3:00 PM15:00

The Schenectady Symphony featuring Michael Miller

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If Only Lenny Were Here

Arias and Barcaroll es was Bernstein's last composition. The final movement of that work is a wordless "Nachspiel." This cycle begins and ends with a nod to that work...conjuring the spirit of Lenny for the performance and then reflecting on his life and words at the end.

Art's place in society always comes into question, especially during tense political and social times. But for every unanswered question, it seems that Bernstein always had an answer. 

Hear the orchestral premiere with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Schneider,  featuring baritone Michael Miller.

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4:00 PM16:00

NATS Breakout Session (Performance)

Sister Show Me Eternity

A new work of music theater, Sister – Show me Eternity: Scenes of Sisterhood, Seclusion, and Strength offers a glimpse into the private life of Emily Dickinson and her sisters. This work explores the power of art song beyond the traditional recital parameters, and reinvents a typical song recital by integrating the performance of contemporary American art song with movement and text. Featured performers include sopranos Anne Jennifer Nash and Sylvia Stoner, mezzo-soprano Sharon O’Connell Campbell, and pianist Evan Mack.

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7:30 PM19:30

The Dogs of Desire

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The Dogs of Desire featuring Heather Jones

The Albany Symphony's acclaimed ensemble, Dogs of Desire, perform innovative new works by today's most adventurous composers.  Hear the Dogs, with soprano Nancy Allen Lundy, perform Del Tredici's devilish melodrama Dracula with three world premiere works by Carlos Simon, Derrick Spiva, and Water Music NY composer, Annika Socolofsky. Heather Jones will sing Evan Mack's song cycle, Preach Sister, Preach.

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11:15 AM11:15

Dream of Freedom

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This Sunday, May 6:


MUSIC SUNDAY  -  11:15 am

The All Souls Choir and Music Director Anthony Edwards will present Dream of Freedom, a choral suite by Evan Mack featuring the poetry of Langston Hughes (1902-1967). Langston Hughes, born in Joplin, MO, was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He continuously fought for social justice and racial equality through his literature. 

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