2019 American Music

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FIRST DRAUGHTS READING SESSION
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

FIRST DRAUGHTS READING SESSION

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Beer Tasting begins at 7:00pm

Reading session begins at 7:30pm

FROM THE COMPOSERS IMAGINATION TO THE CONCERT HALL.

Watch as 12 emerging composers have their newest works performed for the first time. David Alan Miller, composer Christopher Theofanidis, and musicians of the Albany Symphony guide each new voice through the challenges of composing in the 21st century.

SAVOR THE EXPERIENCE WITH A REFRESHING BEER.

In between the readings, meet and toast the composers at a private happy hour and sample beers from local craft breweries, including new brews inspired by the Festival.

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Film Screening | "Of Rage and Remembrance: A Portrait of John Corigliano”
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening | "Of Rage and Remembrance: A Portrait of John Corigliano”

Fundraiser Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM, includes meet and greet with John Corigliano. Proceeds to benefit the Albany Symphony.

Film Viewing: 6:00-7:00 PM

This powerful new documentary provides an intimate portrait of Pulitzer and four time GRAMMY® Award-winning composer John Corigliano and features performances by the Albany Symphony. Through the documentary, Corigliano shares his story of love and loss and the creation of his Symphony No. 1 to commemorate “my friends – those I had lost and the one I was losing” to the AIDS epidemic. 

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Dogs of Desire
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Dogs of Desire

A LABORATORY FOR TODAY’S MOST ADVENTUROUS COMPOSERS!

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David Alan Miller, conductor

Lucy Dhegrae, soprano

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano




Combining the power of popular culture with the sophistication of a classical ensemble, the Dogs of Desire sing out with five world premieres, each inspired by important events and people in the fight for equal rights.

Viet Cuong, composer and Adam Weinert, choreographer, Maypole Dance (world premiere)

The work focuses on the twelve months between the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and the Christopher Street Liberation Day in 1970.

Clarice Assad, Ain’t I A Woman (world premiere)

In collaboration with Girls, Inc. (“inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold”), Assad creates a multimedia work inspired by Sojourner Truth’s 1851 “Ain’t I A Woman” speech.              

Andre Meyers, Studies in Hope: Frederick Douglass (world premiere)

Working with the Albany High School Chorus, Andre Meyers creates a Hip-Hop work Inspired by the words of Frederick Douglass.

Rachel Peters, If You Can Prove That I Should Set You Free (world premiere)

Collaborating with a children’s theatre group, Peters takes inspiration from Alice Duer Miller’s Women are People!

Loren Loiacono and Capital Repertory Theatre, Petticoats of Steel (world premiere)

Inspired by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and the Suffragist Origin Stories, Loiacono creates a musical docu-play exploring New York’s role at the vanguard of the women’s rights movement.

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HOW DID THE DOGS GET ITS NAME?

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Late Night Lounge |  Breaking and Entering
May
31
10:00 PM22:00

Late Night Lounge | Breaking and Entering

Molly Joyce, toy organ & vocals

Composer/performer, Molly Joyce takes to the late night stage for a set of musical works for voice, vintage toy organ, and electronics. Joyce aims to engages and challenge her impaired left hand physically and artistically in an act of “breaking and entering” the human body to a realm beyond ability.

 

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I AM I AM I AM | Raise Your Voice!
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

I AM I AM I AM | Raise Your Voice!

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

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

The singers collective IAMIAMIAM 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 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 acapella 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: Acapella 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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Speak Out, Justice!
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Speak Out, Justice!

Location TBD

The wheels of justice are powered by people who stand up and speak out. David Alan Miller and musicians of the Albany Symphony premiere four new melodrams for chamber orchestra and narrator, each inspired by notable Americans who advanced “liberty and justice for all.”

Evan Mack: A Little More Perfect (world premiere)

Inspired by Justice Kennedy’s Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage  (world premiere)

Jorge Sosa: I Dissent (world premiere)

Inspired by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (world premiere)

Molly Joyce: Past and Present (world premiere)

Inspired by pioneering journalist Nellie Bly and her reporting on the conditions at the Blackwell Island mental institution

Bora Yoon: Casual Miracles (world premiere)

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Argus Quartet
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Argus Quartet

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

The Argus Quartet returns to the American Music Festival to perform David Del Tredici’s stirring piano sextet, Bullycide. Composed in 2013, Bullycide is a musical response and a memorial to violinist Tyler Clementi and 4 gay teens who committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied.

David Del Tredici: Bullycide

Juri Seo:  Infinite Seasons

Christopher Theofanidis: Conference of the Birds

MEET THE ARTISTS

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.

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YousaidShesaidHesaid:  From the "girl of the mill"
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

YousaidShesaidHesaid: From the "girl of the mill"

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A New Take on A Classic Song Cycle by Molly Joyce

Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin from the experience of the Miller’s daughter.

Lucy Dhegrae, soprano

Lucy Dhegrae, soprano

 

Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist

Patrick Jones, piano

Created in collaboration with playwright Christopher Oscar Pena, director Austin Regan, and pianist Patrick Jones, Molly Joyce’s YousaidShesaidHesaid traces the same timeline as Schubert’s song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin but from the experience of the other character in the story, who until now has had no voice – the “girl of the mill” herself. 

Molly Joyce: YousaidShesaidHesaid

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AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT

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THIS IS MUSIC YOU MORE THAN HEAR — IT'S MUSIC YOU FEEL!

David Alan Miller, conductor

Hila Plitmann, soprano

Philip 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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John Corigliano’s musical language is unique and unmistakable, yet rooted in the grand traditions of the past.
— Joshua Bell
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…a glittering jewel in classical music today... Plitmann has a vocal instrument that is simply unreal in its beauty.
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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 | An Albany Symphony Volunteer Organization

Vanguard | An Albany Symphony Volunteer Organization

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

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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.

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Late Night Lounge with Clarice Assad
Jun
1
10:00 PM22:00

Late Night Lounge with Clarice Assad

Clarice Assad, piano & vocals

GRAMMY® nominated composer, celebrated pianist, and inventive vocalist, Clarice Assad brings her unique artistry to the American Music Festival’s Late Night Lounge.  Hear her unique blend of classical, world music, pop, and jazz in a relaxed lounge atmosphere.

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