DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE
2015-16 Music Program Performances

RusCaPiano Duo

La Sacre du Printemps for Two Pianos

Monday, September 21 at 7pm
$8 general public
$4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

RusCaPiano Duo (Ilya Blinov from Susquehanna University and Christian Matijas-Mecca from the University of Michigan) perform Stravinsky’s original four-hand version and other Russian works.

Senior Recital: Alyssa Pyle, soprano
Friday, October 16 at 7pm
Free admission

University Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band

Sunday, October 18 at 3pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Two of the University’s large ensembles present a shared program.Duncan Cumming

Music My Teacher Taught Me
Wednesday, October 21 at 7pm
$8 general public
$4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Pianist Duncan Cumming performs a solo piano recital featuring Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Chopin's Heroic Polonaise as well as works by Mozart, Schubert and Brahms.

Art Song Festival
Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24 – coachings and workshops
Sunday, October 25 – free performances at 1pm & 4:30pm
Jointly sponsored by the Music Programand ENY/NATS, this festival champions the study and performance of the classical art song repertoire.  Participation is for non-professional singers giving them the opportunity to explore, coach and perform new repertoire while being evaluated by ENY/NATS members.


Photo of Duncan Cumming by Lincoln Benedict.

Pianist Max LifchitzMax Lifchitz: 50 Years of Piano Music
Tuesday, November 3 at 7pm
$8 general public
$4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

This faculty member performs his new, recent and older compositions
for the keyboard, some of them dating back to 1965!

The Choral Hour
Sunday, November 8 at 4pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The University-Community Chorale and University Chamber Singers perform.

University Jazz Ensemble
Monday, November 16 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The mid-size ensemble presents a concert of popular jazz standards.
Bach to Broadway vocalist

Bach to Broadway
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Classical, Broadway and pop favorites are presented by voice majors.

Student Recitals
Friday, December 4 and
Tuesday, December 8 at 6pm
Free admission
A host of performers showcase their vocal and instrumental talents as part of their departmental studies.

Baroque Trio
Saturday, December 5 at 7:30pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Hilary Cumming, Şölen Dikener and Yesim Dikener perform baroque music in historically informed styles.  The music of Vivaldi, Corelli and their contemporaries finds its true sound in this cello, harpsichord and violin trio.

Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 6 at 4pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Music Program ensembles (Chorale, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra) are joined by student groups (Serendipity, Earth Tones and Pitch Please) for a concert celebrating the season.

Twenty Drummers Drummin’
Monday, December 7 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The University Percussion Ensemble is joined by one or more area ensembles for a concert of percussion music…some holiday, some not.

Senior Recital: Kaelyn Wood, soprano
Sunday, December 13 at 7pm
Free admission


Student vocalist photo by Lawdy Luc

Tadeusz DomanowskiTadeusz Domanowski
Thursday, February 18 at 7pm
$8 general public
$4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

This concert and recording artist will perform classic and
modern works for piano.

University Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 6 at 3pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

With conductor Christopher David Neubert, this large ensemble presents works representing outstanding repertoire from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods of the 20th and 21st centuries. The group is well-known for programming works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Hindemith.

Festival of Contemporary Music
Monday, March 7 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The University Percussion Ensemble presents an evening of new works.

University Concert Band
Wednesday, March 9 at 7pm
Capital Trio$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

This large ensemble performs in the round presenting several
selections covering a wide variety of band literature.

Capital Trio
Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30pm
$8 general public
$4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Pianist Duncan Cumming, violinist Hilary Cumming and cellist Şölen Dikener celebrate their 20th year performing together with a program including works by Haydn and Beethoven.

University Jazz EnsembleUniversity Jazz Ensemble
Monday, April 11 at 7pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The mid-size ensemble presents a concert of popular jazz standards.

Opera Workshop

Saturday, April 16 at 7:30pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Culminating a residency, UAlbany voice students present an opera workshop performance staged and directed by Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre.

The Choral Hour
Wednesday, April 20 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The University-Community Chorale and University Chamber Singers perform.

Youth Movements

Sunday, April 24 at 3pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Area pianists of all ages perform works of Erik Satie and his contemporaries.

Margaret Chalker & Victoria von Arx
Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
In this Bel Canto performance, the soprano and pianist present Aaron Copland’s masterpiece, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, and vocal works by other American masters.
University Symphony Orchestra

University Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, May 1 at 3pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

With conductor Christopher David Neubert, this large ensemble presents works representing outstanding repertoire from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods of the 20th and 21st centuries. The group is well-known for programming works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Hindemith.


Sound of the Trumpets, Roll of the Drums

Monday, May 2 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The University Concert Band and University Percussion Ensemble present a shared concert.

Student Recitals
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 3 & 4 at 6pm
Free admission
A host of performers showcase their vocal and instrumental talents as part of their departmental studies.


University Jazz Ensemble photo by Lawdy Luc