PAC Prime Performances graphicEach year, the staff of the UAlbany Performing Arts Center selects performances to augment and complement the offerings of the Department of Music and Theatre. Rescheduled performances from the 19-20 season are listed here.

Performances by guest artists for the current season were put on hold because of the pandemic but
we are happy to offer virtual programming from various SUNY campuses by collaborating with many of the Performing Arts Centers across the system.

Virtual performances will be listed here as information becomes available.

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Saturday, May 1 at 7:30pm (Rescheduled from May 2, 2020)

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

It's story time…for adults.  Spellbinding short stories by established a)nd emerging writers take on new life when they are performed by stars of stage, screen and television.  Public Radio International’s wildly popular series and podcast comes back to town offering a unique evening of literature in performance.

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Presented by the UAlbany Performing Arts Center in collaboration with the NYS Writers Institute. Support provided by the University at Albany Foundation, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, University Auxiliary Services and Residence Inn by Marriott.

image for Staller Center for the ArtsA Virtual Festival from Stony Brook University:
Stony Brook Film Festival

September 10 through December 15
Showcasing the best in independent film premieres,
the 2020 Festival features 24 films with filmaker Q&As over a 12 week period and offers talented performances by familiar faces as well as stars of the future. more info

A Virtual Concert from SUNY Oswego:
logo for ArtsWegoMandy Gonazalez: More than Fearless

Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30pm
Currently starring as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, this Broadway sensation brings her sultry sophistication to the stage as her breathtaking voice captivates audiences from her very first note.  Best known for her emotional portrayal of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award winning, Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway musical “In the Heights,” she also starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of “Wicked.” more info

Virtual Concerts from SUNY Fredonia:
Elizabeth & Kieran Hanlon
- Tuesday, September 29 at 8pm
Clarinet Ensemble - Wednesday, October 21 at 8pm
Aurora Deeds & Leonidas Lagrimas - Sunday, October 25 at 2pm

World Mallet Ensemble - Sunday, October 25 at 6pm
Woodwind Chamber Ensemble - Tuesday, October 27 at 8pm
logo for SUNY FredoniaAfrican Drumming - Wednesday, October 28 at 8pm
Brass Chamber Ensemble - Thursday, October 29 at 8pm
more info

5th Claudette Sorel Piano Competition

Sunday, November 8 at 12pm
Open to talented young pianists, ages 15-18, of all nationalities, the final round of this year's Fredonia competition will be streamed online with winners being announced after a short break. more info

For five seasons, the UAlbany Performing Arts Center has collaborated with The Egg on a joint dance series. The following are Dance in Albany performances that have been rescheduled from the 19-20 season. Ticket holders for the original dates may use their tickets for the rescheduled performances. Those interested in purchasing tickets may do so through The Egg box office here.

David Dorfman Dance
Friday, January 29 at 7:30pm at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center
Rescheduled from April 24, 2020
David Dorfman Dance by Maria Baranova-SuzukiFor more than 30 years, this multi-award winning choreographer has been creating innovative, inclusive and movement-based performance that is radically humanistic. (A)Way Out Of My Body explores where our minds and spirits travel when the weight of everyday life becomes an unbearable load.

Support provided by the University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services and Residence Inn by Marriott.

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Garth Fagan Dance

Garth Fagan DanceFriday, April 23
at 8pm at The Egg
Rescheduled from March 27, 2020
Known around the world for his choreography in Broadway’s The Lion King, Garth Fagan is widely acknowledged as the architect of a distinct new movement style. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company will perform a retrospective program.

This performance is made possible with funds from the New York State DanceForce, a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company by Gary GoldSaturday, May 8 at 8pm at The Egg
Rescheduled from May 9, 2020
A creative tour-de-force for over a quarter century, The Egg’s resident company performs a program of diverse, innovative and premiere works accompanied by live music performed by cellist Ashley Bathgate and the Capital Trio, ensemble in residence at UAlbany.

Artist Website

Doug Varone and Dancers
Doug Varone and Dancers, photo by Nikki CarraraDate TBD at The Egg
Rescheduled from June 12, 2020
Inspired by West Side Story, this company that encompasses movement, theatre, opera and film presents a purely abstract work re-imagining Leonard Bernstein’s score concen-trating solely on the choreographic energy generated by its sounds and musical structure.

This performance is made possible by Stewart's Shops/Dake Family and the Office of Special Programs at Skidmore College as part of the Stewart’s Signature Series.

Artist Website

Individual tickets are:
$28 for Garth Fagan Dance and Doug Varone & Dancers
$25 for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
$10-$20 for David Dorfman Dance

The Egg is located at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany. Directions and parking information for The Egg can be found here.

Photos this page:
David Dorfman Dance by Maria Baranova-Suzuki

Garth Fagan Dance, provided by the company
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company by Gary Gold
Doug Varone and Dancers by Nikki Carrara

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In a new virtual series by the UAlbany Performing Arts Center, New York State Writers Institute and University Art Museum, artists whose works have previously been presented at UAlbany come together for conversations which explore the arts in this moment of the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest, a reckoning on systemic racism and more.

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More info here. Conversations can be viewed here.

Support provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The Creative Life:
A Conversation with Jerry Saltz

Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm
Rescheduling underway for the 21-22 season

The Pulitzer prize winning art critic is interviewed on stage by WAMC's Joe Donahue discussing his creative inspiration, craft and career. A question and answer session with the audience will follow. The Creative Life series is produced by the New York State Writers Institute, University Art Museum and UAlbany Performing Arts Center in collaboration with WAMC.

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The Creative Life is funded by the University at Albany Foundation, The John D. Picotte Family Foundation and Stewart's Shops/Dake Family. Additional support is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and University Auxiliary Services.

Hear all archived Creative Life interviews here.

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Jerry Saltz by Celeste Sloman