poster for University Symphony Orchestra


The Music Program of the University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to present the University Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3pm at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus. Under the direction of Christopher Neubert, the program will be include Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K488 with guest pianist Duncan Cumming.

The Hindemith work was first performed on January 20, 1944 in New York City with Artur Rodziński conducting the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra.  Although by its thematic material it belongs squarely in the European tradition, it was composed with the virtuosity of American symphony orchestras in mind, and was titled originally in English.

Mozart's work was completed on March 2, 1786, two months prior to the premiere of his opera, Le nozze di Figaro, and some three weeks prior to the completion of his next piano concerto. It was one of three subscription concerts given that spring and was probably played by Mozart himself at one of these.

Cumming is now in his thirteenth year on the faculty of the University at Albany. He has performed concertos, recitals and chamber music concerts in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada, Scotland, England, France, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Russia, and Malawi among other places. 

Advance tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  Tickets purchased on the day of the show are $10 for the general public and $5 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  For reservations and further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.