Concert Three: Yuletide Around the World
December 15, 2019, 4pm Glens Falls High School Auditorium
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.
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
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.