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PROFESSOR MAX LIFCHITZ'S NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE IN CONCERT

"What Film Forum is to cinema, North/South Consonance is to modern classical music—an independent nonprofit bringing New York City deserving works overlooked by big-ticket distributors and mainstream media. North/South continued its 32 season of free concerts Feb. 19 with “Midwinter Sounds,” music for chamber orchestra by composers from Cuba, Italy, and the U.S., at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church." (Read more...)


SUCCESS STORIES FOR PROFESSOR DAVID JANOWER'S ALBANY PRO MUSICA

Albany Pro Musica applied to perform at the biennial Conference of the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). They were notified that they were invited to perform at the conference, to be held in February in Providence, RI. They are one of only two community choruses accepted, and one of 18 choruses in total, consisting of all levels of choirs (elementary, middle, high school, college, church, community, jazz, gospel…). The Eastern Division covers Maine to D.C. (To learn more...)

Albany Pro Musica entered The American Prize competition, and in the category of Choral Performance, Community Chorus, they were a finalist, in the final top ten. Their competition was choruses from all across the United States. (To learn more...)


AMS/ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES

"The American Musicological Society and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (RRHOFM) in Cleveland, Ohio, are collaborating on a new lecture series that brings scholarly work to a broader audience and showcases the musicological work of the top scholars in the field. The first lecture, by Albin Zak, Professor of Music at the State University of New York, Albany, was presented in October 2011: 'A Thoroughly Bad Record': Elvis Presley’s 'Hound Dog' as Rock and Roll Manifesto. See here for full details and the video webcast."


NEW RECORDINGS BY MAX LIFCHITZ

"North/South Consonance is a concert series, chamber orchestra, record label and music publisher. The founder is reigning impresario and administrator Max Lifchitz, who's also a composer, conductor and pianist and a longtime faculty member of the University at Albany. Last season, the enterprise celebrated its 30th season with a series of concerts in New York City. Most of the music from those events was recorded and has just been issued on three new CDs." (Read more...)


MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENCE IN 9/11 EVENT

Music Department performances played a part in the recent "UAlbany After 9/11" event. Professor David Griggs-Janower conducted the University Chamber Singers in a rendition of "I Dream a World" (poem by Langston Hughes, music by Andre Thomas). Music major Joshua Tanis was the piano accompanist. Professor Max Lifchitz presented his composition "Still Life." (To learn more...)


REVIEW OF DUNCAN CUMMING'S CD

"Duncan Cumming, widely respected American concert pianist, scholar, and teacher, presents a well-loaded program ranging from Chopin to Satie. It’s hard to remember when I’ve heard a more engaging piano recital, beginning with an account of Brahms’ Piano Sonata in C Major, Opus 1, that is suffused with more pure lyricism than I’d been used to hearing." (Read more...)