The Symphony Dances!
Still to come…David Amram, composer of the “Beat” generation, saxophonist Ken Radnofsky, special dance performances, and more!
Concert Four: Dance! Beats! March 8, 2020, 4pm Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Colloquium Concerts continue at Skidmore with the beloved music of Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla in Libertango, Coral and other short dances; Rounds for Orchestra by David Diamond; and Bela Bartok’s vibrant Rumanian Dances, with a special dance performance. Plus: Greenwich Village Portraits by David Amram (composer of the Beat generation) performed by saxophonist Ken Radnofsky with the composer in residence to read selected Beat poetry. Presentation of historic photography of the Village Vanguard, folk singer Odetta, and other legendary figures and places of the Beat generation.
Concert Five: Dance Through Time Season Finale May 3, 2020, 4pm Glens Falls High School Auditorium
The Season Finale, sponsored by the Touba Family Foundation, takes you on a journey through three eras of dance: music of the Renaissance in Suite No. 3 of Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, the 20th Century in John Adams’ portrait of Chairman Mao and Madame Mao dancing a foxtrot in The Chairman Dances, and the luscious harmonies of the Romantic era bring the season to a rhythmically vibrant finale in Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
Pre-concert talk at 3pm for Concerts 4 & 5.