This guest pianist presents an eclectic program of solo works celebrating the 200th birth year of César Franck featuring her long-time favorites as well as rarely heard compositions reflecting his influences and legacies.
Pianist Victoria von Arx and violinist Hilary Walther Cumming cross the English Channel together to perform works from England and France in a program featuring the heroic Elgar Violin Sonata, Opus 82 (1918) alongside the expansive Franck Sonata (1886).
On an island where everyone’s in love with someone, but no one’s in love with the someone who loves them back, a castaway may be able to set everything right. Shakespeare’s classic tale of gender-bending hijinks, mistaken identity, and the quest for true love is directed by Chad Larabee. “If music be the food of love, play on.”
The annual festival catches up on two lost years with two distinct programs. Saturday night features music of Beethoven, remembering his 250th year in 2020, performed by people of all ages from around the Capital Region. On Sunday, the School of the Albany/Berkshire Ballet will be guest performers.
The annual festival of play readings under the artistic direction of Kate Walat features works written, directed and performed entirely by students. See some of the freshest writing that UAlbany has to offer, and be a part of the dynamic process of theatre being made, in the kind of creative collaborations at the heart of the American theatre.
Nathaniel Watson and Duncan Cumming perform Franz Schubert’s dark song cycle, Winter Journey, for voice and piano. These twenty-four songs were composed near the end of the composer's life to texts by Wilhelm Müller.
Music Program ensembles (Chorale, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra) are joined by student groups (Serendipity, Pitch Please, Harmonic Cadences) for a concert celebrating the season.