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Soprano Seolah Yoo received her bachelor’s degree in music through the Joint Degree Program offered by the National University of Singapore and the Peabody Conservatory. She has appeared in numerous performances with an extensive range of repertoire and been hailed by The Strait Times Singapore for her “haunting, dulcet soprano tone.”
Albany Symphony Debut: 2015

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Soprano Paulina Swierczek is a vibrant story-teller, combining technical facility with a consuming passion for communication. Paulina attended the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Rita Shane, Dr. Constance Haas and Anthony Dean Griffey, and currently studies with Sanford Sylvan.
Albany Symphony Debut: 2017

Mezzo-soprano Sun-Ly Pierce’s fierce passion for music of all genres has led her to an eclectic range of performance opportunities. She currently studies with Lorraine Nubar in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program.
Albany Symphony Debut: 2017

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Mezzo-soprano Chloë Schaaf has been praised for her emotional subtlety and animated aplomb, in addition to her lyrical singing. Chloë was most recently seen with the iSING! International Young Artists Festival in China, performing excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen as well as a wide array of Chinese repertoire on tour with the Suzhou Symphony.
Albany Symphony Debut: 2017

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Meet the Composers

Later Event: June 1
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