poster for Orchestra and Band concertUNIVERSITY ENSEMBLES PRESENT SHARED CONCERT

The Music Program of the University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to present a shared program between the University Symphony Orchestra and the University Concert Band on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3pm at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus.

The Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher David Neubert, will perform two works by French composers.  Masques et bergamasques, Op. 112 is a twentieth-century musical homage to the world of the fêtes galantes of the eighteenth century by composer, organist and choirmaster Gabriel Fauré.  Orphée aux enfers, whose title translates from the French as Orpheus in the Underworld, is an opéra bouffe, a form of operetta. Its score was composed by Jacques Offenbach to a French text written by Ludovic Halévy and later revised by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux.

The Concert Band, under the direction of Kevin Champagne, will offer a Halloween themed program.  Works will include Eric Whitacre’s Ghost Train, David Bennett’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Edvard Grieg’s In The Hall of The Mountain King and selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.

Tickets are $6 for the general public and $3 for students, seniors & UAlbany faculty/staff and may be purchased through the Performing Arts Center Box Office.  For further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.