Concert Four: Dance! Beats!
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.
Panel discussion with David Amram, Joan Anderson, co-director at the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance, moderated by Maestro Charles Peltz at 3 pm.
Concert Three: Yuletide Around the World
Come help us celebrate with holiday music from Ireland, Russia, England, Germany, France and Mexico. Joining the orchestra are Irish Step dancers from the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance, who will share this vibrant and rhythmic Gaelic art. Plus: Boy Soprano Drake Belrose (the soloist for 2019’s performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms) will sing with the orchestra.
The Symphony’s celebration of dance brings the unmatched beauty of Tchaikovsky’s ballet music to the stage. The “Waltz” from Sleeping Beauty, the opening scene from Swan Lake, the “Cossack Dance” from Mazzepa and other works will join Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Suite. Plus: a special performance of Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances.
Pre-concert talk with Maestro Charles Peltz at 3 pm.
The 2019-20 Season opens with the rhythmic stamp of dancers’ feet and high-energy flourish in a celebration of Flamenco and the music of Spain. Castanets and staccato trumpets will pepper the air in Chabrier’s España , Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and De Falla’s masterpiece, El amor brujo. Featured performances by flamenco dancers Kati Garcia-Renart and Nicole Bernhardt with Mezzo soprano Tascha Anderson.
Annual concert celebrating Independence Day, in Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy music, food and fireworks. FREE.
The choristers celebrate Springtime with their annual performance, singing traditional and contemporary choral works. Event is free but donations are welcome!
Join us for the 2019 Springtime Gala, our main fundraising event of the year. This year’s Gala will honor Evie Muller and the late Skip Muller in recognition of their many years of support for the arts in our region, including the Glens Falls Symphony, The Hyde Collection, and many others.
Proceeds from the Springtime Gala support growing educational projects like our “Children’s Concert”, a free in-school performance for 850 elementary school students. The Gala also supports our superb music programming and helps our 55-member professional orchestra continue to draw the finest national and international guest artists.
Gala Tickets are $140/person and are now available to purchase online at our website, by phone 518-793-1348 or mail a check to: The Glens Falls Symphony, PO Box 2036, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Cocktails & String Quartet – 4:30 to 6:00pm
Silent Auction of local Wines from Adirondack Winery, Spirits, Beer, Olive Oil from Lake George Olive Oil Company – 4:30 to 7:00pm
Dinner, Program & Music Performances – 6:00 to 7:00pm
Dessert & Dancing – 7:30 to 9:00pm