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.
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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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.