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Water Music NY Preview Concert
Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

Water Music NY Preview Concert

  • Bush Memorial Hall-Russell Sage College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal with a 32-member chamber orchestra of Albany Symphony musicians. This unique concert is the official launch of Water Music NY, a one-of-a-kind musical experience two centuries in the making.

The concert will feature selections from six commissioned works inspired by the history and heritage of canal communities throughout New York.  Composers include Daniel Schlosberg, Annika Socolofsky, Angelica Negron, Benjamin Wallace, Ryan Chase, and Loren Loiacono.

Free General Admission  // Free VIP Seating with 2017 Festival Pass

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Gershwin, Joplin & More! American Piano Works by Pianist Findlay Cockrell
Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Gershwin, Joplin & More! American Piano Works by Pianist Findlay Cockrell

Come hear Albany's own Findlay Cockrell perform works by Gershwin, Joplin, and others, a preview of our Gershwin Immersion concerts in May, 2018!

Gershwin: Three Pieces from Porgy and Bess:                                        arr. Beryl Rubinstein 

Jasbo Brown Blues, Summertime, I Got Plenty o’Nuttin’         

Joplin: Three Piano Rags:                                                                                 

Weeping Willow, Magnetic, Elite Syncopations

Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Three Pieces:                                                      

Souvenir de PortoRico,  The Banjo,  Manchega

Earl Wild: Three Concert-Etudes on Gershwin Songs:                                         

 Liza,  Embraceable You,  Fascinatin’ Rhythm

 

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Late Night with Guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee
Jun
3
9:30 PM21:30

Late Night with Guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee

Come enjoy master guitarist Andrew Mckenna Lee's wildly genre-bending performance of his own compositions and arrangements.

Arabescata and Gravity and Air from Scordatura Suite (2003)

for solo, classical guitar

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach (2008)

for solo, classical guitar

Dying in Waves

for solo electric guitar

Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich (1987) 

for electric guitar and pre-recorded accompaniment

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Tickets are just $10 // Free with 2017 Festival Pass

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American Music Festival Concert
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

American Music Festival Concert

  • Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is music you more than hear- this is music you feel! Inspired by the Bicentennial of the Eric Canal, this year's festival features Composer-in-Residence, Reena Esmail, innovative new works by living American composers, artistic happenings across Troy, and culminates with performances by the Albany Symphony and Dogs of Desire. 

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Sandbox Percussion
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Sandbox Percussion

Revitalizing the world of contemporary music
— The Washington Post

Jaw dropping virtuosity-aurally stunning performances.  Sandbox Percussion is pushing the limits of classical chamber music with courage and imagination.  

David Crowell: Music for Percussion Quartet

        1. Fluctuation

        2. Sky People

        3. Oscillation

        4. Landscape

Andy Akiho: Pillar IV 

Christopher Cerrone: Goldbeater's Skin (featuring mezzo-soprano, Elspeth Davis) 

1. Apocatastasis

2. Interlude I: Wood

3. In My Dream

4. Interlude II: Metal

5. My Companion and I

6. Interlude III: Skin: Fatal Exception

7. Against the Madness of Crowds

Steve Reich: Drumming: Part 1

 

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"This Land Sings: Songs of Wandering, Love, & Protest"
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

"This Land Sings: Songs of Wandering, Love, & Protest"

A Tribute To Woody Guthrie

Join the Albany Symphony for a special performance of This Land Sings by Grammy® award winning composer Michael Daugherty.   In the format of an old-time radio show, Daugherty has created 11 original songs and five instrumental pieces  blending original lyrics with music that often draws from the simple, yet enduring folk melodies that Guthrie would rework into his own songs.

Tickets are just $19 // Free with 2017 Festival Pass

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This festival prelude is powered by WMHT Classical FM:  Your Classical Companion.

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Argus Quartet
Jun
3
9:30 AM09:30

Argus Quartet

     Clara Kim, violin         Dana Kelley, viola      Jason Issokson, violin     Joann Whang, cello

Founded in 2013, The Argus String Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire.  

Hear for yourself how the Argus String Quartet honors the storied chamber music traditions of the past while forging a new path forward with works by Grammy-award winning composer Christopher Theofanidis and more!

Chris Cerrone: How to Breathe Underwater

Rob Honstein: Arctic

Kerrith Livengood: This Is My Scary Robot Voice

Christopher Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles

Garth Knox: Satellites

Tickets are just $10 // Free with 2017 Festival Pass

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Late Night Jam Session with Shankar Tucker
Jun
2
9:30 PM21:30

Late Night Jam Session with Shankar Tucker

Shankar Tucker blends Classical Indian music, Jazz and Popular music to create a unique and original fusion sound.  Join Shankar for a late night curated musical adventure, featuring Hindustani improvisation on clarinet.

Tickets are just $10 // Free with 2017 Festival Pass

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POETRY THEATRE: Hosted by NEXTGEN
Jun
2
5:30 PM17:30

POETRY THEATRE: Hosted by NEXTGEN

AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL POETRY THEATRE Hosted by NEXTGEN.

Experience the work of living poets live and explore the intimate connection between poetry and music. Curated by Rebecca Wolff, Editor of FENCE Literary Journal, Poetry Theatre features dramatic readings by acclaimed poets, Sara Wintz, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Erica Kaufman.

FREE // No Ticket Required


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Be among the who’s who in new American music and witness the Albany Symphony living its mission by performing new music. Hear the Dogs of Desire premiere Re(New)al by Viet Cuong. Commissioned by GE Renewable Energy, Re(New)al explores the limitless energy of the wind, water, and sun.

Dogs of Desire // Friday, June 2 at 7:30PM

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  • Includes free admission to Argus Quartet, This Land Sings & Sandbox Percussion on Saturday, June 3.
  • Poetry Theatre Drink Voucher

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Eric Berlin & Greg Spiridopoulos in Recital
May
31
12:00 PM12:00

Eric Berlin & Greg Spiridopoulos in Recital

Eric Berlin, Trumpet

Greg Spiridopoulos, Trombone

Ludmila Krasin, Piano

Anthony Plog (b. 1947) - Concertino for Trumpet, Trombone and Brass Band
Eric Ewazen (b. 1954) - Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone and Orchestra
Joseph Turrin (b. 1947) - Fandango
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Jeffrey Wayne Holmes (b. 1955) - Continuum for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano
 
Herbert L Clarke (1867-1945) - Cousins
 

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