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UPDATE: This concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 8 at 7:30pm

The Music Program of the University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to present Capital Trio and the Musicians of Ma’alwyck in a concert program entitled Sweet Poweron Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:30pm at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus. Performers will include violinists Hilary Cumming and Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violist Andrew Snow, cellist Petia Kassarova and pianist Duncan Cumming.

The program will feature 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.

2018 marks Capital Trio’s 22nd season.  They have performed in New England, New York, the Midwest, South and in Europe.  They have participated in summer festivals in Maine and Michigan and held university residencies at Williams College, Long Island University, Bates College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, SUNY Oswego, Clark University and SUNY Potsdam.  The Capital Trio has been chamber ensemble in residence at the University at Albany since 2008.

Musicians of Ma’alwyck is a flexible-size chamber ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion New York State Historic Site and Schenectady County Community College.  Founded in 1999 by violinist and director Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, the group specializes in music performed in America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $4 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.