DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE
2017-18 Music Program Performances

Student Recital
Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm
Free admission
This performance of solo and ensemble music is by student singers and instrumentalists.

Art Song Festival, photo by Naomi McPetersArt Song Festival
Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21: workshops for registered participants
Sunday, October 22: free performances open to the public at 1pm & 4:30pm
Jointly sponsored by the Music Program and ENY/NATS, this festival champions the study and performance of the classical art song repertoire with this year’s particular focus on the Spanish song repertoire.  Participation is for non-professional singers giving them an opportunity to explore, coach and perform new repertoire, be evaluated by ENY/NATS members and compete to continue on in the NATS regional competition.

Three Continents and Three Centuries
Monday, October 23 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Pianist Max Lifchitz plays music by Bach, Beethoven, Crawford-Seger, Euba, Lifchitz and Perschetti.

University Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band
Sunday, October 29 at 3pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Two of the University’s large ensembles present a shared program.


Art Song Festival photo by Naomi McPeters

University Chamber Singers, photo by Gary Gold

The Choral Hour

Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University Chamber Singers and University-Community Chorale present a shared program.


University Jazz Ensemble

Monday, November 13 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The mid-size ensemble presents concerts of popular jazz standards.
Bach to Broadway, photo by Naomi McPeteres

Bach to Broadway
Saturday, November 18 at 8pm
$8 general public
$4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Voice students present an evening of favorites
from the classical, Broadway and contemporary repertoire in a staged format.

Student Recitals
Wednesday & Friday, December 6 & 8 at 6pm
Free admission
This performance of solo and ensemble music is by student singers and instrumentalists.


Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 10 at 3pm
$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, Pitch Please and Golden Chords) for a concert celebrating the season.

Twenty Drummers Drummin’
Monday, December 11 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The University Percussion Ensemble performs.


Photos this page:
University Chamber Singers by Gary Gold
Bach to Broadway by Naomi McPeters

Sweet Power
Wednesday, February 7 at 7:30pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Members of UAlbany’s Capital Trio team up with the Musicians of Ma'alwyck to present the Five Folksongs in Counterpoint of African-American composer Florence Price who set spirituals into classical style, including “Calvary,” “Oh My Darling Clementine,”  “Momma's Little Baby,” “Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes” and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” Paired with that is the Piano Quintet of Dvořák, a champion of the music of his homeland Bohemia who encouraged Americans to find their voice in their musical roots of spirituals, folk songs and Native American melodies.
Max Lifchitz, photo by Carlo De Jesus

Tangos & More
Monday, February 12 at 7pm
$8 general public
$4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Max Lifchitz celebrates Mardi Gras and Carnival season performing dance-inspired piano music
from Brazil, Cuba and the Americas.

Roman Rudnytsky
Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
This pianist, who has performed concerts in one hundred countries, will play works by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Ravel and Albania.

Concert in the Round
Wednesday, March 7 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The University Concert Band performs in a small theatre with the audience surrounding the band, just one row away!

Victoria von Arx
Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
This faculty member performs Schumann’s Kreiserleriana along with solo keyboard works by J.S. Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Alumni and Friends Showcase
Friday, March 23 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Former and current students perform an evening of music.

University Percussion Ensemble, photo by Paul Miller
Festival of Contemporary Music

Monday, March 26 at 7pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

This concert features the University Percussion Ensemble and two youth percussion ensembles.


Student Recital

Tuesday, March 27 at 6pm
Free admission
This performance of solo and ensemble music is by student singers and instrumentalists.

University Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, March 29 at 7:30pm
$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 Dvořák, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Hindemith.


Photos this page:
Max Lifchitz by Carlo De Jesus
University Percussion Ensemble by Paul Miller

The Opera Project, photo by Joshua Gomez
The Opera Project

Saturday, April 14 at 7:30pm
$10 general public
$5 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

This performance is the culmination of an intensive exploration and rehearsal of repertoire with an invited operatic director.

YOUTH MOVEMENTS FESTIVAL: Ballet on the Blue Danube
Sunday, April 15 at 3pm
$12 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Pianist Duncan Cumming joins forces for the first time with the School of the Albany/Berkshire Ballet for a performance of music with dance. UAlbany alum and pianist Melinda Cestaro is also featured in the program which includes Hungarian Dances by Brahms, Slavonic Dances of Dvořák, The Blue Danube Waltz of Johann Strauss and music of Debussy, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his death.

University Jazz Ensemble
Monday, April 16 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The mid-size ensemble presents concerts of popular jazz standards.

YOUTH MOVEMENTS FESTIVAL: Capital Trio, Old and New
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
This appearance by UAlbany’s ensemble-in-residence incorporates advanced UAlbany students and alumni as guests of the trio.  The program includes music of Mozart, Beethoven and Dvořák in addition to the world premiere of “The Grandfather Clock.”

Jazz Improvisations
Thursday, April 19 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Drummer Tani Tabbal, bassoonist/bassist David Katz and pianist/electronic musician Bob Gluck team up for a concert with a stylistically diverse approach to jazz and open improvisation.  The performance is preceded by two free musical improvisation workshops at 1:30pm and 3pm which are open to students, faculty and the public.

YOUTH MOVEMENTS FESTIVAL: Piano Extravaganza
Sunday, April 22 at 3pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Musicians of all ages and all instruments come together from around the Capital Region for a concert of chamber music and piano duets.

Senior Recitals:
Greg Henderson
- Friday, April 27 at 7pm
Daniel Xie, baritone - Saturday, April 28 at 3pm
Tyler Kim, tenor - Saturday, April 28 at 7pm
Free admission

YOUTH MOVEMENTS FESTIVAL: Cumming/Cestaro Duo
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
Duncan Cumming and his former student Melinda Cestaro perform music by Schubert, Weber, Mozart, Poulenc and Dvořák.
University-Community Chorale, photo by Gary Gold
The Choral Hour
Thursday, May 3 at 7:30pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University Chamber Singers and University-Community Chorale present a shared program.

Student Recitals
Friday & Wednesday, May 4 & 9 at 6pm
Free admission
These performances of solo and ensemble music are by student singers and instrumentalists.

Senior Recital: Kaeli Groenert, soprano
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30pm
Free admission

University Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, May 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 Dvořák, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Hindemith.

Sound of the Trumpets, Roll of the Drums
Monday, May 7 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The University Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band present a shared program.

Senior Recital: Savannah Gordon, mezzo soprano
Saturday, May 12 at 3pm
Free admission


Photos this page:
The Opera Project by Joshua Gomez
University-Community Chorale by Gary Gold