Spring Music Days 2016

 

Spring Music Days 2016

Various locations

April 13, 2016 12:00 AM - May 3, 2016

Rensselaer’s Dept. of Arts announces Spring Music Days 2016, a series of performances by students and faculty, April 13 -  May 6

TROY, NY — The Dept. of Arts at Rensselaer announces Spring Music Days 2016, a series of performances by students and faculty. The series consists of ten performances and workshops over three weeks, including performing ensembles lead by Dept. of Arts faculty: Roots of Africa Music Ensemble (lead by Ade Knowles), Rensselaer Orchestra, Rensselaer Concert Choir, and a variety of chamber ensembles (lead by Nicholas DeMaison), a concert of music by Dean Mary Simoni, and the workshopping of a new opera by Rensselaer faculty, Pauline Oliveros. The series wraps up with a Day of Deep Listening at EMPAC, lead by Tomie Hahn and presented by the Center for Deep Listening.

The complete list of events is as follows:

 

Roots Of Africa Music Ensemble

Lead by Ade Knowles

RPI Commons Dining Hall

Campus of RPI

April 13; 5:45pm

 


Chamber Music Marathon

Students in the chamber music program present an evening of works

for small ensembles

Chapel + Cultural Center

2125 Burdett Ave. Troy

April 20; 7:00pm

 

Rensselaer Orchestra Lunchtime Concert

Beethoven; Symphony 6 (“Pastoral”)

Going By; premiere of a new work by Eli Greenhoe

Nicholas DeMaison, conductor

EMPAC Concert Hall

April 29; 12:30pm

 

Roots Of Africa Music Ensemble

Lead by Ade Knowles

Nine Steps Away to Africa Market Store

199 River St. Troy

April 30; 11:00am

 

Rensselaer Concert Choir, with the Rensselaer Orchestra

Josquin des Prez; Motets & Chansons

Bach; Cantata #4 - “Christ lag in Todes Banden”

Nicholas DeMaison, conductor

Chapel + Cultural Center

2125 Burdett Ave. Troy

April 30;  7:30pm

 

Ensembles without Conductor:

Romantic music for large and small ensembles

Nielsen; Suite for String Orchestra, op.1

R. Strauss; Serenade for 13 winds, op.7

Grieg; String Quartet in g minor, op.27

Schumann; String Quartet in a minor, op.41

Chapel + Cultural Center

2125 Burdett Ave. Troy

May 3; 7:30pm

 

The Nubian Word for Flowers

a new opera by Pauline Oliveros & Ione

Scenes of the multimedia work-in-progress presented in workshop

featuring members of International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Nicholas DeMaison, conductor

CRAIVE LAB

250 Jordan Road, Greenbush NY

May 4; Time 2:00 pm

 

Roots of Africa Music Ensemble

Lead by Ade Knowles

with Partial Credit a cappella ensemble

EMPAC Theatre

May 4; 7:00pm

 

The Great American Songbook of Spring

featuring our favorites from America’s great musicals, with Mary Simoni, Kimberley Dolanski and students in the chamber music program

also featuring Simoni’s original electro-acoustic chamber music

Chapel + Cultural Center

2125 Burdett Ave. Troy

May 6; 5:00 pm




A Day of Deep Listening at EMPAC

Lead by Tomie Hahn

Presented by the Center for Deep Listening

EMPAC Studio 2

10am – 5pm

Specific program tbd


All events are free and open to the public.

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