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Each year, the staff of the UAlbany Performing Arts Center selects performances to augment and complement the offerings of the Departments of Music and Theatre. Often, these professional companies are on campus for several days sharing their artistic work and vision. We are proud of the multi-disciplinary artists who will be with us this season and graciously thank our partners who have enabled us to make their presence here a possibility.

American Shakespeare Center, photo by Michael Bailey
Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30pm
with live pre-show music beginning at 7pm

With ravishing language and uproarious comedy, Shakespeare celebrates love’s triumph and its trivialities in perhaps his most popular tragedy.  Verona’s walls embrace the volatility of youth as well as the wisdom and restraint that often escape young and old alike.  Presented in classic Shakespearean style, American Shakespeare Center’s production has thumb-biting, dance and swordplay as well as sonnets, bawdy wit and soul-searching speeches. more info

Artist website

Presented by the Performing Arts Center in conjunction with the NYS Writers Institute. Support provided by the Department of English, University Auxiliary Services and Hampton Inn.

Sylvia Milo in The Other Mozart, photo by Little Matchstick Factory
The Other Mozart

Wednesday, March 1
at 7:30pm

This “gem of a show”
[London’s The Stage] is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim but her work and her life faded away, lost to history due to overwhelming restrictions and prejudice of the time.  Performed by creator/writer/actress Sylvia Milo, this other Mozart at last tells her story.

Artist website

Presented by the Performing Arts Center with support from the University at Albany Foundation, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and Hampton Inn.

Admission for each of the shows above
Advance tickets: $15 general public / $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $20 general public / $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff

Photos this page:
American Shakespeare Center by Michael Bailey
The Other Mozart by Little Matchstick Factory

ETHEL's Documerica

Thursday, November 3 at 7:30pm

This wildly popular post-modern, indie-classical quartet presents a multimedia concert melding multiple screen video projections with original music by some of today’s top composers.  Juxtaposing vintage 1970s photographs from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Project Documerica, the program explores a compelling snapshot of a tumultuous era that powerfully connects to today’s ecological and social issues. The music is in constant dialogue with the projections in an arc that is by turns urban, rural, pastoral and gritty.

Artist website

Presented by the Performing Arts Center with support from the Alumni Association through the Grandma Moses Fund, University Auxiliary Services and the Hampton Inn. This performance is part of the New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. It is planned in conjunction with the University Art Museum directly relating to the exhibit Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene running from July 8 through December 10, 2016.

Dobbs-Dikener-Botes Trio
Dobbs-Dikener-Botes Trio

Thursday, February 16 at 7:30pm

Wendell Dobbs, Şölen Dikener and Johan Botes perform sensible music for flute, cello and piano by pre- to post-romantic composers conveying passion, joy and sentimentalism through sound.

Presented by the Performing Arts Center through an artist-in-residence exchange program with Marshall University. Support provided by the Hampton Inn.

Admission for each of the shows above

Advance tickets:
$15 general public / $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets:
$20 general public / $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff

ETHEL photo by Erin Patrice O'Brien

Vertigo Dance Company, photo by Gadi DagonDance in Albany

For the second season, we are collaborating with The Egg on a joint dance series. This year, there are eight performances including one at the Massry Center for the Arts on the campus of the College of St. Rose. Get all the details here.

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Vertigo Dance Company by Gadi Dagon

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Created and produced by the University Art Museum, NYS Writers Institute and UAlbany Performing Arts Center in collaboration with WAMC Public Radio, this new series features leading figures from a variety of artistic disciplines in conversation about their creative inspirations, their craft and their careers. "Roundtable" host Joe Donahue conducts live on-stage interviews followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Savion GloverJoyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates

Thursday, September 15 at 7:30pm
UAlbany Performing Arts Center

Novelist, poet and essayist
Pulitzer Prize finalist
New York Times best-selling author

Savion Glover
Saturday, October 15 at 1pm
Page Hall (downtown campus)

Dancer, choreographer and hoofer
Tony Award nominee and winner
Broadway, television and film star

More events will be added in the spring.
Watch for details.

Series funded by the University at Albany Foundation with additional support from the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost and University Auxiliary Services.

Photos this page:
Joyce Carol Oates by Dustin Cohen
Savion Glover courtesy of Savion Glover Productions