DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE
2016-17 Music Program Performances

David Schulenberg
Bach and the Baroque

Friday, September 16 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Internationally recognized scholar/musician David Schulenberg plays works for harpsichord by J.S. Bach, Johann Jacob Froberger, Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre and contemporary composer Betsy Jolas. more info

Voices of the Past
Saturday, September 17 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Faculty member Richard Albagli performs percussion music of significance in his life.  A duo concert with his student Eric Chang, the works on the program are mostly for marimba. more info

Jazz Improvisations
Thursday, September 22 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Marking the fifth anniversary of musical improvisation concerts and participatory workshops at UAlbany, saxophonist Adam Siegel, bassist Michael Bisio and pianist/faculty member Bob Gluck perform spontaneously improvised trios.  Prior to the concert, the musicians will offer an open rehearsal from 1:15 to 2:30pm and a participatory musical improvisation workshop from 2:45 to 4pm, both with free admission. more info

Music for Four Hands
Wednesday, October 19 at 8pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Duncan Cumming joins forces with his former student Melinda Cestaro for a piano recital of music for four hands at one piano playing Schubert’s famous “Military March,” some of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances and music of Mozart and Fauré. more info
2014 Art Song Festival participant, photo by Lawdy Luc

Art Song Festival
Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22:
coachings and workshops for registered participants
Sunday, October 23:
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 music of women composers.  Participation is for non-professional singers giving them an opportunity to explore, coach and perform new repertoire while being evaluated by ENY/NATS members. more info

Pictures at an Exhibition
Monday, October 24 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Pianist Max Lifchitz plays Mussorgsky’s ever-popular suite as well as his own Piano Silhouettes. more info

University Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band
Sunday, October 30 at 3pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

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


Photo of Art Song Festival by Lawdy Luc

Music of the Soul’s Journey
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University Chamber Singers and guests perform a cappella music for chamber choir and music for chamber choir, soloists and chamber instrumentalists with featured works by Victoria, Tchaikovsky, Lauridsen and Buchenberg. see show poster

Light, Remembrance, Unity
Sunday, November 13 at 3pm
$10 general public / $5 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University-Community Chorale and Choral Artists, in collaboration with Burnt Hills Oratorio Society, perform Mozart’s Requiem, K 626 (complete) and a cappella music by Esenvalds, Hogan, Hirsch and Lutkin. see show poster
University Jazz Ensemble

University Jazz Ensemble
Monday, November 14 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
The mid-size ensemble presents concerts of popular jazz standards. see show poster

Bach to Broadway
Saturday, November 19 at 8pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Voice students perform in this evening of classical and Broadway favorites. see show poster

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

Pianist Duncan Cumming, violinist Hilary Cumming and cellist Şölen Dikener perform works of Haydn, Schubert and others in their tenth year as chamber ensemble-in-residence. more info

Student Recitals
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6 & 7 at 6pm
Free admission

A host of performers showcase their vocal and instrumental talents as part of their departmental studies. see show poster

2015 Holiday Concert, photo by Paul MillerHoliday Concert
Sunday, December 11 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. see show poster

Twenty Drummers Drummin’
Monday, December 12 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University Percussion Ensemble performs. more info


Photos this page:
University Jazz Ensemble by Lawdy Luc
Holiday Concert by Paul Miller

Mary Hunter
Wednesday, February 1 at 7pm
Free admission

This Bowdoin College professor and musicologist gives a talk entitled “Performer’s Rhetoric about Classical Music Performance.”

Latin America in Song
Monday, February 13 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Vocalists Celia Castro, Anna Tonna and Celeste Mann join pianist Max Lifchitz for an evening devoted to songs of love and longing by composers from Spain and Latin America.Vendrana Kalas

Open Your Heart - Ouvre Ton Coeur - Otvori Svoju Dušu
Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm
$10 general public
$5 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

In this Bel Canto performance, soprano Vedrana Kalas and pianist Michael Clement perform a folk and gypsy tune influenced concert dedicated to underprivileged children of her native country of Bosnia.  A war survivor, Kalas created the program in an effort to raise awareness of the needs of youth who have been affected by war throughout the world.

Festival of Contemporary Music
Monday, March 6 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University Percussion Ensemble presents an evening of new works.

Concert in the Round
Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University Concert Band performs its fourth annual concert in the intimate Arena Theatre.

Voices of UAlbany
Thursday, March 9 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

An evening of music by alumni and current students.
University Symphony Orchestra

University Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 26 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.

Tadeusz Domanowski
Monday, March 27 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

This concert and recording artist performs classic and modern works for piano.

Student Recital
Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm
Free admission

A host of performers showcase their vocal and instrumental talents as part of their departmental studies. see show poster

Youth Movements
Sunday, April 2 at 4pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

This ninth annual concert includes music and stories for children including a performance of The Country Bunny, an Easter story by Dubose Heyward.

Senior Recital: Adrian Testo, pianist
Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm
Free admission

University Jazz Ensemble
Monday, 17 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The mid-size ensemble presents concerts of popular jazz standards.

2015 Opera Workshop, photo by Naomi McPetersThe Opera Project
Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm
$10 general public
$5 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

Vocal performance majors collaborate with the University Chamber Singers, vocal performance alumni and singers throughout the Capital Region in this opera performance.

Victoria von Arx
Monday, April 24 at 7pm
$8 general public / $4 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The pianist and faculty member performs works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

Annelies: The Voice of Anne Frank
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm
$10 general public / $5 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff
James Whitbourne’s staged multi-media choral work features a soprano soloist and four solo instruments (clarinet, violin, cello, piano) with a libretto compiled and translated by Melanie Challenger from Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl.”

University Chamber Singers, photo by Paul MillerOne Spirt, One Voice
Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30pm
$6 general public
$3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University Chamber Singers and guests perform a cappella music for chamber choir and music for chamber choir, soloists and chamber instrumentalists.  Featured will be a performance of Libby Larsen’s “Eleanor Roosevelt” cantata for choir, three instruments and mezzo soprano soloist which includes spoken dialogue, staging and projected photography and art.

Senior Recital: Noni Murphy, soprano
Saturday, May 6 at 3pm
Free admission

University Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, May 7 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 8 at 7pm
$6 general public / $3 students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff

The University Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band present a shared program.


Photos this page:
Opera Workshop by Naomi McPeters
University Chamber Singers by Paul Miller