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Speak Out, Justice!

  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 30 2nd Street Troy, NY, 12180 United States (map)

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
Inspired by Justice Kennedy’s Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage 

Jorge Sosa: I Dissent
Inspired by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Molly Joyce: Past and Present
Inspired by pioneering journalist Nellie Bly and her reporting on the conditions at the Blackwell Island mental institution

Judy Bozone: MOONSHOT

Inspired by native New Yorker and congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her recent work on the Green New Deal.

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Meet the Composers

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Jorge Sosa’s music covers everything from electronic music to opera, with an eclectic mix of styles and influences that converge to shape an original and personal voice. You will find traces of folk and traditional music from around the globe, chant, and polyphonic vocal repertoire, Afro-Latin rhythms, Jazz harmonies, and electronic music.

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Korean-American composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Bora Yoon is an interdisciplinary artist who conjures audiovisual soundscapes using digital devices, voice and found objects and instruments from a variety of cultures and historical centuries –  to formulate an audiovisual storytelling through music, movement and sound.


Evan Mack believes that opera should be theater grounded in climatic expression that delivers larger-than-life stories and music that harnesses the full athletic thrill of singing. In 2016, Mack’s opera Roscoe received its orchestral world premiere with the Albany Symphony.


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Composer and performer Molly Joyce’s work is primarily concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand and the primary vehicle in her pursuit is her electric vintage toy organ, which allows her to engage with disability on a compositional and performative level.

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