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Albany Symphony (part of SHIFT)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:00 PM

SHIFT

This concert, “The River Flows Through Us,” explores how bodies of water connect and influence their surrounding communities, examined through the history of the waterways of upstate New York. Conductor David Alan Miller welcomes soloists Joyce Yang on piano, Carol Jantsch on tuba, and D.C.-area youth choruses.

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Albany Symphony
(part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras)
“The River Flows Through Us”


David Alan Miller, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Carol Jantsch, tuba
National Cathedral School Chorus
Voices of Glassmanor
Children’s Chorus of Washington

This concert, “The River Flows Through Us,” explores how bodies of water connect and influence their surrounding communities, examined through the history of the waterways of upstate New York. The program features Dorothy Chang’s delightful mini-oratorio for children’s chorus and orchestra The Mighty Erie Canal, as well as three works commissioned by the Albany Symphony: Joan Tower’s Still/Rapids and Michael Torke’s The Manhattan Bridges—which both feature pianist Joyce Yang—and Michael Daugherty’s Reflections on the Mississippi, a concerto for tuba and orchestra featuring guest soloist Carol Jantsch, principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the Kennedy Center in cooperation with the League of American Orchestras.

NOTE: Michael Daugherty and Carol Jantsch will sign CDs following the performance, in the Grand Foyer outside of the Concert Hall.