New York’s Albany Symphony has announced details of its annual American Music Festival, May 30 to June 6 in Troy, followed by free outdoor concerts in public parks throughout New York State’s Capital Region from June 6 to 9. This year’s festival, entitled Sing Out! New York, will highlight the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Music Director David Alan Miller will lead the orchestra in world premieres by Clarice Assad, Viet Cuong, Molly Joyce, Alexis Lamb, Loren Loiacono, Danika Lorén, Evan Mack, Beata Moon, Andre Myers, Rachel Peters, Tanner Porter, Jorge Sosa, and Bora Yoon, plus recent works by John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Melissa Dunphy, Stacy Garrop, Gilda Lyons, Missy Mazzoli, Frances Pollock, Juri Seo, and Christopher Theofanidis. There will be a screening of the new documentary film Of Rage and Remembrance, in which John Corigliano tells the story of his Symphony No. 1, commemorating the friends he lost to AIDS, and the festival will include Late Night Lounge performances, free family-friendly concert, and a suffragist-themed street fair with a variety of performers.
Posted March 27, 2019