poster for Youth Movements FestivalDEPARTMENT HOSTS 6TH ANNUAL YOUTH MOVEMENTS FESTIVAL

The University at Albany Department of Music is pleased to present the sixth annual Youth Movements Festival on November 17 & 21, 2013 at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus.  This year’s festival is centered on music from Mozart. The two events celebrate youth of all ages, both in terms of the music performed and the participants performing.

The festival commences on Sunday, November 17 at 1pm when pianists of all ages from around the Capital Region play Mozart’s complete works for four hands.  It concludes on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30pm when the Capital Trio takes the stage performing works by Mozart, Dvorak, the world premiere of The Other Way by Los Angeles based composer David Walther, which the Trio recorded last summer for release by Albany Records, and a Brahms Intermezzo in tribute to David Janower, a long-time faculty member of the UAlbany Music Department who passed away in August.

Members of the Capital Trio include pianist Duncan Cumming, violinist Hilary Walther Cumming and cellist Şölen Dikener. The three first came together in 1997 for a concert commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Brahms.  Since that time they have performed in New England, New York, the Midwest, the South and in Europe.  They have participated in Summer Festivals in Maine and Michigan and held university residencies at Williams College, Long Island University, Bates College, SUNY Oswego and Clark University.  Their recording A Book of Hours, music of William Matthews, was released on Albany Records in 2010 (TROY 1239), and their second recording for Albany Records, music of David Walther, came out this past summer (TROY 1428).  The Trio has been chamber ensemble in residence at the University at Albany since 2008. 

Admission to the November 17 performance is free.  Tickets for the November 21 Capital Trio concert are $8 for the general public and $4 for seniors, students and UAlbany faculty-staff. Tickets may be purchased through the Performing Arts Center Box Office. For further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.