2019-2020 Concert Season

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, 4 pm 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 from the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance. 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.

Beginning at 3 pm, there will be a panel discussion with David Amram, Joan Anderson, co-director of the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance, moderated by Maestro Charles Peltz.









Concert Five: Dance Through Time Season Finale May 3, 2020, 4 pm   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 3 pm.